Sponsor a Student
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The philosophy of Paying it Forward is an important part of TSiBA’s culture. TSiBA students are awarded tuition scholarships on a sliding scale and contribute an average of R171 per month to their education. They are not required to pay for their education monetarily, but rather to ‘Pay it Forward’ by transferring the knowledge, skills and resources that they gain at TSiBA to their communities. In this way, TSiBA’s vision of “Igniting Opportunity” is realised.
A tuition scholarship includes registration fees, textbooks, printing, stationery and one meal per day. As our education model is fine-grained and our numbers are kept small, it currently costs R55,055 to educate a student per year. This includes the costs of course administration and management, quality assurance and moderation, full-time and part-time lecturers and tutors, textbooks, facilities (IT, online teaching tools, etc.), printing, student counselling (personal and career), materials and workbooks, experiential learning programmes (incl. Wilderness camps) and internship placements. Thanks to in-kind donations provided by our partners, the actual cash component is R48, 800 per student per year.
The cost of funding a TSiBA student with a full undergraduate bursary for tuition, accommodation, travel and other subsistence related costs is R78, 000 per year. This includes the R48, 800 tuition costs and a monthly subsistence allowance of R 2, 500.