Arup Education Trust Bursary South Africa 2016 – 2017


Philosopher and engineer Ove Arup, founded Arup, a consulting engineering company in London in 1946. Seventy decades later and the company is now an international consulting organisation.

The Arup Education Trust was established with the aim of bettering the lives of previously disadvantaged students, by funding their studies and thereby equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to enter the work force.


The Arup Education Trust Bursary was created in the hopes of helping students with strong academic merit, but lacking financial funding. The bursary will be awarded to students who are currently studying or intend on studying within the built environment field.


Applicants must meet the following minimum criteria before applying:

  • Must be black (per SA BEE codes),
  • Previously disadvantaged,
  • Currently studying towards a B Tech or degree in the built environment, or registered and accpeted to study in the upcoming year,
  • Studying at a university in the Eastern Cape/ Gauteng/ KwaZulu-Natal,
  • Strong academic record,
  • Combined household income of no more than R10 000/ month.


Download and complete the Arup Bursary Application Form (PDF) version, or the Arup Bursary Application Form (word doc) version.
The following supporting documents must accompany your complete application form:

  • Copy of your ID document,
  • Copy of latest results,
  • Proof of household income (payslips),
  • Recommendation letter from one of your lecturers.


The above documents and your application form can then be submitted in one of the following ways;
1) Hand-delivered to:
The Arup Education Trust
10 High Street
Melrose Arch 2076
2) Emailed:


30 September annually


For any bursary queries, please contact
Tel: 011 218 7613

Gert-Johan Coetzee Bursary South Africa 2016 – 2017

Gert-Johan Coetzee Bursary


Gert-Johan Coetzee is a South African fashion designer who specialises in red carpet gowns and wedding gowns. Coetzee is a big name in the fashion industry, having dressed many international and local celebrities for red-carpet events.

Coetzee is looking for a young talented student to follow in his footsteps, which is why the Gert-Johan Coetzee Bursary was created. Bursary winners will studying a 3 year international degree at the North West School of Design.


The bursary awarded will be to the value of R185 000. The recipient will also receive an overlocker and sewing machine from Bernina (to the value of R35 000).
The bursary will not cover the cost of accommodation, meals or transport – these expenses will be for the students own account.

The theme for the Gert-Johan Coetzee Bursary is Style Tribes. A style tribe is a group of people who dress in a certain way to reflect their conformity in a group. There are always dominant style tribes and subcultures that influence fashion designers – some examples are “Hippie”, “Preppy”, “Boho”, “Grungy”, “Street Style” and “Minimalist”.

The bursary recipient will undertake their studies at the North West School of Design, based in Klerksdorp. They will also be required to completed at least 2 internship programmes at Gert Johan Coetzee’s studio.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • South African citizen,
  • Currently in Matric OR have completed Matric,
  • Fluent in English (reading and writing),
  • Be able to commence studies in January at the North West School of Design,
  • Willing to stay in Klerksdorp for 3 years while studying at the North West School of Design,
  • Have a personal laptop which meet the standards of the North West School of Design.


NB: Please ensure that you read the course prospectus for your chosen course (at so that you are aware of the admission criteria, subjects, course content, fees and class hours.


Applications must be done online at:

Please ensure that you have the following supporting documentation ready to upload to your online application:

  • ID document (certified copy),
  • Matric certificate/ most recent academic results (certified copy),
  • Reference/ Testimonial,
  • Letter of motivation (about yourself and why you deserve the bursary award),
  • 2 unique designs (A4 size, based on a Style Tribe, in colour),
  • Moodboard (Style Tribes)


The selection process will include the following steps:
1) 15 semi-finalists will be selected: the announcement will be made on 2 September (students to be contacted via telephone).
2) Semi-finalists will be required to complete an assignment and submit it by 16 September (students will be contacted via email).
3) 7 finalists will be selected: the announcement will be made on the end of September.
4) Finalists will be required to attend the North West School of Design “Platinum Fashion Festival” on 5 November in Klerksdorp.
5) Finalists will be required to take part in the Fashion Talk, to be facilitated by Gert-Johan Coetzee. They will also be required to have a personal interview with Gert-Johan Coetzee
6) Bursary winners will be announced at the North West School of Design “Platinum Fashion Festival” Gala event.


