We understand that studying at City can be expensive. Studying for a law undergraduate, postgraduate or professional qualification can be expensive especially when you have to progress through the various stages required to qualify as a lawyer.
There are a variety of loans, bursaries and scholarships available to both undergraduate, postgraduate and professional studies students to help fund your study.
The City Law School is firmly committed to a generous programme of scholarships awarded on the basis of academic excellence. Our scholarships range in value and include both partial and full fee waiver awards.
They are open to students across all of our programmes and both home and international students are strongly encouraged to apply.
The City Law School's Scholarships Committee looks carefully at the full range of qualities possessed by each individual and it closely considers the broader context in which the academic excellence has been achieved.
We also believe that it is important to value the potential of applicants to make a positive contribution to the School, the legal professions, and the community when we evaluate applications.
Graduate Loyalty Discount
Once you have studied at City we are sure you will want to stay with us to progress to the next stage of your legal training. As an added incentive, we offer City students a loyalty discount upon enrolling on a second course here at the School.
All you need to do is meet the entry requirements for your second course (postgraduate level) and we will automatically take 10% off of your tuition fees.
This can be received in addition to receiving a scholarship and will be applied to the second round of payments due.
In addition to the fee based scholarships we offer, each course also has a number of memorial prizes available. Each prize is course specific and available to all students enrolled on that course in any given year.
We work very closely with the profession and other relevant bodies and organisations and as such can offer students on all courses a number of externally funded gifts and prizes. There are currently around 30 different prizes on offer varying in value from £50 up to £5,000.
Other prizes are available at The City Law School:
GELLB and LLB
To recognise the exceptional achievements of our students, City Law School will be awarding new prizes in the 2021/22 academic year.
On the LLB and the GELB Academic Programmes, a certificate will be awarded for the highest mark in each module (unless the module has a donor prize).
We are exceptionally grateful for the generosity of donors whom provide the following prizes:
- Oxford University Press Law Trove Prize for the best first year LLB student
- Allen and Overy Prize for International Economic Law
- Bristows Prize for Intellectual Property Law
- Cambridge University Press for International Criminal Law
- Clyde & Co Prize for Advanced Issues in International Law
- Hart Publishing Prize for the Best Dissertation
- Lewis Silkin Prize for Media Law
- Maples and Calder Prize for International Banking Law
- Maples and Calder Prize for International Commercial Arbitration
- Pearson Prize for Family Law
The Martin Dockray Memorial Fund generously sponsors the following prizes:
- Mooting awarded to a first year LLB student;
- Excellent end of year result for first year GELLB students
- Excellent end of year result for second year GELLB students
- Excellent end of year result for first year LLB students
- Excellent end of year result for second year LLB students
- Excellent end of year result for third year LLB students
City Law School is also proud to award a prize for the highest LLB/GELLB percentage First Class degree classification in 2021/22 of £500 to further acknowledge this exceptional achievement.
There will be two prizes to be decided by student nomination:
- The Prize for Best Student Representative of £1,000
- The Prize for Best Contribution to the Student Community of £1,000
The forms for students to complete and submit will be available to students during the 2021/22 academic year.
Graduate Diploma in Law
For Graduate Diploma in Law students studying at The City Law School a prize is offered for the best performance in each of the seven foundation subjects by a set of chambers prominent in that field of practice. There is also a prize for the best overall performance and a prize for the best coursework.
3 Verulam Buildings
3 Verulam Buildings chambers each year awards a prize to a Graduate Diploma in Law student for the best overall performance on the course.
Legal Practice Course
Bishop & Sewell LLP Legal Research Award
Exclusively for current LPC students at The City Law School, in conjunction with Bishop & Sewell LLP. Prizes are awarded for the best legal research submissions on a given task. Shortlisted candidates are invited to present and discuss their submissions at the firm, followed by an awards ceremony.
- 1st Prize: £200 and a one week internship at Bishop & Sewell LLP
- 2nd Prize: £150
- 3rd Prize: £100.
For more information about the Award, please visit the Moodle page.
Sweet & Maxwell Law Prize
Sweet & Maxwell books worth £50 are awarded to the student obtaining the second highest aggregate mark in the assessments on the LPC.
Sibel Dedezade Pro Bono Award
A prize is awarded to a BPTC or LPC student for exceptional work on The City Law School pro bono programme as nominated by advice clinic supervisors or pro bono partners.
Pinsent Masons Prize for Commercial/High Value Litigation in London
This prize is awarded to the student achieving the highest Distinction level mark on the LLM module Commercial/High Value Litigation in London. The prize is worth £50, and the winner will receive an invitation to lunch at the firm.
Edward Elgar Prize for the LLM (Master of Laws) Dissertation
This prize is awarded to the student achieving the highest Distinction level mark in the LLM (Master of Laws) Dissertation. The prize is £80 worth of books from Edward Elgar Publishing.
Simmons & Simmons Prize in World Trade Law
This prize is awarded to the student achieving the highest Distinction level mark on the LLM module World Trade Law. The prize is worth £200, and the winner will receive an invitation to lunch at the firm.
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Prize for International Corporate Finance
This prize is awarded to the student achieving the highest Distinction level mark on the LLM module International Corporate Finance. The prize is worth £50, and the winner will receive an invitation to lunch at the firm.
Loans and bursaries
There are a range of student loans, awards and bursaries available to help fund undergraduate or postgraduate law study.