Canon Collins Thekgo Bursaries 2023: Offering 4 Bursaries Worth R10 000 Each

About the Canon Collins Thekgo Bursaries 2023
The Canon Collins Thekgo Bursaries is a fruitful programme that is designed to provide financial assistance to capable well-deserving students in South Africa. The Canon Collins Thekgo Bursaries, initially started in 2007, is a non-profit initiative that was conducted as an effort of providing accessible means of education for underprivileged members of society. The bursary programmes is run and supervised by the Canon Collins office based in the UK, and is supported by volunteers who share the same vision and missions of the organization.

The Canon Collins Thekgo Bursaries is currently offering four (4) bursaries that are worth up to R10 000 each. Candidates are expected to possess impressive academic track records but show proof of being in outstanding debt. If your Degree qualifications or records are currently being withheld due to payments debts to your respective institution, this is the right opportunity for you.

The Canon Collins Thekgo Bursaries is currently available for the following study fields:

  • Education
  • Media Studies
  • Arts (Visual/Fine/Digital Arts, Drama/Performance, History of Art, TV, Music, Film)
  • Languages and Literature
  • Gender Studies

Eligibility Criteria
Candidates interested in the Canon Collins Thekgo Bursary must fulfill an eligibility criteria to be considered qualified enough for the bursary. Each of these items below will determine whether you have what it takes to be a qualified awardee. To guarantee a successful application, please meet all of these requirements below. Failure to do so may cause disadvantageous consequences towards the overall results of your applications.

The Canon Collins Thekgo Bursary Eligibility Criteria are as follows:

  • Must be a student of any African nationality
  • Considered as a students who has successfully finished their Undergraduate or Honours education in one of the fields mentioned above
  • Must have pursued their education at a University based in Gauteng, Mpumalanga and North West Provinces
  • Must not be pursuing either an MA or PhD programme
  • Has missed at least one graduation because of debt
  • Displays impressive academic track records
  • Shows proof of requiring financial assistance
  • Has an outstanding debt that does not go above R10 000.

Application Instructions
Download application form: Canon Collins Thekgo Bursary 2023.

Candidates interested in the programme fill in the application form provided above. Please provide personal information that correctly represents your current conditions.

Additionally, candidates must provide the following documents:

  • A certified copy of your Identity Document/Passport
  • A certified copy legitimate proof of your academic grades of your completed qualification
  • A certified copy  of your latest university fees statement that confims that your outstanding debt does not exceed more than R10 000
  • Legitimate proof of graduate missed or degree certificate withheld because of outstanding debt (you may provide a letter from the fees office or the Head of Department)
  • Legitimate proof indicating your financial needs (e.g. 3-month bank statements/affidavit or statement of oath that confirms your financial troubles)
  • Your most updated Curriculum Vitae
  • Certificates that displays your commitment to pursuing your desired field of study
  • A letter of reference issued by an individual in the academic department that shows your academic merit and completion of your modules (may be submitted once you are shortlisted).

Be sure to read the official Canon Collins Thekgo Bursary Guidelines 2023 before you start on your applications.

One you have all of the documents compiled, please send them via email to this address: [email protected] (make sure you insert that words “Thekgo Bursary 2023” in the Subject Line of your email).

The selection committee expects all of the above items to be included in your applications. Incomplete applications will not be eligible for registration.

By sending in your applications, you are hereby giving permission to have your personal information utilized by the selection committee for registration purposes.

Applications will be subjected to further evaluation and vetting procedures to verify the validity of candidates. Anyone discovered to be falsifying any aspects of their applications will be disqualified.

Submissions must be made through email only. Candidates sending in their applications through other methods, such as fax or hand delivery, will not be considered by the selection committee

Important Notes

  1. Please do not email the selection committee regarding the outcome of your applications – they will only reach out to shortlisted candidates
  2. Shortlisted candidates are requested to provide a brief biography about themselves, followed by a profile photo. These two documents will be used for the Canon Collings Thekgo Bursary reports
  3. Candidates are not allowed to obtain the bursary more than once
  4. Awarding of bursaries will be done based on the availability of funds during that year
  5. Funding will be directly transferred to awardees’ respective institutions, not to the awardee
  6. Shortlisted candidates must send an copy of their degree certificate to [email protected] within a month past the payment of their debt.

Closing Date
Applications for the Canon Collins Thekgo Bursary must be submitted before the closing date on 26 April 2023.

The selection committee has absolute zero tolerance for late submissions. Anyone discovered to be sending in their applications past the closing date will not be entertained by the selection committee.

Candidates are advised to prepare their applications as soon as possible. This will leave you some time to review the contents of your applications. Kindly register at your earliest convenience.

Announcements will only be made to shortlisted candidates only. Should you not hear back from the selection committee by the very latest between May – June 2023, we regret to inform you that you have not been selected for the programme.

Canon Collins Thekgo reserves the rights to make an appoint or not during the recruitment process. All decisions made by the selection committee are final.t the closing date will not be entertained by the selection committee.


  1. Good day i don’t have a school to go because of the fees I’ll appreciate if you could help me to continue with dramatic arts at anything institution

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