Scholarships and Funding

Internal Fellowships and Awards:

You do not need to submit a separate application for internal funding. The available awards and fellowships are awarded during the admissions process and program based on academic performance. As a condition of these awards, you must email the Graduate Program Assistant to declare any external funding you have been awarded in order to satisfy the internal award policies listed below.

Support (from UVic Fellowships/Graduate Awards) is available to Law graduate students:

  • LLM students — up to $15,000 for the first year. Subsequent funding of up to an additional $4,000 will be determined on a case by case basis for a fourth term.
  • PhD students — up to $18,000 for the first year. Subsequent funding of up to $18,000 per year will be determined on a year to year basis for a total maximum of three years.

You must make arrangements to pay your tuition and mandatory other fees, as it is not possible for us to waive your fees nor deduct them from your awards.

University of Victoria funding:

There are several other fellowships and scholarships at the University of Victoria which may be applied for after admission to the program.  You may find these on the UVic awards and fellowships page under Donor Award List - Application Required, advertised elsewhere in the University, or emailed via the Graduate Program Assistant.

External funding:

You should apply for grants and fellowships from other institutions and agencies including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Masters and Doctoral), Trudeau Foundation, the Law Society of British Columbia, the Law Foundation of British Columbia, etc.

The Graduate Program Assistant will notify registered graduate students of available funding opportunities, when possible.  Additional information on these and other awards are available from:

Bursaries:

Bursaries are non-repayable awards based on financial need and good academic standing.

Applications and eligibility information are available from Students Awards and Financial Aid.

Travel funding

The Graduate Program in Law and Society offers some travel funding to support currently enrolled LLM and PhD students with attending conferences and participating in field work.  Complete details are found on the travel funding page.

Faculty of Law Internal Award Policies:

It is a condition of any funding offered to students through the Faculty of Law or the Faculty of Graduate Studies that if you obtain other scholarship funding you must inform us.  Barring exceptional circumstances, some or all of the excess will then be reallocated to another needy student.  Students may not hold another major award (e.g. SSHRC) in conjunction with program funding.  Please refer to our Internal Funding Structure for the thresholds set for clawbacks of internal funding in this situation.