Scholarships and Bursaries

Does Western Law offer any entrance scholarships?
Yes, we offer a number of scholarships. Students are considered for these automatically as part of the admissions process. For a list and detailed information about our scholarships, please visit the Entrance Scholarships webpage. Dean of Law Entrance scholarships are awarded between January and April on the basis of academic merit.  Named entrance scholarships, which are listed on the Western Law website, are awarded between March and June.  Criteria for named scholarships may include academic merit, financial need, and/or public service.  No separate application is required for these scholarships.  

Can I apply for a bursary?
Bursary applications are handled directly by Student Financial Services within the Office of the Registrar. The online Admission Bursary application becomes available in late January. While you do not have to be admitted to the Faculty of Law to submit an application, typically your application will not be processed until you are admitted.  In most cases you can find out how much funding you may qualify for before responding to your offer of admission.  The online application can be accessed on the Office of the Registrar's Bursaries webpage once it becomes available. When you submit your bursary application you are applying for bursary funding (awarded based on financial need) and consideration for need-based awards. To access the bursary application, you will need your Western Student Number.

Where can I find out more information about student bursaries?
Please visit the Office of the Registrar's Bursaries webpage
You may also contact the Student Finances Office at:
Western Student Services Building, Room 1120 
Phone: 519-661-2100

How can I learn more about student finances in general and other sources of financial aid?
Please visit the Office of the Registrar's Student Finances webpage, where you can find links to information about OSAP and government loans, fees and refunds, scholarships and awards, bursaries, work study, and financial counseling. You may also call 519-661-2100 or email:

Are there other sources for funding law school study?
Yes. Most major Canadian banks offer credit lines to law students with preferred interest rates. Contact individual banks for details.