Blind SA Bursary 2022 – 2023

About Blind SA

Formerly known as the South African Blind Worker’s Organization, Blind SA was formed in 1946 to help blind people find jobs that are meaningful. In addition to providing employment for people with disabilities, Blind SA has ventured into providing Braille services, establishing skills training programs,  awarding bursaries, lobbying and pursuing issues of concern to blind people.

Blind SA Bursary

Blind SA Bursary 2022 – 2023

A bursary funding program for blind and partially sighted students is being offered by Blind SA. There are two bursaries awarded each year to provide students with disabilities equal opportunities in tertiary education, for full-time and part-time study.

Two main criteria will be used to select candidates: merit and funding availability.

Donors give blind students bursaries so they can study at the tertiary level around South Africa, from the first year all the way through to Masters degrees.

Bursary Coverage

Full-time study bursaries will be awarded at the rate of R8 000 and part-time study bursaries at the rate of R4 000. The bursary will not only provide financial aid, but also help with special equipment, transportation, and study material.

After receipt of registration details and verification of eligibility criteria, all applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by 31 March and 31 August every year.

Eligibility Criteria Of The Bursary

The following entry requirements must be met before applying (please note that your application will not be considered if you don’t meet all the requirements):

  • You must be a citizen of South Africa
  • It is mandatory that you are blind or partially sighted
  • Matriculation or equivalent qualification is required
  • You need to have achieved a minimum of 60% on your matriculation exam (if you are applying for the first time).
  • A majority of your previous courses must have been passed (if you were a bursary recipient in the previous year)
  • Full-time or part-time enrollment or studies are required
  • In order to apply, you must be enrolled at a South African tertiary institution that is recognized and accredited

How to apply?

You can download and complete the Blind SA Bursary Application 2022 

IMPORTANT: Braille copies of the application form are available upon request.

Blind SA requires applications to be submitted through one of the following methods:

– Email ID:

In the subject line, type “Blind SA Bursary Application 2022“.

– Post: Blind SA, Private Bag X9005, CROWN MINES, 2025

Documents Required

Along with your completed application form, please submit the following supporting documents (the submission of these documents is mandatory, your application may be disqualified if any of these documents remains missing):

  • Achievements academically most recently
  • It is required to submit the final exam results for the previous academic year (the results must be submitted as soon as they are available, but no later than February 1 or July 1 each year).
  • Documentation of student registration and a copy of the student number (certified copy)
  • Describe in detail your course and its duration (including fees)
  • Signed and stamped eye condition form (from an optometrist or ophthalmologist)

Closing Date Of The Bursary

There will be 2 application windows each year: 31 January 2022 and 31 July 2022.

In order to ensure your application is considered, please submit your application before the closing date.)

Contact Details Of The Bursar

Please contact Blind SA directly if you have questions about this bursary program:

Denise Frost is the person to contact
Email ID:

Please do not send any questions after the closing date. View our other bursaries/scholarships open for application here:

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