Ithuba offering all expenses paid bursaries for 2023 academic year

  • Ithuba is awarding qualifying students with 100 percent bursaries for the 2023 academic year. 
  • The bursaries will cover tuition, technology, equipment, stationery, lodging and living expenses.
  • Applications are now open and close on 7th November 2022.

As matric students prepare for their end of year exams, it is now time to also turn their attention to tertiary studies, which carry their own exorbitant expenses provided you are accepted at the institution of your choice. In an effort to assist in that regard, Ithuba Holdings has announced 100 percent bursaries fro the 2023 academic year.

This is not the first time that Ithuba Holdings, which is the operator of the National Lottery, has announced such an initiative. The company confirms that applications are now open and close on 7th November 2022.

While the number of bursaries up for grabs has not been disclosed, Ithuba has explained that all expenses related to studying will be covered.

“High achieving learners in Grade 12 and first or second-year students are invited to submit their applications to receive an all-inclusive bursary covering everything from academic tuition, technology equipment, stationery, lodging and even living expenses,” it unpacked in a press release sent to Hypertext.

“The ITHUBA Bursary Programme welcomes applicants looking to pursue their dreams in Commerce, including; Accounting, Management Accounting & Finance and Marketing, as well as individuals who want to study Information Technology fields; Computer Science/Engineering, Information Systems, Communication Networks and Software Development,” it adds.

Those interested in applying are advised that a 70 percent average (or above) for each subject and a 70 percent (or above) total average for all subjects from the previous academic year are required.

Applicants will also need to provide the following documents with their submissions:

  • Certified copy of their South African ID, along with copies of their legal guardians’ IDs,
  • Proof of legal guardian’s income (not in excess of R350 000 per annum),
  • Certified copy of their latest academic results,
  • Provisional letter of admission from a South African tertiary institution,
  • Provisional letter of admission from a South African tertiary institution’s residency or private accommodation,
  • Motivational letter motivating why the scholarship should be awarded to you and how you plan to contribute to your community’s upliftment.

To find out more about the bursaries, as well as submit your application online, head here.

[Image – Photo by Dom Fou on Unsplash]


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