Joel Joffe LLB scholarships For African Students | Get Educated For Free In Kenya/SA

These scholarships are offered in memory of Joel Joffe, who was Nelson Mandela’s lawyer in the 1963/4 Rivonia Trial. He played a crucial role in the struggle for democracy in South Africa. The Trust continues to build on his legacy, inspiring others to do as much as possible to realise human rights and reduce poverty.

Canon Collins Trust invites applications from current 3rd year students (going into their 4th year in 2024) studying for an LLB at the University of the Western Cape or the University of Fort Hare. We will provide funding of R40,000 towards the last year of your LLB studies, an opportunity to enhance your academic and leadership skills through organised events and a paid internship at a public interest law firm for approximately five months after your graduation. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to complete their internship at either the Equal Education Law Centre or the Legal Resources Centre.

About Canon Collins

The Educational Trust for southern Africa was founded in 1981 by the British Defence and Aid Fund for Southern Africa (BDAF), principally by Ethel de Keyser, director of BDAF and Canon John Collins, the founder of BDAF. After the passing of Canon Collins, the Trust was renamed the Canon Collins Educational Trust for southern Africa.

Benefits of Joel Joffe LLB scholarships

The Joel Joffe scholarship includes:

  • R40,000 towards the last year of your LLB study
  • A paid internship at Equal Education Law Centre or Legal Resources Centre after the completion of LLB study
  • An opportunity to enhance your academic and leadership skills through organised events.

Requirements for Joel Joffe LLB scholarships Qualification

Applicants must be:

  • A national of, and normally resident in, South Africa
  • In possession of a strong academic record and extra-curricular involvement
  • A current undergraduate 3rd year student of Law at the University of .

Please apply only if you are eligible and meet ALL of the above criteria.

How To Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Canon Collins on to apply

The deadline for applications is at 15:00 GMT on 9 October 2023. Late applications will not be considered.

Please do not email us to ask about the outcome of your application. All notifications will be by email so please make sure you provide an accurate email address.

For more details, visit Canon Collins Trust website on

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