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Undergraduate scholarships and bursaries

The School of Law has a number of undergraduate scholarships and bursaries on offer for academic excellence and contribution to the School.

For more information on any of the below, please contact

Global Talent Scholarship - Undergraduate

Queen Mary University of London is delighted to introduce a new Global Talent Scholarship worth £3,000 for highly qualified undergraduate offer holders joining us in September. The Scholarship is available to all international students with an offer for LLB law who achieve A*A*A, regardless of nationality. Find out more about the Global Talent Scholarship - Undergraduate.

Dentons logoDentons bursary

Dentons is a global law firm with a long standing commitment to support the local community. Due to their well-established relationship with the School of Law, we are able to offer an annual bursary of £6,500 per year available to students with permanent residence in London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Newham, Redbridge, Waltham Forest or Barking and Dagenham and are the first in their family to attend university.

Applications are closed. See the Dentons Bursary page for more information about the award and how to apply.

Gianni Sonvico Bursary

The School of Law is proud to offer a bursary of £14,000 per year in memory of exemplary Queen Mary LLB graduate, Gianni Sonvico. Applicants of this bursary must be in state school education and be means-tested by Student Finance to show their household income is less than £35,000.

Applications for this award are closed and will open in the next academic year. See the Gianni Sonvico Bursary page for more information.

First, Second, Final Year and Senior Status Scholarships

The School of Law has a number of £1,000 scholarships available to students in their first, second and final years of their 3 or 4-year LLB and those in either year of their Senior Status LLB. These scholarships are based on academic merit and not financial circumstances.

Applications for these awards are closed. See the First, Second, Final Year and Senior Status Scholarships page for more information about the award.

Lawyers Volunteering for the Arts logoLVFA Scholarship

Lawyers Volunteering for the Arts wishes to offer a £1,894 scholarship and work experience opportunity to an Undergraduate Queen Mary LLB student, excluding final year students. This scholarship will enable a law student to support the LVFA initiative whilst gaining practical experience of the pro bono advice sector and financial support.

Applications for this award are open and will close at 10am, Tuesday 23 January 2024. Visit the LVFA Scholarship page to find out more about Lawyers Volunteering for the Arts and how to apply.

Undergraduate Bursary

The School of Law offers a £2,000 bursary to students in the first year of their three or four-year LLB. The awardee of this bursary will be selected on the basis of academic excellence and potential but also be recognised to be from a Widening Participation background. 

Applications for this award are closed. See the Undergraduate Bursary page for more information about this award.

Sanctuary Bursary

The Sanctuary Bursary is for students that have experienced severe barriers in accessing higher education and may require funding. Applications are closed. See the Sanctuary Bursary page to find out more.

Postgraduate Funding

The William & Mary Drapers’ Company Scholarship is an opportunity offered to all final year students in the School of Law. It is a chance to take an LLM course at the College of William & Mary, one of the oldest colleges in the USA. The scholarship is available annually to a Queen Mary LLB student to enable them to spend a year after graduation in the United States as a graduate student.

Applications for this award are open and will close at 10am on Tuesday 23rd January 2024. For information on how to apply, see the William and Mary Scholarship page.

If you are interested in other Postgraduate funding opportunities, you can find out more here.

Supporting you after you graduate

All scholarships and discounts are aimed at final year students and alumni unless otherwise stated. Please check your email on a regular basis for alerts and application details.

The Bridge Programme

The Bridge Programme (a suite of bite-sized, online learning modules) offers an opportunity for all future solicitors and barristers to develop the career-ready skills that law firms and chambers look for in graduates.  As well as being free, students who complete at least half of the “Bridge programme” have the chance of being awarded a scholarship, which works as a fee reduction against the cost of BPP's Law Conversion Course (formerly the GDL), the Legal Practice Course (LPC), Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) preparation courses, or the Barrister Training Course (BTC).  Our University’s partnership with BPP for this programme means one £5,000 scholarship is guaranteed and up to three more scholarships (worth £2,000 each) may be awarded. This programmme is open to third and final year students.

University of Law - Our Progression Partnership

The University of Law is pleased to work in partnership with Queen Mary University of London to offer students the chance to progress onto The University of Law’s graduate programmes: a LLM, the SQE Stage 1 and Stage 2 courses, or the LPC – plus courses for those students who wish to pursue a career at the Bar.  A limited number of scholarships are available to students who have graduated from any degree programme at Queen Mary University of London and who will start one of these University of Law programmes in the following September or January. The scholarships (the value of which vary from year to year) will be awarded as a tuition fee discount at the start of your University of Law course.

Find out more about our Progression Partnership.


BARBRI provides programmes for both US qualification and for the England and Wales SQE courses. Queen Mary students and alumni receive 10% off BARBRI’s SQE1 preparation course.

Other funding opportunities

Students should also familiarise themselves with the range of funding opportunities available college-wide. Find out more about other funding opportunities here.

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