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ITHUBA: Bursaries 2022

ITHUBA invites qualifying students to apply for Bursary Programme 2022 academic year.

Bursary Application Closing Date: 31 October 2021

ITHUBA is inviting students to apply for bursary funding, for the 2022 academic year

Bursaries will be awarded for undergraduate studies, within the following areas:

  • Accounting
  • Management Accounting & Finance
  • Marketing

Information Technology:

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Communication Networks
  • Information Systems
  • Software Development

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: tuition fees, books, study materials, laptop, and data allowance, accommodation, meal allowance, and personal care allowance. Bursary recipients will also receive the following benefits:

  • mentoring and coaching
  • continuous academic performance monitoring and assessment, to ensure optimal performance
  • early intervention and support programme
  • preparation for workplace readiness
  • extra female-orientated skills development programmes
  • psychological and emotional support through ICAS

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview, thereafter successful applicants will be contacted. If you do not receive any feedback then please accept that your application was not successful.


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 have completed Matric
  • You must be 25 years old or younger
  • You must be studying or have been accepted to study, towards a qualification in one of the fields listed above
  • You must be studying or have been accepted to study at a recognised tertiary institution in South Africa
  • You must achieved a minimum result of 70% for each subject, in your previous year of study
  • You must achieved a minimum overall average of 70%, in your previous year of study
  • You must be willing to specialise in a Commerce or IT field of study
  • You must be dedicated to your studies and intend on maintaining a strong academic record throughout your studies
  • You must be from a previously disadvantaged background, with a total household income of NOT MORE than R350 000 per year
  • You must have a vision and mission that aligns with the Foundation, you must be diligent, enthusiastic, dedicated to succeed and give back to your community

How to apply

Applications must be done online at ITHUBA Bursary Application

Candidates will be required to Register an Account before they can Login and apply.

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

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Last years academic transcript/ results, if currently studying (certified copy)
  • Proof of provisional admission/ acceptance (on tertiary institutions letterhead)
  • Proof of provisional admission for residency or private accommodation (on tertiary institutions letterhead)
  • Parents or guardians ID documents (certified copies)
  • Parents or guardians proof of household income (latest payslip or employment letter if employed/ affidavit if an informal trader/ affidavit if unemployed/ SASSA letter if receiving a grant: certified copy)
  • Motivational letter, explaining why you should be awarded the scholarship and how you plan to contribute to your community upliftment

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