Legal, Law and LLB Bursaries in South Africa

The bursary application details listed here are for organisations that offer Law, LLB or other Legal bursaries for study at a South African institution of higher learning.  This information is not restricted only to the year 2016 but can be used even for future years.

Legal Wise Law Bursary


The Legal Wise Bursary covers law qualifications including Paralegal Studies. We expect the application process for 2014 to open in June. As such currently there are no application forms available for 2014. If how every you would like more information on the Legal wise Law Bursary or to request an application form once the application process opens please write to:

External Bursary Department

c/o LegalWise

P O Box 1524


1709 or send email to

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Bursary

Are you a registered LLB student at an accredited South African University?

Do you meet the following criteria?

To be considered for a bursary an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a citizen or a permanent resident of South Africa;
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student at a South African university for the LLB degree and
  • Complete the prescribed application form and submit all supporting documentation before the deadline.

Each application for a bursary is considered on its own merit taking into account the financial merit of the application as well as the following factors:

  • academic performance and
  • proven excellence in any other field.


The Webber Wentzel Law Scholarship

As part of Webber Wentzel Corporate Social Investment (CSI) Programme, Webber Wentzel offers ten scholarships of ZAR 30,000 each to dedicated South African law students.

The scholarship is expected to cover tuition and housing fees and the costs of textbooks.

Students must be South African citizens and registered for their penultimate year of study towards an LLB degree.

Academic excellence is the primary criterion that will be taken into account in awarding scholarships.

Other factors that may be considered in appropriate cases include:

  • previously disadvantaged backgrounds; and
  • the ability to demonstrate financial need.

If an applicant is successful, the scholarship will be re-awarded for his or her final year of study provided his or her conduct remains satisfactory and that he or she passes all subjects with an acceptable mark in the minimum prescribed period.

Recipients of scholarships are people who we believe have the potential to become successful Webber Wentzel lawyers, and will be required to participate in vacation work programmes.

Webber Wentzel will consider employing scholarship recipients as candidate attorneys when they graduate, depending on their academic achievements and the existence of suitable vacancies. Scholarship recipients who are offered employment by Webber Wentzel are obliged to accept on terms no less favourable than the terms offered to all other first-year candidate attorneys employed by the firm in that year.

List of required documents and application form

Please click here to download an application form. Each applicant should ensure that the following documents are included:

  • detailed curriculum vitae
  • academic transcripts of any undergraduate qualification (and any other relevant qualifications)
  • academic transcripts of LLB degree courses up to and including November in the last completed year of study
  • matric certificate
  • letter of motivation

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Where to send completed scholarship application forms

If you have access to the internet, please email your application to and use the email title “Application for Scholarship”. Alternatively, please send it to Webber Wentzel’s Human Resources Department in Johannesburg:

By hand: Webber Wentzel, 10 Fricker Road, Illovo Boulevard, Johannesburg
By post: Webber Wentzel, PO Box 61771, Marshalltown, 2107, South Africa

If you have any queries, please contact Marisca du Toit, our Graduate Recruitment Manager, on +27 11 530 5000.

Closing Date: 21 January 2014

Attorneys Fidelity Fund Law Bursary

The Attorneys Fidelity Fund bursary can only be awarded for a period up to two years at a university in the Republic of South Africa. The minimum requirements for the bursary are that the applicant must be at least in their first semester of their second year of study towards either a BA (Law), B Comm (Law), B Iuris or B Proc degree or a similar qualification or proof of successful completion of the first two years of the revised 4-year LLB curriculum.

This bursary is not yet open for 2014 applications, however you may click here to get more information.

UJ Faculty of Law Bursaries

  • Only undergraduate candidates from 2nd year of study for LLB, BA (Law), and/or BCom degrees.
  • Financially needy and meritorious full-time students.
  • Bursaries are valid for one year only and candidates must apply each year for renewal.

Please make written requests for information or bursary application forms before 31 August:

Written requests:

Law Faculty

University of Johannesburg

P O Box 524

Auckland Park


Fasken Martineau LLB Bursary

Formerly called Bell Dewar, Fasken Martineau is offering a full scholarship to penultimate year (3rd year) and final year LLB students. The recipient will be required to participate in vacation work programmes offered to him/her by Fasken Martineau.

This is not a comprensive list of all law/LLB bursaries in South Africa. We will keep adding. The Bursary Bin

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