Pearson Institute of Higher Education Bursary South Africa 2025 – 2025

The Pearson Institute of Higher Education offers a variety of higher education qualifications and programmes for full-time and online part-time studies. Their faculties include: Commerce and Law, Humanities, Applied Sciences, as well as Higher Certificate courses and Foundation Programmes.

The institution currently has over 8000 students in its 12 campuses, located in various economic hubs in South Africa, including Pretoria; Durban; Cape Town; Port Elizabeth; Bloemfontein; Nelspruit; Potchefstroom; Midrand; East London; Vanderbijlpark; Durbanville and Bedfordview.
 

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

The Pearson Institute of Higher Education will be awarding 50 bursaries (to the total value of R3.5m) to students who meet the entry criteria.

Bursaries will be provided to students who enrol in the May intake, in the following courses:

  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Higher Certificate: Information Systems Engineering
  • Higher Certificate: Information Systems Network Engineering
  • Higher Certificate: Information Systems Internet Development
  • Higher Certificate: Information Systems Software Development
  • Higher Certificate: Information Systems Open Source
  • Short learning Programme: Information Technology Engineering
  • Short Learning Programme: Internet Development Specialist
  • Short Learning Programme: Basic Programming

ELIGIBILITY 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):

  • South African citizen
  • Completed Matric
  • In possession of a senior certificate or equivalent school leaving certificate
  • In possession of a SAQA certificate of equivalence and/or USAF exemption certificate
  • Intend on studying part time or full time at a Pearson Institute campus
  • Have NOT previously studied at Pearson Institute or CTI
  • Enrol in the May intake in one of the aforementioned courses (NOT OPM part time studies)
  • Satisfy the minimum entrance requirements for your selected course of study

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY

Application forms can be collected at the Pearson Institute of Higher Education (see campus addresses below). Completed application forms must be submitted via email to: sune.oosthuizen@pearson.com
 

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

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Latest academic results (certified copy)
  • Academic transcripts if you have attended another higher education institution (certified copies)

CLOSING DATE

17 May 2025.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
 

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the Pearson Institute of Higher Education directly:
BEDFORDVIEW CAMPUS
Tel: 10 595 2999
Email: bedfordview@pearson.com

MIDRAND CAMPUS
Tel: 011 690 1700/ 011 690 1733
Email: info.pihe@pearson.com

PRETORIA CAMPUS
Tel: 012 943 1001
Email: pretoria@pearson.com

NELSPRUIT CAMPUS
Tel: 013 755 2497
Email: nelspruit@pearson.com

VANDERBIJLPARK CAMPUS
Tel: 016 931 1180
Email: vanderbijlpark@pearson.com

POTCHEFSTROOM CAMPUS
Tel: 018 297 7760
Email: potchefstroom@pearson.com

CAPE TOWN CAMPUS
Tel: 021 674 6709
Email: capetown@pearson.com

DURBANVILLE CAMPUS
Tel: 021 914 8001
Email: durbanville@pearson.com

DURBAN CAMPUS
Tel: 031 941 3800
Email: durban@pearson.com

PORT ELIZABETH CAMPUS
Tel: 041 374 0678
Email: port_elizabeth@pearson.com

EAST LONDON CAMPUS
Tel: 043 721 1471
Email: eastlondon@pearson.com

BLOEMFONTEIN CAMPUS
Tel: 051 430 2707
Email: bloemfontein@pearson.com


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.