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Durham University


Hogan Lovells Scholarships

The University gratefully acknowledges the generous gift bestowed by Hogan Lovells International LLP. The Hogan Lovells Scholarship assists one or more undergraduate student(s) embarking on the LLB Law or Law with Foundation LLB programme who meet the essential eligibility criteria associated with this scholarship and who have a desire to practice commercial law.

One or more new scholarships are offered per academic year, awarding the scholar(s) with up to £8,000 of financial support for the first years of their academic studies on their Law programme. The exact amount of the financial award made to each scholar will be dependent upon the scholar’s financial circumstances, including support they receive from other sources.

Hogan Lovells have kindly provided the following information about this scholarship:

At Hogan Lovells we believe that access to the legal profession must be open and fair and we aim to break down barriers that may deter talented individuals. We are mindful that not everyone has the benefit of the financial resources that make studying accessible to them. With our scholarships we hope to help overcome that barrier and enable our scholars to enjoy their studies and achieve their goals without the stress of worrying about funding. The scholarship scheme does not stop with the funding. Our scholars can use Hogan Lovells contacts to find out more about commercial law, help them navigate the recruitment process and give them greater insights into the opportunities available following their studies.

Level of Study


Fee Status

Home student

Mode of study

Full time

Year of Entry

Applicants for the academic year 2021/22


  • Law with Foundation LLB (with a desire to practice commercial law)
  • LLB Law (with a desire to pracrice commercial law)

Other Criteria

Applicants should:

  • have attended a state school for their secondary education


  • have a household income below £42,875 (18/19 rates)


  • be the first generation in their immediate family to attend university

    Applications are also welcome from candidates from the following groups; black and minority ethnic students (BAME), care givers, care leavers and disabled students


    LLB Law with Foundation: year 1, 2 and 3 of your degree programme (year 1 being the foundation year)

    LLB Law: year 1 and 2 of your degree programme


    • a minimum award per scholar of £2,000 per year
    • can be paid towards tuition fee costs, accommodation or directly into the recipients bank account in termly instalments

    Number of awards available

    1 or more

    Prospective applicants must:

    -how the Hogan Lovells Scholarship would help you to study at Durham University,

    -why you want to study at Durham University and particularly the Law with Foundation LLB or the LLB Law programme,

    -your career aspirations and interest in commercial law

    -your financial circumstances.

    • a character reference from one of your teachers in support of your scholarship application to be sent by email to Please ensure your referee submits the reference on letter headed paper which contains their name, position, contact details, the name of the scholarship you are applying for and your full name.

    Please provide a copy of your Student Finance England confirmation of funding letter once received to

    Applications accepted from

    18th December 2020

    Application deadline

    28th February 2021

    When candidates will hear the outcome of their application

    30th April 2021

    • Applications will be considered on the basis of their ability to meet the eligibility criteria, academic potential and the personal statement and references provided.
    • In addition to the information supplied on the scholarship application form, the University will gather contextual information to support the assessment of applications.

    For further information or advice:

    Online enquiry


    Phone: +44 (0)191 334 6395

    A scholarship offer will be made subject to meeting the academic entry requirements for the Law with Foundation LLB programme or LLB Law and successful enrolment for the academic year 2021/22. The University reserves the right to withdraw a scholarship offer where the recipient fails to meet the specific terms and conditions of offer, as stipulated at the point of awarding the scholarship.

    The University of Durham makes every effort to ensure that the information published or contained on its website is accurate. However, the University cannot guarantee the information may not subsequently be altered owing to circumstances beyond the University’s reasonable control. Such circumstances include (but are not limited to) change in Government policy, or change of law. Whilst any changes will be incorporated into the University’s website any person wishing to clarify the details of a particular scholarship/s should contact the University at