Inscape Exchange | Become the future you

By | September 17, 2019

“Education is the great engine to personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mine worker can become the head of the mine, that the child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation. It is what we make of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.” – Nelson Mandela



INSCAPE EXCHANGE NPC is a Non‐Profit Company responsible for managing funds for the sole purpose of funding quality education and associated costs in the “creative sector”.

The aim of Inscape Exchange is to provide opportunities for good quality education to economically disadvantaged individuals who have qualified and have the potential and will to succeed in the creative industry.

Inscape Exchange aims to motivate individuals to achieve to the best of their ability, academically and in all other aspects of their chosen field of study, providing mentorship in partnership with families, providing support and resources where the need arises and encouraging creativity and leadership to help build a prosperous and healthy nation.


The most effective way to harness our country’s potential is through education. In the same breath, innovation is frequently cited as an essential feature for socio-economic success in the 21st century.

Funding towards education enables sustainable community development. More specifically, funding towards studies in the creative sector with design thinking and innovation at its core is becoming more and more critical for the healthy growth of our society.

Through Inscape Exchange a social investment is made by:
• Enabling a conducive student environment
• Building micro economies within the non-profit sector
• Facilitating income generating activities for targeted beneficiaries
• Creating sustainable access to the economy
• Improving the capacity to work, including self-employment, by provision of training and /or mentoring

“I believe that the solution to poverty, unemployment and crime is education. Access to higher education and throughput rates in South Africa continue to be a crisis in our country. Change requires problem solvers, designers and thinkers. Inscape Exchange provides a solution that results in educating the problem solvers of the future and potentially alleviating the crisis. The initiative is tried and tested, the nature of the program unique.” – Helen Bührs Managing Director Inscape Education Group & Inscape Exchange NPC


Inscape Education Group is the oldest privately-owned multi-disciplinary creative arts institution in South Africa and is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training.

The Institution has been offering excellence in education by design for more than 3 decades and offers accredited degrees, diplomas and higher certificates in both the creative sector and built environment.

Inscape continues to push the limits within education – promoting unique thinking and producing graduates who define the industry.

The Inscape Scholarship program was established in 2014. To date, the Institute has awarded over R9 million in scholarships.

“There’s actually a vision that needs to see this individual through the system. We are not going to measure success on how many students we get into the program. Success is going to be measured on how many employable graduates exit the program. Inscape Education Group boasts a 93 % employment rate of its graduates. Mechanisms are in place to provide additional support of both a financial and emotional nature to assist our scholarship students to achieve the results we desire and to protect the investment we have made in these individuals. We believe the dream needs to continue and that more deserving applicants need to be assisted”.

Helen Bührs Managing Director Inscape Education Group & Inscape Exchange NPC


Inscape Education Group scholarship program
2022 Call for entries:

Activate your ambition and kick-start your career at Inscape.

Inscape Education Group is awarding scholarships for accredited qualifications in the Creative Sector and Built Environment for 2022, giving you the opportunity to be part of our Tribe next year. Partial or full scholarships will be awarded to disadvantaged learners who show academic excellence to pursue their studies in Higher Education.

The entrance criteria and selection processes will be stipulated by Inscape Education Group (Pty) Ltd and beneficiaries will be awarded full or part scholarships in accordance with the legislated minimum requirements of the programmes and registration of the institution.

Applicants may apply for any of the following registered and accredited programmes:
• Bachelor of Design Degree (NQF level 7) specialising in Graphic Design, Interior Design, Fashion Design, Ideation, Marketing & Communication Design, Audio Visual Design, Interaction Design or Jewellery Design
• Diploma (NQF level 6) qualifications in Interior Design and Graphic Design
• Higher Certificate (NQF level 5) qualifications in Architectural Technology, Design Techniques, Interior Decorating or Fashion Design.

Applicants may apply for contact based studies at any one of our national campuses.
Cape Town Campus
408 The Armoury, Buchanan Square,
160 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock
Durban Campus
106 Montpelier Road (access via 8th avenue off Florida Road)
Midrand Campus
353 Alexandra Road, Halfway Gardens
Pretoria Campus
193 Corobay Avenue, Waterkloof Glen

Entries OPEN each year on 1st October and CLOSE 31st October
Short list candidates will need to attend a scholarship interview and workshop day at their respective campuses during the month of November. The Final Scholarship list will be announced on 30th of November annually.


The skills and talents of our young generation will be the engines of South Africa’s future growth and prosperity. By offering a quality education to disadvantaged youth, you will be playing a role in fast tracking development and helping disadvantaged families escape the poverty cycle.

Education changes the way we exist in the world
when corporates invest their time in sustainable solutions such as skills development, and entrepreneurial development, they increase the quality of employees they have access to, and play a major role in the life development of individuals and subsequent progression of our communities and nation.

Corporate donors who contribute to Inscape Exchange will qualify for BEE points for skills development – a priority element on the BEE scorecard.



Inscape Exchange – enquire or get involved

Phone: 086 146 722 73