The Konstantin Sofianos Scholarship amount for 2020 currently stands at R28,000 for the winner and R1000 for the runner-up (ZAR).

The essay question for the 6th annual Konstantin Sofianos Scholarship will be published in September/October 2020.


Please note:
a. Scholarship applications must be submitted via email to
b. Along with the applicant’s essay, the applicant’s submission must include scanned copies of
the following: 1) A completed copy of the scholarship application form; 2) Proof of
acceptance to the English Honours programme at UCT; 3) A copy of the applicant’s ID or
passport; and 4) A copy of the applicant’s academic record.
c. All essays must be fully referenced and include a bibliography.
d. The applicant’s name and details should be provided on a separate cover page (with no
personal information in running headers/ footers) to facilitate blind review.
e. All essays will be checked for plagiarism – any evidence of plagiarism will immediately
disqualify your application.
f. Should your essay be selected for the scholarship, the scholarship prize will be paid directly
into your UCT student account.
g. The Konstantin Sofianos Scholarship reserves the right not to award the scholarship in the
event that a suitable applicant is not found.