StudyTrust receives funds from various private and corporate donors to administer in the form of bursaries and scholarships.
Prospective candidates are encouraged to apply online by way of our state-of-the-art profile-based application facility. Applicants in high school who are without internet access may still send us a completed hardcopy application form with the supporting documents attached. However, we will not accept hardcopy forms from applicants already enrolled for tertiary study programmes as all campuses have wifi. Application forms for first-year bursaries can be downloaded below.
Our online application platform, powered by Leaply, is programmed to apply the selection criteria of the various funders to the data supplied by applicants. Applicants are guided by a chat interface to register and provide the relevant personal and academic information in a process that should not take longer than 10 minutes.
Please NOTE that there is a two-week timeframe to complete your online application. We recommend that you only start the application process once you have all requisite documents ready for upload.
At the end of the screening process, the system will display the StudyTrust-administered bursary and scholarship opportunities you qualify to apply for.
You can then easily apply to any (or all) of them using your Leaply profile, answering further questions and uploading supporting documents. You will be notified by email about the progress of your application.
See information below for more information on the various opportunities.
StudyTrust awards bursaries based on academic merit, financial need and according to the requirements of individual sponsors.
Apply Online Here
Please note that you have only 14 days from the date of registration to complete and submit your application online. Ensure that you have all your supporting documents as stated in the Document Checklist above ready for uploading.
Registered Educational Trust
PBO Tax Exempt
45+ Years experience
R600 million+ in bursaries to students
21 000+ Bursaries & scholarships awarded
NSFAS NGO Partner & UNHCR Implementing Partner
Level One (>91%)
StudyTrust is an educational trust and public benefit organisation, that connects learners with potential to their study opportunities.
We administer bursaries and scholarships, provide mentoring and support to help tertiary students thrive academically and personally.