Closing Date: 15 December 2017 (Post), Closing Date: 16 January 2018 (Online) 

The Scholarship Fund provides financial support to young people who have been accepted to pursue full-time degrees in courses that fall within the priority growth sectors and critical and scarce skills areas as outlined in the labour planning frameworks of the country.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Students must be applying for admission to one of the public universities as a 1st year full-time student in a priority study (see below).
  • High school learners who plan to attend one of the public universities or universities of technology after completing the National Senior Certificate
  • Must meet University Admission Points Score (APS) and achieve an average of 70% in the NSC exams
  • Must be South African citizens under 35
  • Financial neediness – combined household income of less than R15 000 a month
  • Reside in rural/semi-rural areas/townships

Priority of Study

Full-time degrees that fall within the priority growth sectors, critical and scarce skills areas outlined in the labour planning framework of the country. Full-time degrees that fall within the priority growth sectors, critical and scarce skills areas outlined in the labour planning framework of the country.

The following costs are covered by the Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship:

  • Tuition
  • Accommodation (thresholds apply)
  • Meals
  • Study Books/equipment  (thresholds apply

How to Apply

Solomon Mahlangu scholarship Fund

VDG house

8 Victoria Road

PLUMSTEAD

Cape Town 7945

Or email to: [email protected]

Enquiries about applications: call 021 2000 476 / 087 2300 194, email: [email protected]

  • we strongly encourage online applications as this will avoid delays which could ultimately lead to applications not being considered

Applicants must:

  • meet university admission point score (aps) and achieve an average of 70% in the NSC exams
  • be applying as a 1st year full time student for a degree/diploma that falls within the priority growth sectors and in critical and scarce skills areas as outlined in the labour planning frameworks of the country
  • be a south African citizen under 35 years of age
  • be financially needy- combined household income of less than r15 000.00 a month

Please note:

  • application does not automatically mean acceptance; a final selection of students to be covered by the Solomon Mahlangu scholarship is made by a committee;
  • no late or incomplete applications will be accepted;
  • all information submitted is strictly confidential