ASSET Bursary 2023

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Bursary Details

The Bursary Programme was established in 1972 under the auspices of the South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) Western Cape Region.

ASSET took over the programme in 2003 and the on-going generosity of donors has ensured that the bursary programme continues, and it has been supporting approximately 500 students annually.

Applications close on the 30th of September of each year and are accepted from the 1st of July.

Candidate Requirements

Only South African citizens who are resident in the Western Cape are eligible.
Students who are in Grade 12 and intend studying for a first degree, diploma or higher certificate are eligible.
You must meet the entry requirements for your chosen field of study.



Bursary Enquiries

For more information visit the ASSET BURSARY PAGE

Conditions of Bursary

  • Postage may be used if applicants live on the outskirts of the Cape Town Metropolitan.
  • Returning students need to re-apply each year to be considered for a renewal of a bursary. Terms and Conditions apply.

The Bursary Selection Committee meets once a year, mid-February. It comprises of an ASSET Board member who acts as Chair; two other board members that include the executive director; the bursary administrator and the financial aid representatives of the higher education institutions.

Bursary Inclusion

Awards are made by a Selection Committee meeting in late January and are based on merit and financial need. Where funds are limited priority is given to students who are financially needy and who are from less advantaged communities.
Awards are variable and cover a percentage of the cost of tuition, registration and books.
ASSET bursaries are not repayable.
Bursary funds are paid directly to tertiary institutions.

How to Apply

Application forms can be downloaded from the website or can be physically collected from the ASSET Offices. Please take time  to carefully read the first page of the application form before you complete it.

Terms and conditions apply for selection, see stated selection criteria terms of reference.

Completely filled-in forms with ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS can be returned before the deadline:

  • PHYSICALLY to the ASSET offices.
  • Be emailed back to
  • Be uploaded on the website.
Field of Study: Any Field of Study


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