COMBAR/Oxford University Scholarship

COMBAR (the Commercial Bar Association) and the Oxford University Faculty of Law are pleased to announce the availability of two full scholarships (covering fees and maintenance), for BCL students of black and mixed black ethnicity who have a serious intent to pursue careers at the commercial bar of England and Wales.

The two scholarships are to the value of £50,000 each and so will cover not just the tuition fees, but also enable the students to meet their accommodation and living expenses for their year of study. COMBAR will also offer the students the opportunity to join their new mentoring scheme to assist with the process of applying to and thriving at the Commercial Bar.

The scholarships will be available to those who demonstrate exceptional academic merit or potential, who are ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom, and who indicate a serious interest in commencing a career at the commercial bar following completion of their studies.  They will be awarded on the basis of financial need.

There is no separate scholarship application process. The applicants need to submit an application to study on the BCL by the deadline for applications. Based on the information supplied in the application, applicants will be automatically considered for scholarships where they meet the eligibility criteria set out above.

You can find out more information on the BCL, including what the course covers and the entry requirements here:

Further information on the Scholarship can be found here: