Mitchell’s Plain and Role Model Trust Bursary 2025

2025 Bursary opportunity has been opened by the Mitchell’s Plain and Role Model Trust and is looking out for all interested applicants to apply.

The Mitchells Plain Bursary and Role Model Trust are a South African registered Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) in terms of both section 30 and 18A of the Income Tax Act. A PBO which is recognized under section 18A is entitled to issue receipts to South African donors under section 18A(2). Armed with those receipts, the donors can treat their donations to the PBO as tax-deductible expenses (thereby effectively only paying sixty (60) percent of the face value of the donation).

ENDING DATE: Mitchell’s Plain and Role Model Trust Bursary 2025 will end on 30 November 2025.

LOCATION: South Africa

BURSARY REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must reside in the suburb of Mitchell’s Plain (in Cape Town, Western Cape)
  • You must be currently in Matric in 2025 and studying at any of the 17 high schools in Mitchell’s Plain OR you must be a current recipient of the MP Bursary Trust
  • You must have applied to study at a recognised tertiary institution within the Western Cape, in 2025 (University, University of Technology or FET college)
  • You must have a strong academic record
  • You must be in financial need

BURSARY COVERAGE:

 This bursary will provide partial cover for the following expenses: registration fees and/or tuition fees, up to a maximum amount as decided by the Trust. The Trust does NOT provide full bursaries, therefore students are advised to seek alternative sources of funding (bursaries, NSFAS funding, student loans, etc) to cover the fee shortfall.

METHOD OF APPLICATION

All applicants are to apply for this bursary program online following the link below:

Bursary Application Form

Remember to attach the following documents when applying:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income (latest payslips if employed/ sworn affidavit if unemployed/ death certificate if deceased)
  • Proof of residence (parent/ guardian rates account or sworn affidavit)

NEW applicants must also add the following documents:

  • Grade 11 final results
  • Matric June and September results
  • Proof of application to tertiary institution (on institution’s letterhead)
  • Letter of support by school principal (on school letterhead)
  • Motivational letter (written by the applicant explaining why they deserve to be awarded the bursary)
  • Details of any achievements (Extra Mural, Sport or Community Activities etc)

CURRENT bursary holders must also add the following documents:

  • June and September tertiary exam results

Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.