Finance your studies with a Pearson Institute scholarship
Unfortunately it is common in South Africa for financial constraints to bar promising and talented students from entry to higher education. The Pearson Institute believes that such talented yet financially limited students should be afforded an opportunity to secure a better future for themselves. To these ends, the Pearson Institute initiated the Pearson Scholarship in 2015, and in 2017 has allocated over R2.5 million to this scholarship.
There are three substantial benefits associated with scholarships and financial support programmes: not only are students with financial constraints able to receive the education which can secure their future, but students who are the recipients of scholarships or financial support tend to display higher levels of motivation and drive for succeeding at their studies. Moreover, in keeping with the Pearson Institute’s ethos, scholarships and financial support programmes reward hard work, encouraging excellence.
In order to be eligible for the scholarship, a 1st year student must:
Be a South African citizen
Pursue their first bachelor’s degree
Have paid their application fee
Be registered for every module of their chosen course
Many students apply for scholarships and while we would love to be able to support all those who qualify, this is unfortunately not possible. The Pearson Institute thus implements the following selection criteria:
A candidate must pass all six Grade 12 subjects with an average of more than 55%
When pursuing a degree in the sciences, commerce, business or information technology, a candidate passed mathematics (not maths literacy) in Grade 12
A ranking system based on Grade 12 academic results is used to select the successful candidates. Detailed information about this ranking system as well as other important information and the scholarship application form can be found on our Funding page.
We strongly urge any eligible student to apply, and thus commence their journey to higher education and a successful future.