25th May 2018

2018-19 MCL African-Asian Bursary

Due to the continuing generosity of the law firm Herbert Smith Freehills, the Law Faculty is delighted to announce that the MCL African-Asian Bursary will once again be on offer for the potential benefit of African and Asian applicants.

The MCL Admissions Committee will, on the conclusion of the 2018-19 admissions round, consider afresh the academic results of those who fall within the parameters of the bursary scheme to determine the recipient (or recipients) of the bursary. Applicants who are nationals of a country in Africa and Asia are eligible. The MCL Admissions Committee will determine eligibility in the event of doubt. The bursary (or bursaries) will be awarded on the basis of academic merit.

The total amount of the bursary is £30,000, which will cover the MCL course fees of the recipient. In addition, Herbert Smith Freehills will offer to the recipient of the bursary a one week work experience placement in their London office. This placement will take place during one of the student’s breaks between academic terms. Herbert Smith Freehills will pay a stipend to cover travel and accommodation.

Applicants who are offered a place on the MCL and are eligible for the bursary do not need to apply. Their file will be considered automatically by the MCL Admissions Committee.

Herbert Smith Freehills is one of the world’s leading law firms. It has strong African and Asian connections and nearly 3,000 lawyers in offices around the world.

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