The BLC would like to ensure that barriers to participation in the DELLS course are eliminated or reduced to the greatest extent possible for those Ukrainians who have had their lives disrupted by the Russian aggression of 2022.
This page sets out the British Law Centre policy on special favourable conditions of admission to the Diploma in English Law & Legal Skills (‘DELLS’) for the benefit of applicants directly affected by the expanded Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022.
Who can benefit from this initiative
To benefit from the BLC Ukraine Assisted Admissions Policy, you must:
- Be a Ukrainian national, and
- Reside in Ukraine, or
- Have left your Ukrainian residence due to the expanded Russian invasion of 24th February 2022
- Any applicant making an application under the Policy may be asked to supply reasonable evidence of fulfilling the conditions above. In light of the circumstances, any reasonable way of establishing satisfaction of these conditions that is available to the applicant will be accepted.
Selection policy for awarding places on DELLS benefitting from a full or partial fee waiver
Places benefiting from a full or partial fee waiver will be allocated according to the following criteria:
Priority 1: students currently enrolled at a higher education institution
Priority 2: trainees who are in the process of completing the professional training/examination process for admission to the Ukrainian Bar
Priority 3: those who are within 5 years of completing their studies or professional training for the Bar
Priority 4: all other applicants
Within each of these priority groups, available places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. In other words, the available places at each level of fee reduction/ waiver will be first filled with Priority 1 candidates, then candidates from each other grouping in order until all the places are filled.
What fee waivers and reductions are available?
The BLC would like to ensure that barriers to participation in the DELLS course are eliminated or reduced to the greatest extent possible for those Ukrainians who have had their lives disrupted by the Russian aggression of 2022. In the interests of using the BLC’s available teaching and administrative capacity to help in at least some way as many applicants affected by these events as possible, we will offer the following places on the DELLS course in the 2022-23 academic year at the following levels of fee waiver / reduction:
- Full waiver: 20 places (no fees payable)
- 50% fee reduction: 20 places
- 25% fee reduction: 20 places
How do I apply for this scheme?
To apply, please complete the application form on our website, taking into consider:
1. You must select as your ‘BLC centre’ on the application form either ‘Kyiv’ or ‘Lviv’.
2. You should also select the ‘Fees’ option confirming that you are applying under this scheme:
3. Once you have completed the registration form, please send us your CV and a short motivation letter outlining why you wish to study English law and how you believe you would benefit from the diploma course.
4. Once we receive your application, we will review it before deciding if you will benefit from the scheme. Given the limited number of places, we will sadly not be able to offer free places to everyone who applies.
When will decisions on benefits be made?
Allocation according to the selection policy above will be carried out on June 6th and offers to join the course, stating what (if any) reduced fee will apply in connection with the offer, will be emailed to those who were successful in obtaining either a full or partial fee waiver by June 10th. If any of the 60 DELLS places on offer under the Ukraine Assisted Admissions Policy remain unfilled after this allocation, further allocations will be made on a rolling basis every 2 weeks (e.g., June 20th, August 4th, and so on) until all the available places under the Policy are filled.
What will the teaching format be for the 2022-2023 course?
We will not be able to teaching the course in person in Kyiv or Lviv until the war has ended and it is safe and practical to return to in-class teaching. As such, teaching will take place virtually in the meantime.
It may also be the case that some applicants are currently residing in countries where we offer the diploma in a hybrid format, and who may wish to join the in-person lessons at that centre. In principle, this is fine, and we will discuss this possibility with individual beneficaries personally.