Bursary Application

The closing date for bursary applications is 30 September

Important note for learners in Grade 12

  • APPLY to the University or University of Technology of choice as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
  • ENSURE that you SUBMIT your required Grade 11 results and or your June Grade 12 results with your application, as per the requirements of your institution of choice.
  • Make sure that you meet ALL the institution’s deadlines to avoid disappointment, thus increasing your chances of enrolment in your chosen field of study.

For more information on how to apply to your chosen Higher Education Institutions, go to the following links:

Important Information

Please read this information carefully before you fill in the application form.


  • Only South African citizens who are resident in the Western Cape are eligible.
  • Students who are in Grade 12 and intend studying for a first degree, diploma or higher certificate are eligible.
  • You must meet the entry requirements for your chosen field of study.


  • Applications may be made for a University or University of Technology in the Western Cape only.
  • Applications for private institutions or FET Colleges are not accepted.
  • In view of large numbers of applications, only successful candidates will be notified. This will be done by the end of February.


  • Awards are made by a Selection Committee meeting in late January and are based on merit and financial need. Where funds are limited priority is given to students who are financially needy and who are from less advantaged communities.
  • Awards are variable and cover a percentage of the cost of tuition, registration and books.
  • ASSET bursaries are not repayable.
  • Bursary funds are paid directly to tertiary institutions.

How to Apply

Download and complete the application form:

Bursary Department
Association for Educational Transformation
5 Long Street

Please ensure that certified copies of all available supporting documents are enclosed.
Application forms will not be accepted through fax. Hard copies of Application Forms are available from 1 July each year and may be collected from the office or posted to you on request.

The closing date for bursary applications is 30 September
If you have not been contacted by the end of February, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

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