Use this announcement bar to inform users of cookies, promotions, new features etc.
FeesFree Curriculum
FeesFree Curriculum
Download Info Pack

Introducing the Learning Liberated Scholarship Programme

Are you looking for a way to fund your child’s education? Here’s everything you need to know about UCT Online High School’s Learning Liberated Scholarship Programme.
Want to see more content like this? Sign-up for our newsletter:

As a parent, we know you do everything you can to ensure your child receives the best education possible. 

And like many young people, your child has the potential to thrive – if given the opportunity. But sometimes the path to accessing quality education can be difficult. 

At UCT Online High School, we want to make this path a little easier, for both you and your child. That’s why we decided to launch a scholarship for our school – the Learning Liberated Scholarship Programme.

Here’s everything you need to know.

What is Learning Liberated?

Learning Liberated is a new scholarship programme launched by UCT Online High School. Through it, we’re continuing our goal of providing more quality education opportunities for South African learners by making online education as affordable and accessible as possible.

We want to invest in the education of learners in need. To achieve this, we’ve partnered with various sponsors including corporations, family trusts, NGOs and high net worth individuals.

What does the scholarship cover?

The Learning Liberated Scholarship Programme will cover 50% of your child’s tuition fee at UCT Online High School. This means that you will be responsible for the other 50% of the tuition fee (for the duration of the scholarship period). 

You will also need to cover the costs for stationery, language setworks, textbooks (if required), a laptop or desktop computer, internet access, a printer and headphones.

The programme offers partial scholarships in order to support a larger number of learners, creating a tangible impact for a wider group. 

What’s more, partial scholarships have been shown to foster a sense of commitment to academic performance, which leads to higher rates of success among scholarship recipients.

What are the requirements to apply?

In order to apply for the scholarship, your child must: 

  • be a grade 8 to 11 learner
  • be a South African citizen
  • reside in South Africa
  • have at least one guardian who is a South African citizen
  • be age appropriate for the grade they are applying for (grades 8–11)
  • register to complete the CAPS curriculum and work towards a National Senior Certificate (NSC)
  • demonstrate financial need (i.e. your family household income may not exceed R350,000 per annum or R29,000 per month)
  • obtain a minimum 60% average in English (Home Language) and Maths
  • have aspirations to pursue a tertiary education and further their career after school
  • have access to stable internet, a laptop or desktop, a printer and UPS devices
  • have a safe learning environment with necessary support from at least one adult supervisor
  • submit an Applicant Reference Letter from a senior member of their current school
  • submit an Aspirations & Academic Journey Letter

How does the application process work?

Applications for the scholarship open on Monday 4 September 2023 and close at midnight on Tuesday 31 October 2023. 

Late applications won’t be accepted. These scholarships will apply as of term 1 of January 2024. 

Here’s how to apply:

For new learners

  1. Apply to be a learner at UCT Online High School by completing the NSC admissions application
  2. Pay a non-refundable application fee (R50.00) and a placement fee (R525.00).
  3. Apply for the scholarship here.

For existing learners

  1. If you meet the eligibility criteria, you’ll receive an email inviting you to apply for the scholarship.
  2. Apply for the scholarship here.

How do I know if my application was successful?

You’ll be informed of the outcome of your application via email. 

What documents are required for the application?

As part of the application process, you’ll need to provide a number of supporting documents. These documents should be certified copies. All documents are listed below.

Required documentation for applicant

  • ID or birth certificate
  • term 3, 2023 academic report (submitted during application)
  • term 4, 2023 academic report (submitted in December)
  • Applicant Reference Letter
  • Aspirations & Academic Journey Letter
  • ID photo
  • proof of address (not older than one month at the time of application)

Required documentation for guardians

  • ID or birth certificate
  • proof of income statements (not older than one month at the time of application)
  • proof of address (not older than one month at the time of application)

What is an Applicant Reference Letter?

This letter must confirm that the applicant has the necessary aptitude to learn in an online environment. It must be written by a senior member of the learner’s current school.

What is an Aspirations & Academic Journey Letter?

This letter must provide a motivation for the learner’s desire to pursue tertiary education and career development opportunities after high school. It must be written by the applicant.

Apply today

Don’t miss out on this opportunity. If your child meets the requirements, make sure to submit an application

And you can find out more about the scholarship here and here.

More Articles