Scholarships & financial aid

UNB Law student

In an era of dramatic increases in law school tuition, ours remains very reasonable with a variety of scholarships and bursaries available.

The full listing and detailed information on all Faculty of Law scholarships, bursaries, medals and prizes can be found here: Scholarships, Prizes & Financial Aid (PDF).

Additional information can be found here:  Scholarships and Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions (PDF).

Entrance scholarships

Applicants for admission to the first year of the law program are automatically considered for many of the scholarships administered by the University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law, but some require special applications.

Applicants wishing to be considered for one or more of the special entrance scholarships must complete the Special Scholarships Application in the Law Admissions Application Form by January 31. If you have submitted your on-line application form for admission and did not apply on-line for the Special Application Entrance Scholarships you may contact the Admissions Office to have your name added to the Special Application Scholarship list.

The Financial Need for Scholarships Form (PDF) for scholarships must also be submitted for all except the Lord Beaverbrook Scholarship.

Upper year scholarships and awards

Students must apply for some upper year scholarships, particularly those sponsored by donors involved in the decision-making process.  An interview is also part of the selection for some of these scholarships.

Applications are solicited late in the summer, with decisions made early in September, and scholarships awarded in October.

Bursaries and other financial aid

Faculty of Law bursaries, awarded to full-time Law students who, at the relevant time, are registered in the JD program and paying UNB Law tuition.  Applications are made during the fall term and funds are disbursed early in the winter term and funding varies from year to year.
UNB law students may also apply at any time to the university’s loan fund which is open to full-time students who have successfully completed at least one academic term at UNB).

Medals and prizes

The Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick provides UNB with a medal awarded to the Law Faculty's most outstanding graduating student in terms of academic achievement. The recipient is the student who has attained the highest GPA in courses completed during second and third years. In the event of a tie, all three academic years are compared.

For a complete list of all Faculty of Law scholarships, bursaries, medals and prizes, please see: Scholarships, Prizes & Financial Aid (PDF).