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Tiso Foundation Bursaries 2023


Tiso Foundation: Bursaries 2023. Tiso Foundation invites South African students to apply for Bursary Programme 2023 academic year.

Bursaries will be awarded to deserving previously disadvantaged students, for Undergraduate studies in ANY field, at any University or University of Technology.

Students will be selected based on 2 main criteria: academic merit and financial need.

Bursary recipients will receive life skills training and academic support throughout the duration of the bursary, and after graduation, bursars will be assisted to find employment via the network of corporate and institutional relationships.

  • Closing Date: 30 September 2022.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must be between the ages of 18 and 34 years old
  • You must be from a previously disadvantaged background (Black, Coloured or Indian)
  • You must be currently in Matric or have completed Matric
  • You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 70% in Matric
  • You must be studying or intend on studying full time, towards a qualification in ANY field
  • You must be studying or intend on studying at a recognised and accredited tertiary institution (University or University of Technology) in South Africa
  • You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 65%, if currently studying
  • You must be unemployed
  • You must be in financial need
  • You must be dedicated and committed to your studies
  • You must have an excellent positive attitude
  • You must be willing to give back to the community and participate in upliftment programmes
  • You must be able to provide references with your application

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online at: Tiso Foundation Bursary Application 2022

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your online application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Latest Matric results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Latest tertiary results, if currently at tertiary level (certified copy)
  • Proof of registration, acceptance or provisional acceptance at University or University of Technology (on institutions letterhead)
  • Parents or guardians proof of household income (latest payslips if employed, affidavit if unemployed, proof of pension or grant if applicable, death certificates if deceased)
  • 2 academic testimonials
  • 4 essay, based on these topics:
    • 1) History and circumstances: about your history and your personal circumstances
    • 2) Study course & university: why you have chosen your specific course and university
    • 3) Leadership: situations where you have shown to be a leader in your community, at work or whilst studying, with specific examples
    • 4) Social cause: social cause is close to your heart and why.

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