To help offset some of the postgraduate study costs, we’ve come up with a list of excellent scholarships you can apply for in law and justice, including but not limited to:
This makes them quite flexible.
If you’re intimidated by the prospect of scholarship applications, fear not! We’ve written a free, comprehensive guide to postgraduate scholarships and getting selected that you can reference throughout this article. If you’d rather not go elsewhere for now, here are just a couple tidbits from it that’ll help you understand some of the common terminology in relation to scholarship applications:
Without further adieu, here are some great funding opportunities in law and justice.
These are two merit-based scholarships, one for a student of laws and the other for international law. They cover just about all costs of studying, including course fees, accomodation and living expenses. Another important feature is it covers airfare to the UK, where you’ll be studying should you be granted this award.
To be eligible, you have to either be an Australian citizen or have been a permanent resident for at least five years out of the last ten. Applicants must also hold a prior law degree with first-class honours.
Students of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent entering a Juris Doctor are eligible for this merit-based scholarship. It’s sufficient to identify as either of these, provided you can get a letter of approval and support from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisation or community and recognition from the community in which you live.
To apply, applicants must submit a written statement regarding how they hope to apply their legal education. Two referees of any kind are required. We recommend you pick references that directly support items on your CV. For example, if you choose a personal reference, make it to do with any volunteering work you’ve done or help you’ve provided in your community.
Students at the University of Sydney law school can gain access to this funding by applying for the Master of Criminology. This is a merit-based scholarship with all the usual adornments like a solid GPA from prior study (75%, or 6/7), with a few oddities:
This is a need-based scholarship available for Australian citizens or permanent residents who wish to study a Juris Doctor at the University of New South Wales. Eligibility is contingent upon being able to prove socio-economic disadvantage in someway, be it Centrelink cheques or otherwise. There are also a variety of qualities that will improve your chances of success, including:
This is a merit-based scholarship available to those who’ve already received an unconditional letter of acceptance from the University of Sydney to study a master level law course. A distinction level GPA is the minimum required for eligibility. If you’re already enrolled in a postgraduate course however, you won’t be eligible for this one.
Our scholarship is one of the most inclusive on the market. It doesn’t matter how good your GPA is, where you’re from or what you’re studying. All we want to see is some creativity in two things.
That’s pretty much all there is to it. This makes it well-worth applying for as a way to top-up an existing scholarship or act as a first.
This is a merit-based scholarship from Deakin University with very reasonable requirements. If you’ve completed a Bachelor of Laws with a credit GPA, in addition to two or more years of work experience in a law-related field, you’re eligible. Ten of these are available.
Just enrolling in a relevant Deakin course is all you need to do. No further application is necessary, making it incredibly convenient if you plan to study at Deakin anyway.
Hopefully this has given you a better idea of what law and justice scholarships are available for postgraduates, but there are plenty more available. To see the full list of general scholarships, click here. We’d also recommend having our guide to postgraduate scholarships open to assist throughout the application process so you’ve got the best chance at success. Good luck!