WOZA MATRICS Bidvest Bursaries 2024

Bidvest Group Ltd is a South African trading, services and distribution company. The conglomerate is based in Johannesburg and has invested in sectors such as freight, commercial products, property development and financial services. Founded in 1988, the organization has significant holdings in over 300 business ventures.

Bidvest targets the local market with its products and services, as well as a few niche markets around the world. The company has continually shown its support for the development of effective education projects. Teaming up with WOZA Matrics, they hope to provide financial aid to students in need through its bursary program.

The Bidvest Bursaries 2024 by WOZA Matrics

WOZA Matrics was developed by the Department of Basic Education to help students catch up with their classwork during the COVID 19 pandemic. Their programs were aired on different platforms, including TV, radio and the internet. Bidvest Group Ltd has teamed up with WOZA Matrics to provide nine students with the chance to win a university bursary in 2024.

Bidvest WOZA Matrics Application and Registration

Applicants for this bursary must meet the following requirements to qualify for financial aid. A failure to prove any of these qualifications will take a candidate out of the running. Every applicant should:

  • Reside and go to school in South Africa
  • Currently be in the 12th grade
  • Have applied and been accepted to the University of their choice (and received an acceptance letter)
  • Have a valid ID
  • Have a copy of their latest academic results

Application Details

Students who qualify for this bursary should send an application with the following details:

  • A one-page motivation letter saying why you deserve the bursary
  • Your most recent academic results
  • An acceptance letter from the university of your choice
  • A copy of your ID
  • A document showing proof of residence

The motivation letter and accompanying documents should be emailed to wozamatrics@ourafrica.africa before the deadline date.

Application Closing Date

The bursary competition will close on 31st December 2024. Winners of those bursaries will be announced in January 2024.

Contact Details

For further queries regarding this bursary program, please contact Bidvest directly at

Address: Bidvest House, 18 Crescent Drive Melrose Arch, Melrose, 2196

Telephone Number: +27 (11) 772 8700

E-mail Address: info@bidvest.co.za


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.