Funding, Scholarships

The Moshal Program is more than just a scholarship; it’s a philanthropic initiative that believes in the transformative power of education. This private program is dedicated to supporting students from challenging socio-economic backgrounds, offering them the opportunity to pursue higher education and achieve their dreams.

A Legacy of Success

The Moshal Program is a beacon of hope for aspiring students, currently providing support to approximately 1000 scholars in both South Africa and Israel. One of the program’s proudest achievements is the 1173 graduates who have successfully earned their university degrees, a testament to the impact and potential of this initiative.

Eligibility and Requirements

To be considered for the Moshal Program scholarship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Family Income Threshold: The annual family income should not exceed R200,000 before deductions. This criterion ensures that support is directed towards those facing financial challenges.
  2. Minimum Academic Results: Applicants are required to have achieved a minimum of 70% in English, Mathematics, Physical Science, and/or Accounting. These academic standards reflect the program’s commitment to excellence.

Scholarships at Select Universities and Degrees

Moshal offers top-up scholarships exclusively at specific universities for a range of degrees. It’s essential to verify that your chosen university and degree are on the approved list. The eligible universities include:

  • University of Witwatersrand (Wits)
  • University of Pretoria (UP)
  • University of Cape Town (UCT)
  • Stellenbosch University (SUN)
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)
  • University of Free State (UFS)
  • University of Johannesburg (UJ)

Degrees supported by the program encompass various fields, including Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Commerce. Here are some of the degrees covered:

  • Science: Dentistry, Medicine (MBChB), Pharmacy (UKZN only), Veterinary Science
  • Technology: Computer Science, Data Science, Information Science, Information Systems, Information Technology
  • Engineering: Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Electronic, Mechanical, Mechatronic
  • Mathematics: Actuarial Science, Econometrics, Mathematics, Statistics
  • Commerce: Accounting, Economics, Financial Sciences, Investment Management, Management Sciences

*Please note that degrees and universities supported may be subject to change at the discretion of the Moshal Program.

Application Guidelines

To ensure the success of your scholarship application, please adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Fill out the application form completely. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Ensure that the information you provide accurately reflects your current status.
  • Candidates who meet the program’s criteria may be contacted for an interview. Unsuccessful applicants will receive notification via email.
  • Once you click the SUBMIT button, your application is considered complete. You won’t be able to make further changes, but you can update personal details and upload documents.
  • Each applicant is allowed to submit only one application form, so check your answers carefully before submitting.

Compulsory Documents for Upload

When applying, be sure to include the following compulsory documents:

  • Copy of your ID (certification is not required). If you are not a South African citizen, provide a copy of your passport and, if available, your study visa.
  • Copy of your parent/guardian’s ID.
  • Declaration/Consent Form signed by your parents/guardian (mandatory if you are under 18 years old).
  • Grade 11 November results.
  • Proof of all Social Grants (a letter or statement, not a scan of the SASSA card). Alternatively, you can provide a 3-month bank statement from your parents/guardian (not your personal bank account) or an affidavit stating they don’t have a bank account.

Non-Compulsory Documents for Later Stages

While not mandatory for the initial application, the following documents may be requested at a later stage:

  • Payslip for all employed family members (even if part-time).
  • Grade 12 final results (if you are in Grade 12 in 2023, please submit these by logging back into your application).
  • If you are already at university, include your latest full university transcript of results.
  • Acceptance letter (or proof of provisional acceptance) from the university/ies you have chosen to study at or are currently attending, if received.
  • Your NBT Scores (if available).
  • Proof of application for other funding (a screenshot is acceptable).

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