Financially disadvantage students can continue their study with various alternatives, one of which is to take part in ASSET bursary. The bursary is designed to help students with qualifications, skills, and performance to help them reach their dreams. Potential students with good academic performance and achievement are always encouraged to apply.
About the Company
ASSET is short for Association for Educational Transformation which is a non-profit organization located in Western Cape. The organization was set up in 2003, previously under SAIRR or South African Institute of Race Relations wings. They have long history helping potential students with financial problems to meet their educational needs. As a part of their mission to give back to the disadvantaged community, they have created the ASSET bursary program where students can pursue their dreams. They manage the funds received from many sources, including national donors, local ones, and also international donors.
About the Program
Every year, ASSET would provide bursaries to potential students who want to continue their study to a higher level – whether it is a degree qualification, diploma, or higher certificate. As long as they continue their study at Cape Peninsula University of Technology, University of Stellenbosch, University of the Western ape, or University of Cape Town (or known as Western Cape), they may pass one of the requirements for admission.
The bursary will cover a portion of the tuition, textbook fees, registration fees, and field of study. It will be paid to the university directly. That’s why the selection is based on financial needs and academic merit.
- The candidates should be the citizens of South Africa
- They should live or reside in Western Cape
- They must have completed Matric or they are currently in Matric
- They must have the intention to study full-time toward the higher degree qualification, certificate, or diploma
- They must have the intention to study at a University of Technology or a University in Western Cape and NOT a FET college or private institution
- They must meet the requirements at a University of Technology or University for the chosen study course
- Be advised that preference would be given to students with financial needs and from disadvantaged community
How to Apply
Candidates need to download the application form – they are available in both doc and pdf form. You can choose either one. After you fill it out, you can submit it. Make sure that you include these following supporting documents:
- A certified copy of the latest tertiary or Matric results in the event that finals aren’t available
- A certified copy of ID document
- A certified copy of Matric certified
- A certified copy of Grade 11 (final results) for candidates currently in Matric
- A proof of household income which can come in the form of pension advice, affidavit (sworn statement), or payslip
Applications must be posted or delivered to Bursary Department, Association for Educational Transformation, 5 Long Street, Mowbray, 700, Western Cape South Africa. Emailed or faxed application won’t be accepted. The deadline is on September the 30th 2019. Further questions or information about the ASSET bursary program can be sent via email at [email protected].