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External bursaries and scholarships

External bursaries and scholarships are offered by off-campus organisations such as companies, NGOs, government departments, and SETAs. Students must apply to these organisations directly.

The Financial Aid Office has compiled a list of donors who provide financial aid to applicants who meet certain criteria.

Where else to look for bursaries and scholarships

  • Employers of parents, friends, family
  • Religious organisations
  • Clubs, societies
  • Your local municipality
  • The institute or council of a specific career field
  • Your local newspaper, magazines, the local library
  • Career websites

How to apply for a bursary

  • Write a short letter to ask for application forms for all the bursaries that you think you are eligible for.
  • Apply early, well before the closing date - applications are not accepted after the closing date.
  • Apply only for those bursaries you are eligible for.
  • Apply for as many bursaries as possible.
  • Only accept one bursary unless the organisation says you may apply for others.
  • Be prepared for disappointment - you may not be successful the first time or the second time.
  • Try to make another plan in case you do not get a bursary.
  • A neat, accurate and honest application makes a good impression.

When you fill in your application form

  • Answer all the questions.
  • Complete the form neatly in print.
  • Use black or blue ink only.
  • Keep the form clean and in good condition.
  • Carefully check the form for mistakes.
  • Be completely accurate.
  • Be completely honest.
  • Include a certified copy of your most recent examination results signed by a Commissioner of Oaths, usually found at the local Post Office or Police Station.
  • Ensure you attach all the supporting documents requested by the organisation