How to apply for Portia M bursary

It is quite easy to apply for the Portia M Bursary. The following documents must accompany the application form.

  • Final matric results
  • Acceptance letter from the University or proof of registration
  • Student number
  • Fees statement (if you are a current University student)
  • Complete application form by student
  • Certified copy of Identity document
  • Statemennt of results
  • Proof of residence
  • Confirmation letter from Department of Social Services (this should be signed and stamped) – Pensioners, child support, orphans grant
  • Pay slip / Employment letter /3 months Bank statement
  • Certified affidavit (to support proof of income for self-employed parents/ guardians to be attached to proof of income)

Once you have prepared the above-mentioned documents, follow the application procedure below.

  1. Eligibility: Ensure you meet the eligibility criteria. This includes being South African, female student with excellent grades, being in financial need and also intending to pursue a qualifying course:
  2. Complete your application form correctly with the relevant information. This may include the following to mention a few:
    • Full name and Surname of applicant
    • Physical address
    • Contact details (all applications must have a cell number and next of kin contact details)
    • Email address (all applications must have active email address)
    • Degree Name
    • Duration of the degree
    • High School Name
  3. Attach relevant documents and submit: Attached the prescribed documents to your application and submit by email to
  4. Wait for the Decision: Bursary selection processes can take some time, so be patient. If you are shortlisted, you might be called for an interview or further assessments.
  5. Acceptance and Disbursement: If you are selected, you will be notified of the bursary award, and the disbursement process will be initiated

Applications are usually open until February ending; this however may change over time. You can contact Portia M bursary program directly for any information.