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International Arbitration Charity Ball Scholarship - LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution 2017/18

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University London is pleased to offer one full tuition fee scholarship for the 2017 intake for students (home / international) that wish to follow an LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution.

The QMUL LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution aims to inspire a new generation of lawyers to rethink traditional approaches to conflict and conflict resolution, and is widely considered one of the leading academic courses in international dispute resolution.

The International Arbitration Charity Ball (IACB) is a charity organisation that, since 2010, has been raising money for Save the Children to provide for life-saving food, shelter and medicines, but also to set up safe spaces for vulnerable children around the world to receive education.

From 2016, the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at QMUL and IACB have collaborated to provide a scholarship for a talented student with modest means to study for an LLM in International Dispute Resolution.

As well as meeting the high academic standards of the course, candidates for the scholarship must meet the scholarship's objective of furthering access to education in international arbitration for students who demonstrate exceptional promise but modest means.

Who is eligible to apply for this scholarship?

  • LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution (full time) offer holders (either conditional or unconditional) who have submitted their FULL LLM application no later than 5pm BST 10 April 2017.

What does this scholarship cover and how is it paid?

For the successful candidates, his/her tuition fees payable to Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) - the equivalent of £13,400 for a Home/EU student or £19,500 for a non-Home/EU student - will be covered entirely by the scholarship in the form of a fee waiver. Please note the scholarship does not cover any additional living costs or flights etc.

Closing dates and important notes

You MUST apply for the LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution programme before applying for this scholarship – your application ID number is a requirement.

You must have applied for the LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution programme by 5pm BST 10 April 2017 to then be eligible to apply for the scholarship.

The online form must be completed and submitted with relevant documentation (detailed below) no later than 5pm BST on 10 May 2017.

Any student who has applied for the LLM in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution programme by 5pm BST 10 April 2017 and has not received an LLM offer of study by 27 April 2017 should contact llmscholarships@qmul.ac.uk (not the admissions team) and quote the date of application and their application number in order for us to look into this.

How to apply

Please see Closing Dates and important notes.

In order to apply for this scholarship please complete and sign the online application form, and attach the following documents (as ONE COMBINED PDF DOCUMENT):

  • A copy of your CV.
  • 1000 word (maximum) statement in response to the following;
    ‘Please state the reasons why you are applying for this LLM, why you are interested in Comparative and International Dispute Resolution and why you feel we should award you this scholarship'
  • A full transcript of your grades: Undergraduate/Bachelors level/first degree level and Postgraduate/Masters (if applicable).
  • 1 x Reference letter (This can be a copy of the reference submitted as part of your LLM application or, if not available to you, you must obtain a reference specifically for this scholarship application). Please do not submit more than one reference letter.

Upon submission of your scholarship application you will be re-directed to a page which will state ‘Your response has been recorded’. There is no need to contact us to request further confirmation so please do not do so.

Incomplete, incorrect or late scholarship applications will NOT be accepted or processed.

All applications will be reviewed by a panel of representatives from the Centre for Commercial Law.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application around the end of June 2017.

Please note that this scholarship cannot be deferred.

What are scholarship winners required to do?

The successful candidate may be asked to assist with QMUL marketing events such as postgraduate open evenings and/or web/video student profiles; as well as supporting QMUL School of Law in promoting the scholarship (e.g. through interviews, photos and presence at events).

Please note School scholarships are also subject to university-wide Terms and Conditions as well as any course/School/Faculty conditions or criteria outline.

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