LegalWise Bursary 2023/2024 | How to Apply

LegalWise Bursary Application 2023/2024, See How to apply for LegalWise leadership program 2023/2024 here, requirements, eligibility, and application closing date 2023/2024.

bursary is a monetary award made by any educational institution or funding authority to individuals or groups. It is usually awarded to enable a student to attend school, university, or college when they might not be able to, otherwise. Some awards are aimed at encouraging specific groups or individuals into the study.

LegalWise Bursary Application Details 2023/2024 | How to Apply

LegalWise: Student Bursaries 2023

LegalWise is invited applications for the 2023 academic year. The LegalWise Member Bursary Programme 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:

Bursaries will be awarded to students currently pursuing studies towards any of the following degree qualifications:

  • BA (Law)
  • BCom (Law)
  • LLB
  • BCom (Accounting)
  • BCom (Human Resource Management)
  • BCom (Industrial Psychology)
  • BCom (Management)

Please note:

  • Bursaries are awarded based on academic performance throughout the year and submitting results and accounts to the Bursary Administrator on time.
  • Bursaries are renewable each year based on 3 factors: compliance with Bursary Agreement T&Cs, satisfactory academic performance, and completion of vacation work.
  • Bursary recipients will be required to complete their studies within the minimum allocated a 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).
  • Students who are studying towards one of the BCom degrees (in Accounting, Human Resource Management, Industrial Psychology, or Management), 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.
  • Once students have graduated, they must complete their in-house service obligation – the duration of the service contract is 6 months of paid service for each year of bursary funding received.
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  • 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 aforementioned degree qualifications (part-time, distance or correspondence students will NOT be funded)
  • You must be in your 1st or later year of study
  • You must be registered and studying at one of the following tertiary institutes:
    1. University of Johannesburg
    2. University of Witwatersrand (WITS)
    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 the “C” symbol for the previous year of study
  • You must be fluent in English and at least 1 other South African official language (able to speak, read and write)
  • You must possess the following qualities: a positive attitude, determination, commitment, ability 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.

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