Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund (LPFF) Bursaries 2025

Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund (LPFF) invites South African students to submit applications for the Bursary Programme for the academic year 2025.

Bursary application closing date: 15 August 2024

Bursaries will be awarded for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Law studies.

Undergraduate students will receive funding for the final 2 years of of their LLB studies. Students who are in their 2nd year of study will receive funding for their 3rd and 4th year of study, while students who are in their 3rd year of study will receive funding for their final year of study.

Postgraduate students must be practising attorneys or candidate attorneys, who wish to to enhance professional standards.

The bursary coverage amount will be determined by the Fund, to an amount approved annually by the Minister of Justice. The grant will be applied towards the recipients tuition fees.

All applicants will receive acknowledgement of their application in writing. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of the application soon after the bursary closing date.

Successful bursary recipients must accept or decline the bursary within 6 months after receiving their bursary award letter.

Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
Undergraduate students:

  • You must be a South African citizen or a South African permanent resident
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must have 2 or less years left to complete your LLB qualification
  • You must be studying at a recognised and accredited University in South Africa
  • You must be read and agree to the rules of the bursary (listed on page 8 and 9 of the application form)
  • Preference will be given to students in great financial need and students with a strong academic record

Postgraduate students:

  • You must be a South African citizen OR a South African permanent resident
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must have completed a suitable undergraduate qualification (BA (Law), B Comm (Law), B Iuris or B Proc degree or a similar qualification or a revised 4-year LLB curriculum)
  • You must be a practising attorney or a candidate attorney
  • You must be studying at a recognised and accredited University in South Africa
  • You must be read and agree to the rules of the bursary (listed on page 7 and 8 of the application form)

How to apply

Download and complete the relevant application form:

Undergraduate students: LPFF Bursary Application Form 2025/2026 (.pdf)

Postgraduate students: LPFF Bursary Application Form 2025/2026 (.pdf)

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
Undergraduate students:

  • Passport sized Photograph (to be attached to the application form)
  • South Africa ID document OR South African permanent residence (certified copy)
  • Academic record official transcript, including results for semester 1 (on institutes letterhead)
  • Testimonial by the Dean of your Faculty of Law (must refer to your academic record, and if in serious financial need, testify as to your ability to complete the LLB degree within the prescribed period)

Postgraduate students:

  • Passport sized Photograph (to be attached to the application form)
  • South Africa ID document OR South African permanent residence (certified copy)
  • Academic record official transcript, including results for semester 1 (on institutes letterhead)
  • Completed degree and complete academic record (on institutes letterhead)
  • Salary advice slip
  • Testimonial by the Dean of your Faculty of Law (must refer to your academic record, and if in serious financial need, testify as to your ability to complete the LLB degree within the prescribed period)
  • Full details of any other bursary, grant or financial assistance you have received

Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
– Post:
Bursary Coordinator
Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund
P O Box 3062
Cape Town
8000

– Hand deliver:
Mr Shawn Africa
Bursary Co-ordinator
Attorneys Fidelity Fund
5th Floor Waalburg Building
28 Wale Street
Cape Town
8000

Note: applications received via email or fax will NOT be accepted.

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