The Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships are used as a recruitment tool. The total allocation to the Faculty is split between BA and BSocSc programmes (80%), and the Performing and Creative Arts (20%). To ensure equity, the funds available in each of these sectors will be allocated equally between the "open" and "equity" categories. All South African citizens and permanent residents are eligible for consideration in the "open" category. Only Black, Coloured and Indian students who are South African citizens or permanent residents are eligible for consideration under the "equity" category.
As the funds available for distribution are limited, the list of potential scholarship recipients in each category will be ranked in merit order and the awards made in descending order until the available funds have been allocated.
- Applicants for undergraduate degree or diploma study, full-time; first degree only.
- Applicants who are South African citizens or permanent residents.
- Entrance scholarships (ES) are not normally offered to transferring students, except in the case of the performing and creative arts area where the School/ Department/ College concerned has motivated that the student has been assessed as having excellent potential.
- A transferring applicant who has a prior qualification is not eligible.
Criteria for the award of scholarships to BA and BSoc.Sc applicants: Scholarships are awarded on academic merit as evidenced in school leaving results and/or AQL score.
Criteria for the award of scholarships for performing and creative programmes: Awards will be based on academic merit as evidenced in school leaving results, academic record, AQL score and performing and creative excellence, as advised by the Selection Panel and the Head/Director of the Department/School. The total amount is divided among the four disciplines (Dance, Drama, Fine Art, and Music) on a pro rata basis. The scholarship will fall away if the student subsequently registers for a qualification outside of the PCA programmes.
Note: As Entrance Scholarships are used as a recruitment tool, and the Faculty aims to have made all awards by the end of November, second or third choice applicants who are referred to the Faculty in January, cannot expect an Entrance Scholarship.