UCT Bursaries 2025 – DirectAxis Bursaries

UCT Bursaries 2025 – DirectAxis Bursaries

 

DirectAxis University Scholarship 2025
We are excited to launch the DirectAxis University Scholarship.
The programme will award R20 000 each to two diligent students. We see education as an important way to make
the most of life’s opportunities and we would like to help two students along the road to a career of their dreams.
Before you apply for this scholarship you must meet the following criteria:
*Must be a current or incoming student at a registered tertiary institution in South Africa.
*Must be able to provide documentation to support enrolment in the tertiary institution.
*Must be a South African citizen to apply.
*Must complete all requirements listed below in the “how to apply” section.
Scholarship Award:
DirectAxis will award two R20 000 scholarship contributions to two students for the two best submitted entries.
The scholarships will be payable directly to the university that the winner is, or will be, attending for a school term
in the 2025 school year.
Here’s how to apply:
Like and follow us on Twitter, Google+ or LinkedIn.
Write an essay between 1 200 – 1 500 words answering the question: What is the biggest financial mistake you
have ever made and what have you learnt from it?
Write a 250 word bio about yourself.
Email your essay and bio over to scholarship@directaxis.co.za.
We will be judging based on three areas:
Quality: the depth and thoroughness of your response.
Originality: your ability to arrive at unique insights.
Creativity: your ability to convey and illustrate your insights in a compelling way.
The judge’s decision is final and not open for review.
Winner Selection and Announcement:
The winners will be selected on 10th December 2016 and will be featured in a blog post on our website, social
networks and other public relations material. DirectAxis reserves the right to use the essay and photographs of
the winners in future promotional material.


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.