GrandWest invites students to apply for Bursaries Programme 2023 academic year.

Bursaries will be awarded to students from the Western Cape, for undergraduate studies within these fields:

  • Agriculture
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Tourism and Hospitality

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: registration fees, tuition fees and R5 000 allowance for textbooks (other expenses, such as accommodation and stationery will NOT be covered).

The GrandWest Bursary only covers fees for the current year of study, and does not cover outstanding student debt.

Bursaries do NOT have to be paid back, but students are encouraged to take part in community-based projects. Students will be required to submit reports of their volunteering duties completed.

Students are required to reapply for funding each year, which will be awarded based on maintaining a satisfactory academic record.

Requirements

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 under the age of 27 years old
  • You must reside within the Western Cape province
  • You must have completed Matric in South Africa
  • You must be studying or registered to study full time, towards an undergraduate qualification in one of the aforementioned fields of study (postgraduate and part time studies will NOT be funded)
  • You must be studying towards your first degree/ tertiary qualification
  • You must be studying or registered to study at one of these public tertiary institutions: University of Cape Town (UCT), University of the Western Cape (UWC), Stellenbosch University (SU) or Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)
  • You must NOT be carrying subjects from the previous academic year
  • You must have a strong academic record
  • You must NOT be employed full time
  • Students with disabilities or impairments are encouraged to apply

How to apply

Download and complete the GrandWest Bursary Application Form 2023 (.pdf)

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

  • ID document (certified copy) (not older than 3 months)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Proof of registration at one of the aforementioned institutions (on institutions letterhead)
  • Full academic record with results from prior year, if currently studying (certified copy)
  • Letter of acceptance to study at one of the aforementioned institutions, if currently studying at tertiary level (on institutions letterhead)
  • Full statement/ detailed quote from tertiary institution outlining course fees (on institutions letterhead)
  • Course overview (on tertiary letterhead)
  • Parents or guardians proof of income (if employed: certified copy of latest payslip, if unemployed, disabled/ sick/ elderly: affidavit stating so)
  • Details of any other bursaries/ financial assistance received

Applications must be submitted via email to: studywithgrandwest@suninternational.com
(Insert the words “GrandWest Bursary Application 2023” in the email subject line).

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