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Private company bursaries

Alfeco (Various Fields)
Study fields:

Various Fields

Qualification Sponsored:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Draughting & Technical Design
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Management & Safety
  • Finance
  • Human Resources Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Occupational Health & Safety

Requirements:

Email the form and supporting documents to bursaries@alfecoholdings.com   

Apply online at :

Alfeco

Closing Date
31 May 2022
Association for Educational Transformation (ASSET) (Various Fields)
Study fields:

Various Fields

Requirements:

  • Only South African citizens who are resident in the Western Cape are eligible.
  • Students who are in Grade 12 and intend studying for a first degree, diploma or higher certificate are eligible.
  • You must meet the entry requirements for your chosen field of study.

Closing Date
30 September 2022
Grand West (Various Fields)
Study fields:

Various Fields

Qualification Sponsored:

  •  Tourism and hospitality
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Math, Science and Technology

Requirements:

Applicants must reside and be registered full time for undergraduate study at a higher education institution in the Western Cape 

Apply online at :

Grand West

Closing Date
1 February 2021
Masakh’iSizwe (Various Fields)
Study fields:

Various Fields

Qualification Sponsored:

  • 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.

Requirements:

  • Financially disadvantaged learners when awarding bursaries, especially women, students with disabilities and learners from rural communities.
  • Be a South African citizen
  • Accepted at the relevant tertiary institutions
  • Preference will be given, but not limited to: - Persons with disabilities, the financially disadvantaged, female learners and applicants from rural areas of South Africa
  • Only applicable to youth envisaging to study or studying full-time in disciplines relating to transport, engineering and built environment

These bursaries apply to students studying towards a degree or higher diploma at the following institutions:

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

Apply online at :

Masakh’iSizwe

Closing Date
31 August 2022
SAPPI (Various Fields)
Study fields:

Various Fields

Qualification Sponsored:

  • 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 Engineering/Bachelor of Science – Forestry and Wood Science
  • National Diploma – Pulp and Paper
  • National Diploma in Forestry

Requirements:

  • South African citizenship
  • An average of 70% in Mathematics (not Maths Literacy), 70–80% in Physical Science and 60% in English and
  • Qualifying points for entrance at the university or acceptance confirmation

Apply online at :

SAPPI

Closing Date
30 September 2022
Sasol bursaries (Various Fields)
Study fields:

Various Fields

Qualification Sponsored:

  1. Undergraduate Bursaries – Bachelor’s degrees in Engineering or Science, this level includes honours degrees (in our context).
  2. University of Technology Bursaries –  Candidates wishing to pursue a B. Eng. Tech. degree in Mine Surveying at a University of Technology.
  3. Postgraduate Bursaries – Candidates who either are completing or have completed degrees and wishing to pursue a Master’s or Doctorate study in Science or Chemical Engineering.

Apply online at :

Sasol bursaries

Closing Date
27 May 2022
SASSETA (Various Fields)
Study fields:

Various Fields

Qualification Sponsored:

  • LLB
  • Paralegal Studies
  • Security Management
  • Clinical Social Work
  • Nursing 
  • Pharmacy
  • Psychology
  • IT and related
  • Any other occupation listed in the national list of occupations in demand

Requirements:

South African youth aged 18 – 35 and wishing to study at South African universities in the identified fields

Download application form on this link: https://www.careersportal.co.za/sites/default/files/application-forms/20...

Apply online at :

SASSETA

Closing Date
14 April 2022
The Poliomyelitis Research Foundation (Various Fields)
Study fields:

Various Fields

Qualification Sponsored:

  • BSc (Hons) – Applicants that have obtained a minimum pass of 60%
  • Masters – Applicants that have obtained a minimum pass of 60%
  • PhD

Requirements:

South African citizens

Closing Date
28 February 2021
Thuthuka (Numerical &Financial)
Study fields:

Numerical &Financial

Qualification Sponsored:

Chartered Accountant

Requirements:

