The importance of a bursary

Studying at university is a life-changing experience that often requires some support. The Hexagon Trust awards several bursaries every year. These bursaries are awarded subject to the general rules and conditions of The Hexagon Trust Bursary Scheme. A bursary is a payment made to an eligible student to support their study. It is not a loan and does not have to be repaid. Bursaries are awarded to a range of students including; students facing financial hardship, students with records of high achievement, and students studying specific courses. To view the FAQ section to answer questions about the bursary application process.

The Trust has touched the lives of more than 1500 students since operations began in 1987. The numbers in the early years were small however, applications continued to flood since, resulting in workloads growing. Learners are motivated and encouraged to work towards reaching their potential of becoming the role models.

Bursaries are part of our commitment to rewarding academic excellence and enabling students from all backgrounds to realise their potential. A Bursary is more than just financial support, it can enhance your portfolio of achievements. The Hexagon Trust Bursary Scheme is a fully subsidised higher education and training scheme for disadvantaged South Africans. Our aim is that learners obtain a world-class education, build lifelong friendships, and gain vital skills to strengthen their careers.


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We assist deserving learners to fulfill their aspirations and potential through our bursary scheme

Are you looking to further your studies but lack the funding to do so? Do you have a strong academic history, which has been maintained throughout the year? Whether you’re in your last year of school, and thinking about joining University or College next year, or if you’re a current student who cannot afford to continue paying for your studies, you may qualify to apply for a bursary.


The Vision of The Hexagon Trust is to produce a leadership that will contribute to societal upliftment and development.

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The Mission of The Hexagon Trust is to redress the inequalities of the past in South Africa, through the upliftment and development of poor and needy persons, primarily through education.