Finance your studies with a Pearson Institute scholarship
It is common in South Africa for financial constraints to bar promising and talented students from entry to higher education. 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, Pearson Institute initiated the Pearson Scholarship in 2015, and in 2018 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 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 or Permanent Resident
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. Pearson Institute thus implements the following selection criteria:
Candidates need to have met the admission requirements for the qualification they wish to study.
The candidate passed all subjects on the Grade 12 Certificate (NSC & IEB) with an overall average of more than 75%.
For the purpose of calculating the average %, the six subjects with the highest rating, excluding Life Orientation and Maths Literacy, will be taken into consideration. If the student completed Maths Literacy, the five highest subjects excluding Life Orientation and Maths Lit will be used for the calculation.
Application rankings will be determined by the average percentage obtained on the Grade 12 certificate (or equivalent A-levels, IEB), as calculated per the above.
Character reference from any third party such as a teacher, relative or anyone who can attest to your character
Applicants may be required to attend a panel interview.
For alternative funding please click here for a list of our options.
We strongly urge any eligible student to apply and thus commence their journey to higher education and a successful future.
Process for Submitting your Pearson Scholarship/Bursary application form
Application forms with incomplete information or without the necessary supporting documents will be disqualified. Completed application forms must be uploaded here: LINK or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or hand-delivered to campuses. No faxed or posted application forms will be accepted. Please read the document carefully before completing, signing or submitting this form and ensure that this form is completed in full.