African Scholars Fund Bursary South Africa 2020 – 2021

  • African Scholars’ Fund
  • Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa
  • May 01, 2020
Grants - Awards - Bursaries Aerospace engineering Astronomy Biology Computer Science Chemical engineering Engineering Health Science Life Science Mathematics Medical Sciences Chemistry Civil engineering Physics Psychology Social Science Teaching/Academics Technology Veterinary medicine


Bursary awards will be granted to students within ALL fields of study, who pursue their studies at a FET College, N1 – N6 qualification and certain practical courses.


The bursary award will cover the cost of registration fees and course fees only. 


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):

  • South African citizen
  • 25 years of age or younger
  • Completed Grade 10 Science and Mathematics (minimum)
  • Currently studying or intend on studying on a full-time basis at an FET College,
  • Studying currently in college, much have achieved a minimum average of 50% for all exams and tests completed. 


Download and complete the African Scholars Fund Bursary Application Form (pdf).

The following documents must be submitted with your application form:

  • ID document (certified copy of)
  • Matric report/ certificate (certified copy of)
  • If in college: prior college exam statements of results
  • If in college: current class test results
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income (latest payslips/ pension receipts/ affidavit if unemployed/ death certificate if deceased)
  • Motivational letter about why you deserve the bursary and your household circumstances (in applicants handwriting)
  • Stamped and self-addressed envelope

Complete application forms and documents must be submitted via post to:
PO Box 294

(No faxed or emailed applications will be considered). 


First semester: 31 October 2020.
Second semester: 31 May 2020.

First trimester: 31 October 2020.
Second trimester: 31 March 2020.
Third trimester: 31 July 2020.

(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.) 


For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact African Scholars’ Fund directly:
Contact Person: Asanda Gigaba (TVET Bursary Manager)
Tel: 021 689 9094/ 021 689 9431
Fax: 021 689 9240

Experience level of the applicant we want

Some work experience, Graduate, Undergraduate, College / Sixth form, High School