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*Investec Bursary, Closing 30 September*
Amazon Bursary, Closing 30 September*
Amazon Bursary, Closing 30 September*
Santa Bursary, Closing 30 September*
Amazon Bursary, Closing 30 September*
Promaths Bursary, Closing 30 September*
Old Mutual Bursary, Closing 30 September*
Standard Bank Bursary, Closing 30 September*
PRF  Bursary , Closing  15 September*
Toyota Bursary , Closing  31 August*
SAWTWU Bursary , Closing  7 August*
Allan Gray Bursary, Closing 7 August*
AFS Bursary, Closing 31 July*
SPEBS Bursary, Closing 31 July*
SAICA  Bursary , Closing  31 July*
Transnet  Bursary , Closing  31 July*
Jones & Wegener  Bursary , Closing  31 July*

The National Department of Tourism invites applications for Bursaries from unemployed South African citizens in the following fields of Study:

  • Culture and Heritage
  • Development Studies
  • Tourism (emphasis on Economics/Econometrics or Economic Modelling)
  • Tourisim Management
  • Computer Science
  • Information Management
  • Geographic Information System
  • Statistics

Closing Date: January

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has established a bursary scheme to offer financial assistance for qualifying applicants to undertake full-time study at any South African university in the following fields:

  • BSc – Computer Science
  • BCom – Economics, Accounting or Statistics
  • BA – Geography (majoring in GIS) or Demography

Closing Date: January

Stellenbosch University, in partnership with other tertiary institutions around the country, is presenting postgraduate degree programmes in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies. Both coursework and research Master’s, as well as Doctoral degrees, are offered at Stellenbosch University and other universities associated with the programme. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, the University of KZN and the University of Fort Hare.

Closing Date: September

The Department of Environmental affairs is inviting candidates to apply for bursaries, to be awarded in the following fields of study:

• Analytical Chemistry

• Marine Science

• Oceanography

• Landscape Architecture

• Landscape Horticulture

• Zoology

• Biological Science

• Biological Oceanography

• Environmental Management/ Science (specializing in Biodiversity/ Conservation/ Natural Resource Economics/ GIS)

• Natural Science/ Environmental Management

• Biotechnology

• Environmental Law

• Policy and Development Studies

• Biodiversity and Conservation

• Hons Geo Informatics

• Environmental Conflict Management

• Urban Design

Closing Date: November

Denel Dynamics offers bursaries to Top Performing South African Achievers who has a passion for engineering in a high-tech environment and is achievement driven. We seek students studying/ intending to study a BEng degree in the fields of:

  • Aeronautical
  • Electronic
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Industrial
  • Computer
  • Software

Closing Date: August

ATNS is proud to invite dynamic and enthusiastic individuals to apply to be part of the Aeronautical Information Management Officer (AIMO) bursar programme.

Minimum requirements

  • Minimum age of 18
  • Grade 12 with Maths and English (HG D or SG C or level 4 upwards)
  • South African Citizen
  • Medically fit

Aeronautical information Management is the skeletal and vascular system of the Air Traffic Management body. There exist opportunities to grow and develop skills in the following careers within Aeronautical Information Management:

  • ATS flight-planning
  • Communications
  • Static and dynamic data management
  • Publication of Integrated Aeronautical Information Packages
  • Aeronautical flight procedural design and charting
  • Aeronautical Surveying

Closing Date: September

Selection criteria

  • Only applications from South African citizens will be considered.
  • The main criteria for the selection of applications is financial need and academic potential.
  • Bursary applications are invited from young people who aim to study full time towards an undergraduate university (academic) degree in Commerce (Economics, Business Economics, Accounting, Investments and Finance), Business Science, Science and Mathematics, Engineering and IT or a Commercial LLB.
  • Applicants currently in Grade 12 and applicants already in possession of a National Senior certificate should have obtained at least 50% in all their subjects with a minimum of 60% in Mathematics (not Maths Literacy) and 60% in English. Applicants who wrote Matric (Grade 12) prior to 2008 must have obtained a minimum of a C-symbol in both Mathematics (HG) and English (HG).

Closing Date: September

South African citizens residing in the Republic of South Africa and who qualify for admission to a University or Technikon, or who have already passed one or more years at a University or Technikon and are not studying with the aid of an employer or bursary. Technikon or University students who have already successfully completed one or more years will be considered on their Grade 12 and most recent academic results.

Fields of study in which bursaries are awarded have to be directly related to industry, and will only include the following:

  • Engineering:
    • BSc Industrial, Chemical, Electrical, Electronic, Mechanical, Mining, Metallurgy, Civil, Analytical Chemistry and Geology. (Technikon level leading to B. Tech).
  • Applied Commercial Sciences:
    • Bcom (Accountancy CA), Bcom Financial Mathematics, Information Systems, Information Technology and Computer Science, Investment Management, Agriculture, Environmental Science and Logistics.

Closing Date: July

For bursary forms click here

Vodacom’s External Bursary Scheme enables SA citizens to obtain bursaries for full-time studies at accredited tertiary institutions. This applies to undergraduate level degrees in those fields of study which meet the needs and skills requirements of the Group:

  • Information Technology,
  • Information Systems,
  • Computer Science,
  • Electrical or Electronic Engineering (LC only)
  • Computer Engineering

Career Wise is a private company who has been contracted to assist Vodacom in the recruitment and development of students. Career Wise handles all the administration of bursary applications, on behalf of the Vodacom Foundation. You will be required to send your completed bursary application form, via fax or email to Careerwise. Please be assured that Vodacom is directly involved with the bursary applications.

Closing Date: July

For ERWAT bursary forms click here

The ERWT Company offers comprehensive bursaries to students for full time studies. Every year bursaries are offered in specific fields of study, which meet the particular needs and skills requirements of the organisation. The following bursaries are offered:

  • BSc Chemical Engineering
  • BSc Mechanical Engineering
  • BSc Civil Engineering
  • BSc Electrical Engineering
  • BSc in all Water Related Studies

Closing Date: October

For bursary forms click here

The Bursary Programme provides financial assistance to academically deserving and financially needy undergraduate students in any field of study, and any year of study, for a first tertiary qualification. The Foundation makes a maximum number of 1200 awards per annum to students across the country. The level of the award depends on the total (gross) family or household income before deductions. The award pays a percentage of registration and course fees

Closing Date: October

For bursary forms click here

If you love numbers and think you have what it takes to be an Actuary then Old Mutual has an offer for you. The Actuarial Bursary Programme offers you and other young South Africans the opportunity to develop an Actuarial Career.

Closing Date: July

For bursary forms click here

Well-trained and qualified accountants are important to the success of Old Mutual and South Africa. For this reason, Old Mutual offers bursaries to people who are keen to pursue the CA career.

Closing Date: July

For bursary forms click here

The South African Institute of Race Relations has been funding the education of poor South Africans, regardless of race, since 1935. Since 1980 they have provided more than R200 million in bursary funding and produced over 3 000 medical, business, management, scientific, education, and engineering graduates. This has been a major contribution to economic empowerment in South Africa since long before the concept became politically favourable.

Closing Date:October