Scholarships & Prizes
There are two competitions for Major Scholarships each year:
- for the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)
- for the Common Professional Entrance Examination (CPE) / Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) course / accelerated Law Degree for graduates.
The Inn also offers scholarships for post-BPTC placements in overseas jurisdictions, essay prizes, support for five places on the South-Eastern Circuit Advocacy Course (‘Keble course’), and a pupillage hardship fund.
In 2012, the Inn awarded a total of more than £1 million in scholarships. The majority of this funding (£900,000) is granted on merit and need to students undertaking the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC). The remainder is earmarked for scholarships for the law conversion course and other smaller awards for post-BPTC activities.