How to apply

To successfully complete an application form, follow the five steps below between 01 September 2020 and 30 November 2020.

How to apply

Between 1 September 2020 and 30 November 2020.

1. Login (or register)

If you have applied before, you must login with your existing username and password. Click on lost password if you have lost or forgotten it. If you are a new applicant you must register on the system.

2. Complete the application form

There are 4 sections that you will be required to complete on the application form:

  • Personal Details
  • Family Details
  • Details of proposed study for the upcoming year
  • Parents' employment information
  • Write an original motivational essay of no more than 750 words

Now begin to send in your supporting documents: Copy of ID, proof of family income or affidavit of
unemployment and proof of grant. You will be able to submit supporting documents until 30 November 2020

You can save your application at any stage and return to complete it later.

30 November 2020 before Midnight

3. Submit your application and outstanding supporting documents

Applications and all outstanding supporting documents (Copy of ID, proof of family income or affidavit of
unemployment, and proof of grant) must be submitted before 30 November 2020
(The system will close for applications at midnight on 30 November 2020)

4. Finalise uploading of your scanned documents or send them via fax or post.

Submit your supporting documents before or on 30 November 2020 by uploading your scanned documents
to your application form or send your documents via post or fax.
If sent by post, your supporting documents
should still reach us by 30 November 2020. After midnight, no supporting documents will be accepted. Late
supporting documents will not be processed and your application will then be incomplete and therefore rejected.

Now begin to send in your results.

5. Submit your end of year results

Your Matric or end-of-year results should be sent to us via email, fax or post and these should reach us before 23 February 2021.
If we do not receive your results by 23 February 2021, then your application will be rejected.

N.B: Please note the following:

  • The Foundation will keep you updated on the status of your application. Emails will be sent to you at each
    stage of the review process
  • Check your email and post and follow our Facebook page and twitter account for updates
  • Once we have reviewed your application, we will send you a notification to tell you whether or not you have met
    our criteria
  • If you do NOT meet our criteria, your bursary application will be rejected
  • If you do meet our criteria, your bursary application will go to the next stage of the process
  • Meeting our criteria does not guarantee that you will be awarded a bursary
  • All first year applicants will be shortlisted and interviewed by phone
  • At institutions where we are oversubscribed, selection of students is based on academic performance and targets per institution
  • We will make our final selection and notify you that you have received an HCI Foundation bursary by 07 March 2021
  • If you are awarded a bursary, the HCI Foundation will contact your institution of study on your behalf
    and pay your bursary amount directly to the institution