Bowmans Bursary South Africa

About Bowmans

Bowmans is a Pan-African law firm with six offices in four African countries and more than 400 lawyers. The firm provides specialist legal services, both domestic and international, in the fields of corporate law, banking and finance law and dispute resolution. Its clients include corporates, multinationals and state-owned enterprises within various industry sectors, financial institutions and governments.

Bowmans Bursaries

Bowmans awards full bursaries each year to help qualified students to pursue their studies in law. The bursary is open for students studying towards B.Com Law, BA Law, or LLB.

Applicants are selected based on academic merit and proven financial need. Applications for the succeeding academic year start in August every year.

As additional qualifications, applicants should possess a high level of academic achievement and commercial awareness as well as a passion for the law. This is in line with the firm’s objective of maintaining excellence and high-quality service delivery.

Bowmans Bursary

Bursary Requirements and Eligibility

  • A South African citizen
  • Completed Matric or be currently in Matric
  • Studying or intend on studying towards a Law qualification
  • Studying or registered to study at a recognized university in South Africa
  • Achieve a minimum overall average of 70% for your current year of study
  • Must have an excellent academic performance
  • Must have proven financial need
  • Must be passionate about Law
  • A team player
  • Preference will be given to students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds


How to Apply and Application Details

Applications must be submitted online by following this link: Bowmans Bursary Application.

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your online application:

  • A certified copy of your ID document
  • Certified copies of your Grade 11 final results AND Matric latest results, if currently in Matric.
  • A certified copy of your matric certificate, if completed Matric
  • A certified copy of your full university transcript, if currently studying
  • Motivational letter explaining why you deserve to be awarded the bursary (learn more about how to write a motivational letter for a bursary)
  • Parents/guardians’ proof of household income (latest payslips if employed: certified copies, affidavit if unemployed, proof of pension or SASSA grant, if applicable)

All applications must be submitted online according to the appropriate method mentioned above. None will be accepted manually. Leaply will send a confirmation receipt of the application.

Opening & Closing Date

Currently closed for application. Please check back later for this bursary’s updated opening and closing date.

Contact Details

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact Bowmans directly:
Contact page:

Cape Town
Address: 22 Bree Street Cape Town
Post: PO Box 248 Cape Town 8000 South Africa
Tel: +27 21 480 7800
Fax: +27 21 480 3200

Address: 1st Floor, Compendium House 5 The Crescent, Westway Office Park Harry Gwala Road, Westville Durban
Post: PO Box 2793 Westway Office Park Durban 3635 South Africa
Tel: +27 31 265 0651
Fax: +27 86 604 6318

Address: 11 Alice Lane Sandton Johannesburg
Post: PO Box 785812 Sandton 2146 South Africa
Tel: +27 11 669 9000
Fax: +27 11 669 9001

Please do not send any questions after the closing date. View our other bursaries/scholarships open for application here:

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    I am currently studying towards the LLB degree with the University of South Africa (UNISA) and I am on my first year. I have just finished writing my 2nd semester examinations. I need help with bursary to continue with my studies the following year (2021), and possibly until to the end of my undergraduate degree.
    I am looking forward to your assistance.
    Thank you.

  2. Sharon Ofentse Rangwanasha says:

    My name is Sharon I will like to apply for a bursary in b. Com law

  3. Hello my name is koketo i would like to sudy LLB but idnt hv money an ineed of bursary

  4. Palesa Motoko says:

    I am currently doing my Grade 12 and I would like to further my studies the following year (2020). I live in an orphanage: SOS Children’s Village Rustenburg. I really need your assistance.

    Palesa Motoko

    1. What kind of assistance do you need from us?

      1. Palesa Motoko says:

        I need financial assistance in furthering my studies next year

        1. Please apply for available bursaries listed on our website to get the chance to get funding for your studies. Please note that “All Bursaries SA” doesn’t grant any bursaries. It only provides information on available bursaries that are open for application.

  5. Lehlohonolo mokhele says:

    I’m interested in doing bcom law whereby I’ll be able to become a lawyer and also active in business

  6. Thumbs up to all companies that help the poor to further theie studies through bursaries & more

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