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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


Every year Lincoln’s Inn provides scholarships and bursaries for students and junior barristers 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
  • EFTA Court Scholarship (open to members of all Inns)
  • Paul Heim Education Award

Further information on these Scholarships and Awards can be found in the International and European Scholarships and Awards booklet. Available for download from this page. You can also read about some of our former scholars experiences on the publication section of our website.

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.

Application Process

Applications for our European Scholarships are now closed.
Interviews will be held remotely on 01 and 04 April 2022.
We plan to re-open applications in January 2023.

Application Criteria

We accept applications from student members and members under five years call.

To participate fully in the placement, applicants need to demonstrate an understanding and genuine interest in the work of the court they are applying to.

The ICC Scholarship, Peter Duffy Scholarship, Nicolas Bratza Scholarship, and Paul Heim Education Award are only open to members of Lincoln’s Inn. The EFTA Court Scholarship is open to members of any of the Inns of Court.

You must be a national of a member state of the Council of Europe to be eligible for the Peter Duffy and Nicolas Bratza scholarships to the ECtHR; A full list of member states can be found here.

Overseas Placement Fund

The Inn has an Overseas Placement Fund to assist students and young barristers to undertake international legal placements, in particular human rights law internships. These have included visits to Greece to work with Syrian Refugees, working on death row cases in the USA and placements with the Women’s Legal Centre, Cape Town, South Africa.

Please submit an application form (see downloads on the right-hand side of this page) with a copy of the contract / letter of appointment to the Education Department. All applications submitted by the last Friday of every month will be reviewed on the following Monday, and you will hear from the Inn within five working days.

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, young English 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.