The deadline for 2023 has now passed. Details for 2024 will be updated when they become available.
To be eligible for a scholarship, you must:
- Be a citizen of Nigeria, and be assessed as an overseas fee payer;
- Have received a conditional offer for a place on the Kent LLM (full time), based at our Canterbury campus, and have accepted this before the deadline date of 28 April 2023;
- Be active in the field with work experience or proven interest in the subject area;
- Be willing to embody the UK Higher Education experience, by attending lectures and tutorials and engaging with extra-curricular activities, and act as an ambassador for UK Higher Education by promoting the value of studying at a UK HEI;
- Be willing to establish an engagement with the UK as a scholar, through personal and academic fulfilment;
- Represent the high standards of the GREAT brand by becoming an advocate for scholarships; and
- Be willing to attend a networking event of all UK-based GREAT scholars, to discuss experiences and capture perceptions of studying in the UK.
Please note that the GREAT scholarship for Justice and Law cannot be awarded in conjunction with any other scholarship.
Applicants who have applied for distance learning programmes are not eligible.
The GREAT Justice and Law scholarships are delivered by the Study UK campaign in partnership with the Ministry of Justice and the University of Kent. These scholarships will showcase the UK’s long and fascinating history in the field of law, as the new time-limited offer. With some of the oldest and most prestigious law schools in the world, the UK offers an exceptional choice of courses to anyone embarking on a legal career – both in the UK and internationally.
As well as the financial benefit of the scholarships, GREAT scholars will have the opportunity to attend high profile events with other scholars and special guests, including the Minster of Justice at the Justice and Law networking events. We are delighted to offer dedicated a scholarship of £10,000 to one Nigerian passport holder applying for the Kent LLM, based at our Canterbury campus. The award will go towards one year of tuition fees.
For details about how to apply, please read all the information on this page. To learn more about the scholarship and to hear from one of our own GREAT scholars please watch our video. For general information about the scholarship scheme, please visit the British Council’s website.
How to apply
Applications for the British Council GREAT scholarship for Justice and Law should be made via your applicant portal. You will only be able to apply for this scholarship once you have received an offer for your programme from the University of Kent.
In order to be considered for this award, you will need to submit the following:
- an essay of no more than 500 words about a topic you have studied previously and why you found it interesting. This topic should be related to or have inspired you to apply for your chosen degree programme.
This document should be uploaded in word or pdf format only, other formats will be rejected.
Scholarships will be awarded based on the information provided on your application to the University of Kent, together with the clear thinking and motivation shown in the submitted essay.
Candidates will be informed of the outcome of this award by 30 June 2023.
The University of Kent reserves the right not to allocate the awards if the selection panel identifies no suitable candidates.
The British Council GREAT Scholarship for Justice and Law is subject to full terms and conditions which will be provided to successful candidates at the point of award.
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