About African WETU Foundation

The African WETU Foundation (AWF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving access to education in Africa. Through various programs, AWF enhances the skills and knowledge of underprivileged youths, driven by its mission to expand educational opportunities. Fully funded by private donors, the foundation leverages relationships, innovation, and resources to achieve its goals. AWF envisions an Africa where disadvantaged communities are empowered through education.

About The AWF Bursary Programme

The AWF Bursary Programme provides financial support to students in Africa, specifically targeting those pursuing a full-time Master’s degree. Each year, the programme selects a number of students and provides them with financial packages and other benefits.

For the upcoming academic year, the bursary will support students from the following universities:

  • University of Cape Town (UCT)
  • University of the Western Cape (UWC)
  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)

It’s important to note that the bursary is not available for all departments within these universities.

For the University of Cape Town, only programmes in the Faculty of Science: Department of Computer Science and Information Systems are considered.

For the University of the Western Cape, programmes from the Faculty of Natural Science are eligible.

For the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, programmes from the Department of Environmental and Occupational Studies are considered.

The eligible programmes may change each year.

The bursary covers the entire tuition cost. Students are responsible for other expenses.

Eligibility Criteria for AWF Bursary

The bursary is awarded to a limited number of students who meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a South African citizen, either by birth or naturalization
  • Must be currently pursuing or have completed an Honours Degree or Bachelor of Technology level of education
  • Must be accepted or intend to study at one of the specified universities
  • Must be accepted into or intend to enroll in an eligible Master’s programme

Meeting these criteria does not guarantee funding, as the selection is at the discretion of the committee.

How To Apply

If you meet the eligibility criteria, follow these steps to apply for the AWF bursary:

1. Fill Out An Online Application Form:
Complete the online application form available on the foundation’s official website or by clicking here. The form is in two parts: personal details and education details. Ensure all fields are filled out accurately, as incomplete forms will be rejected.

2. Submit Relevant Documents:
Along with your application, submit the following certified documents (no older than three months):

  • ID documents
  • Academic transcripts
  • Education certificates
  • Acceptance letter from the university
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Motivational letter
  • Brief research intention

Failure to submit any of these documents will result in rejection.

Closing Date

The application deadline for the AWF bursary programme 2022 is 31 October 2021. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered. Selected candidates will be notified by the end of November 2021. If you do not receive a notification, your application was likely unsuccessful.

Contact Details

For assistance regarding the bursary, contact the foundation at:

  • Telephone: 087 148 9444
  • Email: info@africawetufoundation.org

By following this guide, eligible students can apply for the AWF Bursary to support their educational aspirations and contribute to the development of their communities.