George Whitefield College Bursaries

George Whitefield College Bursaries

George Whitefield College offers many bursaries each year. The following special bursaries are currently on offer, and you can apply if you meet the criteria. If you are not awarded the bursary, you may be invited to study with us anyway, at which point you can choose whether to proceed with your application as a paying student. We may also contact you with an offer of a partial bursary for your first year, and you have a good chance of getting a bursary for your second and third years of study if you successfully complete Year 1.

GWC Scholarships
If you’ve completed matric and would like to deepen your Christian foundations before taking on the challenges of study at university or other tertiary institution, or if you’re just looking to spend a year equipping yourself better for ministry, you still have an opportunity to gain last-minute entry to George Whitefield College’s Certificate in Theology (an accredited one-year programme).
GWC is offering TWO tuition and living-expenses awards (open to all applicants nationwide), and a further THREE tuition-only awards to anyone who will be resident in Cape Town in 2015 and in reach of the college.

1st place: R60,000
(covering full board and lodging, plus 70% of tuition fees)
2nd place: R45,000
(covering full board and lodging, plus 10% of tuition fees)

1st place: R20,000
(covering 80% of tuition fees)
2nd place: R15,000
(covering 60% of tuition fees)
3rd place: R10,000
(covering 40% of tuition fees)


Note that scholarship winners are required to raise remainder of tuition and travel costs. To qualify, applicants must be Christian, must have passed matric and achieved at least 30% in English. Applicants of all age, gender, and race groups are welcome.
Every entry must include a copy of:

  • Your ID document
  • Your matric transcript
  • A typed essay of approximately 400 words on the topic “Why I am a Christian”
  • A typed essay of approximately 400 words on the topic “Why I want to study theology”

Applicants must complete both essays. Entries will be judged on the quality of the essay content; it is not a literary award—candidates with first-language or second-language English skills will be given equal consideration.
Email all entries to by Sunday, 4 January 2015.

A shortlist of candidates will be notified by email on 9 January, but their final receipt of the award and acceptance into the CTh programme is dependent upon submission of a full application form once their candidacy has been announced.
Students who already have a GWC bursary are not eligible for scholarships. GWC reserves the right not to award one or more of the scholarships, if for example no suitable candidate is found.
Awards are not transferrable or redeemable for cash.
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