Tsitsikamma Wind Farm Trust Bursary 2025

The Tsitsikamma Community Wind Farm Trust has opened its 2025 bursary application for all interested applicants to apply. The following gives more details on how to apply.

Closing Date: 28th January 2025

Bursary Requirements:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must reside in one of these areas, or surrounding areas within a 50km radius:
    • Kouga: Centerton, Humansdorp, Jeffrey’s Bay (township), Noorshoek, Oyster Bay, Pellrus, Rosedale, St Francis Bay (township) and Westerton
    • Koukamma: Clarkson, Kagiso Heights, Kareedouw (township), Katank, New Rest, Nompumelelo, Sanddrif, Thornham, Uitkyk and Woodlands
    • AmaMfengu: Doriskraal, Ekuphumleni, Nuweplaas, Snyklip and Wittekleibosch
    • You must have completed Matric in 2025 or earlier
  • You must be studying or intend on studying towards an Undergraduate Degree, Diploma or Certificate or a trade skill
  • You must be registered or provisionally accepted to study at a recognised public University, TVET College, FET College or training institution in South Africa
  • Your parents or guardians total household income must NOT be more than R350 000 per annum
  • Returning Beneficiary: you must have passed a minimum of 75% of your 2025 modules and you must have completed community service on time in 2025

Bursary Coverage:

The bursary will provide full or partial cover, depending on the students need, for the following expenses: registration fees, tuition fees, prescribed study materials, accommodation and a stipend.

Bursaries will be awarded for ALL fields of study, towards an Undergraduate Degree, Diploma or Certificate at a public University, TVET College or FET College in South Africa.

Bursaries will also be awarded for studies towards trade skill and specialised courses (including Electrical work, Plumbing, Building, Motor Mechanic, Culinary, etc).

Method of Application:

Applications must be submitted online at: Tsitsikamma Wind Farm Trust Bursary Application 2025

Supporting Documents:

New Applicants (who have NOT previously received a bursary from Tsitsikamma Wind Farm Trust):

  • South African ID Document (certified copy)
  • Grade 11 final results and Matric most recent results, if completed Matric in 2025 and have not received your certificate yet (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate or statement of results, if completed Matric in 2020 or earlier (certified copy)
  • Letter of provisional acceptance at a tertiary institution, if not yet studying (certified copy)
  • Full tertiary academic record, if currently studying (certified copy)

Applicants under 18 years old or over 18 and still dependent on parent or guardians income, must ALSO submit:

  • Parent or guardians proof of income and employment status, not older than 6 months (payslip if employed, affidavit if unemployed, SASSA letter if receiving a grant, death certificate if deceased) (certified copy)
  • Parents or guardians proof of address (municipal bill, letter from Ward Counsellor or affidavit)
  • Parents or guardians recent 3 months bank statement

Returning Beneficiary: current Tsitsikamma Wind Farm Trust Bursary recipients:

  • Full tertiary academic record
  • Parent or guardians proof of income and employment status, not older than 6 months (payslip if employed, affidavit if unemployed, SASSA letter if receiving a grant, death certificate if deceased) (certified copy)
  • Parents or guardians recent 3 months bank statement

Note: all document must be certified by the South African Police Service or the South African Post Office and not be older than 6 months.
 

Applications must be submitted via email to: bursaries@twftrust.co.za
(Insert the words “TWFT Bursary Application” in the email subject line).

DEFINITION OF TERMS OF THE TWFT BURSARY

Applicants must take note of the following terms when applying:

  • First-time applicant: candidates who have NOT previously received a bursary from the TWFT.
  • 2025 Beneficiary: current TWFT Bursary recipients.
  • Trade School: institutions that offer skills and specialised courses (including Electrical, Plumbing, Building, Motor Mechanic, Culinary, etc).

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.