R3.5 million in bursaries offered for teacher education

Embury Institute for Higher Education is expected to provide R3.5 million in bursaries for teacher education in 2018.

The Embury Institute for Higher Education (Embury), owned by Stadio Holdings, the higher education business of Curro Holdings, has announced that applications for its upcoming 2018 bursaries, worth a remarkable R3.5 million, are now open. The announcement comes as the private higher education institution celebrates their new, state-of-the-art Montana (Pretoria) and Waterfall (Midrand) campuses.

Embury is a registered and accredited private institute, preparing high-performance teachers to work in all South African schools and is the institute of choice for people entering the education sector. The bursaries are being awarded through two initiatives: A full four-year tuition bursary scheme for high-performing but financially challenged students, and the Triple 3 Campus Tuition bursary scheme.

Bursary Requirements

Under the former, twelve students will receive full bursaries worth R250 000 each, applicable to Embury’s three campuses which includes the existing Durban campus. This bursary, which covers all tuition and textbook fees for four years, plus the cost of a tablet or notebook in the first year, will only be available to learners whose parents or guardians earn a combined monthly income of less than R20 000.

The bursaries apply to students wanting to study full-time towards a Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching or a Bachelor of Education in Intermediate Phase Teaching from 2018 to 2021.

Under the Triple 3 Campus Tuition Fee bursary scheme, full-time first year students at all Embury’s campuses can win one of the three types of bursaries. The first of these, granted to three students, is a full bursary for the cost of each student’s first year tuition fee, while the second bursary awards three students with a R20 000 discount on their tuition fee.

Finally, the third bursary under this scheme grants 33 students (11 per campus) a R10 000 discount off their tuition fee following payment of their deposit. This bursary scheme is only being made available to 1st-year applicants who have never before studied with Embury, and who have been accepted to study full-time on one of Embury’s formal qualifications (higher certificate, diploma, degree or advanced diploma).

More details on the bursaries can be obtained from Embury’s website (www.emburybursaries.co.za), while applications for the four-year bursary can be made at www.emburybursaries.co.za/bursary-form.

Open days are planned for the three Embury campuses: Waterfall on Saturday, 29 July 2017; Montana on Saturday, 5 August 2017; and Durban on Saturday, 12 August 2017. For more information, please contact [email protected].