LLB Scholarships at the University of the Western Cape
Law Scholarships

The following Scholarships are available for third and/or fourth year study in Law at the University of Western Cape.

LLB Leigh Day Scholarship

Are you eligible?

To apply for this scholarship you must be:

  • A current second or third year LLB student at the University of the Western Cape.
  • be a national of, or have refugee status in, one of the following countries: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia
  • be normally resident in South Africa
  • In possession of good results for completed years of study, or be able to demonstrate improvement.

Please apply only if you are eligible and meet ALL of the above criteria.

What we offer:

Awards will be R40,000 per academic year.  Funding will be provided for up to a maximum of two years. We support both full and part-time study and will consider applications from those who wish to study by distance learning.

We also organise an annual conference for current scholars, and hold several smaller events throughout the year. Scholarship holders are expected to participate in these activities and to become part of and contribute to our network.

LLB Joel Joffe Scholarship
Joel Joffe LLB Scholarships for study at the University of the Western Cape in 2021

These scholarships are offered in memory of Joel Joffe, who was Nelson Mandela’s lawyer in the 1963/4 Rivonia Trial. He played a crucial role in the struggle for democracy in South Africa. The Trust continues to build on his legacy, inspiring others to do as much as possible to realise human rights and reduce poverty.

Are you eligible?

Applicants must be:

  • a national of, and normally resident in, South Africa
  • in possession of a strong academic record and extra-curricular involvement
  • a current undergraduate 3rd year student of Law at the University of the Western Cape.

Please apply only if you are eligible and meet ALL of the above criteria.

What we offer:

The Joel Joffe scholarship includes:

  • R40,000 towards the last year of your LLB study
  • a paid internship at Equal Education Law Centre or Legal Resources Centre after the completion of LLB study
  • an opportunity to enhance your academic and leadership skills through organised events

We support both full and part-time study and will consider applications from those who wish to study by distance learning.

We also organise an annual conference for current scholars, and hold several smaller events throughout the year. Scholarship holders are expected to participate in these activities and to become part of and contribute to our network.

How to apply

These scholarships will reopen for applications in September, 2020. 

 

Please see the guidelines for more information.

 

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