2021 Canon Collins Thekgo Bursary for Africans

Deadline: March 15, 2021.

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. 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 R6,000 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)


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 Limpopo, Northern Cape and Eastern Cape provinces (No MA or PhD programmes will be considered)
  • have missed one graduation already and/or was not able to receive the degree due to outstanding debt not exceeding R6,000 owed to the university.
  • demonstrate academic merit
  • demonstrate financial need


They have two R6,000 bursaries for eligible applicants.


They are now accepting applications. Please download and read the guidelines carefully before applying. You can apply by sending your completed application form and supporting documents to [email protected].

OFFICIAL LINK: https://www.canoncollins.org.uk/apply/scholarship/thekgo-bursaries

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