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South African students who are looking forward to continue their education to Undergraduate Degree but not being able to afford the tuition fee can consider taking HCI bursary. The program is available on a yearly basis, and the opportunity for 2019-2020 period is open. If you are one of the students, you can have a look at the requirements and further details about the program.
About the Program
HCI is short for Hosken Consolidated Investments which is basically an investment holdings company in South Africa. They are focusing on various investment groups such as transport, interactive gaming, broadcasting, media, hotel and leisure, property, mining, and clothing. The company also makes some investment in social branch with its HCI Foundation. The idea is to uplift the South African people to create a sustainable and positive impact within the underprivileged communities.
They aim at financially needy and academically deserving students who want to take their Undergraduate degrees. The participants aren’t required to work back or pay the HCI bursary although they are expected to take part in mentoring and tutoring programs, engage in community projects, and take volunteer works in the community.
Candidates are expected to meet the certain requirements to pass to the next stages. If you don’t meet these qualifications, your application won’t be considered. The general requirements for HCI bursary program are:
- Candidates must be the citizen of South Africa or asylum seekers or refugee in South Africa whose age is less than 35 years old
- Candidates must come from families whose income is less than R37 500
- Candidates must take the full-time studying course. Any TVET college, distance learning, or part-time studies won’t be considered or supported
- Candidates must study at one of these (public) tertiary institutions of University of the Western Cape, University of the Free State, University of Cape Town, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University, Rhodes University, Nelson Mandela University, University of Stellenbosch, University of Kwa Zulu Natal, University of Pretoria, and University of Johannesburg.
The Application Process
There are some application steps that candidates need to consider to join the program:
Submit the supporting documents that consist of:
- A certified copy of ID document
- Proof of grant
- Motivational essay that is 750 words, max
- Guardians or parental proof of family income (affidavit if not working or payslip if working)
- Final result or Matric – must be sent by post or fax or email on February the 23rd 2020 at the latest
All candidates would be updated and notified through the email regarding the process. Final decision would be communicated by March the 7th 2020. The deadline for the application and document submission is on October the 31st 2019. Keep in mind that late submission won’t be accepted or considered.
Candidates are free to ask for the detailed information about the program. They can send emails to [email protected] or call them at 021 424 6010 (or fax them at 021 424 6019) related to the HCI bursary program.