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How to Apply for University of Pretoria TuksSport UP Sport Performance Bursary Africa 2025

The University of Pretoria (UP) stands as one of South Africa’s premier academic institutions, renowned for its commitment to both scholarly pursuits and athletic excellence. At the heart of UP’s sporting endeavors lies TuksSport, a department dedicated to nurturing talent across various disciplines and providing a platform for aspiring athletes to excel both locally and internationally.

About the Bursary Provider – UP & TuksSport

TuksSport is integral to UP’s holistic approach to education, ensuring that athletes and volunteers receive comprehensive support through sustainable sports programs. This includes medical services, scientific expertise, fitness training, sport-specific testing, tactical and technical guidance, as well as sports psychology and injury management. TuksSport’s high-performance support structure aims to develop athletes to their fullest potential within a supportive and professional environment.

About the TuksSport Bursary Programme – Fields Covered

TuksSport invites students to apply for the University of Pretoria Sports Performance Support Bursary for the 2025 academic year. This bursary is designed not only to enhance students’ sporting talents but also to enable them to pursue tertiary qualifications concurrently.

The programme covers a wide array of sporting disciplines, including:

  • Archery
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Canoeing
  • Chess
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Hockey
  • Judo
  • Karate
  • Netball
  • Rowing
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Trampoline
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

More About the TuksSport Bursary Programme – Renewal

The Sports Performance Bursary is awarded for one sport code per student per academic year. Bursaries are renewable annually based on academic performance, sporting achievements, and commitment to the TuksSport programme.

Eligibility Requirements for the TuksSport Bursary

To qualify for the TuksSport Bursary, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a full-time registered and accepted student at the University of Pretoria for the 2025 academic year
  • Must excel in one of the specified sporting disciplines

Selection of bursary recipients is based on several factors, including prioritization within the TuksSport clubs, national and international rankings, potential for international competitions, and participation in major sporting events.

How to Apply for the TuksSport Bursary

Application Process:

  1. Complete the Application Form: Visit the TuksSport Bursary Application Form 2025 relevant to your sport and fill out the online application.
  2. Indicate Source: In the application form, specify that you learned about the TuksSport Bursary from “mynewsroom.co.za”.
  3. Submit Required Documents: Ensure you include the following documents with your application:
    • A full-length action shot photograph of yourself (A5 size in jpeg format)
    • Grade 11 school results (if currently in Matric and entering your first year of study in 2025)
    • Sports Curriculum Vitae detailing your sporting performance history, current training plans, and other achievements
    • Sports Performance Support Application (emailed to you upon completing the online form)
    • Any additional information or achievements relevant to your application
  4. Parental Consent (if under 18): Applicants under 18 years old must have their application signed by a parent or legal guardian.
  5. Submission: Email your completed application and supporting documents to Mr Byron Malga, TuksSport Bursary Administration, at byron.malga@hpc.co.za. Use “TuksSport Bursary Application” in the email subject line.

Closing Date for the TuksSport Bursary

Applications must be submitted by 31 July 2024. Late submissions will not be considered, so ensure your application is completed and submitted on time.

Contact Information

For any inquiries regarding the TuksSport Bursary Programme, please contact TuksSport directly:

  • Telephone: 012 420 6060

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to combine academic pursuits with athletic excellence at one of South Africa’s leading universities. Apply for the TuksSport Bursary today and take the next step towards achieving your sporting and academic goals.

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