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Lincoln’s Inn offers a range of Scholarships & Awards to courts in The Hague, Strasbourg and Luxembourg, and a contribution to applicants who arrange their own placements abroad. Lincoln’s Inn also contributes towards the Pegasus Trust which is administered by Inner Temple.

In addition, Lincoln’s Inn encourages applicants to consider The Hon Sir Peter Bristow Scholarship and Harold G Fox Scholarships which are available to members of all Inns. For more information on these scholarships, please visit the Middle Temple Website.

International & European Scholarships & Awards


Each year the Inn provides scholarships and bursaries for students and barristers under five years Call to spend time at the centre of International, European and Human Rights Law.

  • Johan Steyn Scholarship to the ICC.
  • Peter Duffy Scholarship and Nicolas Bratza Scholarship to the ECtHR.
  • JP Warner Scholarship to the CJEU.
  • EFTA Court Scholarship (open to members of all Inns).
  • Paul Heim Education Award.

You can read about some of our former scholars experiences on the news and media section of our website (please select the ‘International Scholarship Report‘ tag at the top of the page to filter by these reports).

The Inn also holds a number of European and Human Rights Law lectures throughout the year as well as annual visits to the ICC, ECtHR and the CJEU. Details of these events and visits can be found on the European Law Programme and the European Visits pages which include reports from some previous visits.

Applications to the International & European Scholarships have closed for 2023. They will reopen in January 2024.

Overseas Placement Fund

The Inn has an Overseas Placement Fund to assist Lincoln’s Inn junior barristers to undertake international Human Rights Law internships. Previous members been awarded the fund to undertake work supporting Syrian refugees in Greece, to work on death row cases in the USA and to carry out placements with the Women’s Legal Centre, Cape Town, South Africa.

An application form can be downloaded from this page. This must be returned via email to [email protected], along with a copy of the contract or letter of appointment confirming the placement and a legal CV. Applications must be received by the final Friday of each month.

Please make sure that you have confirmation of your placement before applying for funding. 

The Inn cannot fund the placements in full but can make a contribution.

Pegasus Scholarships

The Pegasus Scholarships are funded equally by all four Inns and administered by Inner Temple. As incoming Pegasus scholars, talented young lawyers from other countries will be able to gain work experience in a first class set of chambers for three months. As outgoing Pegasus scholars, junior English and Welsh barristers will be able to travel abroad, live and work in other common law jurisdictions and in the European Community.

For more information on the scholarships, please visit the Inner Temple website.