Modern demographic shifts include changes in the way individuals earn higher education degrees. The traditional scholastic progression has students
finishing high school around age 18, and then continuing directly to degree programs. Today, growing numbers of higher education students are earning degrees later in life.
Higher Education students of all ages depend on valuable financial aid to tackle tuition costs and other expenses associated with higher education. Adults returning to higher education face unique obstacles in the financial aid arena.
Most scholarship opportunities are specifically designated for graduating high school learners.
A large number of scholarships require students to be enrolled full-time in order to qualify. Because they are established in the workforce, many adult learners only attend classes on a part-time basis.
Many adult students work full-time, so their incomes disqualify them from scholarships. As a result, adult higher education students are expected to rely heavily on student loans to pay for tuition and other expenses.
- Application forms to be submitted by 4 January 2021. We will communicate
an extension for Matric Results if necessary.
- Successful candidates will be informed by 22 January 2021. As we strive to provide feedback to all applicants, please note that if you do not get formal feedback by 31 January 2021 your application is unsuccessful.
- Applications for scholarships are considered only from South African citizens or with Permanent Residence who intend to study part time towards qualifications, as specified, on offer at any of the Pearson Institute campuses.
- The applicant must meet the minimum entrance requirements for the
specific qualification he or she wishes to study for and must have obtained a senior certificate or equivalent school leaving certificate, accompanied by a SAQA certificate of equivalence and/or USAF exemption certificate, where
- The application is only for undergraduate students who have not previously studied (Higher Certificate, Diploma or Bachelors Degree) at Pearson Institute of Higher Education, and must be at least 25 Years old at the time of
submitting this application. Students must have a Pearson Student Number
to apply for a scholarship (a student number will be received on successful
application to PIHE).