Boston’s Bursary Programme

Boston City Campus offers a range of bursaries for new (not yet registered) students, as well as existing (registered) students who require assistance with fees in order to start, continue, or complete their Boston qualification. These bursaries range from 20% to 100% off Boston’s fees.

Applicants must be at least 17 years old. If the applicant is under the age of 18, the application must be endorsed by their parent or legal guardian in writing. All students under the age of 18 must have written consent to register.

Bursaries exclude:

  • External examination fees
  • Accommodation
  • Transport
  • Stationery

How To Apply For A Bursary


You must apply at the Boston City Campus Support Centre at which you would like to register to study.


  • Bursary applications open twice a year (you must apply in the correct time period for the semester for which you are requesting assistance – N.B. No late applications will be accepted):
    • For Semester A studies: submit your application between the 1st and 30th November of the previous year
    • For Semester B studies: submit your application between the 1st and 31st May of that year.
  • Once your application has been submitted, the Support Centre will advise you on when you can follow up. It is your (the applicant’s) responsibility to follow up to find out if your application has been successful or declined.
  • Following the closing date for applications, the Bursary Committee will meet to finalise the results. The Committee will not enter into any correspondence with individual applicants and no reason(s) will be given as to the awarding or declining of a bursary application.


  • There is no standard application form to be filled in.
  • The Support Centre at which you apply will tell you whether it will accept online applications or hard-copy submissions.
  • Submit:
    • A strong, well-worded and thought-through letter of motivation
    • A copy of your ID (it is not necessary for it to be certified)
    • Your latest set of school/tertiary education results.

Additional T’s & C’s

  • An application is NOT a guarantee of a bursary.
  • Only one bursary may be used per semester, or at the same time.
  • A new Boston bursary may NOT be applied to fees owed.
  • Bursaries are not transferable to a third party. Should a successful applicant not make use of the awarded bursary, it will become null and void.
  • Bursaries may not be redeemed for cash.
  • If you select a qualification that exceeds the value of the bursary granted to you, the additional costs are for your account. Should you select a qualification that costs less than the bursary granted to you, no amount will be due to you, and you cannot credit any of this difference towards other modules/qualifications.

Part of Corporate Social Investment

Bursaries form part of Boston City Campus’ Corporate Social Investment (CSI) programme. As a responsible corporate citizen of South Africa, Boston is engaged in various CSI activities, which include involvement in community projects by both students and staff (for example, cleaning parks, painting hospital walls and so on). Our CSI efforts total in the millions of Rands a year.

Bursaries are awarded not only to individuals, but to schools, community organisations and as awards to encourage the pursuit of Higher Education by South African youth. Boston City Campus’ bursary partnerships include:

  • Afrika Tikkun JHB
  • Afrika Tikkun Mfuleni
  • Arena Academy
  • Aspire Youth (Western Cape)
  • Bakone Sports Tournament
  • Caster Semenya Foundation
  • Eris Property Group
  • Good Governance Africa
  • Liberty 2 Degrees
  • One Goal
  • The President’s Award
  • SAFI
  • Slim Foundation
  • Youth Community Action Programme