15 August


For any bursary queries, please contact:
North West School of Design: Charles
Tel: 018 462 5149

NMISA Bursaries

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NMISA bursaries are ideal for talented young Africans seeking to become technologists, engineers, or scientists. They look for mature, quality conscious driven individuals with a passion for their field to be part of their bursary program.

NMISA, National Metrology Institute of South Africa. The history of this company goes back to when it started in 1947. This company is accountable for upholding, developing and maintaining the primary scientific standards of South Africa and ensuring all is measuring up to global standards. They offer collaboration, testing and measurement services, as well as training and consultation services for new services, problem solving along with implementation in the metrology field. They also fund 16 research projects including energy, food, Nano metrology and environmental.

Bursaries offered by NMISA include the following for selected candidates:

  • Full Registration fees
  • Full Tuition fees
  • Residence fees
  • Prescribed Book

Students studying with a bursary from NMISA will also be able to work at the company during school holidays and gain valuable experience in their field.


If you are planning to study in to one of the following directions listed below, NMISA may have a bursary that will suit your needs.

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Degree Fields

  • Electronics Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Organic Analysis
  • Bio Analysis
  • Inorganic
  • Material Characterization


NMISA offers their bursary program to candidates who are in financial need and are based on academic merit. 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.

To study for a degree in one of the fields mentioned, you will need to:

  • Be a South African citizen
  • Have a grade 12 exemption with satisfactory symbols or be registered at an Institute for Higher
  • Learning in one of the fields mentioned
  • Possess a South African ID
  • Have an updated CV
  • Have one or more motivational letters


NMISA bursaries application online can be done through the company’s Website. Applications can be found under the Opportunities Tab by selectingInternships & Bursaries. You will also have to complete the questionnaire supplied in full.

Only suitable candidates who meet all requirements will be considered. Please include your latest school results, certified copy of your ID, motivation letter, and fully completed application along with all other documentation. Applications missing any documentation will not be considered, as well as late or incomplete applications. Selected candidates will also be asked to work 1-year after completion of their education at NMISA for every year of study.


The closing date is 31 August 2016. The bursaries available for students interested in these directions are very limited. Indicate why you should be eligible for a bursary and what your interests are in the selected field.

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.

Harmony Gold Bursaries 2016 – 2017

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As one of the third largest gold producing mines within South Africa, Harmony Gold is also known as one of the largest gold mining groups in the world.  Their contributions and growth have been exceptional during their 60 plus years of mining.  There are mainly two countries hosting Harmony Gold mines, these are South Africa and Papua New Guinea.  The South African operations consist of only 1 open-cast mine, several surface operations as well as 10 underground mines.  Harmony Gold has established their head office in Randfontein, South Africa.

Harmony Gold provides employment for a great many South Africans as well as opportunities to develop skills and talents.  They believe in delivering value and aiding talented candidates to reach their dreams.  Their bursary program is there to provide opportunities for selected students to complete studies at Institutes of Higher Learning.  Their bursaries are made available to candidates just starting their studies at the accredited institutes as well as candidates who are already studying in one of their fields available.

Harmony Gold bursaries include the following for successful candidates who are awarded a bursary:

  • Full tuition fees
  • Full accommodation fees
  • Fees for the required / prescribed books
  • A personal allowance will also be given to candidates

Harmony Gold seeks candidates with vision, motivation and a drive to flourish.  Their bursaries will aid in providing these candidates with the knowledge, skills plus qualifications needed to succeed.


Candidates can have a look at the following fields of study when applying for a bursary with Harmony Gold:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Human Resource
  • Geology
  • Finance
  • Metallurgy
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering


Candidates interested in applying for a bursary with Harmony Gold will also need the following documentation:

  • Students must be a South African citizen.
  • Students must have a valid ID book or card.
  • Students must supply full academic records.
  • Students must provide proof of financial aid requirements.
  • Students must be registered for study at an institute of higher learning for the following year.
  • Students who apply for Geology or Science Degrees must have a minimum of a Level 5 for Science as well as Mathematics, Mathematics Literacy is not acceptable.
  • Students who apply for Engineering must have a minimum of a Level 6 for Science as well as Mathematics, Mathematics Literacy is not acceptable.

