Application Deadline: Monday 4th October 2021.

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.

This scholarship is generously supported by Leigh Day & Co, a London law firm specialising in personal injury and human rights law. 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. Canon Collins Trust will provide funding for maximum of two years.


– Awards in 2022 will be R40,000, per academic year.
This 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.

Eligibility Requirements

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.


  • Awards will be R40,000 per academic year.  
  • Funding will be provided for up to a maximum of two years.
  • Canon Collins Trust support both full and part-time study and will consider applications from those who wish to study by distance learning.

How to apply

  • The scholarship is now open.
  • The deadline for applications is at 15:00 GMT on Monday 4th October 2021.
  • Late applications will not be considered.

Study the application guidelines here.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Canon Collins Trust 2022 Leigh Day LLB scholarship

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