Download Babette Taute Honours Scholarship Information Brochure and Application Form

The late Babette Taute left the major part of her estate to establish a bursary trust for students of English at South African universities.
Applicants must be South African citizens or have Permanent Resident status in South Africa.

A number of Honours scholarships of R75 000 each will be available for full time students in a one-year Honours programme. Students of any branch of English language and literature study, including applied language studies, are eligible for the scholarships.

Awards are made on merit, broadly interpreted. A fine academic record is a requirement for an award. However, the trustees are also interested in other indices of merit. These might include leadership in cultural or social areas, quality of writing and publications, and excellence as a teacher of English or a translator.
Babette Taute Scholarship holders may accept other awards, provided that the total value of awards held does not exceed R120 000. The Babette Taute Scholarship may be reduced in value to bring it in line with this requirement.

Application forms are obtainable from the Department of English, the financial aid office at this university, or from The Babette Taute Trust, C/O Ms Naaznien Parker at

The closing date for receipt of applications by the Trustees is 30 October 2020 Applicants will be informed of the outcome of the selection process early in December 2020.

All correspondence should carry the subject line: “Babette Taute 2021 Application/Query: (Surname of Author)”

On behalf of the Trustees of the Babette Taute Trust, I enclose an application and information material for the Babette Taute Honours Scholarships for the study of English. A number of Honours scholarships worth R75 000 each will be offered for the 2021 academic year.

Download Babette Taute Honours Scholarship Information Brochure and Application Form

Yours sincerely
Assoc. Prof. F.F. Moolla
for the Trustees