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LegalWise – Bursary 2022 / 2023

Closing Date: 30 August 2022

LegalWise: Bursaries 2023

The bursary aims to assist students, both financially and with mentorship support, and thereby enable them to further their studies in fields which LegalWise has a need to recruit.

Fields of study:

The bursary is open to LegalWise Members or children of Members, for studies towards the following qualifications:

  • Accounting (BCom)
  • Law (BA / BCom / LLB)
  • Human Resource Management (BCom)
  • Industrial Psychology (BCom)
  • Information Science (BIS)
  • Informatics (BCom / BSc)
  • Management (BCom)


  • You must be a LegalWise Member or a child of a LegalWise Member (biological, adopted or under legal guardianship)
  • The LegalWise Member must be fully paid up for a minimum of 2 years before application and must remain a Member for the entire duration of the bursary
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must be studying full-time towards one of the qualifications listed above (part-time, distance or correspondence students will NOT be funded)
  • You must be entering your second or higher year of study in 2023 (1st year students will NOT be funded)
  • You must be studying at one of these approved tertiary institutes:
  1. University of Johannesburg
  2. University of Witwatersrand
  3. University of Pretoria
  4. University of Cape Town
  5. University of the Western Cape
  6. University of Stellenbosch
  7. University of KwaZulu-Natal
  8. University of Limpopo
  9. University of Fort Hare
  10. University of the Free State
  11. Rhodes University
  12. North-West University (Mafikeng or Potchefstroom campus)
  13. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 60% or “C” symbol for the previous year of study
  • You must be fluent in English and at least one other South African official language (able to speak, read and write)
  • You must possess the following qualities: a positive attitude, determination, commitment, able to work in a team, show initiative, good communication skills and good interpersonal skills

The bursary will provide partial cover for study-related expenses, including the following: annual registration fees tuition fees (capped at R40 000 per year). The bursary will NOT cover any outstanding student debt or failed subjects.

Bursary recipients will be required to complete their studies within the minimum allocated number of years, as specified by the University.

Bursary recipients will be required to take part in paid vacation work at LegalWise Branch close to them, for 5 weeks per year (2 weeks during the June/ July holidays and 3 weeks during the December holidays).

NB. Students who are studying towards a BCom degree (Accounting, Human Resource Management, Industrial Psychology or Management), Informatics and Information Science, will be required to take part in paid vacation work and service obligation at the LegalWise Roodepoort branch. Students will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation if they are not residing in the area.

How to Apply

Download Bursary Application Form

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documents along with your completed application form:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Passport sized colour photo (attached to the application form
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Most recent tertiary academic transcript, including 2022 June exam results (certified copy)
  • Proof of university registration for one of the approved degrees (on university letterhead)
  • Latest student account (on university letterhead)
  • Motivational letter about yourself and why you should be awarded the bursary (maximum 750 words)
  • Letter of recommendation by a parent, legal guardian or friend (optional)
  • Proof of LegalWise Membership (copy of Membership number or card)
  • ID document of LegalWise Member (certified copy)
  • Proof of relation to LegalWise Member:
    1. copy of Membership card, if you are the LegalWise Member
    2. birth certificate, if biological child of a LegalWise Member
    3. court ordered guardianship, if a adopted child or under legal guardianship of a LegalWise Member
    4. marriage certificate, if married to a LegalWise Member
  • Parent/ guardian/ spouse proof of income:
    1. latest financial statements or a sworn affidavit, if self-employed
    2. copy of latest payslip, if employed
    3. sworn affidavit, if unemployed
    4. payslip from legal guardian, if residing with legal guardian while your parents are still alive
    5. SASSA grant slip, if applicable
    6. death certificate, if deceased

Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:

Via Email to: helenf@legalwise.co.za


Via Fax: 011 670 4557


Post to:
External Bursary Department
C/O LegalWise
P O Box 1524


Hand delivered to: your closest LegalWise branch (find your nearest LegalWise branch here)

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