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Nottingham Law School’s Professional Courses Scholarships

Nottingham Law School is delighted to offer a number of competitive professional courses scholarships that are worth up to half the value of your tuition fee:

  • Nottingham Law School’s Professional Courses Scholarship for Academic Excellence – for students who can demonstrate a commitment to and achievement of excellence in their academic background and in other areas such as work and personal life.
  • Nottingham Law School’s Professional Courses Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement – for students who have overcome significant challenges in their social, personal or educational lives.

This scholarship scheme is competitive, and we award scholarships to the applicants who most closely meet or exceed the criteria for the award. The scholarship decision is made by an awarding committee and all decisions of that awarding committee are final.

You need to have been made an offer to study with NTU on one of the eligible courses listed below before applying for a scholarship.

Eligible courses:

  • LLM Legal Practice course (FT/PT/DL)
  • PGDip/LLM Professional Legal Practice: SQE 1 Preparation Course
  • PGDip/LLM Law & Legal Practice: SQE 1 Preparation Course
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law (FT/DL)
  • LLM Law & Legal Practice Barristers Training Course
  • PGDip/LLM Barristers Training Course

Applicants may only apply for one of the above scholarships, once per academic year, per offer. When completing your application form, select the scholarship which most closely matches your experience and/or academic background.

The scholarship will be awarded as a tuition fee reduction. If you are awarded a scholarship, your fee will be adjusted at the point of enrolment. If you are a part-time student, your fee will be adjusted proportionally at the start of each academic year.

If offered an award it will be based on the condition that a degree classification of 2:1 (or equivalent) is achieved and officially validated, prior to the start of the course. Should the grades not be met or validated, the award will be withdrawn. Mitigating circumstances may be taken into account where relevant.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible to apply applicants must:

  • have an offer of a place on one of the eligible courses listed above
  • have achieved or be predicted to achieve an undergraduate degree classification of 2:1 (or equivalent)

Please note if offered an award it will be based on the condition that a degree classification of 2:1 (or equivalent) is achieved and officially validated, prior to the start of the course. Should the grades not be met or validated, the award will be withdrawn. Mitigating circumstances may be taken into account where relevant.

Deadlines for applying

Applications received after 16:00 GMT (4pm) on the day of the deadline will not be considered.

Timings are in GMT:

Course start date

Deadline for scholarship application

September 2022

29 June 2022 at 4 pm (final deadline)

Terms and conditions

  1. To be eligible to apply for the Nottingham Law School’s Professional Courses Scholarship for Academic Excellence or Nottingham Law School’s Professional Courses Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement, applicants must:
    • have been offered a place on one of the below eligible courses:
      • LLM Legal Practice course (FT, PT and DL)
      • PGDip/LLM Professional Legal Practice: SQE 1 Preparation Course
      • PGDip/LLM Law & Legal Practice: SQE 1 Preparation Course
      • Postgraduate Diploma in Law (FT/DL)
      • LLM Law & Legal Practice Barristers Training Course
      • PGDip/LLM Barristers Training Course and:
    • achieved or be predicted to achieve a degree classification of 2:1 (or equivalent).
  2. If offered an award it will be based on the condition that an undergraduate degree of 2:1 or above is achieved and officially validated prior to the start of the course. Should grades not be met the award will be withdrawn. Mitigating circumstances may be taken into account where relevant.
  3. Applicants may only apply for one scholarship, once per academic year, per offer. The offer of a place must be on an eligible course.
  4. Please do not send your scholarship application before or with your application to study at NTU. You must have received an offer of a place on an eligible course and been allocated an NTU ID number before submitting your scholarship application.
  5. Students who receive sponsorship (i.e., some or all of your tuition fees are being paid for) by an employer, government or a funding body are not eligible to apply for this scholarship award.
  6. Applicants are only eligible to apply for a scholarship if they are due to enrol on the first year of an eligible course starting in September 2022.
  7. Applicants must be starting a new postgraduate course. NTU cannot consider applications from students who are currently studying at NTU unless progressing onto a new postgraduate course.
  8. Applications received after 16:00 GMT (4pm) on the final deadline date will not be considered.
  9. This application form is for eligible postgraduate taught master’s courses only. Please do not use this form to apply for undergraduate scholarships or research funding.
  10. This scholarship will be awarded as a tuition fee reduction, with up to a maximum of 50% of your tuition fee available.
  11. If you are awarded a scholarship, your fee will be adjusted once your qualifications have been officially validated therefore your fees may not be adjusted until after the start of term. If you are a part-time student, your fee will be adjusted proportionally at the start of each academic year.
  12. If you are awarded any other scholarship, bursary and / or fee reduction from the University in addition to the Nottingham Law School’s Professional Courses Scholarships for Academic Excellence or Outstanding Achievement, the maximum amount awarded will not exceed half the tuition fee, with the exception of candidates who are awarded a full-fee scholarship, other eligible NLS discount/award or Sport Scholarship.
  13. The scholarship is not transferable and will not be awarded if you choose to defer your entry to a different start date, or if you choose to transfer to a different course at the University. Students must re-apply for the scholarship for their new course if it is still available.
  14. If you change your mode of study (FT/PT/SW) only, but stay on the same course, you do not have to reapply for the scholarship.
  15. Applicants will be informed whether they have (or have not) been awarded a scholarship (and of the value of the scholarship award if they have been awarded) within four weeks of the application deadline date.
  16. The scholarship will be awarded when an applicant accepts their scholarship offer, accepts, and meets the conditions of their course offer, have their qualifications validated and are eligible to enrol on the course. If you do not formally accept the scholarship within the deadline when requested, then the University reserves the right to withdraw the scholarship and award it to another candidate.
  17. Scholarships are competitive, and selection is based on the information provided on the scholarship application form. It is, therefore, of great importance that you give your scholarship statements careful thought and preparation, and that you refer to the criteria provided on the application form.
  18. If your scholarship application is successful, we may ask you to become a student ambassador, or appear in online and / or printed marketing materials for the University. For example, providing a student profile and a photograph which may be used to promote the University and the University’s scholarship schemes and courses. Your name and course will be printed in the Scholarships Awards Celebration Programme. If you do not wish for us to use your data in this manner, please notify us as soon as possible by emailing NTU.scholarships@ntu.ac.uk
  19. In the event that a student who has been awarded a scholarship and it has been applied to their tuition fees fails to complete an eligible course, withdraws from the course or chooses to retake the course or undertake another eligible course, then the scholarship will not be applied again, regardless of the reason for doing so.
  20. If a student fails to complete an eligible course and the scholarship was not applied at any time before or during the course (i.e. the student did not enrol and did not pay the tuition fees, or where the tuition fees were reimbursed in full) then subject to the eligibility criteria, the student may apply for the scholarship again should the student choose to retake the course or undertake another eligible course.
  21. Should a student take an agreed, temporary leave of absence from their course within an academic year, the scholarship will still be valid when they return to their course, provided the course or any year of that course is not started again from the beginning.
  22. Should a student withdraw from their course whilst owing a proportion of their tuition fees to NTU, application of the scholarship shall be at the discretion of NTU and the scholarship may be withdrawn.
  23. NTU may at any point in time close to new scholarship applications where a course is full and has been closed to new applications.
  24. The University’s decision in all matters relating to the scholarship is final.

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