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SA Reserve Bank Bursary Scholarships

Bursary Application for 1st Year Students! Applications are now open for one of South Africa’s most desirable bursary schemes: the R121,000 per year, full-ride SA Reserve Bank (SARB) tertiary bursary.

SA Reserve Bank Bursary Application for 1st Year students

The purpose of the bursary scheme is to assist financially needy students who obtain good results in Matric/Grade 12 and who want to study in fields relevant to the Bank.

The bursary is intended for undergraduate studies at a South African university on a full-time basis.

Studies for which bursaries will be granted

The studies that students intend to pursue shall have a bearing on, and be applicable to, the functions and activities of the Bank. (For more information on the Bank, visit the Banks website: This includes, for example, Economics, Information Technology, Finance, Law and Accounting, and excludes, for example, Medicine, Dentistry and Social Work.

A bursary will be granted from the first academic year and reviewed annually

Bursary holders need not reapply for the bursary each year.


• SA Citizen

• Younger than 30 years old

• Average pass mark of 70%

• Financial circumstances

Post-bursary obligations

The Bank will have first right of refusal with regard to funded students, that is, bursary holders will be obliged to work for the Bank for a period equal to their bursary period, unless the Bank chooses not to employ them.

Students who choose not to work for the Bank despite the Bank offering them a position after completing their studies will be required to pay the full cost of the bursary back to the Bank.

The Bank will provide students who are Bank bursary holders vacation work opportunities that are funded by the Bank.

How to apply


• A certified copy of your June (current year) matric results or certified copy of Matric results if completed before current year.

• Proof of acceptance at a recognised institution

• An essay of 250 words to motivate your case.

• A certified copy of your South African ID

The closing date for submission of applications shall be 30 September of each year.

Examination results, university enrolment form (student number) and any other supporting documents must be submitted with the application form.

Application to be posted to: 
Mr John Legoete
P.O. Box 30632

The closing date for submission of applications shall be 30 September of each year.




Opportunity Closing Date: Monday, September 30, 2019

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Sappi Bursary Programme for Matriculants and Undergraduates

Sappi Bursary Programme for Matriculants and Undergraduates

Closing Date: 30 September 2019 

Sappi invites Matriculants or current undergraduate students who are interested in the Sappi bursary scheme to apply for the following study fields:

  • Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Science – Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Science – Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Science – Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Science – Industrial Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Science – Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Science – Mechatronics
  • Bachelor of Science – Forestry and Wood sciences
  • National Diploma – Pulp and Paper

Sappi offers bursaries covering tuition, registration, books, residence and living allowances.

The total value of the bursary depends on the household income situation of the bursar.

Who may apply

South African citizens studying or intending to study full time at South African accredited universities.

The bursary is for school leavers and current university students aged between 18 and 25 years.


  • Matric results: Mathematics 70% (no Maths Literacy), Physical Science 70%, English 60%.
  • University results for current undergraduate students: Average of 70%.

Please attach the following documentation:

  • A copy of your matric certificate and any other academic qualifications you may have
  • Proof of your registration or provisional registration at an academic institution
  • A copy of your academic record to date
  • A recent curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A copy of your South African identity document
  • Proof of income or an affidavit stating your total household income.

Please note that preference will be given to applicants who live in areas adjacent to our main business operations.

Important note: Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed and asked to complete psychometric assessments. Please complete all fields on this application to the best of your ability before submitting as the information will guide our decision.

Only shortlisted applicants will receive feedback.

How to Apply

Apply Online SAPPI: Bursary / Scholarship Programme 2020

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MasakhiSizwe Bursary Programme

MasakhiSizwe Bursary Programme

The name MasakhiSizwe comes from the Nguni tribe meaning Lets Build the Nation and aims to develop the nation through education and training.

The Department of Transport and Public Works established the MasakhiSizwe Bursary Programme in 2006.

It partnered with Higher Education Institutions (HEI), Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and the relevant professional bodies to develop professionals in engineering and the built environment fields by offering bursaries to study towards a degree or higher diploma in the following disciplines:

  • Property studies
  • Transport economics
  • Transportation engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Electrical and/or electronic engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Construction management
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Quantity surveying
  • Town/City and regional planning
  • Architecture, etc

 Where can the bursaries be taken up?

  • University of Cape Town.
  • Stellenbosch University.
  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

Who can apply for a bursary?

To apply for one of these bursaries you must be:

  • A South African citizen.
  • Be accepted at the relevant tertiary institution.
  • We will give preference to financially disadvantaged female learners from rural areas of South Africa.

The MasakhiSizwe Bursary Programme:

  • Prioritises financially disadvantaged learners when awarding bursaries, especially women and learners from rural communities .
  • Provides support services programmes.
  • Secures learning opportunities for MasakhiSizwe bursars (i.e. interns).
  • Secures employment opportunities for graduates.

Closing Date: 30 September Annually



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Absa Bursary Scholarship Programme

Absa Bursary Scholarship Programme

The purpose of the Absa Group Bursary Programme is to provide support to Absas talent pipeline while offering financial support to university students studying on a full-time basis towards one of the qualifications listed below: NOTE: There is only 30 spots available so apply today!

Absa Bursary Scholarship Programme

Each year we select a handful of talented top performers and provide with financial support enabling them to complete their education and potentially pursuing a career with us on qualifying.


  • Be a South African Citizen
  • Completed Matric
  • Studying within one of the aforementioned fields of study (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent)
  • Studying at a recognised University in South Africa
  • Achieved a minimum overall average of 75%

Following fields of study:

  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Statistics
  • Risk Management
  • Mathematics
  • Industrial Engineering

How do I apply?

  • Applicants must be studying full-time for the 2020 academic year at an accredited South African university towards one of the qualifications listed above;
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate students must have achieved a minimum aggregate of 70% in the first semester of their degree studies for the 2012 academic year;
  • Applicants must not have a criminal record;

Qualifying criteria for 2019 Matriculants:

  • Applicants must have achieved a minimum aggregate of 80% for the June 2019 examinations;
  • Applicants must be studying full-time for the 2020 academic year at an accredited South African university;
  • Applicants must not have a criminal record.
  • Click here to APPLY ONLINE NOW

Closing Date

Closing Date: Sunday, June 30, 2019

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Capitec Bank Bursary Programme

Capitec Bursary Programme 2020
Division Campus
Business Unit Head Office
Location – Branch / Campus
Location – Province Western Cape

Purpose of the Role We offer bursaries to fund studies in selected fields and are looking for individuals who: are determined to succeed, motivated to reach their dreams and will seize every available opportunity. If you fit this description and need help funding your studies, we would like to hear from you!
Qualifications Bursary applicants must fulfill one of the following 3 criteria:

• Have a National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or National Certificate (Vocational)

• Be in the process of obtaining your 2019 National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or National Certificate (Vocational)

• Currently be studying towards or plan to study a relevant undergraduate and/or post-graduate degree within the following fields:

– Quantitative Risk Management
– Financial Management
– Business Economics
– Economic Science
– Economic and Management Science
– Industrial Engineering
– Applied Mathematics
– Computer- and/or Mathematical Science
– Data Mining and/or Science
– Information Technology and/or Computer Science
– Statistics
– Statistics and/or Mathematics
– Higher Certificate: Information Systems (Engineering/Internet/Software Development)
Experience No working experience required
Knowledge and skills –
Additional Requirements • Good standing academic record
• Clear criminal and credit record
• Willing to relocate to and work in Stellenbosch

How to Apply

Click Here to Send your Application to the Head Office

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