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Stellenbosch University: EP Bradlow Bursary 2022

Stellenbosch University invites qualifying student to apply for EP Bradlow Bursary Programme 2022 academic year.

Bursary Application Closing Date: 30 September 2021

The University of Stellenbosch, Faculty of Law, is inviting postgraduate Law students to apply for the EP Bradlow Human Rights LLM Research Bursary, for the 2022 academic year.

The bursary will cover studies towards an LLM degree by research thesis at the Stellenbosch University in human rights law.

Bursary recipients will conduct their thesis under the supervision of Prof Sandra Liebenberg, H.F. Oppenheimer Professor of Human Rights Law at University of Stellenbosch. Bursary holders will be required to acknowledge the support of the Bradlow’s Foundation in their LLM thesis, as well as submit a copy of the thesis to the Foundation.

Recipients will be included in the postgraduate group, under the auspices of the HF Oppenheimer Chair in Human Rights Law, where they will be required to partake in group activities and support to the Chair in furthering its objectives.

The value of the bursary is a minimum of R185 000 per year (for a 2 year period). The bursary will be paid one the student has registered for LLM studies at the University of Stellenbosch. Read about the registration process here.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must be a South African resident
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must have completed an LLB degree OR will have completed an LLB degree by the beginning of 2022
  • You must intend on studying towards an LLM degree by research thesis at the University of Stellenbosch in human rights law, in 2022
  • You must be willing to reside in Stellenbosch for the entire duration of the LLM degree (which must be completed within 2 years)
  • You must abide by the conditions applicable to a research LLM degree at the University of Stellenbosch, Faculty of Law

How to apply

Students who meet all of the eligibility criteria, can apply by submitting clear copies of the following documentation (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Full academic record to date, including 2021 first semester results (certified copy)
  • Covering letter, stating the following: you are applying for the Bradlow’s Foundation LLM Research Bursary, you accept the bursary conditions, your motivation for your application, the details of your interest and details of your involvement in human rights
  • Details Curriculum Vitae, including: contact details and names of 2 contactable references
  • Testimonial from a lecturer who taught you in your LLB degree studies
  • Brief description of: your proposed LLM thesis, motivation for its general relevance and significance to human rights research (maximum 2000 words)

Note: there is no application form to be completed – students need only submit the above documents to apply.

Applications may be submitted in one of the following ways:
– Email to Ms Khanyile: skhanyile@sun.ac.za

– Posted to:
Dept. of Public Law
Faculty of Law
University of Stellenbosch
Private Bag X1

– Delivery to:
Ms S Khanyile
Secretary: Department of Public Law
Faculty of Law
Old Main Building
Cnr: Ryneveld and Victoria Street
Stellenbosch 7602

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