Fidelity Fund Bursary Program 2023- 2024

Fidelity Fund Bursaries are made available yearly by Fidelity and are intended for Law Students . The Fund is dedicated to aiding the education of legal practices within South Africa.  They also allocate funds for the following institutes:

  • LSSA – Law Society of South Africa
  • BLA – Black Lawyers Association
  • Law Faculties at South African Universities
  • Law Clinics at South African Universities

Their financial aid is used to fund legal education as well as development projects.  Candidates with a passion for law and justice are urged to apply for this bursary.

Fidelity Fund Bursaries Available

Candidates applying for a bursary must be considering these fields of study:

Candidates currently studying at an institute of higher learning can apply for one of the following fields of study:

  • BA Law
  • BComm Law
  • BJuris
  • BProc

Bursaries will only be awarded for a period of two years.

Fidelity Fund Bursaries Requirements

Candidates wishing to apply must have the following documentation and certified copies have to be attached to your completed application:

  • Candidates must be South African citizens
  • Candidates must have a valid ID book or card
  • Candidates must currently be studying at an accredited Institute of Higher Learning.

Candidates that are practicing attorney’s / candidate attorney’s need to read the following before applying as this will influence their bursary opportunities:

  • These bursaries are awarded to candidates studying at a South African University and intended to improve on the candidate’s professional qualifications at the time.
  • These bursaries are given by the Fund’s Board of Control’s Bursary Committee and for further study only.
  • Bursaries will only be for an amount of R7000 yearly and for a period of two years only.

Fidelity Fund Bursaries Application

Bursaries online application cannot be done but for additional information please feel free to visit their webpage and download the application.  Candidates interested in applying can also send a request for an application to Mr. Shawn Africa via one of the following means:

Fidelity Funds Contact Details:


Mr. Shawn Africa

Bursary Coordinator

Attorneys Fidelity Fund

5th floor

Waalburg Building

28 Wale Street

Cape Town



Mr. Shawn Africa

Bursary Coordinator

Attorneys Fidelity Fund

P.O. Box 3062

Cape Town


Contact details and fax:

Tel. No.: 021 424 4608 / 021 424 5351

Fax. No.: 021 423 4819


All candidates that are applying MUST post or hand deliver applications with all required documentation as any applications faxed or send by e-mail will not be considered.

Fidelity Fund Bursaries: Closing Date

The closing date for applications is usually around the middle of August each year, although candidates should ensure all needed documentation as well as the application is thoroughly completed, and ought to reach them ahead of the closing date.  Applications open again the beginning of each year and candidates are urged to visit their site for applications and more details.

If you feel the Law industry is where you want to be and you also want to work with like-minded individuals to make a difference, then apply for a bursary with Fidelity Fund.

4 thoughts on “Fidelity Fund Bursary Program 2023- 2024”

  1. currently a matriculant and have applied at various higher year im going to study law and id really apriaciate some funding because im a very hard working pupil but funding is the only thing standing in my way.thanks

  2. hi my name is Tshego and am in second year at the University of Pretori. I cannot seem to be able to download the application form….please help
    thank you

  3. I’m very passionate abt studying law , I want to do it so badly, and I believe what better way to change poverty at home while you doing something that you love… I love law…
    and I’m tired of struggling my whole life, I am my family’s last hope… please help. if I can just get a bursary I will continue working hard…


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