The UCT Trust administers many bursaries at UCT which are funded by Foundations, Companies and individuals, based here in the UK. 

Named Bursary programmes are aimed specifically at either a field of study, or have specified requirements that need to be met. For instance, bursaries can be specifically aimed at budding female medical practitioners who are studying for MBChB or allied healthcare disciplines; Opera students; Business Science – to name but a few.

All bursary programmes are aimed at young people from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. Donors receive annual progress reports on the students they are supporting.

As UCT Trust is a UK charity, individual donors can, of course, reap tax benefits on donations from taxable income, and the UCT Trust is able to claim an extra 25% Gift Aid on top of those donations.

Anyone is able to set up a bursary programme at UCT! Should this be of interest to you, please contact us at for further details.