  • South African citizen
  • Black African or Coloured
  • Are either in Grade 12, have been out of school (with Matric) for no more than two years or are a university student studying a CA-stream BCom degree
  • Have obtained at least 60% (5 or above on the NSC scale of achievement) in Mathematics in Grade 11 (Maths Literacy and Technical Maths learners are NOT considered)
  • Have applied (or are in the process of applying) for a BCom Accounting (CA-stream) degree at a SAICA accredited university offering the Thuthuka programme.
  • Come from a family with a combined family income of R350 000 per annum or less
  • Write the National Benchmark Tests (NBT)*

Apply online at :

Thuthuka

Closing Date
31 August 2022
Transnet (Various Fields)
Study fields:

Various Fields

Qualification Sponsored:

  • Civil
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical (Heavy Current)
  • Industrial
  • Electronic
  • Metallurgy (Physical)
  • Computer Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Electro-technical
  • Technical Project

Requirements:

Bursary Application - Commercial Disciplines (BSc)

Minimum Requirements

Grade 12 Learners (SA Citizens) with outstanding achievements, with a minimum APS score of 5 in English, Mathematics and Physical Science and students currently studying towards B.Sc Information Communication Technology are encouraged to apply for one of our comprehensive bursaries in the following disciplines:

  • Information Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Information Software
  • Computer & Mathematical Science

Charted Accountants Training (CAT) Programme

Minimum Requirements

  • B Compt Hons/final year or one year Certificate in Theory of Accounting (CTA) programme.
  • Current final year CTA students are also welcome to apply.
  • Applications must be accompanied by a CV including certified copies of your Grade 12 certificate, junior degree transcript, degree, and proof of final year CTA university registration.

Bursary Application (B.Eng or BSc Engineering)

Minimum Requirements

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

  • Civil
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical (Heavy Current)
  • Industrial
  • Electronic
  • Metallurgy (Physical)
  • Computer Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Electro-technical
  • Technical Project

Apply online at :

Transnet

Closing Date
20 October 2022
University of Johannesburg in partnership with the W&R SETA (Marketing & Sales)
Study fields:

Marketing & Sales

Qualification Sponsored:

Masters and Doctoral level - Marketing and Retail

Requirements:

  • South African Citizen / Permanent Resident
  • For Master’s degree studies: Must hold an Honours degree in Marketing or Retailing with a minimum of 60% for Research Methodology on NQF level 8 and an overall degree average of 60% or higher;
  • For Ph.D. degree studies – must hold a Master’s degree in the subject field of Marketing or Retailing where the candidate obtained a minimum of 65% for his/her Master’s AND a minimum of 60% for
  • Research Methodology on NQF level 8
    *Approved Master’s or Ph.D. proposal with a focus on the preference areas above (see new enrolments below)
  • Proof of formal registration at the University of Johannesburg

Closing Date
29 April 2022

Scholarships

The France - South Africa Scholarship Programme (Various Fields)
Study fields:

Various Fields

Qualification Sponsored:

Master’s and PhD in: 

  • Science
  • Engineering and technology fields and niche courses not available in South Africa may be prioritized.

Requirements:

  • A South African, Basotho or Malawian national;
  • Born on or after 1st January 1992;
  • Applicants must be eligible for admission to the chosen Master’s or Doctoral programme;
  • Enrolled in a French Higher Education institution to pursue a Master’s degree or PhD;
  • Master and PhD programmes in few higher education institutions on the African continent are eligible as well. The list of these eligible institutions can be found here.

Closing Date
16 October 2022
University of Cyprus (UCY) (Various Fields)
Study fields:

Various Fields

Qualification Sponsored:

Various fields of study that are available at the University of Cyprus for bachelor’s programmes.

Please refer to the list of the study programmes offered by the UCY https://www.ucy.ac.cy/fmweb/en/programmes/undergraduate-programmes-of-study

Requirements:

  •  not be a citizen of the European Union;
  •  have a National Senior Certificate;
  •  have certificate of proficiency in Greek;
  • have an official certificate of citizenship (copies of your ID or passport)
  • Meet the admission requirements of the programme as defined by the UCY department:

Apply online at :

University of Cyprus (UCY)

Closing Date
30 June 2022

Our Partners

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