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Whether you’re studying law at undergraduate levelgraduate level, or just want to know the types of funding available worldwide before applying to study law, you’ve come to the right place!

Take a look below at the selection of law school scholarships and grants currently available to law students around the world, and click the links to find out more.

Law scholarships to study anywhere in the world

  • – Graduate law scholarships for Mexican students enrolling on a master’s program at a leading university in the top 200 of the QS World University Content® anywhere in the world. (Information in Spanish).
  •  – Law scholarships for trainee and qualified solicitors in the UK to undertake further study in FranceSpain or Canada.
  •  – Scholarships for law students pursuing a graduate degree in law or a related subject to study at recognized universities in Canada, the US and elsewhere. To be eligible, you must be from British Columbia (Canada) or have graduated from a law school there.
  •  – Scholarships for Australian citizens to gain funding for postgraduate study in international law.

Law scholarships to study in Australia & New Zealand

To study in Australia:

  •  – Need-based scholarships at Australia’s Queensland University of Technology, available to students of all levels studying law, business, education, health, science or engineering.
  •  – Law scholarships for international students undertaking the JD program at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Australia.
  •  – Various scholarships for students of all study levels enrolled at the University of Sydney’s Law School.
  •  – Need-based LLM scholarships for students enrolling on the LLM or Master of International Commercial Law program at the University of Queensland in Australia.

To study in New Zealand:

  •  – A range of scholarships to study law at postgraduate level at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. There are also 
  •  – Law scholarships funded by the Law Foundation for New Zealand women to study law in New Zealand at postgraduate level. A  is available at the Victoria University of Wellington.
  •  – Scholarships for Kiwi PhD students to carry out research in a defined area of the law for the benefit of New Zealand and its legal system.

Law scholarships to study in Europe

To study in Germany:

  • – Postgraduate scholarships for students from countries in Africa, Latin America, South Asia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East, to undertake a master’s degree in public policy at a participating German university. Applicants should have studied a related undergraduate degree (e.g. law, economics or politics) and should intend to use their qualification within their country of origin.
  •  – Doctoral and postdoctoral law scholarships for doctoral students and researchers to study law in Germany.

To study in the Netherlands:

  •  – LLM scholarships for students to gain funding for study law at master’s level within the University of Amsterdam’s Faculty of Law. Applicants should already hold an LLB degree.
  • – A €5,000 scholarship is available for bright undergraduate non-EU students who hold a degree from a university outside the Netherlands and have received an admission offer from the University of Groningen for one of the programs listed . 

To study in the UK:

  •  – Undergraduate scholarships for law students studying at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London
  •  – Studentship for an enrolling student on the LLM program at the University of Cambridge’s Trinity College. (Scroll down the page to view full scholarship details).
  •  – UK scholarships for students looking to pursue a law degree at a recognized UK university. Available to UK citizens with financial need only.
  •  – Various undergraduate scholarships for law students studying at UCL (University College London) in the Faculty of Laws.
  •  – Various law scholarships and grants for domestic and international students to study the LLB (Bachelor of Laws) program at the University of Birmingham’s Law School.
  •  – LLM scholarships to study the Master of Laws program at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), open to female students from Africa (preference given to students from North Africa).
  •  – Scholarships for law students undertaking the LLM, MSc or PhD programs at Queen Mary University of London’s School of Law.
  •  – Various postgraduate scholarships for students studying the Taught LLM program at the University of Kent.

Law scholarships to study in North America

To study in Canada:

  •  – Various law school scholarships to study at Dalhousie University.
  •  – Graduate scholarships for law students enrolling on a master’s degree at Laval University. Open to all international students from Africa or Europe (excluding French students).
  •  – Various undergraduate scholarships and prizes for bachelor-level law students studying at McGill University.

To study in the US:

  •  – US scholarships for law students interested in pursuing careers in public interest, for students from the Asia-Pacific and other underrepresented communities in the San Francisco Bay Area. International students are eligible, but must live in the Bay Area.
  •  – Law school scholarships offered by the American Bar Association (ABA), open to first-year law students at  in the US. Open to US citizens only.
  •  – Scholarships for law students in their first and second year at an ABA-accredited law school in the US. Scholarship winners will receive a $20,000 award and a salaried summer associate position.
  •  – Law scholarships for US citizens offered by defense attorney, Bradley R Corbett.
  •  – Law school scholarships for students pursuing a JD program at an accredited university in the US. Applicants must demonstrate financial need and interest in certain aspects of US law.
  •  – Law school scholarships for Latino students interested in advancing Latino civil rights in their careers. Open to Latino US citizens studying law at any degree level in the US.
  •  – Law school scholarships and grants available to US students enrolled at law school in the US. Funding for African-American and minority students available.
  •  – Various scholarships for law students undertaking the JD program at New York University (NYU) in the US. Scholarships also cover specializations such as cybersecurity.
  •  – Various JD scholarships are available for entering students who show academic excellence (such as a strong academic background/LSAT score).
  • – An $1,000 scholarship available to a student currently enrolled in an accredited community college, undergraduate, or graduate program in the US (including first-year university students, who graduated high school or have a GED), and any high school Junior or Senior.
  • An $500 merit-based, essay-contest scholarship which aims to support individuals who wish to make a difference in the lives of immigrants and other non-native individuals living in the US.

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Many more law scholarships in the US, from private law firms and external organizations, can be found listed on the University of Notre Dame’s . Another US university listing external law school scholarships is the .

This article was originally published in March 2015. It was updated in November 2018.

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Written by Laura Tucker
Laura is a former staff writer for TopUniversities.com, providing advice and guidance for students on a range of topics helping them to choose where to study, get admitted and find funding and scholarships. A graduate of Queen Mary University of London, Laura also blogs about student life.

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Please tell me how to apply to for LLM scholarship

i have a bachelor of education degree in philosophy and religious studies from the university of Nairobi Kenya. would like to study LLB degree. seeking for any scholarship opportunity to study in Kenya.

I want to do bachelor's in law in USA. I'm from Asia. Can you suggest me some good law colleges in the USA that provides scholarship for international students?

hello im from morocco i want to continue my studies in usa i was wondering if there's any scholarships for law bachelor students please answer me

Hi Leila, please take a look at our list of scholarships to study in the US

Hello there. I have done BA hons in English Literature in 2012. Now I want to do LLM or LLB. Is it Possible?

Hi Ashar, I am fairly sure that you'll be able to undertake a law degree - some universities will accept graduates of any subject for their LLM degrees, while in other cases you can take a conversion course. 

Hi, Sabrina Collier, I have to complete my LLB exam, So i want achieve the best practice of your best country in Bat At Law,
Can you help me that how i can get Scholar ship in your best Law School,
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Best Regards.