Apply Now For UCT Online High School's Learning Liberated Scholarship Programme

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Online learning has become an increasingly popular way for people to access education in a manner that suits their lifestyles and commitments. The UCT High School seeks to provide the opportunity for learners to complete their basic schooling without having to attend a physical classroom. 

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The UCT Online High School was launched in 2021 to provide an innovative, affordable online school, offering the CAPS curriculum in grades 8 to 11, The school now also offers grade 12. 

The school is now offering the opportunity for more learners to join their online campus and work toward a National Senior Certificate (NSC) qualification through the Learning Liberated Scholarship programme. 

UCT Online High School says the partial scholarship intends to make education more accessible to a diverse range of learners who may not afford the full tuition. They add that by providing partial scholarships they can distribute financial aid more efficiently and allow for more learners to be supported. 

The Learning Liberated scholarship includes 50% of the tuition fee for the duration of the scholarship awarded and 100% of the SACAI Grade 12 Examination fee.

Eligibility Criteria For Learning Liberation Scholarships 

Applicants must 

  • have achieved 60% or above in Mathematics and English Home Language. 
  • be a South African citizen and reside in South Africa at the time of the application 
  • Must be in South Africa for the duration of their enrolment at UCT Online High School
  • Have a household income not exceeding R350,000 per annum

Documents Needed For Learning Liberated Scholarship

Applicant Documents

  • ID/Birth Certificate
  • Term 3, 2023 Academic Report (submitted during application)
  • Term 4, 2023 Final Academic Report (submitted in December)
  • Applicant Reference Letter
  • Aspirations & Academic Journey Letter
  • ID Photo
  • Proof of Address

Guardians Documents 

  • ID/Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Income statements (not older than 1 month at the time of application)
  • Proof of Address (not older than 1 month at the time of application)

The Process Of Applying For The Learning Liberated Scholarship

Scholarship applications for grades 8-11 entry in 2023 opened on 4 September 2023 and will close at midnight on Tuesday, 31 October 2023.

Guardians and learners interested in applying for a Learning Liberated Scholarship must complete a full NSC admissions application to become UCT Online High School learners. 

This process includes payment of a non-refundable application fee of R50 and a placement fee of R525. 

Scholarship application submissions will be available when they open on 4 September 2023, and interested guardians will receive notifications to formally submit their scholarship applications online.

Existing UCT Online High School learners who meet the eligibility criteria will receive email invitations to apply.

Applications will be assessed against the scholarship eligibility criteria and the final list of successful scholarship recipients will be announced in December 2023.

If a learner is not awarded a Learning Liberated Scholarship, the guardian will receive a decision notification via email. Guardians can then choose to either continue with the regular NSC application process for January 2024 enrollment or request a withdrawal of their application. 

It's important to note that all application and placement fees are non-refundable.

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The ‘UCT Online High School Learning Liberated Scholarship Programme’ was launched on 31 July 2023 to invest in the education of talented learners from economically disadvantaged families, who demonstrate academic potential, have aspirations for tertiary education, and the intent to make a positive and impactful contribution to our nation.

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