HCI Foundation Bursary Programme

Closing Date:

Bursary Details

HCI Foundation bursaries are primarily for students who will be in their 1st year of study in 2022

The 2022 bursary application process opens on 15 September 2021 and closes on 15 November 2021.
HCI Foundation bursaries are primarily for our current bursary recipients who will be returning to university in 2022, and new applicants at Honours and Post-graduate Diploma level at the institutions listed below. and our current bursary recipients. Applications for other years of study will only be considered if we have spaces available.

The HCI Foundation Bursary Programme provides financial assistance to academically deserving and financially needy students, pursuing an undergraduate degree up to Honours level in any field of study, at a public university or university of technology in South Africa. 

Applications for other years of study will only be considered if we have spaces available.

 

Candidate Requirements

The 2022 bursary application process opens on 15 September 2021 and closes on 15 November 2021.

HCI Foundation bursaries are primarily for our current bursary recipients who will be returning to university in 2022, and new applicants at Honours and Post-graduate Diploma level at the institutions listed below.

Our application form is online, please select Next at the bottom of this page.

In previous years, hard copy application forms were available. For the 2022 application process, all applications should be made online only. No hardcopy application forms will be available. Please note that this application form cannot be downloaded; therefore, you are advised to reserve sufficient time to complete the application online. However, you can start, stop, save and continue your application throughout the application process.

What you need to apply

  • You must have a working email address
  • You must have a working cell phone number
  • You must have a student number if you are applying for your second year of study or higher
  • You must have proof of the exact amount of your parents’ or guardians’ monthly income

What does the bursary cover?

The HCI Foundation bursary is a partial bursary that covers 75% of a student’s tuition fees up to R38 000 per annum. We do not give allowances for living expenses, books, residence, meals or transport (except in special circumstances).

**Please note that we do not pay for repeat years of study or repeat modules.

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How to Apply

Applications are open to South African citizens, refugees and asylum seekers who fulfil the following criteria:

  • Current HCI Foundation bursary recipients who are continuing their undergraduate studies in 2022 at a public university or university of technology in South Africa.
  • 2022 Honours and Post-graduate Diploma students at the institutions listed below.
  • The gross family income should be less than R38 000 per month.
  • Age 35 years or under on 15 November 2022

NB: We do not fund part-time, distance learning or students studying at TVET colleges.

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Field of Study: Any Field of Study


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