Please find below further details and FAQ's relating to applications for scholarships.
What to Apply for and When
Please click here for details of what scholarships are available, when you should apply, closing dates and additional information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I apply for a scholarship to more than one Inn?
Do I need to join before applying for a scholarship?
No, you don’t need to join the Inn before applying for a scholarship. You will need to join the Inn before we will pay you an award.
Can I apply as a part-time student?
What is an Exhibition award?
The Exhibitions make up the majority of the awards we have on offer. You can be considered for these if you do not fill in a financial statement but if you are successful any award you win would be at the minimum level of funding.
Should I apply for an award and fill out a financial statement even if I am not in great financial need?
Yes. Our awards are made on a combination of merit and need criteria. It is worth applying for an award and filling in the financial statement even if you don’t think you have any financial need. The financial statement will generally influence the size of your award, not whether you win one or not. If you don't fill in a financial statement we have to assume that you have adequate funding in place and as such any award you won would be at the minimum level.
Will filling in the financial statement affect my chances of winning an award?
No. The financial statement will generally influence the size of your award, not whether you win one or not.
Will the Inner Temple contact my referees?
No, it is your responsibility to forward the referees’ letter to your referees and to ensure that the references are sent to us by the closing date.
How will I find out if I have been selected for interview?
In the last round of applications, the Inner Temple interviewed every applicant. It is the Inn's intention, numbers permitting, to continue to offer interviews to all candidates that apply for any award.
Are any other sources of financial assistance available?
The Inn's available funds are all awarded in the form of scholarships. HSBC provides a Professional Studies Loan for BPTC students: more details are available from The Bar Council.