Hexagon Trust Bursary 2022

The Hexagon Bursary is awarded by the Hexagon Trust and is aimed at assisting learners who are looking to increase their knowledge; this is done by awarding them with bursaries to take their studies into tertiary education.

The Hexagon Trust is committed to financially assisting underprivileged students to gain their degrees, and, moving forward, to become role models in their communities and their industries.

Closing Date

Please complete your application by the 31st December 2021. 


The Hexagon Trust is a South African NGO which was created in 1987. They created the Hexagon Bursary which aimed at disadvantaged students who are wanting to continue studying further and enter tertiary education however cannot afford their university/college fees.

The Hexagon Trust believes that by assisting these students, they are building strong role models for the future. The Hexagon Trust covers bursaries for degrees in Commerce, Science, and Engineering.

The applicants are awarded the Hexagon Bursary based on their academic performance, commitment to their studies, financial need, and their desire to develop their skills and reach their full potential in their studies and their future. 

Who Can Apply for the Hexagon Bursary?

The Hexagon Bursary can be applied for by any South African student applying for their 1st year in tertiary education as well as current students who are unable to continue paying for their studies. 


  • South African citizen.
  • Registered at a tertiary institution.
  • Financially disadvantaged.
  • 18 years or older.
  • Strong academic history.
  • Minimum “C” aggregate (60% and above).
  • Commit to part-time work by offering their area of expertise to the community, both during and after the completion of their degree.
  • Become a member of the Hexagon Students Alumni Association.

What does the Hexagon Trust Bursary Cover?

The Hexagon Bursary covers a wide variety of expenses during your degree:

  • Registration fees
  • Tuition fees
  • Book allowance

Please note that there are additional funds available if required, however please contact the Hexagon Trust bursary team to discuss them further.

How to Apply?

Applying for the Hexagon Trust Bursary is done online through their website. You are required to create your own student portal and follow the processes through there: 

Webpage: Hexagon Trust Application Link

  • Select “Student Portal” at the top right of the page.
  • If you are a first-time applicant, you will need to create an account and complete the registration process. To do this you need to do the following:
    • Create a username and password
    • Username: either your username, or email address
    • Password must have the following:
      • At least 8 characters long
      • Contain an uppercase letter e.g.: H
      • Contain a lowercase letter e.g.: h
      • Contain a digit e.g.: 4
      • Contain a special character: e.g.: @
  • Proceed to Student Portal in your account.
  • Complete the online application form for the bursary.
  • The following documents need to be submitted; all relevant ones must be certified:
    • ID document.
    • Certified copy of your matric June exam results.
    • Certified copy of your final matric results as soon as received.
    • Letter of recommendation from your school principal.
    • An official letter of acceptance from the university you applied to.
    • Recent passport-size photograph.
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV), a brief description of your family background, school career, and your future plans.
    • Proof of income: The latest salary slip/s of your parent/s, or proof of unemployment.

The application process should take about 20 minutes. 

Once your application has been submitted, the Hexagon Trust will contact you via emails. You can also access your account by logging in at any time to track your application. The Hexagon Trust will keep your application status updated so you can see where your application is sitting:

  • “Draft” – you are still completing your application, therefore not yet submitted.
  • “Pending” – your application is complete and is waiting for processing by the Hexagon Trust.
  • “Application Incomplete” – 1. Completed application and have selected “Save” and not “Submit”, OR, 2. – Need to add additional information.
  • “In Review” – Application submitted and is being processed to see if you qualify.
  • “Shortlisted” – Application passed stage 1 and you have made the shortlist. You will be contacted for your interview.
  • “Application Unsuccessful” – Application does not meet requirements.
  • “Application Successful” – Granted the bursary.

Hexagon Trust Contact Information

You can contact the Hexagon Trust by using their online portal, phoning, or emailing them. 

Hexagon Online Portal Link: Hexagon Online Portal

Contact Number: 031 201 3337

Email Address: info@hexagontrust.org

Address: Suite 914, 9th Floor, Musgrave Towers, Musgrave, Durban

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