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ASSET Bursary Programme 2012/ 2013

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23 Jul, 2012

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ASSET (the Association for Educational Transformation) is situated in the Western Cape, South Africa. It is a non-profit NGO which aims to provide opportunities for students from disadvantaged communities to realise their full educational potential, and to contribute to the process of educational transformation in South Africa.

Important note for learners in Grade 12
You should apply to the University or University of Technology of your choice as early as possible to avoid disappointment. You should ensure that all examination results from Grade 11 until June/September of Grade 12 are submitted. Late applications cost more and often lead to frustration when you find your chosen course of study is full.

For more information on how to apply to your chosen Higher Education Institutions
Go to the following links:

University of Cape Town
University of the Western Cape
University of Stellenbosch
Cape Peninsula University of Technology



Please read this information carefully before you fill in the application form.



  • Only South African citizens who are resident in the Western Cape are eligible.
  • Students who are in Grade 12 and intend studying for a first degree, diploma or higher certificate are eligible.
  • You must meet the entry requirements for your chosen field of study.



  • Applications may be made for a University or University of Technology in the Western Cape only.
  • Applications for private institutions or FET Colleges are not accepted.
  • In view of large numbers of applications, only successful candidates will be notified. This will be done by the end of February.



  • Awards are made by a Selection Committee meeting in late January and are based on merit and financial need. Where funds are limited priority is given to students who are financially needy and who are from less advantaged communities.
  • Awards are variable and cover a percentage of the cost of tuition, registration and books.
  • ASSET bursaries are not repayable.
  • Bursars are able to access loans to cover the balance and any other costs through a partnership with NSFAS (National Student Financial Aid Scheme.) Loans through NSFAS are repayable to NSFAS but up to 40% may be converted to a bursary depending on successful results.
  • Bursary funds are paid directly to tertiary institutions.

Download and complete the application form and post it to:
Bursary Department
Association for Educational Transformation
5 Long Street

Click here to download the application form.

Please ensure that certified copies of all available supporting documents are enclosed.
Application forms will not be accepted through fax or email.
Hard copies of Application Forms are available from 1 July each year and may be collected from the office or posted to you on request.

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