Applications are currently open.

Eligibility Criteria

Although we strive to provide bursaries to as many as we can, not all will qualify.
Please make sure you meet the minimum requirements that we have.


South African citizens, refugees and asylum seekers who fulfil the following criteria:

  • Current HCI Foundation bursary recipients who are still studying at their respective institutions throughout South Africa.
  • New applicants at the level of Honours and Postgraduate Diploma who will be studying at the selected institutions.
  • Studying at a public university.
  • With a gross family income of less than R37 500 per month.
  • Age 35 years or under on 30 November 2020.

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