George Spyrou LLM Scholarship

George Spyrou came to Christ’s College in 1971 to read for an LLM, having gained a BA from Harvard earlier that year.  He studied under many leading practitioners including Mr David Yale and Professor Sir Elihu Lauterpacht and had a strong interest in international law. He made lifelong friends with some of his fellow students and was a strong supporter of the College until his early death in 2010, serving as a member of the US Campaign Board during the College’s Quincentenary Fundraising Campaign.


Catherine Twilley
Development Director
+44 (0) 1223 748856

Thanks to donations from his friends and family, Christ’s College is pleased to be able to establish a George Spyrou Scholarship. The value of the Scholarship is up to £15,000 but it will be reduced appropriately to take account of any payment from other sources.

The successful applicant will be selected from those who have obtained a place at Christ’s College Cambridge to study for the LLM. Full details of the course, entry requirements and how to apply for the LLM at Cambridge are available on line at The deadline for applying is usually in the November of the year preceding admission. In order to ensure that you are considered for membership of Christ’s College you should list us as one of your preference Colleges, ideally your first choice College, on your initial University application; your details will be passed on to the College automatically if you are made a conditional offer by the University. If the College does accept you for membership then you will automatically be sent an application form for this Scholarship. You must complete and return it by the deadline. The next Scholarship will be offered for admission in 2022 and further information can be obtained by emailing the Christ's College Graduate Administrator at

The award holder is expected to attend a dinner in College with supporters of the Scholarship and to provide a report to the College by 30 September of the year following graduation detailing the impact the Scholarship has had.

If you are able to support the Scholarship, please contact the Development Director, Catherine Twilley, at


Reports from some of the previous George Spyrou Scholars

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Patricia Kersys
2016-2017 Scholar

"What is special about the George Spyrou Scholarship is its history and its emotive string – it relates to the late George, who must have been an extraordinary person for his family and friends to have established this source of funding. In other words, to me this scholarship embodies memory and human relationships."  Read more.

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Ranjini Das
2017-2018 Scholar 

"Being awarded the George Spyrou Scholarship made it possible for me to fulfil my dream to read for the Masters of Law (LLM) programme at the University of Cambridge and I will forever remain indebted and deeply grateful to the Spyrou family and the other benefactors." Read more.