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The Hexagon Trust – Bursary 2023

Closing Date: 31 December 2022

The Hexagon Trust invites students to apply for Bursaries Programme 2022 academic year.

Bursaries will be awarded for undergraduate studies within Commerce, Engineering and Science fields of study.

Bursaries will be awarded to deserving students based on these criteria: academic performance, financial need, commitment to their studies, as well as determination to developing their skills and reach their full potential.

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: registration fees, tuition fees and a textbook allowance.

Shortlisted applicants will be required to attend an interview with the selection committee, before final selection is made.

Bursary candidates will be required to contribute their time and expertise to community service, both during and after completing their studies. Bursary recipients must also become members of the Hexagon Students Alumni Association.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must be 18 years or older
  • You must be currently in Matric or have completed Matric
  • You must intend on studying towards an undergraduate qualification, in one of the fields listed above
  • You must be entering your 1st year of study in 2023
  • You must be registered to study at one of these public universities in South Africa:
    • Nelson Mandela University
    • North-West University
    • Rhodes University
    • Sefako Makgatho University
    • Sol Plaatje University
    • University of Cape Town
    • University of Fort Hare
    • University of Johannesburg
    • University of KwaZulu-Natal
    • University of Limpopo
    • University of Mpumalanga
    • University of Pretoria
    • University of Stellenbosch
    • University of the Free State
    • University of the Western Cape
    • University of the Witwatersrand
    • University of Venda
    • University of Zululand
    • Walter Sisulu University
    • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
    • Central University of Technology
    • Durban University of Technology
    • Mangosuthu University of Technology
    • Tshwane University of Technology
    • Vaal University of Technology
  • You must have achieved a minimum overall average “C” symbol
  • You must be hard working
  • You must have a strong academic record
  • You must have proven financial need
  • You must be committed to developing your community

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online at: Hexagon Trust Bursary Application 2023

Applicants will be required to Register an account, before they can Login and apply.

Enter “www.zabursaries.co.za” in the field asking how you heard about the Hexagon Trust bursary.

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Passport sized photograph
  • June 2022 exam results (certified copy)
  • Acceptance letter from your tertiary institution (on institutions letterhead)
  • Parents or guardians proof of household income (payslip if employed/ sworn affidavit if unemployed)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivational letter including your future plans, background of your school career and family background 
  • Letter of recommendation from your school principal 

Note: a certified copy of your final results must be submitted as soon as they become available.

  • Online applications will take about 20 minutes – you will be able to save your application and come back to it later if you are unable to complete it all at one time.
  • All documents must be certified and submitted online ONLY.
  • Documents must be submitted in one of these formats: jpg, jpeg, png, doc, docx, pdf, rtf and must not be larger than 2MB each.
  • After you have submitted your online bursary application, you will receive updates via email or phone. You will also be able to view the status of your application via the online student portal.
  • If your application is marked as “Draft” in the student portal, it means it is incomplete and has not been submitted yet.
  • If your application is marked as “Application Incomplete” in the student portal, it means your application is either incomplete and missing information or you have clicked save but have not yet submitted your application.
  • If your application is marked as “Pending” in the student portal, it means your application has been submitted and will be processed soon.
  • If your application is marked as “In Review” in the student portal, it means your application has been submitted and is being reviewed to see if you qualify.
  • If your application is marked as “Shortlisted” in the student portal, it means your application has passed stage 1 of the review process and you may be invited to attend an interview.
  • If your application is marked as “Application Unsuccessful” in the student portal, it means you have not been selected to receive a bursary award.
  • If your application is marked as “Application Successful” in the student portal, it means you have been selected to receive a bursary award.

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