Pupillage Support Grants

In 2016 the Inn launched a support scheme for members of the Inn who are suffering particular financial hardship during pupillage.  The funds available each year are limited. 

Criteria for applicants

In order to qualify for a Pupillage Support Grant you must be:

  • a member of Middle Temple;
  • have been awarded a pupillage where you will be undertaking work which is principally publicly funded; and
  • in receipt of a pupillage award no greater than £20,000 p.a. for London and £17,500 p.a. for outside of London.


The October application window for Pupillage Support Grants has now closed. If your pupilage starts between now and May 2018, you will be able to apply in the March/April application window. 


Reference from Chambers

Applications must be supported by a letter from your Pupillage Provider confirming:

  • the start date of the pupillage;
  • the level of financial support;
  • the likely income of the pupil during the second six; and
  • chambers arrangements regarding travelling expenses

The letter should can be submitted with your application or alternatively sent directly to the Inn, by email to the address below or to Pupillage Support Grants, Ashley Building, Middle Temple, London, EC4Y 9BT.

If you have any questions please contact Christopher Bates at c.bates@middletemple.org.uk

Applications should be submitted to scholarshipapplications@middletemple.org.uk with Pupillage Support Grant Application in the subject line.