We offer many scholarships and bursaries open to our Masters and PhD students to support your postgraduate studies at Essex. Please see our
scholarship finder for the latest information about the scholarships
which may be available to you.
Taught LLM Scholarships
Giulia Mereu Scholarship
Giulia Mereu Scholarship [for LLM in International Human Rights
Law students and LLM in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
This scholarship which is awarded annually has been established by the
family and friends of Giulia Mereu who lost her life at age 26, in 1996,
while monitoring human rights violations in the former Yugoslavia. She had
been an Intern with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for
Human Rights and was serving as a Civil Affairs Officer with the United
Nations Transitional Administration for Eastern Slavonia, Baranja and
Western Sirmium when the tragedy occurred. The aim of the scholarship is to
enable those who might otherwise not be able to study the discipline of
human rights to do so and to ensure that Giulia Mereu's ideals live on.
This scholarship, instituted in 1997, covers the equivalent of HOME/EU
TUITION FEES for the academic year as well as a modest allowance to enable
the recipient to undertake a one-month internship with a human rights
Eligibility and Criteria
The candidate should have relevant field experience in Human Rights,
working in a country in a situation of acute crisis as Giulia did, and
should not have the means to pay for postgraduate studies at Essex
You must hold an offer of a place on the LLM in International Human
Rights Law or the LLM in International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law.
Once you have an offer you can apply via your myEssex applicant portal
Academic year 2013/2014:
The deadline date for applications has now passed.
The successful applicant will be contacted by Monday 8 July 2013.
It is expected that all applicants for the Giulia Mereu Scholarship will
have sought funding elsewhere.
If you have any queries please contact Hayley Milburn by e-mail: hmilburn
(non-Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create a full e-mail address)
The highly contested Tinson Fund is available for students from the
former Soviet Bloc who are interested in studying postgraduate taught law.
This fund is for fees only not living expenses. You should send a letter
(approximately 500-800 words) in support of your application explaining your
reasons for applying for the scholarship to:
Gail Howell, School of Law, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park,
Colchester CO4 3SQ or via e-mail: ghowell (Non-Essex users should add @essex.ac.uk
to create a full e-mail address)
The deadline date for applications is the second week of May every year.
The successful applicants will be contacted by post.
Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
We have a number of Masters and Doctoral Studentships awards through the
AHRC Block Grant Partnership awards scheme. These scholarships are available
to applicants from the UK (home students) and European Union countries.
Applications will be considered if you are holding an offer of a place in
any of the LLM taught courses offered at our School of Law. The application
form for this scholarship will be available through your MyEssex applicant
portal when your offer is formally confirmed to you via e-mail. For further
information on the funding visit the
AHRC website. There is also AHRC funding available for postgraduate PhD
Santander Masters Scholarships
Scholarships funded by the Santander Group, are available for taught
postgraduate study at Essex. The scholarships will be awarded on the basis
of academic merit to students who would not otherwise be able to take up a
place at Essex.
AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership
The University of Essex is a member of CHASE: Consortium for the Humanities and the
Arts South-East England, which has over 375 fully-funded PhD studentships to award over the next 5 years funded by the Arts and Humanities Council (AHRC)
and the seven CHASE partner institutions.
Applicants for doctoral study in law at Essex can apply to CHASE for AHRC studentships through our department. Funding covers
fees, maintenance and professional development opportunities during your PhD.
ESRC Doctoral Training Centre scholarships
We are part of the
University’s Doctoral Training Centre, which means
you can also apply for Economic and Social Research Council-funded
postgraduate studentships at Essex.
University of Essex Scholarship
We wish to attract and support talented PhD students. Scholarships worth
more than £700,000 are distributed across our University every year. Our
School of Law has a share of the University of Essex
Scholarship fund which is used to support students.
The University of Essex Silberrad Scholarship
Our University of Essex
are awarded by the University to provide support for our own graduates to
pursue PhD study. The scholarships are funded by a legacy from the Silberrad
Estate, which was bequeathed to our University in 2007.
External funding sources
Modern Law Review Scholarships
The Modern Law
are available to give financial support to outstanding research students
engaged on doctoral research at a university in the United Kingdom on any
subject broadly within the publishing interests of the Review. These
scholarships are awarded by annual competition based on nominations to be
submitted by the Head of School for the university in which the applicant
is, or will be, registered as a research student.
Postgrad Solutions Ltd Bursaries (external bursary)
Postgrad Solutions offers a number of postgraduate bursaries including
specifically for LLM students. A panel of judges select the winners on
the basis of who they feel is the most deserving case, based on what is
written in their application. Payment of the award will be made directly to
the institution and discounted from the fees as appropriate. You may only
apply for a bursary after you have accepted an offer of a place at your