Applications for BPTC Scholarships deadline

Final year law students, LLB graduates and master’s degree students with a qualifying law degree intending to take the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) starting in 2018, are advised to apply for a BPTC scholarship from one of the four Inns of Court.

Applications should be made direct to the Inns themselves, but students are only permitted to make an application to one Inn. Further details and applications forms can be found on their respective websites:

The deadline is usually the first Friday in November for each Inn, although the time of day by which applications should be received may differ for each so please check the website of the Inn you’re applying to carefully.

There’s still time to attend an open day or event at one of the Inns before submitting the application. You don’t have to be a member of an Inn at this stage. You could also attend the Bar Council Pupillage Fair on Saturday 21 October (see details on the Bar Council website).

Scholarships for the GDL

The Inns of Court also offer scholarships for the Graduate Diploma in Law (the GDL is also known as CPE or the conversion course) for students who don’t hold a qualifying law degree and who wish to train as a barrister. Students should apply for these by the first Friday in May for the GDL starting in autumn 2018.

Also don’t forget we will hold our annual Careers at the Bar networking breakfast on campus early in Lent term so don’t forget to check CareerHub. We will have representatives from a number of London chambers present.