Ruta Sechaba Foundation Scholarship Programme for 2018

Applications for the 2018 Ruta Sechaba Foundation Scholarship Programme are now open.

The foundation was established in 2016 to provide scholarships, bursaries and awards to qualifying learners at Curro or Curro-managed schools. The PSG Group BEE Education Trust is the initial donor to the Foundation.

The PSG Group BEE Education Trust was founded by the PSG Group in 2006. The aim of the Trust is to provide monitored financial support for education purposes to Black South African citizens. The PSG Group BEE Education Trust has identified the Ruta Sechaba Foundation, and Curro as its key partner in education, to assist in achieving this objective.


Only learners who meet the following criteria will be considered:

  • Black learners only (Black means African, Coloured and Indian as defined by the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, ‘BBBEE Act’);
  • Learners who are South African citizens only;
  • New learners from Grades 8 to 11 (subject to writing ‘entrance’ exams to determine academic standards);
  • Existing learners from Grades 8 to 12;
  • Learners achieving academic excellence measured as: • Attaining an overall aggregate of 60% or above in the latest academic report; • Attaining at least 60% in Mathematics and English in the latest academic report (hereinafter referred to as ‘Minimum Academic Standards‘).
  • Clearly demonstrate financial need – A combined household gross income not exceeding R30 000 per month (‘Minimum Financial Need Requirement’). Further consideration will also be given to those families that have more than one learner at the school, as well as those learners who board. (Parents will be required to provide proof of income earned).
  • The Minimum Financial Need Requirement may be waived by the Scholarship Approval Committee if the learner demonstrates exceptional academic results. Exceptional is defined as an overall aggregate of > 85%.
  • Set out below is guidance on the expected level of scholarships provided based on academic performance:

– Grade of learner Academic excellence criteria Scholarship allocated Scholarship allocated if a boarder at the school**
– Grades 8 to 11* 90% + average Up to 100% Up to 100%
– Grades 8 to 11* 80% + average Up to 75% Up to 85%
– Grades 8 to 11* 60% + average Up to 65% Up to 75%


Scholarships may be awarded for excellence in sport, to the participating school. These scholarships
are designed to attract top-performing individuals in sport to the participating schools.

Only learners who meet the following criteria will be considered for a sports scholarship:

  1. Black learners only (Black means African, Coloured and Indian as defined by the BBBEE Act);
  2. Learners who are South African citizens only;
  3. New and/or existing learners from Grades 4 to 12;

All applicants are required to complete an application form and submit all the required information in order to be considered eligible to receive a scholarship.


  • The Scholarship Approval Committee and the Foundation may exercise its discretion in awarding scholarships where a learner will make a definite positive contribution to the school on various levels, but falls just short of the specific criteria on each individual level.
  • Scholarships are only to be offered if there is sufficient spare capacity in the relevant grades within the participating school.
  • The Foundation and the Scholarship Approval Committee reserves the right to amend, remove or change any of the terms relating to this scholarship policy, at any time and without consultation.

How to apply

The closing date is 23 June 2017.

Application forms are available from the schools or download it here. Applications must be accompanied by all the supporting documents.

Complete application forms with all supporting documentation can either be handed in at your nearest Curro or Curro-managed school or emailed to:

Queries can be emailed to:

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Department of Agriculture Bursaries 2018: Download The Application Forms

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) intends to award comprehensive bursaries to qualifying applicants pursuing and/or intending to further their studies in critical scarce skills in the agricultural, forestry and fisheries sectors for the 2018 academic year. The bursary will cover tuition, accommodation, books, meals and monthly allowance. The bursary awards target the previously disadvantaged and impoverished persons from poverty-stricken and rural communities. People with disabilities are encouraged to apply

