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Find out about course fees and law-specific sources of funding to support your undergraduate studies.

Fees & Finance

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UCL’s tuition fees for 2021 entry are set at £9,250 per year for UK students for all undergraduate programmes. Tuition fees for 2022 entry may be higher.

You are not required to pay up-front fees. You can apply to the Student Loans Company for a Tuition Fee Loan and your fees will be paid directly to UCL on your behalf.

Loan repayments are only made once you have left university and are earning over £21,000 per year. You pay back 9% of everything you earn above the £21,000 threshold; for example, a person with an income of £25,000 would pay back 9% of £4,000, that is £360 a year or £30 a month (figures correct at time of publication).


Additional costs
In addition to your tuition costs, you will also have to pay for other course related items like books (if you choose to buy your own copies, which most students do); society membership fees; stationery; travel costs and graduation costs. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions.

International students

For 2021 entry, UCL’s tuition fees (per year) for overseas undergraduate students applying to LLB Law programmes are £23,300 per year.

Key information on tuition fees can be found on the Fees and Finance pages of the main UCL website.

The most up to date information on the tuition fees at UCL can be found in the Money pages in the UCL Current Students website. Select the Fee Schedule for the required year to find out what you will be expected to pay for your tuition for that academic session.

If you enrol onto one of our undergraduate programmes with a year abroad in Europe (LLB Law with French Law, LLB Law with German Law and LLB Law with Hispanic Law), you will have a different fee structure to students on the LLB Law degree programme. For the years where you are based at UCL (years one, two and four), normal UCL fees will apply. During your year abroad, you will pay a reduced rate to UCL, and no fees at all to the host institution, but may be required to pay registration fees.

Students who successfully transfer onto LLB Law with Another Legal System (Australia or Singapore) in their second year of the LLB Law programme will also pay a reduced fee rate for their year abroad.

If you are studying on our double degree programmes, LLB English and German Law with the Universität zu Köln, the dual degree with HKU and  the LLB Law/J.D., you will be required to pay tuition fees to UCL for the first two years of the programme (when you will be based at UCL). During the final two years of your degree programme, the overseas institution will set your tuition fees and you will pay your fees directly to them.

Information regarding Columbia Law School tuition fees will be circulated in advance of the transfer application process being opened to students at the start of their second year.


Additional costs
In addition to your tuition costs, you will also have to pay for other course related items like books (if you choose to buy your own copies, which most students do); society membership fees; stationery; travel costs and graduation costs. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions.

LLB Opportunity Scholarships

In 2019, UCL Laws introduced the UCL Laws LLB Opportunity Scholarship to support UK students in financial need to study Law at UCL.

Exceptionally for September 2020 entry, the Gamlen Charitable Trust have established an additional Rodney Stubblefield LLB Opportunity Scholarship, in memory of their former Trustee.  Rodney previously studied at UCL, graduating in 1958.  UCL Laws is also match-funding this generous contribution to supply an additional award for students entering the September 2020 cohort.

The award supports full-time students (normally domiciled in the UK) from underrepresented backgrounds on the LLB programme.  Each of the scholarships awarded will provide the successful candidate with a maintenance bursary of £15,000 per annum for the duration of their degree. The scholarship does not cover the cost of tuition fees, but the bursary can be utilised for any purpose.

The scholarship payment will be made annually in three termly instalments.

Application

Please reference the document below for eligibility and application instructions.

The application form for offer holders will be made available August 2021, more information on dates will be provided closer to the time.

Interested students may wish to start drafting a personal statement of no more than 500 words (required for the application).  We recommend, however, that students wait until they are sure that they have met the conditions of their offer to fully submit the application online.

Please contact the UG Laws Admissions Team at laws-admissions@ucl.ac.uk for any queries regarding this scholarship.

Additional Scholarships

UCL Laws students at induction event
The UCL Prospective Students website has a lot of information about bursaries and scholarship opportunities available to UCL undergraduate students.

Information on additional laws-specific scholarships for undergraduate students is provided below.

The Bentham Club Scholarship

The UCL Laws alumni group, The Bentham Association, was launched in 1949 as a means to maintain and strengthen relationships with former students to engage their active support for UCL Laws.

The Bentham Club Scholarship marks the continuing contribution of the UCL Laws alumni community to student life in the faculty. It is a testament to the history of the Bentham Association, and to the strong links between UCL Laws alumni and our current students.

A scholarship of £1000 will be awarded to a second, third or fourth year LLB student as a contribution towards their living expenses. The student should have a good academic record, have made a contribution to the life of UCL Laws, show outstanding promise and be in financial need.

If you wish to be considered for this scholarship, you should submit a personal statement explaining how you satisfy the above criteria and why you think should be awarded the scholarship.

Submissions should be made to the Undergraduate Office via email to ug-law@ucl.ac.uk.  A shortlist of eligible students will be forwarded to a selection panel who will make the final decision.

Application deadline: 11 January 2021

The Mishcon Bursaries

Due to the generous support of the Mishcon family, a fund of £2000 is available for the provision of the Mishcon Bursaries each year.