Candidates from a disadvantaged background will receive preference when applying.


For bursaries online application please feel free to visit Harmony Gold and see what they have available for you.  All candidates must ensure that the application is completed fully and all documentation attached.  Candidates can also have a look at the additional opportunities that Harmony Gold has to offer via their website.


The closing date for Harmony Gold bursary applications is usually the end of May and they open the 1st of January yearly.

Candidates are urged to keep an eye on their web page for other opportunities as well as additional closing dates.  Some may only open in the middle of March and close the end of August.

Candidates interested in any of the fields mentioned above must also remember that successful applicants will be asked to enter into a work contract with Harmony Gold for a period as agreed upon.  The details stipulated in the contract will be discussed with qualifying candidates.

So if you have what is required and would like to join Harmony Gold be sure to get your application in on time with all required documentation.

ISASA Bursaries 2016-2017

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ISASA offers Students that want to study in the field of teaching the opportunity to do so with assistance of bursaries to selected candidates yearly.  If you are doing your Matric this year and have English with either Science or Mathematics as subjects you could qualify for a bursary if you meet the requirements.  Even if you are currently studying at University with English and either Mathematics or Science as subjects you can also apply.  If you love teaching and know that this is what you want to do then your dreams could be within reach.  ISASA is one of the largest and oldest private school associations in Southern Africa and has a variety of bursaries available each year for candidates who want to further their education as well as provide South Africa’s youth with the best teachers.  If you think you have what it takes as well as a love for children and a passion for teaching you should have a closer look at what ISASA can offer you.

ISASA delivers top service to more than 730 private schools fluctuating from pre-school up to post-matric with a broad spectrum ranging from Cultural communities, Philosophies, Religious affiliation, socio-economic as well as education levels.  ISASA is also a non-profit organization that provides their members interest protection, best practice promotion, quality education and sustainability.  The schools under their wings educate more than 161000 pupils giving them the best education possible.


Bursaries from ISASA include the following as part of their bursary program:

  • UNISA Tuition fees fully covered
  • UNISA Text Book fees fully covered

Bursary candidates will also have the opportunity to be mentored by professionally qualified school teachers.


Bursaries are available to Grad 12 pupils, foundation phase, intermediate as well as FET teachers who need the opportunity to further their study in the following fields:

  • Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) this is a four-year study field
  • Post Graduate Degree (PGCE) this is a one-year study field

These degrees are available in the following subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Applicants will also have an opportunity to receive training at an ISASA school as well as have access to teaching & learning resources.


To apply for a bursary through ISASA candidates needs to supply the following documentation:

  • Certified copy of Birth Certificate or applicants ID Document
  • Candidates must be South African citizens
  • Matric candidates need to supply their mid-year results or latest results received
  • Matriculated candidates must supply their year-end results
  • Matric exemption with a B pass
  • Matric exemption with a minimum of 60% for English
  • Matric exemption with a minimum of 60% for Mathematics or Science
  • University students need to supply Certified copies of their Senior Certificate
  • University students need to supply Certified copies of their complete Academic Records up to date
  • University Graduates need to have English as a Major
  • University Graduates need to have Mathematics or Science as a Major
  • Tertiary Students must have English with credits
  • Tertiary Students must have either Mathematics or Science with credits

All documentation must be certified and accompany a fully completed application form to be eligible for a bursary.  Students wishing to apply must also send a Statement Letter / Introduction Letter explaining why they should be considered for a bursary.  They should supply information on what they would be able to offer if given the opportunity and also explain what makes them unique and why they would be an asset to the program.


Bursaries online application forms are not available but candidates can have a look at the present application forms here they are for 2014 but will be updated as soon as the new application process starts you can moreover visit their web page for any other information.

You can also contact ISASA for more information on bursaries available or E-Mail,  furthermore, you can send them your application form and documents via registered post at the following address:


P.O. Box 87430





The closing date for bursary application forms is in the middle of July each year but candidates are urged to try and have their forms reach ISASA well before the deadline.

Candidates should ensure that ALL required documentation is CERTIFIED and accompanies the fully completed APPLICATION form.

