To date  R150 000 000 (USD $12 million ) has been awarded and paid out to 1850 academically deserving students

From 2014 – 2017, 96 students have graduated and formed an Alumni, 81 students have completed studies in 2017 and will graduate in 2018.


Bursaries are awarded to students studying in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects and the Arts fields, and these bursaries give students the opportunity to study at the most [prestigious universities in the nation, including the University of Cape Town, University of KwaZulu Natal, the University of Pretoria, Tshwane University of Technology, University of the Witwatersrand, Cape Peninsula University of Technology and the University of

Under the ethos of ‘paying it forward,’ the Motsepe Foundation encourages its bursary recipients to study with the aim of using their education to uplift their communities in their own way, either by learning skills that are desperately needed in the community, or by educating the youth by sharing their gained knowledge and experience.