All Universities & Universities of Technology. WE DO NOT FUND FET, PRIVATE COLLEGES OR DISTANCE LEARNING.
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.
HCI Foundation gives a partial bursary to deserving students studying at public institutions in South Africa to cover up 75% of the student’s tuition fees to a maximum of R 28 000.
We receive around 8000 applications every year. Only 1000 will be successful.
We do not require bursary recipients to repay their bursaries (except in special circumstances), but we do expect them to give back by engaging with community projects and reporting back to the HCI Foundation, e.g.: tutoring programmes, mentoring programmes, volunteering at old age homes, crèches, etc. Please note that the giving of false / inaccurate information will result in immediate withdrawal of the bursary.
South African citizens, refugees and asylum seekers who fulfil the following criteria:
Applications open from 1 August 2018 to 30 September 2018.
Our application form is online. Please follow the link bursary.hcifoundation.co.za In previous years, hard copy application forms were available. For the 2019 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.
The HCI Foundation bursary is a partial bursary that covers a percentage of tuition fees. We do not give allowances for living expenses, books, residence, meals or transport.
Please note that we do not pay for repeat years of study or repeat modules.
Payments happen around June of each year. We pay directly into the student’s fee account at institutions of study. We do not pay students directly.
You may still be eligible for an HCI Foundation bursary even if you are recipient of a loan or a partial bursary from elsewhere.
However, we will withdraw our bursary if a student receives a full cost bursary or a significantly large partial bursary from another donor. The withdrawn bursary will be allocated to another deserving student.
Students with large partial bursaries and those with full-cost bursaries are required to inform the HCI Foundation of their status or to decline our bursary by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Foundation only supports B. Tech and Honours studies of our continuing bursary recipients.
With the large number of bursaries that the Foundation gives annually, we are unable to assist with internships and employment. We encourage students to stay in touch with us and inform us of their progress. In this way, if any opportunity arises, we can refer the student via the appropriate channels.