Motsepe Foundation Bursary South Africa 2024-2025

Motsepe Foundation Bursary South Africa 2024-2025


Patrice and Precious Motsepe (the Motsepe family) were the first family in Africa to join The Giving Pledge. The Giving Pledge is a commitment by the wealthies individuals and families across the globe, to donate most of their wealth to philanthropy.

The Giving Pledge was founded by Warren Buffet and Bill Gates, and since its inception, the Motsepe family have pledged half of their wealth to the poor.

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Bursaries will be awarded to within fields related to:

  • Engineering
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Studies
  • Sciences
  • Technology & Business Studies

Students in the following fields are also encouraged to apply:

  • Arts
  • Agriculture
  • Law



Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • South African citizen
  • Proven financial need
  • Achieved a minimum average of 70% in Matric (excluding Life Orientation)
  • Studying (or intend on studying) in one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Excellent academic results



Download and complete the Motsepe Foundation Bursary Application Form (doc format), or the Motsepe Foundation Bursary Application Form (pdf format).
Please include the following items in your application pack:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Parents/ guardians ID documents (certified copies)
  • Matric mid-year results if currently in Matric (certified copy)
  • University acceptance letter
  • Matric certificate if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Full academic record if currently at tertiary institution (certified copy)
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income (latest payslips/ employment letter/ SASSA grant letter/ affidavit for informal traders/ death certificate if deceased etc – more detail can be found on the application form)
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Complete application forms and supporting documentation must be submitted via email to:


14 October annually.


For any bursary queries, please contact
The Motsepe Foundation
Tel: 011 324 1500

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13 thoughts on “Motsepe Foundation Bursary South Africa 2024-2025”

  1. I’m a mother of 13 years boy who’s doing grade 7 at St Christopher private school king Williams Town,
    My boy is very brilliant.
    Lost my job 2021, I have been unemployed for the past two years, my request is to get an assistance for his fees at school as I’m no longer working and do not afford to his school fees any longer.
    Contact me 072570100

  2. Hi,

    I’m the granny of a very smart 7 year old. Mia is in grade 2, grade 1 she got an Academic Honors award. I pray that smartness don’t go to waist. All I’m asking is for a opportunity to send her to a good school.

    Thank you.
    Granny Hilda 082 358 5020

  3. I’m.a 17nyear old currently doing grade 12, I would like to study Bcomm in Accounting in 2022.

  4. Iam applying for my brother but when I sent the documents, I recieved a reply saying that the system is currently closed we should check the website as to when the applications will be open. Please assist with relevant details.

  5. I would like to apply for a bursary. I am currently in matric and I am going to be an undergraduate for 2022

  6. I would like to apply for my Daughter who is doing Matric this year an she has accepted to study at Stellenbosch University in BA Humanities. Im single parent living with my parents. it will be a previlege if my daugther can be assited with the busary to further her studied.

  7. I would like my daughter to be assisted in her studies next year she is presently studying at NWU Potcheftroom doing BSC in health sciences third year and would like to study BPharm next year in 2022 .Thank you

  8. I would like to apply for for my sonhe is doing diploma in couching science he would like to further his studies to the degree

  9. I’m looking to apply for my step Daughter, she is currently doing her metric, we are your typical middle classes, where we want the best for the kids but can’t afford other things, we pay our taxes and all, but we the class that is not considered for anything in our country because they think we earn enough to get help for anything… kindly assist.

  10. I am applying for bursary for medicine in 2022

  11. At home we are not privileged but I so wish to get to a university where I can study science

  12. I am writing to express my interest in studying medicine it would like your bursary to fund my studies


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