Law Faculty - Scholarship and funding opportunities

22 May 2018 - 10:30

The Faculty holds a number of named and other scholarships in support of student fees. In particular, the Faculty offers scholarships to support black South African undergraduate students who would not otherwise be able to fund their studies. These scholarships vary in name, amount, application process, and renewability.  The links below will assist you in determining whether you are eligible to apply for an undergraduate or postgraduate Law Scholarship.  Applications are competitive and decisions are made primarily on academic achievement.


Undergraduate students applying for Law Faculty scholarships must first ensure that they have applied for funding through UCT's Student Financial Aid office. 

The reason for this is that most of our scholarships are awarded firstly on academic merit, and secondly on the basis of the need for financial support for fees.  Working through the Student Financial Aid office ensures that the Faculty is accurately able to determine an applicant's financial status. This greatly assists the Faculty in identifying candidates for consideration who meet all the criteria.

The scholarships listed below can be applied for by 10th January 2019 for the 2019 academic year, by emailing Gaby Ritchie at the Law Faculty. All applications must include an official transcript or matric certificate:

  1. The Excellence in Law Scholarship
  2. The Abe Swersky Scholarship (for Law students going into 2nd year)

The Attorneys Fidelity Fund (AFF) also offers bursaries to students either entering the graduate LLB programme, with a Law undergraduate degree, or students going into their third year of a 4-year LLB. This bursary is available for a maximum of two years.  To apply, call the AFF directly on 021 424 4608 or email them for more information.  THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR AFF BURSARIES IS 15 AUGUST EACH YEAR.


Sir William Solomon Scholarships 2018

Wilfred Kramer Law Grants and Scholarships 2018

Law Endowment Postgraduate Scholarships

Scholarship Application Form 2018

UCT Law Scholarship Testimonial Template 2018

Should you wish to submit a POSTGRADUATE scholarship application, please note:

  1. The documentation to be submitted must include a formal confirmation of the applicant’s GPA for all previous degrees. Where a student has completed a previous qualification, whether at UCT or at a different institution, the applicant has the responsibility to source this information.
  2. The second round of applications for 2018 closed on 15 JUNE 2018.
  3. No late applications are considered.
  4. The UCT Law Scholarships template must be submitted to your referees. The referees must email the completed form directly to Maurice Jacobs
  5. The outcome of applications will become known by 20 August 2018.