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SSP student sponsorship South Africa 2017-2018
July 16, 2015 Bursaries

Closing Date: 31 August 2017

Student Sponsorship Programme (SSP) recruits grade 6 learners from Gauteng (Johannesburg and Pretoria), Eastern Cape (East London and Grahamstown) and Western Cape.

Successful applicants will be placed in a year-long bridging programme that seeks to improve learners’ abilities in English, Mathematics, Science and Technology. The Scholar Development Programme consists of Saturday Classes, Academic camps and Personal Development Workshops.

Programme Application open on 1 June 2017 and will close on 31 August 2017.

At the end of the Scholar Development Programme, learners are assessed in all learning areas, and a selected number will be awarded the ultimate prize, an SSP scholarship to attend one of South Africa’s best high schools.

Placement will be made at one of SSP’s partner schools in Johannesburg, Pretoria, East London, Grahamstown and Western Cape.

The SSP high school scholarship is a 5-year programme that is infused with extra-curricular leadership and personal development activities usually taking place on Saturdays throughout the scholar’s high school career. It is a rigorous programme aimed at developing future leaders in all aspects of South African society.

The 5-year scholarship includes:

  • Tuition
  • School uniforms
  • Sports gear
  • Books
  • Educational excursions

In order to qualify, applicants should meet all of the following minimum criteria:

  • Be 12 years of age or younger at the time of application
  • Currently in grade 6
  • Attain an overall aggregate of 70% or more.
  • Additionally, learners must have attained 70% or above for each of these subjects: Mathematics, Science, and English.
  • Have demonstratable financial need

How to Apply

SSP application form Grade 6 learners and their parents are required to complete the SSP application form (download here).

If you cannot access the online application form, they are also obtainable from various local libraries around Gauteng, Eastern Cape and Western Cape.

Completed application forms can be emailed to, faxed to 086 680 2307 or dropped off at SSP’s office (NBC Building, 76 Juta Street, Braamfontein)

Closing Date: 31 August 2017

For more information, please contact Nokukhanya Neswiswi on 010 206 0049 (Gauteng) or Robyn Coleman on; 043 726 6682 (Eastern Cape)

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