Canon Collins Leigh Day Scholarships 2023 for study at the University of Fort Hare & the University of the Western Cape

Deadline: 26 September 2022

Deadline: 26 September 2022

Apply now for the Canon Collins Leigh Day Scholarships 2023. A scholarship generously supported by Leigh Day & Co, a London law firm specialising in personal injury and human rights law.

Law and human rights have long been within our priority areas for awarding scholarships. By investing in future members of South Africa’s legal profession we hope to support a new generation of leaders to develop legal systems which are just and equitable.

Canon Collins Trust invites applications from current 2nd and 3rd year students (going into their 3rd and 4th year in 2022) studying for an LLB at the University of Fort Hare and the University of the Western Cape. We will provide funding for maximum of two years.

This Canon Collins Leigh Day Scholarships 2023 award will be paid into your student account, so initially it will go towards the cost of your fees, and any remaining funds can be used for accommodation, books, or other purposes relevant to your studies.

  • 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.
  • They 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.


To apply for this scholarship you must be:

  • A current second or third year LLB student at the University of Fort Hare or the University of the Western Cape.
  • A national of, or have refugee status in, one of the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  • In possession of a strong academic record and extra-curricular involvement.
  • A 2nd or 3rd year undergraduate of Law student at the University of Fort Hare or the University of the Western Cape.
  • The deadline for applications is at 15:00 GMT on 26th September 2022. Late applications will not be considered.
  • All notifications will be by email so please make sure you provide an accurate email address.
  • They will interview shortlisted applicants in November. We will let you know the outcome of your application in November 2022.

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