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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 the support they receive from other sources.

Hogan Lovells has 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.


A minimum award per scholar of £2,000 per year

Can be paid towards tuition fee costs, accommodation or directly into the recipient's bank account in termly instalments

Year of Entry Applicants for programmes commencing in October 2023
Number of awards available One (or more) awards available
Level of study Undergraduate
Fee status Home student
Mode of study Full-time
Programmes All undergraduate programmes

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


Applicant should:

  • have attended a state school for their secondary education


  • have a household income below £42,875 


  • 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), caregivers, care leavers and disabled students

Not sure if you're eligible? Contact us for advice.

How to apply

  1. Apply for a course

    Submit an academic application to Durham University via UCAS by the UCAS deadline of 25th January 2023.

    Apply to UCAS
  2. Complete a scholarship application

    Submit an online scholarship application including a personal statement describing:

    • 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

    1st November 2022

    Application deadline

    23rd March 2023

    When candidates will hear the outcome of their application

    End of May 2023

  3. Selection process

    • 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


Durham University 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) changes 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


Get in touch

If you have any questions about whether you are eligible for a scholarship or the application process, get in touch with our Scholarships and Student Funding Office:

Scholarships and Student Funding Office

Durham University

Palatine Centre

Stockton Road



Telephone: +44 (0)191 334 6395