Modern demographic shifts include changes in the way individuals earn higher education degrees. The traditional scholastic progression has students finishing high school around age 18, and then continuing directly to degree programs. Today, growing numbers of higher education students are earning degrees later in life.
Higher Education students of all ages depend on valuable financial aid to tackle tuition costs and other expenses associated with higher education. Adults returning to higher education face unique obstacles in the financial aid arena.
Most scholarship opportunities are specifically designated for graduating high school learners.
A large number of scholarships require students to be enrolled full-time in order to qualify. Because they are established in the workforce, many adult learners only attend classes on a part-time basis.
Many adult students work full-time, so their incomes disqualify them from scholarships. As a result, adult higher education students are expected to rely heavily on student loans to pay for tuition and other expenses.
These scholarships are made available to new students who enrol for a Bachelors qualification (Not applicable to Higher Certificates)
Successful candidates will be informed by 22 January 2021. As we strive to provide feedback to all applicants, please note that if you do not get formal feedback by 31 January 2021 your application is unsuccessful.
- Applications for scholarships are considered only from South African citizens or with Permanent Residence who intend to study part time towards qualifications, as specified, on offer at any of the Pearson Institute campuses.
- The applicant must meet the minimum entrance requirements for the
specific qualification he or she wishes to study for and must have obtained a senior certificate or equivalent school leaving certificate, accompanied by a SAQA certificate of equivalence and/or USAF exemption certificate, where
- The application is only for undergraduate students who have not previously studied (Higher Certificate, Diploma or Bachelors Degree) at Pearson Institute of Higher Education, and must be at least 25 Years old at the time of
submitting this application. Students must have a Pearson Student Number
to apply for a scholarship (a student number will be received on successful
application to PIHE).
- For Matric Candidates pre 2010: The candidate passed all subjects on the Grade 12 Certificate (NSC & IEB) The Candidate should have achieved two Higher Grade subjects with at least a C symbol and one Higher Grade with at least a B symbol.
- CAPS Curriculum: The candidate passed all subjects on the Grade 12
- Certificate (NSC & IEB) with an overall average of more than 75%. For the
purpose of calculating the average %, the five subjects with the highest rating,
excluding Life Orientation and Maths Literacy, Pure Maths and Technical Maths, will be taken into consideration. If Pure Maths is one of the highest rating subjects it will be included in the five subjects considered.
- Application rankings will be determined by the average percentage obtained on the Grade 12 certificate (or equivalent A-levels, IEB), as calculated per the above.
Conditions of Bursary:
Covers Full tuition for one level of study commencing in 2021, may not be refunded or transferred.
How to Apply:
Attach all of the following documents:
- Certified copy of a valid senior certificate or equivalent
(if you have completed Grade 12).
- Certified copy of a valid South African identity document of applicant.
- Applications received after the closing date, incomplete application forms, or application forms without the necessary certified supporting documents, will not be considered.
- A motivational letter must be included – What makes you unique? What have you achieved so far? (Could be academic, professional based on the scholarship type). What impact have you created so far? What are your short- and long-term plans after getting the scholarship? How will the scholarship help you realise these plans? What impact will this scholarship have for you and society? (max 500 words)
- History of academic success – transcripts/certificates obtained
- Testimonial from Employer/Professor