School of Law

Scholarships and Bursaries

The School of Law currently has scholarships available to students who have been offered a place.

The JC Smith Scholarship Fund

The JC Smith Scholarship Fund was set up in 2003 in memory of Professor Sir John Smith.

Knighted in 1993 for his services to academic law, Sir John was widely recognised as making a huge contribution to the development of Criminal Law.

Sir John had been associated with the School of Law since 1950 and was appointed as Professor of Law in 1957.

The School of Law's JC Smith Scholarships recognise students who have encountered and overcome barriers to their educational journey and offers financial support of £1,500 in each year of your studies.

The deadline for 2022 has now passed.


In order to be eligible for a JC Smith Scholarship, you must fulfil the following criteria:

  • Applied through UCAS for entry in 2022 (or have deferred entry from 2021)
  • Are undertaking your first undergraduate degree
  • You are a Home student for fee status
  • Are not receiving external sponsorship for your course, for example, from industry or employers (you can be in receipt of a University Core Bursary or government grant)
  • You have a 2021-22 household income of £0-£42,875 as assessed by Student Finance


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