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Canon Collins Thekgo Debt Relief Bursaries 2020 for African Students in South African Universities

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In 2019, in response to the new funding of Higher Education by the South African government, the Canon Collins Thekgo Bursary has been restructured from providing registration fee for first year students to providing bursaries that alleviate undergraduate students’ debt. 

Application Deadline: 31st March 2020 at 3pm GMT.

Eligible Countries: African countries

About the Award: Students who have completed their undergraduate/Honours studies, but their degree certificates/academic records have been withheld due to outstanding debt owed to the university, can apply for debt relief of up to R20,000 in the following disciplines:

  • Languages and Literature
  • Media Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Education
  • Arts (Digital Arts, Drama/Performance Studies, Visual Arts/Fine Arts, History of Art, Film and Television Studies, Music)

In 2020 these bursaries will be awarded to completed undergraduate students who have already missed at least one graduation and/or were not able to receive the degree  certificate due to outstanding debt of up to R20,000 with any public university in South Africa. 

Type: Undergraduate

Eligibility: You must: 

  • be a national of, or have refugee status in any African country.
  • have completed undergraduate studies (three year or four year Bachelor or Honours degree) in a degree programme within Thekgo’s focus disciplines in the Humanities, listed above, at any public university in South Africa.
  • have missed one graduation already and/or was not able to receive the degree due to outstanding debt not exceeding R20,000 owed to the university
  • demonstrate academic merit
  • demonstrate financial need

Number of Awards: We usually dispense about 5-7 bursaries per year depending on the number of applicants. The selection committee decides on the actual amount that will be awarded to individual successful applicants.

Value of Award: Award is a debt relief of up to R20,000.

How to Apply: This bursary is now open for applications. Download the application form, save a copy on your computer, and fill it in. You must return the form to the Canon Collins office by email to [email protected] along with your supporting documents. Please read  the guidelines for applying for more information on eligibility and selection criteria before applying. 

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