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Bar Scholarship 2021/22

The Bar Course Scholarship for September 2021/22 - Please note, applications for this scholarship are now closed

 Northumbria Law School is seeking to attract the highest calibre students to its Bar Courses.  Our aim is to enable highly capable and highly motivated students to enter the profession.

In furtherance of that aim, Northumbria Law School is pleased to offer five Bar Course Scholarships.  The winners of a Bar Course Scholarship will enjoy a full waiver of the fees for the Bar Course (terms and conditions apply, see below).

The Bar Course Scholarships are awarded on merit.  The application process is assessed via a written application form and successful candidates will then be invited to attend an interview.

Apply now.  The deadline for applications is 4pm on Friday 12 March 2021

To be eligible to apply for the Bar Course Scholarship for September 2021 you must:

  • be a Home, EU or International applicant
  • apply to study the Bar Course at Northumbria University, commencing in September 2021
  • meet the terms and conditions of your offer for the Bar Course
  • be a self-funded student
  • not have fees which are paid in full or in part through a sponsorship arrangement, i.e. employer funded


  • Students selected for the Bar Course Scholarship will no longer be eligible for any other postgraduate discounts
  • Sponsored students are not eligible for the Bar Course Scholarship
  • Students who are progressing form a partner institution where reduced fees have been agreed are not eligible for the Bar Course Scholarship
  • The Bar Course Scholarship is awarded as a full fee reduction and is not a cash sum
  • The reduction to the fees will be made following enrolment.
  • If you defer your place, the scholarship offer will be withdrawn
  • If you transfer to an ineligible course, your scholarship offer will be withdrawn
  • Northumbria University reserves the right to withdraw this scheme at any point
  • The University’s decision is final and cannot be challenged; there is no right of appeal

The Bar Course Scholarships are awarded on merit. The application process for a Scholarship takes the following form:

  • Round 1 – The written application: Applicants will complete an online application form, giving information about their academic achievements; reasons for wishing to undertake the Bar Course; relevant work and extra-curricular experience; and other relevant background information

Successful applicants in Round 1 will then proceed to Round 2 (please note that progression to Round 2 is no guarantee of an award).

  • Round 2 – The interview: Applicants will be interviewed by members of the Bar Course teaching team. The interview will be loosely based upon the sort of interview that applicants might expect to face when applying for pupillage.

Eligible courses:


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