1. BSc Bioresource Engineering
(Agricultural Engineering)
2. Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)Requirements
Mathematics and Physical Science 6 (70–79)
3. BSc Viticulture and Oenology
4. BSc Plant Pathology
5. BSc Food Science
6. BSc Entomology
7. BSc Forestry and Wood Science
8. BSc Marine Biology
9. BSc Oceanography and Marine Biology
10. BSc Ichthyology specialising in AquacultureRequirements
Mathematics and Physical Science 5 (60–69)
11. National Diploma: Food Technology
12. National Diploma: Forestry
13. National Diploma: Marine ScienceRequirements
Mathematics and Physical Science 4 (50–59)
14. Postgraduate studies (BTech, BSc, Hons, MTech, MSc, DTech and PhD) in different agricultural, forestry and fisheries fields of study relating to DAFF priority research projects. Successful candidates will be appointed as interns and placed with the relevant industry/research institution/institution of higher learning as young professionals. Successful candidates will also be allocated a mentor and will receive a monthly allowance from the Department.


  1. It is worth noting that certain fields of study are only available at certain institutions of higher learning:
    • BSc Bioresource Engineering (Agricultural Engineering): University of KwaZulu-Natal
    • Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc): University of Pretoria
    • BSc Viticulture and Oenology: University of Stellenbosch
    • BSc Forestry and Wood Science: University of Stellenbosch
    • BSc Oceanography and Marine Biology: University of Cape Town
    • BSc Ichthyology specialising in Aquaculture: Rhodes University
    • National Diploma: Forestry: Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
    • National Diploma: Marine Science: Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  2. Applicants must be South African citizens
  3. Applicants must complete the relevant bursary application forms available from the website address: click on “Vacancies”
  4. Applicants who apply for fields of study that are not listed above will not be considered
  5. Please note that communication will be limited to successful applicants only. If you have not received any communication from the department by 15 January 2018, after the National Bursary Committee has finalised the selection process, consider your application unsuccessful
  6. All completed bursary application forms together with certified copies of ID and certificates/performance results should be sent to the following address:
    Directorate: Sector Education and Training
    Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
    Private Bag X250
    Pretoria 0001
    Mr Vusimuzi Mngomezulu, tel. (012) 319-7923 or Ms Boitumelo Maleka, tel. (012) 319-7024


  • The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries reserves the right to determine the total number of bursary allocations for the academic year based on the total budget available
  • The National Bursary Committee will make use of the Bursary Scheme’s 14-point system to allocate points to short-listed applicants
  • The Bursary Scheme of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is in fulfilment of the sector strategic objective of elimination of skewed participation in the agricultural, forestry and fisheries sectors.

How To Apply

Download Undergraduate Application Form

Download Postgraduate Application Form

Closing Date: 30 September 2017

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Omnia is Offering Bursaries to SA Students


  • BSC Agricultural Science
  • BSC Chemical Engineering
  • BSC Chemistry
  • B Eng Mechanical Engineering
  • B Eng Computer Engineering (Software Development)


  • Studying towards degree and / or planning studies in 2018.
  • Good Academic Performance.


The incumbent will have an opportunity to learn about Nutriology “the science of growing” through vacation work.

Job Competencies

  • Attention to details 
  • Analytical skills 
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Excellent language skills
  • Computer literacy 
  • High energy levels


Omnia makes the world smaller with Global Opportunities.

How To Apply

Apply Online for the Omnia Bursary / Scholarship Programme

Closing Date: 30 September 2017

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National Metrology Institute of South Africa Bursaries

The National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA) invites applications for undergraduate bursary opportunities.

NMISA is offering undergraduate bursaries at a recognised South African University. Upon completion, the bursars will be required to work one year for every year sponsored at NMISA. Successful graduates will follow an exciting career at NMISA in the Science of Accurate Measurement (Metrology). NMISA is the custodian of the South Africa national measurement standards, thus you will be working closely with experts on the realisation of the International System (SI) units in the Electricity & Magnetism division.

Bursaries are offered in the following fields of study:

  • Engineering degree (Electrical, Electronic or Mecha-Electronics)
  • BSc Physics

Who can apply:

  • Undergraduate students who are registered fulltime at a recognised South African university in any of the fields listed above with an average of ≥ 60%
  • Grade 12 learners currently studying Mathematics (Not Mathematics Literacy) and Natural Science and are able to provide grade 11 results and progress report for grade 12
  • Candidates who are in possession of a grade 12 exemption certificate, with Mathematics (Not Maths Literacy) and Natural Science, with ≥ 60% marks
  • Applicants must be South African Citizens
  • The main criteria is academic merit and financial need

The bursary includes:

The full costs of registration and tuition; residence fees and allowance for prescribed books and necessary requirements. The successful candidates will have an opportunity to gain work experience at NMISA during vacations.

