Welcome to The Bursary Lottery

Where your education dreams can come true.


Welcome to The Bursary Lottery

Where your education dreams can come true.

The Bursary Lottery

The first step towards your future

Step 1

Apply for a bursary with one of our incredibly generous education partners

Step 2

We send your application to the education partner you have selected

Step 3

If you are lucky, they grant you a bursary and you can start your life changing journey of education

Step 4

Bursaries are processed on a first come, first served basis. But, if you agree to our Pay it Forward Promise, you can jump the queue!

Who are our education partners?

We are thankful to the Red & Yellow Creative School of Business who kicked things off. They have an amazing Social Promise of ensuring that at least 10% of their students don’t have to pay for themselves, and they are generously offered 67 bursaries valued at over R5 000 000 to the Bursary Lottery community. 

Since then, The Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development has joined our cause. They are offering two fully sponsored spots in their game-changing 6-month entrepreneurial programme. 

We’re very grateful to these wonderful institutions for making education opportunities accessible to those who need them most.

It goes without saying that these bursaries are going to be snapped up really quickly so please apply now.

We hope more education providers are inspired by Red & Yellow and Raymond Ackerman Academy’s generosity. If you would you like to see your chosen education institution listed here, please ask them to contact us.

If you are a generous person with a kind heart and you would like to contribute to one or a number of bursaries, please email ubuntu@bursarylottery.co.za and we will match you with a very worthy recipient.

Pay it Forward Promise?

Yes! You are here because you want to educate yourself. You want to educate yourself because you want to start or grow your career to improve your life. There are literally billions of people like you so if you are lucky enough to win a bursary lottery and go on to build a great career, we want you to commit yourself to helping the people who come after you, the ones that are still waiting for that lucky break.

Your Pay it Forward Promise is that you will put 10% of your after tax salary into our bursary fund until you have paid for 3 students like yourself. This isn’t a legally binding agreement, just a promise from you to the world (yes, you can tell us you are going to do it and then never do it). However, we believe in humanity so much that we are sure that if you are successful, you will do it. Over time, we have belief that this really can grow bigger than anyone could imagine. 

Do you want to win a Bursary Lottery?


At the moment, you have the choice between studying at the Red & Yellow Creative School of Business to do either the Entrepreneurship in Action short course (online over 10 weeks) or the Advanced Diploma in Digital Marketing (part-time over 2 years).

Or, you can apply for a full time, 6-month entrepreneurial development programme through the Raymond Ackerman Academy for Entrepreneurial Development. 

Bursaries are awarded subject to winners passing a skills test set by the Tertiary Education institution.

Please click the logo below to begin the application at the institution of your choice:


Advanced Diploma in
User Centered Design
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Advanced Diploma in
Digital Marketing
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Short Course in
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