CALL US: 011 403 1632
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  • Welcome

    Welcome to the new StudyTrust website!


    This site is under construction.


    For information about our work and to apply for bursaries please visit our current working website at www.studietrust.org.za 

StudyTrust since 1974!

StudyTrust connects young people with academic potential to study opportunities as a strategy in the struggle against poverty. Our wider aim is to strengthen a constitutional democracy in South Africa through ensuring that more able and willing young citizens gain access to education and acquire the higher level skills needed for a sustainable economy and meaningful employment.

StudyTrust has extensive experience and expertise in bursary administration and student support that has been gained through working with bursars since its inception in 1974.

StudyTrust administers bursaries on behalf of trusts, foundations and private and corporate donors to selected school learners and students at public colleges, universities and universities of technology.

The main criteria for the selection of applicants are academic potential and financial need.

Our services to donors include the administration of the complete bursary cycle, from advertising bursary opportunities, applications, selection and contracting, to disbursement and monitoring of academic progress. The latter form the basis of our support service that rests on the three pillars of individual attention, creating communities of belonging and skills aimed at developing the 4 Cs of 21 century learning: creativity, critical thinking, collaboration and communication.

StudyTrust uses a Response To Intervention framework to ensure that beneficiaries who struggle academically make use of available resources. We define academic success year on year in terms of whether a student successfully completes sufficient modules or courses to NOT add a year to regulation time of the study programme. In 2014 the success rate of our students was 84.9%. The average over the past 5 years remains 85%.

StudyTrust is governed by a Board of Trustees in which 5 alumni serve, including the chairperson, Nokwanda Kota. In 2014 StudyTrust extended financial and psycho-social support to the amount of over R80 million to 1500 students in mostly critical skills academic programmes at universities, universities of technology, FET and Agricultural colleges and schools.

With a BEE rating of level 2, StudyTrust may issue Art 18 A tax receipts, and donations received may be verified for Socio-Economic Development, Skills Development and Supplier and Enterprise Development rating purposes.


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2017 Bursary Application Season

05 May - 30 Sep 2016


Apply Online Here

- preferred method -

Apply Online Here

up to 30 Sep 2016



download StudyTrust forms here

download DAFI (UNHCR) forms here

up to 30 Aug 2016

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Our Location

Postal address:
Private Bag X16
Braamfontein, 2017

Physical address:
902 Heerengracht Building
87 De Korte Street
Braamfontein, 2001


Office Hours

Office hours:
Weekdays 08:00 to 16:30
Visits by appointment only. 

Contact details:
011 403-1632 (t)
086 567-5604 (f)