Please note:

NMISA subscribes to and applies the principles prescribed by the Employment Equity Act. Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged candidates who meet the requirements and who will add to the cultural and gender diversity of the organisation. The NMISA Human Capital Development programme, which this Master’s Studentship forms part of, is focused on recruiting the following candidates in order of preference: African, Coloured & Indian.

Interested and suitably qualified persons MUST upload/ attach all supporting documentation required (CV, qualifications and academic records, ID etc.) when applying for the position. Only candidates with all supporting documents and completed questionnaire will be considered for the position.

How to apply

Closing date for applications is 31 July 2017. Click here to apply online

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Download Transnet Bursary Application Form and Apply

As part of our human capital development strategy. weareoffering bursaries to BEng or B.Sc. Engineering students.  This aligns to address Transnets skills needs in support of the Companys Market Demand Strategy Bursary Application (B.Eng or Bsc Engineering)


Grade 12 Learners (SA Citizens) with outstanding achievements, minimum five symbol in Mathematics and Physical Science and students currently studying towards B Eng or B.Sc Engineering are encouraged to apply for one of our comprehensive bursaries in the followingdisciplines:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current)
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Metallurgy  Engineering (Physical)

How To Apply

Download application form

Apply to: Carlton Centre, 150 Commissioner Street, Bursary Office, 21st Floor, Johannesburg , 2001
 Fax: (011) 774 9235 or
Closing Date: 31 July 2017
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StudyTrust Bursaries

The sub-menus provides information on StudyTrust’s sponsored bursaries. A prospective student only has to submit one single application form.

Each application will automatically be considered for all the bursaries for which a particular applicant qualifies.

That means that an application for e.g. a FNB Fund bursary will also be considered for a StudyTrust access bursary and vice versa.

You will however be required to indicate which is your first choice, e.g. “Investec”.

StudyTrust awards sponsored bursaries based on academic merit, financial need and according to the sponsors requirements.

Promaths Bursary Fund

Bursary Fund Application process

• South African citizen.
• Attended a Promaths or Kutlwanong centre across the country.

• Accepted at a reputable tertiary institution for a rare skills degree or national diploma in South Africa.

The OMIG Imfundo Trust Scholarship

The main criteria considered for the scholarships are:

• Academic excellence: Selection will be done on the basis of Grade 11 final results, Grade 12 June results and Grade 12 preliminary results
• The minimum requirements are: A 70% average and not less than 70% for Mathematics, and 70% for English FAL (or 60% for English HL).
• The Imfundo Trust Programme is for candidates whose parent(s) or guardian(s) would not be able to afford paying their tertiary fees
• Learners from rural and township backgrounds will be given preference
• Hard working learners who are able to demonstrate that they are more likely to succeed in tertiary study

• At least 50% of candidates should be black female

The Coronation Fund Managers Bursary Programme

Preference is given to:

  • current Grade 12 learners
  • matriculated applicants waiting for a study opportunity
  • Full-time students in their first year studying towards the degrees specified above.

Bursary type: Full cost

Main selection criteria: Academic merit and financial need.

The AVI Bursary Programme

Who can apply:

SA citizens interested in full-time undergraduate Commerce studies at the University of Johannesburg, the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pretoria University and Wits University in the fields of Marketing and Finance.

Only applicants with an NSC with degree endorsement and at least a level 5 rating (60%) for Mathematics and English First Additional Language, or Matric Exemption and a minimum “C” symbol (Higher Grade) for Maths and English or an NSC will be considered.

SA citizens interested in Mechanical Engineering degree studies at the University of Johannesburg, the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pretoria University and Wits University.

Only applicants with an NSC with degree endorsement and at least a level 5 rating (60%) for Mathematics, Physical Science and English First Additional Language, or Matric Exemption and a minimum “C” symbol (Higher Grade) for Maths, Science and English will be considered.

