Who can apply for the Scholarship/Bursary?
Young South Africans so that they are able to study any accredited Higher Certificates or National Diploma programs at the College.
Is funding available for short courses?
Unfortunately, no! Funding is only available for formal qualifications, such as Higher certificates and diplomas.
Where can I apply for the Scholarships/Bursary?
Application is strictly online and must be submitted online from our website at www.hillcrosscollege.com, simply click on the “APPLY” button. Alternatively, you can download our App on playstore and apply using the App.
Where can I find the application form, and do you accept paper application for the Scholarship/Bursary?
There are no paper applications at the moment all application must be submitted online. Alternatively, you can download our App on playstore and submit your application using the App.
I am not in Johannesburg how do I send the application documents?
Application documents must be uploaded during the online application as we do not accept paper application for the Scholarship/Bursary.
Will I be notified that my application has been received?
Notice of receipt will be communicated via sms or via App notifications.
When can I expect to hear about the outcome of my application?
Successful students can find information about the status of their application at the point of registration at the College or via App notifications.
What is the difference between a Scholarship and a Bursary offered by the College?
The Scholarship is directly administered and offered to qualifying students by the College whereas; the Bursary is a corporate Investment Initiative between the College and responsible private business organizations who commit to support young and financially disadvantaged South African students.
Is it renewable?
Yes, it is on a yearly basis but on the condition of good academic performance and subject to the availability of funds.
Is the Scholarship/Bursary transferable?
No, it is not transferable and can only be used for one academic year at the College yet renewable.
As an international student, am I eligible for the Scholarship/Bursary funding?
If you have obtained South African citizenship, you will qualify for the Scholarship/Bursary and also if you are from any of the SADC country.
When are the closing dates?
Applications for January admission closes by 10th January while applications for second semester July admission closes by 31st July. The closing date could be extended depending on the volume of applications and or other factors.
Where can I find out more about the Scholarship/Bursary?
Please visit our website at www.hillcrosscollege.com, our Facebook page at “HillCross Business College” or via the College App.
Will late applications be accepted?
Usually no late applications are accepted but depending on individual circumstances we may be compelled to accept late applications.
How much is the Scholarship/Bursary worth?
The value of the Scholarship/Bursary is worth the total of all academic expenses of the beneficiary for that particular year.
What are academic expenses?
The cost of tuition fees, books, exam fees and any other cost directly related to studying.
What other student finance support are available at the College?
The College also offers TUITION DISCOUNT to some registered students depending on their financial condition during their study at the College.
Are all the courses available for the Scholarship/Bursary sponsorship?
Not all the courses are available for Scholarship/Bursary funding, but majority of the courses are. Please visit our website for detailed information on courses that qualifies or that do not qualify for Scholarship/Bursary funding.
Am I too old/young to apply for a Scholarship/Bursary?
You must be between 18 – 30 years to qualify for the Scholarship/Bursary.
Can I apply for the Scholarship/Bursary to study in another educational institution?
The Scholarship/Bursary can only be used to study at HillCross Business College.
Can I apply and use the Scholarship/Bursary to study for distance learning or a part time program at the College?
Yes, you can.
Can I defer or suspend my Scholarship?
Deferment can only be allowed for a semester and not for a year. If you intend to defer for up to a year unfortunately you will have to forfeit the Scholarship/Bursary and you will be expected to re-apply again.
What are the qualifying/selection criteria for the Scholarship/Bursary?
- Pass in Matric result (Higher certificate pass, Diploma pass or a Bachelor’s pass is considered)
- Family financial situation and
- Other compelling social and economic reasons.
- Must be a South African or a citizen of any of the SADC countries
Do I have to pay an application fee for Scholarships/Bursary?
Application for the Scholarship/Bursary is free.
What is the difference between a full Scholarship and a partial Scholarship?
The FULL Scholarship covers ALL academic expenses related to the academic year of study while PARTIAL Scholarship covers only 50% of academic expenses related to the academic year of study.
Who qualifies for either the full Scholarship or the partial Scholarship?
It is the responsibility of the Scholarship/Bursary committee to decide within the qualifying/selection criteria applicant(s) who becomes the beneficiaries of the Scholarship/Bursary funding.
When is the best time to start applying for Scholarship/Bursary?
It’s advisable to apply as early as possible due to limited spaces and also because the principles of first come first serve also applies.
Do I need to get admission from the College before applying for a Scholarship?
Not necessary because an application submitted for the Scholarship/Bursary will also be treated as an application for admission.
If I miss the deadline of a Scholarship/Bursary application this year, can I apply for the Scholarship next year?
I don’t have Matric; can I apply for the Scholarships/Bursary?
Yes, but part of your assessment for eligibility will be based on age and other factors as determined by the Scholarship/Bursary committee.
Does the Scholarships/Bursary Cover accommodation and transportation?
No, it does not cover any of the two.