ISASA is devoted to giving South African teachers the best there is available when it comes to education as well as committed to providing South Africa’s youth with pathways of knowledge.  If you feel you want to give children a better education and assist them to reach their goals ISASA could be your way to doing so.  Apply today for an education in educating and make your dreams come alive.



Are you passionate about numbers, accounting business finances and accounting forensics?

Do you excel in Mathematics, while enjoying business economics?

If numbers and equations are your first love, then you are in the correct place!

They work with corporations, companies, small business and big businesses.  SNG deals more than just boundless occasions, they offer applicants the opening to discover, while learning from skilled experts within this industry.

SNG was established in 2011 by a merger of great companies, offering a legacy stretching over 29 years within this industry. Thus ranking the fifth largest firm in this industry throughout Southern Africa. Initially, this company was known as an advisory and consultation company. They have come a long way since then, delivering global competitiveness. They offer exceptional client services and innovative solutions across many platforms.

They offer services not only to the public sector but furthermore also to corporations and companies of all sizes. They are a leader within all accounting and auditing sectors. They aim to please their clients in the long-haul, not only serving day-to-day features.

There is multiple opportunities in the wide world, experience what is out there with assistance from SNG. They offer successful candidates not only a great learning experience but also more opportunities to enrich their careers with exceptional knowledge, learn to solve problems in real time, as well as solving challenges businesses are faced with daily.

Their bursary program provides the following to successful candidates:

  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodation
  • Monthly stipend


This company offers great opportunities for each and every one. There available bursaries may differ yearly depending on the need within the company.

Yearly there will be a range of bursaries available within any one of the following fields:

  • Finance
  • Actuarial Science
  • Accounting
  • Business Analyst
  • Economics
  • Statistics
  • Financial Fraud
  • Financial Planning


Individuals interested in applying must include a detailed curriculum vitae with contact particulars, reachable references, as well as any data they feel may be appropriate to their submission.  It is advisable to also include certified copies of all applicable certificates and ID.  Candidates must be permanent South African citizens.

Individuals applying will also need to have the following:

  • Must hold a valid South African ID Document
  • Must be a High School student, either in Grade 11 or 12
  • Must have English with a pass rate of 60% or higher
  • Must have Core Mathematics with a pass rate of 60% or higher
  • Must be in need of financial assistance

Each application will be reviewed and assessed, the academic performance and financial need of each candidate will be taken into consideration. SNG is committed to equality and their bursary program is open both to internal and external applications. Candidates applying must, therefore, please bear-in-mind that internal applications will be considered first. Previously disadvantages South Africans who proves great performance academically will also be considered.

Skill-sets required from applicants are as follow:

  • Must be a team player
  • Must be able to cope with pressure
  • Must give great attention to all details
  • Must be able to work communicate exceptionally well
  • Must be goal orientated
  • Must be open to challenges with a great need for learning
  • Must be results orientated
  • Must be able to effectively manage their time
  • Must have strong personal values

Successful candidates will be monitored during the year and their progress evaluated. This is to ensure the required academic progress is made. Successful candidates must also be available for vacation work as deemed necessary by the company.


Sizwe Ntsaluba Gobodo bursaries online applications are not available, yet, candidates can find more information on their website.  Applicants can also ask about their bursary program via e-mail by sending your inquiry to or Applications may be submitted to the firm directly.

Successful candidates will be contacted for an interview and a psychometric assessment.  Candidates who do not hear from the company can deem their applications as unsuccessful as all short-listed candidates will be informed. Successful applicants will also receive a training contract and will be required to work for the firm once their studies have been completed.


The closing dates of their bursaries may differ yearly depending on the need within the company. Candidates can, however, send them an enquiring e-mail round the middle of each year as their usual closing date is the end of September.

Please ensure you attach all relevant certified documentation to your application, in addition to a curriculum vitae.  The curriculum vitae should reflect your expertise, competencies along with your skills and interests. We hope you all the best of luck on your studies and for the future.

SAIRR Bursaries 2016-2017

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SAIRR’s bursary program can be dated as far back as 1935.  Students like Nelson Mandela gained bursaries through them and all bursary candidates from the late 1940 have served South Africa well in all fields and have only been a proud part of South African heritage.  From 1980, more than 3657 students have received bursaries and graduated in fields like Science & Engineering, Business & Commerce, Medicine, Health Science & Dentistry, Education, Law and also Arts to name but the most prominent.  In 2010, thirty candidates graduated in that year alone.  High percentages of bursaries are awarded to black South African’s and the company has spent more than R221 Million on bursaries.

