Master of Law Scholarship at SOAS, University of London

Deadline: 20 March 2014 (17:00 UK Local time)
Open to: interested candidates from developing countries
Scholarship: tuition fee waiver, accommodation, and small contribution in food vouchers


The William Ross Murray Scholarship is a joint initiative with International Students House (ISH) for full-time LLM programme. There is one William Ross Murray Scholarship available, and normally they receive around 12 applications. The applicant must be domiciled in a developing country to be eligible for this scholarship. Candidates will be assessed on academic merit by a Selection Panel.

The scholarship recipient must reside at International Student House during the whole course. ISH is an independent educational charity that runs a large student hostel near the School, together with social facilities for international students in London.  It has a close association with the University of London.  You should also be aware that in return for the residential scholarship, ISH expects their scholarship students to play an active role in the life of ISH.  In addition you may be asked to work on a voluntary basis within the House for a few hours each month.


  • Must be domiciled in a developing country (for additional information contact the Scholarship Office at the University: ;
  • Possess a good honours degree, preferably first class, from a UK institution or overseas equivalent;
  • Have a confirmed, unconditional offer of admission to pursue the full-time LLM at SOAS by the scholarship application deadline.


SOAS will cover the cost of tuition fees at the Overseas rate and ISH will provide free accommodation and a small contribution in food vouchers to be spent in the ISH restaurant.


You must follow two steps:

  1. You must apply for this scholarship via the on-line scholarship application form;
  2. In addition to the online scholarship application, applicants must also submit a complete on-line application for admission.

A complete application for admission includes transcripts, an explanation of the grading system for any degrees obtained outside of the UK, two references, CV and a personal statement.  The panel will be considering your scholarship application together with your on-line application for admission.  Please note that complete applications for admission can take up to 4 weeks to be considered by the Department, although this duration can vary depending on the time of the year.  You should be prepared to wait up to 6 weeks in busy periods.

Scholarship applications must be received no later than 17:00 (UK Local time) on 20 March 2014.

For enquiries, please contact:

Scholarships Officer Registry
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7074 5094/ 5091

The official call.

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