Allan Myers Oxford University Scholarships
Criteria for the Allan Myers Oxford University Scholarships:
- The Allan Myers Scholarships are awarded annually to eligible Melbourne Law School (MLS) applicants who have been accepted into the Bachelor of Civil Laws (BCL) or Masters of Law and Finance (MLF) degrees at The University of Oxford.
- All MLS graduates or current law students who have taken, or are currently completing, their professional qualification law degree (whether LLB or JD) with MLS are eligible to apply for the scholarships. The scholarships are not open to students whose only law affiliation with MLS is through its masters or research higher degree programs. The aim of the scholarships is to enable students who hold or are working towards a professional qualification law degree from MLS to pursue masters level studies at Oxford.
- The primary criterion for the scholarships is academic merit. Other criteria such as financial need or other special circumstances may be taken into account by the awarding body at its discretion.
- All eligible MLS applicants to the BCL/MLF degrees will automatically be considered for the Allan Myers Scholarships. No additional application is required - applicants will be considered on the basis of their Oxford BCL/MLF application forms only. Accordingly, any applicant who wishes to draw the attention of the awarding body to special considerations such as financial need should do so either in their application (eg in the personal statement) or ask their referees to mention any relevant issues within their personal knowledge and/or expertise.
- In general, four scholarships will be awarded per year. However, the awarding body retains the discretion to award a single scholarship jointly between two applicants, in proportions determined at the discretion of the awarding body.
- The value of the scholarships for the Oxford academic year 2012/2013 was £15,000 each but the amount may vary from year to year.
- An Allan Myers Scholarship may only be held in conjunction with other scholarships to the extent that the sum total of the awards does not exceed the applicable course and college fees and a reasonable maintenance allowance, as determined by the award giver.
Mr Allan Myers AO QC also funds a generous scholarship for Australian graduate students at Christ Church, Oxford, for which MLS students and graduates are encouraged to apply. Further information about the 2013-2014 Christ Church scholarship, including details on how to apply, will be made available on the Christ Church website in late 2012.
Further details about the BCL and MLF degrees, as well as application forms, are available on the Oxford University website.
Further information about the Allan Myers Scholarship is available from Jennifer Steadman, Advancement Officer, Melbourne Law School, tel 03 9035 3501, email email@example.com
If you would like to find out general information about studying in Oxford, please contact Matthew Harding, the MLS academic adviser for students who wish to study in Oxford, tel 03 8344 1080, email firstname.lastname@example.org