Bursaries

Applications for 2020 bursaries are closed.
Applications for 2021 bursaries open June – 1 September 2020.

Cliffe Dekker
Hofmeyr Bursary

We value hard work, commitment and excellence. In the circumstances, we award a number of bursaries to law students. Bursaries are awarded on an annual basis.

Applications for bursaries close on 1 September each year (in respect of bursaries for the following/next academic year).

Criteria:
To be considered for a bursary, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • be a citizen or permanent resident of South Africa;
  • be enrolled as a full-time student at a South African university for the LLB degree (at undergraduate or postgraduate level)

The Mills Memorial Bursary

The Tim Mills Memorial Bursary for LLM studies was established in 2013 in memory of Tim Mills, a former director of Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. Tim passed away on 24 May 2012. He was an exceptional employment lawyer but it was his incredibly generous spirit and irrepressibly good nature that endeared him most to colleagues, clients and the broader Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr family.

The Tim Mills Memorial Bursary is awarded to candidates intending to register for any LLM degree at a South African university. The bursary will cover university/tuition fees only up to a maximum total amount of R25 000 per student for the duration of his/her studies. This bursary may be awarded on an annual basis. The bursarycommittee reserves the right not to award this bursary in any particular year.

To be considered for a bursary, an applicant must meet the following criteria:

  • be a citizen or permanent resident of South Africa;
  • be enrolled as a full-time student at a South African university for the LLB degree

Each application for a bursary is considered on its own merit taking into account the financial merit of the application as well as the following factors:

  • Academic excellence

    Academic excellence

  • Proven excellence in any other field

    Proven excellence in any other field

  • Financial need

    Financial need

The following conditions apply to this bursary: The successful candidate will be required to:

  • provide updated academic results and progress reports if and when required;

    provide updated academic results and progress reports if and when required;

  • attend one of the Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr vacation programmes for law students if invited to do so.

    attend one of the Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr vacation programmes for law students if invited to do so.

  • agree to a right of right of first refusal with regard to Practical Vocational Training

    agree to a right of right of first refusal with regard to Practical Vocational Training

Apply for a bursary

Submit your application here. If you have any questions please contact us at apply4lawJHB@cdhlegal.com or apply4lawCPT@cdhlegal.com