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Updated: Mar 4, 2021

Deadline: 15 March

Thekgo Bursaries offers funding for students who have completed their undergraduate/Honours studies, but whose degree certificates/academic records have been withheld due to outstanding debt owed to the university. Students can apply for debt relief of up to R6,000 in the following disciplines: Languages and Literature, Media Studies, Gender Studies, Education and the Arts (Digital Arts, Drama/Performance Studies, Visual Arts/Fine Arts, History of Art, Film and Television Studies, Music).

In 2021 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 R6,000 with any public university in Limpopo, Northern Cape and Eastern Cape provinces. Please download and read the application guidelines carefully before applying. You can apply by sending your completed application form and supporting documents to

To be eligible, 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

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