Preference is given to:

  • current Grade 12 learners
  • matriculated applicants waiting for a study opportunity
  • Full-time students in their first year studying towards degrees specified above.



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International Scholarships to Study in Korea

The KDI School of Public Policy and Management has full and partial scholarship opportunities available for outstanding candidates for admission in September 2017.

The Korea Development Institute (KDI) is a Korean Government economic think tank.

Degree level:Master’s

Who can apply?

Currently employed in the public sector for a minimum of 6 years or division head or above in the public sector.

Fields of study

  • Public Policy
  • Development Policy

What the scholarship offers

Please contact for more information.


Application process

Online application to be submitted at

Click Here

Deadlines: 9 June 2017


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Starke Ayres’s Bursary Programme

Starke Ayres’s bursary programme aims to harness outstanding achievers at tertiary levels into our fold of growing talent, by offering the participant financial aid for studies. –

Starke Ayres is a specialist vegetable, lawn and flower seed supplier, serving the commercial and home gardening markets.

Who can apply?

South African citizens currently studying or intending to study Full Time at a South African university in the following fields:

  • BSc- Genetics / Plant Breeding / Plant Production / Soil Science / Plant Science.

Only applications from students who have completed their first year at a Tertiary Education Institution will be considered (i.e. 2nd year students onwards)

The bursary is renewable annually, based on academic performance/results.

The bursary will cover the cost of registration, tuition, books and residence fees for up to the maximum amount of R 37 500 per annum.

Certified copies of the most recent academic record must accompany applications.

How to apply

Applications close on 31 August 2017. Click here to apply online

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NSFAS: Sign Your NSFAS Agreement Form Before 31 May

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) has urged students, who received funding, to sign their Loan Agreement Forms (LAFs) to avoid funding retraction.

NSFAS called on 63 558 students, who have not yet signed their LAFs and Schedule of Particulars (SOP), to do so at their respective universities and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) colleges as soon as possible, or before 31 May 2017.

NSFAS warned that affected students could possibly face retraction of NSFAS funding if they fail to honour their funding obligation, although they are approved for the 2017 funding.

NSFAS spokesperson Kagisho Mamabolo explained that the NSFAS terms and conditions states that the loan amount recorded in the loan agreement will be paid as a credit to the student account with the university, for the academic, residence, student levies and other similar cost of pursuing the course of studies for which the student is registered.

“No loan advance will be made unless the Loan Agreement has been signed. It is our responsibility, as stated in the National Credit Act 34 of 2005, that prior to entering into any credit agreement with a consumer, we must conduct a detailed financial assessment on behalf of the client.

“Now that we have done that, we are appealing to the students to do their part and sign the agreements for their own benefit. No credit agreement can be concluded without the signing of the agreement form and acceptance of the terms and conditions thereof,” said Mamabolo.

Mamabolo added that NSFAS ensures that students understand the risks, costs and obligations created by the financial assistance they are receiving, and therefore, “signing of agreement is compulsory and it is common practice for any institutions that provides financial assistance in South Africa”.

Mamabolo emphasised that NSFAS will not process any tuition payments for students who have not signed their agreements.

“All funded students are obliged to acknowledge that they understand the terms and conditions and the amount of funding stipulate in the LAF/SOP. However, funded students who are eligible for financial assistance will continue to receive funding (automatically) until they complete their studies, provided they achieve the 50% pass mark.”

To sign a LAF/SOP, a student can simply visit the NSFAS website, click on the SIGN YOUR LAF/SOP Link, and then enter an ID number into the search engine.

The details will appear on the screen. –

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Mechanical Engineering Bursary

Closing Date: 5 June 2017

Afrimat will fund the following qualifications: 

  • National Diploma: Mechanical Engineering

Requirements for applicants: 

  • Currently busy with the second or third semester of the course.
  • Must originally be from the Limpopo province.
  • Matric Exemption with Mathematics & Science 60%
  • Acceptance letter from a South African recognized training institution
  • Latest academic results
  • Copy of South African ID
  • Proof of address
  • Copy of CV

How To Apply

Please forward your application to

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