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becomply

I am planning to apply in February for some law schools in the UK. Is this too late so that it would endanger my chances to get accepted?

Your answer will be appreciated!

I am planning to apply in February for some law schools in the UK. Is this too late so that it would endanger my chances to get accepted?

Your answer will be appreciated!
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Mark W

Well it's too late for Oxford and Cambridge!

The other universities that I am looking at say something like 'the deadline is x, but the admission process may close earlier if the program is filled'. I'm pretty sure that you should be okay in February for almost everywhere.

If you're looking at scholarships, then some of those are only available for applications made before a certain date. For example, the KCL 'full fees' scholarship can only be won by an applicant who applies before December 31st, even though it is possible to apply for months after that.

Well it's too late for Oxford and Cambridge!

The other universities that I am looking at say something like 'the deadline is x, but the admission process may close earlier if the program is filled'. I'm pretty sure that you should be okay in February for almost everywhere.

If you're looking at scholarships, then some of those are only available for applications made before a certain date. For example, the KCL 'full fees' scholarship can only be won by an applicant who applies before December 31st, even though it is possible to apply for months after that.
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becomply

Well it's too late for Oxford and Cambridge!

The other universities that I am looking at say something like 'the deadline is x, but the admission process may close earlier if the program is filled'. I'm pretty sure that you should be okay in February for almost everywhere.

If you're looking at scholarships, then some of those are only available for applications made before a certain date. For example, the KCL 'full fees' scholarship can only be won by an applicant who applies before December 31st, even though it is possible to apply for months after that.


Thanks for your useful reply!

I wasn't looking at Cambridge and Oxford. I'm planning to apply for an llm at Queen Mary, Edinburgh, Kent, Bristol and Westminster.

I'm doing my masters at Ghent university and I was wondering what the best time would be for applying at these law schools because I will graduate in June. I want to apply in February because then I will have received my grades of my exams in January. I think this is usefull because I can point out that I certainly will have a 2:1.

I think this is a good "strategy". I'm just scared whether or not all the programms will be filled.

If I may ask, what are your other universities?

<blockquote>Well it's too late for Oxford and Cambridge!

The other universities that I am looking at say something like 'the deadline is x, but the admission process may close earlier if the program is filled'. I'm pretty sure that you should be okay in February for almost everywhere.

If you're looking at scholarships, then some of those are only available for applications made before a certain date. For example, the KCL 'full fees' scholarship can only be won by an applicant who applies before December 31st, even though it is possible to apply for months after that.</blockquote>

Thanks for your useful reply!

I wasn't looking at Cambridge and Oxford. I'm planning to apply for an llm at Queen Mary, Edinburgh, Kent, Bristol and Westminster.

I'm doing my masters at Ghent university and I was wondering what the best time would be for applying at these law schools because I will graduate in June. I want to apply in February because then I will have received my grades of my exams in January. I think this is usefull because I can point out that I certainly will have a 2:1.

I think this is a good "strategy". I'm just scared whether or not all the programms will be filled.

If I may ask, what are your other universities?
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Mark W


I wasn't looking at Cambridge and Oxford. I'm planning to apply for an llm at Queen Mary, Edinburgh, Kent, Bristol and Westminster.

If I may ask, what are your other universities?


I don't know anything about those courses. It seems unlikely to me that they will 'sell out' too early, but perhaps check the forums to see if there are threads on them from previous years - if you can see that in 2013 people were still being admitted in June then there is no reason to suspect things will be different this year...

I'm applying to Oxbridge, KCL and UCL. I suppose if I get rejected from all of those I might widen my net, but most likely not.

<blockquote>
I wasn't looking at Cambridge and Oxford. I'm planning to apply for an llm at Queen Mary, Edinburgh, Kent, Bristol and Westminster.

If I may ask, what are your other universities?</blockquote>

I don't know anything about those courses. It seems unlikely to me that they will 'sell out' too early, but perhaps check the forums to see if there are threads on them from previous years - if you can see that in 2013 people were still being admitted in June then there is no reason to suspect things will be different this year...

I'm applying to Oxbridge, KCL and UCL. I suppose if I get rejected from all of those I might widen my net, but most likely not.
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It might vary by school For instance, I was just reading through this thread on Queen Mary:

http://www.llm-guide.com/board/121951/1

And it looks like at least some decisions were already made in February...

But the application deadline for international students at Bristol is in June.

So you'll probably want to asks the schools you are interested in directly. There may be a chance that you could submit the bulk of your application earlier, and then send in your grades when you have them.

It might vary by school For instance, I was just reading through this thread on Queen Mary:

http://www.llm-guide.com/board/121951/1

And it looks like at least some decisions were already made in February...

But the application deadline for international students at Bristol is in June.

So you'll probably want to asks the schools you are interested in directly. There may be a chance that you could submit the bulk of your application earlier, and then send in your grades when you have them.
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cjac

didn't have a deadline at Kent as far as I can remember - i've just had a look at their website and they only have a deadline (17th March) for their scholarships.

didn't have a deadline at Kent as far as I can remember - i've just had a look at their website and they only have a deadline (17th March) for their scholarships.
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It might vary by school For instance, I was just reading through this thread on Queen Mary:

http://www.llm-guide.com/board/121951/1

And it looks like at least some decisions were already made in February...

But the application deadline for international students at Bristol is in June.

So you'll probably want to asks the schools you are interested in directly. There may be a chance that you could submit the bulk of your application earlier, and then send in your grades when you have them.


That's right. On the University of Westminster LLM we are making decisions from January for September admission, but we don't have a cut off date and will still take applications up until the courses start in mid September. Most courses also have a January start (we've just added a Jan start for LLM International Law) and we can consider applications for that up to a year in advance. We will give conditional offers if you have not yet completed your undergraduate degree. If you need a Visa though you want to allow at least 3 months to be reasonably sure it will come through in time, so apply no later than mid June for September start. While there may be a slight advantage in applying early, courses don't really 'fill up' in my experience; we seek to accept all well qualified applicants and if we have a big intake we can allocate bigger rooms and more teaching resources.

<blockquote>It might vary by school For instance, I was just reading through this thread on Queen Mary:

http://www.llm-guide.com/board/121951/1

And it looks like at least some decisions were already made in February...

But the application deadline for international students at Bristol is in June.

So you'll probably want to asks the schools you are interested in directly. There may be a chance that you could submit the bulk of your application earlier, and then send in your grades when you have them. </blockquote>

That's right. On the University of Westminster LLM we are making decisions from January for September admission, but we don't have a cut off date and will still take applications up until the courses start in mid September. Most courses also have a January start (we've just added a Jan start for LLM International Law) and we can consider applications for that up to a year in advance. We will give conditional offers if you have not yet completed your undergraduate degree. If you need a Visa though you want to allow at least 3 months to be reasonably sure it will come through in time, so apply no later than mid June for September start. While there may be a slight advantage in applying early, courses don't really 'fill up' in my experience; we seek to accept all well qualified applicants and if we have a big intake we can allocate bigger rooms and more teaching resources.
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didn't have a deadline at Kent as far as I can remember - i've just had a look at their website and they only have a deadline (17th March) for their scholarships.


Yes, unlike applications, there are strict scholarship deadlines. I believe the Westminster one is end of May for September start.

<blockquote>didn't have a deadline at Kent as far as I can remember - i've just had a look at their website and they only have a deadline (17th March) for their scholarships.</blockquote>

Yes, unlike applications, there are strict scholarship deadlines. I believe the Westminster one is end of May for September start.
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