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Kalisher Trust - Department of Law LLM in Criminal Justice Law Scholarship

  • Course: Criminal Justice LLM Programme (full-time study mode only)
  • Number of scholarships available: 1
  • Value: £4,000 stipend
  • Deadline: 10 May 2024

About the Kalisher Trust 

The mission of the Kalisher Trust is to encourage and support talented students who may find the costs of reaching the Criminal Bar prohibitive. The Trust seeks talent irrespective of background and since its inception in 1996 it has helped hundreds of young people, from primary school children to young barristers, as they work towards success in this most demanding profession. 

Who is eligible to apply for this scholarship? 

Applicants must meet all of the following eligibility criteria: 

  • You must have a conditional or unconditional offer for the for the Criminal Justice Law LLM 
  • You must be a Full-time student 
  • You must have Home fee status 
  • You must have received a bursary during your undergraduate Law degree 

As well as meeting the high academic standards of the course, candidates for the bursary must meet the Kalisher Trust's objectives of furthering access to the Criminal Bar for students who demonstrate exceptional promise but modest means.

What does this scholarship cover and how is it paid?

This scholarship will cover £4,000 towards living expenses for the academic year that will be paid after completing full enrolment, attending inductions and selecting modules.

Closing Dates and Important Notes

Programme Application Deadline

You must have applied for the LLM in Criminal Justice Law by the by end of March 2024 (if you have applied by this date and not received an offer by end of April 2024, please contact quoting your application number and date of initial application.

Scholarship Application Deadline

10 May 2024


The scholarship will be awarded to those who we deem to have successfully demonstrated their reasoning for being awarded a scholarship based on the following criteria; 

  • Academic performance 
  • Previous work, activities and experience within this field 
  • Other relevant experience 
  • Motivation to succeed at the Criminal Bar 
  • Potential as an advocate 
  • Personal qualities – including self-reliance, independence, integrity, reliability and humanity 

How to apply

In order to apply for this scholarship please complete and sign the online application form (the link is on the bottom of this page).  

On the final page of the application form you will be required to submit a 1,000 words (maximum) statement in response to the following;

‘Please explain the reasons why you are interested in Criminal Law and Justice, what you will bring to the LLM programme and why you feel you should be awarded a scholarship; focusing on your academic and professional achievements (if relevant) and financial need.’

We will also take into consideration the following documents submitted with your programme application. Please ensure they are all uploaded to the MySIS application portal. 

  • Your CV.
  • Full transcript of your grades: Undergraduate/Bachelors level/first degree level and Postgraduate/Masters (if applicable).
  • One reference letter.
  • Personal statement.

Incomplete, incorrect, or late scholarship applications will not be accepted or processed.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application within three months of the Deadline and please wait to be contacted in this regard.

Please note that scholarship (both applications and awards) cannot be deferred.

What are scholarship winners required to do?

The successful candidate is required to put together a two A4- page report for the Donor at the end of the academic year. The report should outline the progress and content of the Scholar’s practice, how he/she benefitted from the Bursary.

The successful candidate may be asked to assist with Queen Mary marketing events such as postgraduate open evenings and/or web/video student profiles; as well as supporting Queen Mary School of Law in promoting the scholarship (e.g. through interviews, photos and presence at events).

Please note School scholarships are also subject to university-wide Terms and Conditions as well as any course/School/Faculty conditions or criteria outline.

Application form

Before you click on the link below to apply online make sure you have read through the above information thoroughly.

Apply online for the Kalisher Trust - Department of Law Criminal Justice Law LLM scholarship.

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