Scholarship High
Schools uMhlatuze

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The most important component for growth, is intellectual growth

Since 2016 Oldenburg Bonsèl & Associates has been awarding a scholarship on a yearly basis for students who are graduating from their high school in South Africa. South Africa has unlike the Netherlands no social system whereby it is possible for everyone to continue to study at an university. Through the scholarship Oldenburg Bonsèl & Associates tries to help the South African society by making it possible for students to continue their education at an university. As an organisation we have the opinion that knowledge is the most important driver for the growth of a country and society. Due to the success and enthusiasm of the students during the previous years, Oldenburg Bonsèl & Associates has decided to once again award the Scholarship to one student in the uMhlatuze region in 2018!

Student fund


The scholarship makes it possible for the lucky winner to pursue his/her dream to go to study at an university. The scholarship is exclusively meant for a student who is totally MAD, meaning a student having Motivation, Aspiration and Determination. Through hard work, success is guaranteed! We are looking at all their achievements; so not only their academic activities, but also their personal achievements and all their motivations are taking in consideration. Students who want to apply for the Scholarship Oldenburg Bonsèl 2018 will need to fill in an application form and write a motivational letter. The scholarship will be awarded to a student who intends to study fulltime regardless of the field of study or university. Through the scholarship both lecture fees as expenses for accommodation are funded. Before students can apply it is necessary for schools to register first. Schools can apply via the application form below. The deadline for the registration of schools is June the 5th

Application for schools

How to apply?

Are you an excellent student in the region of uMhlatuze in the district uThungulu and are you planning to start a study at an university next year? Then apply now for the Scholarship Oldenburg Bonsèl 2018!

Through this website you can download the application form. Do take in mind that you have met all the criteria listed in the application form. The application form needs to be filled in full and all needed information has to be added, scanned and e-mailed to before the 26th of July 2018 at 23:59. All forms that aren’t completed in full will not be taken in consideration. All documents need to be stamped for authentication.

Download application form

And the winner is…

From all the applications a jury from Oldenburg Bonsèl & Associates will make a selection with the top 10 of possible winners. To really get to know these candidates, a Skype interview will be arranged. The winner will be announced in September this year at a ceremony on the school of the winner. The winner will be awarded the Scholarship and the Oldenburg Bonsèl floating trophy.


  • Applications from learners closely related to the Oldenburg family or company will not be taken into consideration
  • Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration
  • Applications from learners who submit forms after the deadline of 26th of July 2018 at 23:59 will not be taken into consideration
  • Only learners from schools who have registered for participation can apply for the Oldenburg Bonsèl Bursary Scheme. Schools can register until June 5th
  • Only learners with South African nationality can apply for the Oldenburg Bonsèl Bursary Scheme
  • Only learners who apply for universities in South Africa can apply for the Oldenburg Bonsèl Bursary Scheme
  • It will be the learner's responsibility to apply for entrance at the university
  • Motivation letters where the 1000-word limit is exceeded will not be taken into consideration
  • The motivation letter must be written in English
  • All submitted documents need to be certified. When this requirement is not met, applications will not be taken into consideration
  • The application form needs to be signed by the principal and parent(s)
  • The top candidates of chosen learners will be interviewed via skype to determine the winner of the Oldenburg Bonsèl Bursary Scheme
  • Condition when offered the Oldenburg Bonsèl Bursary Scheme: the learner needs to undergo a test with dr. Prof Kraus in Pretoria to see whether he/she is qualified for the intended study

Why do we support the Scholarship High Schools uMhlatuze *

* The video shown above has been directed when High School Richards Bay was the only participating school. This year all schools of the region uMhlatuze are free to participate.

For any further enquiries or questions will be answered by mail to We will be happy to assist.

Good luck!