The Mishcon Bursaries are awarded to deserving first year students and are renewable for a further two, or three years subject to the students’ satisfactory academic performance. Individual bursaries will not normally exceed £400 per annum.

The bursary award is based primarily on financial need, although academic performance (including performance in the mid-sessional examinations), attendance and other contributions to the life of the faculty during the student’s first term will also be taken into account.

To apply for this scholarship, you should send a covering letter addressed to Karen Scott, UCL Laws Undergraduate Programmes Director, as well as a supporting letter from your UCL academic mentor, a teacher from your previous school, or another appropriate person.

In addition, you will also need to supply:

  • Evidence of your financial position and that of your immediate family. This will normally include copies of bank statements, a letter from a parent or guardian and evidence of the financial position of anyone who might otherwise be expected to provide financial support. This evidence can include bank statements, tax return forms, tax credit award notice, P60.
     

You should send your letter (and ask your academic mentor to send a supporting letter) and your financial information to ug-law@ucl.ac.uk 

Application deadline: 18 January 2021

Please note that late applications will not be accepted. If you do not provide the supporting documentation described above, your application will not be considered. Information regarding successful applicants will be communicated during the spring term of 2021.

Leonard Sainer Scholarships 2020-21

Closing Date: 4:00pm Friday 05 February 2021

Leonard Sainer was a law graduate of UCL (1929 – 1932) and went on to become a prominent City solicitor, the director of a number of public companies and a generous philanthropist. He passed away in 1991.

The Foundation, which was set up in his memory (and which is administered by Dechert LLP), funds two scholarships each year at UCL to be awarded to final year law students (completing the LLB or LLM) or students who graduated in the previous academic year (2021). The selected students must intend to practise law in England and Wales on a permanent basis – preferably one as a Solicitor, the other as a Barrister. Each scholarship will be used towards the cost of full-time courses leading to final provessional examinations, LPC or BPTC.

To be eligible for this scholarship, you should be able to demonstrate that you meet the following criteria:

  • financial need or other instances of hardship;
  • a commitment to practise away from the large City and regional law firms and Commercial and Chancery chambers (which usually offer financial support) and instead to focus on social welfare law areas including family, criminal, immigration, housing law, etc;
  • the likelihood of achieving at least a 2:1 degree in the LLB examinations or a Merit in the LLM examinations;
  • Right to work in the UK.

Application Procedure:

Interested students must submit their applications by 4pm Friday 05 February 2021. All applications are to be emailed to b.bonney@ucl.ac.uk and to (for LLM students) llm-admissions@ucl.ac.uk; OR (for LLB students) to ug-law@ucl.ac.uk ensuring that 'LEONARD SAINER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION' is included in the subject line of your email. The  applications must take the form of:

  • A completed . You should ensure that the ‘Additional Information’ section of the application form explains:
    • why you wish to  become a solicitor or barrister;
    • what area of law you would like to practise in;
    • the evidence of your commitment to practise away from the large City and regional law firms, Commercial and Chancery chambers and instead to focus on social welfare law (including, for example, details of paid or unpaid work experience/pro-bono work and law firms/chambers to whom you intend to apply to undertake your training or pupillage.
  • An academic reference (preferably from UCL but not necessarily so) which should indicate whether, in the referee’s view, the applicant is likely to prove a worthwhile member of the legal profession;
  • Satisfactory evidence of the financial position of both you and your immediate family. This will normally include copies of your bank statements for the last 6 months, a letter from your parents or guardian and evidence of the financial position of anyone who might otherwise be expected to provide financial support.

A shortlist of candidates will be selected who will be invited to interview in June 2021 (date tbc). The shortlist should aim to comprise two candidates intending to become solicitors and two intending to go to the Bar, but only if this is practicable and reflects the merit of the candidates.

The panel comprising, inter alia, representatives of the Faculty of Laws and the Leonard Sainer Foundation, will make the final awards. In reaching its decision, the panel may use its discretion to waive, modify or add to all but the first of the above criteria. The award will usually be paid directly to the course provider. If no suitable candidates apply, no awards will be made. The award may not be deferred.

The Foundation reserves the right (in its absolute discretion) to postpone or cancel the award process at any stage if Covid-19 (or any other pan/epidemic) should persist or re-occur or any other event of force majeure should arise. Interviews may be held via Zoom or a similar video-conferencing platform. 

E & C Bufton Bursary

A bursary of £600 is available to a first-year LLB student.

Application is by letter addressed to Karen Scott, Director of Undergraduate Programmes which should be submitted to the Undergraduate Office by email to: ug-law@ucl.ac.uk.

The letter should:

  • explain the candidate’s financial need for the bursary (only those in serious need will be considered)
  • in no more than 100 words make an observation about some aspect of the candidate’s experience of student life so far (originality is encouraged).

A small number of students may be invited to a very short interview in February 2021. Applications must be received by 25 January 2021. The bursary is provided with no formal strings attached, but successful candidates are encouraged to donate an equivalent sum back to the fund whenever in the future they feel able to do so, in order that the work of the fund may continue to expand.