SAIRR invites candidates to apply for bursaries every year whether you are a Grade 12 student or already learning at an accredited higher learning institute in South Africa.  Candidates studying at any University, The University of Technology or one of the accredited Colleges throughout South Africa are free to apply in any field of study.  They prefer the Engineering fields and preference will be given to previously disadvantage South African candidates.


Applicants will have to contact SAIRR directly to find out what costs are covered by the bursaries available each year.  They do have a preference for engineering field of study and also encourages candidates to find employment in the Metal or Engineering sectors after successful completion of studies.


SAIRR can be contacted for more information on available bursary fields but here is a list of the most common bursary fields that they offer candidates:

  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Built Environment
  • Engineering

Most of these fields are for BEng or BSc


Candidates wanting to apply will also need to meet the following criteria:

  • Successful completion of Grade 12 / Matric
  • Matric candidates must have Mathematics as a top subject
  • Matric candidates must have Science as a top subject
  • Post Matric must provide Matric Certification with high results
  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Must hold a valid South African ID document
  • Must be studying full-time at one of the accredited institutes of higher learning
  • Must have applied at one of the accredited institutes of higher learning and must have proof of acceptance
  • Must meet the Academic requirements
  • Must proof the need for financial assistance

After the closing date has been reached the institute will review all online applications and compose a short list there off for candidates that may be awarded bursaries.  The candidates on the short list will then be contacted by the institute and further documentation will be supplied to these candidates.  These candidates need to complete the forms received and have them submitted to the institute no later than the middle of November each year.

Candidates who have not heard from the institutes by the end of September have not made the short list and no further contact will be entered into.

After all the applications have been received fully completed by the shortlisted candidates the institutes committee will then review those applications.  Out of those applications received before the middle of November, candidates will be selected for bursaries.  The final selection will be made by the middle of February and the successful candidates who will receive bursaries from SAIRR will be notified.


Bursaries online application can be found here any application that has been downloaded from another website will not be eligible for a bursary.  For your application to be considered you have to download it from their website directly or complete it online via their web page.  Bursaries used to be accepted via mail but according to their website, this is no longer the case.  Candidates who do not have access to internet services can contact SAIRR directly for more information regarding application thru postal services.

For any information you can send postal inquiries to the following address:

Bursary Department

P.O. Box 32597



PLEASE remember application forms must be completed online and not posted, faxed or hand delivered.  All other required documentation must be certified and accompany your application to be adequate for a bursary from SAIRR.  For more information on what they offer or other contact details please visit their web page here.


Bursary applications open the beginning of July each year and will close the end of August each year so if you wish to apply for a bursary with SAIRR make note of these dates.  ONLY online applications will be CONSIDERED for bursaries as well as only applications via their own website will be accepted.


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Do you love buildings, road works and all things in the construction industry?

South Africa has a great need of skilled trades’ workers. WBHO is one of five corporations that have undertaken to aid in the development of such scarce skills. Candidates who are interested in furthering their career within the construction industry, are invited to apply. WBHO is taking an open-minded approach, they seek talented candidates with a desire to become successful in life.

Candidates will have the opportunity to study, as well as gain practical skills. WBHO is aiming to aid in developing sustainable skills sets. Their bursaries will provide successful candidates with a qualification, and to some even a permanent position within the company. This company has a long legacy, as it can be followed back to the 1970’s. They are known to be one of the largest construction companies within the whole of Southern Africa. They work in areas such as Civil Engineering, Earthworks, Building Construction, and Roads.

They aim to become a worldwide operations giant in the construction sector. They hold a great reputation for delivering excellence, the highest quality plus reliability, where ever they go. The company not only offers bursaries but furthermore also provides in-service or learner-ship training.

WBHO also has operations within Australia, they boast with a growth that is of prominence. They contribute their success to inline values, attitude as well as culture.

WBHO has so much to offer the right candidates, they welcome applications from all individuals.


The company has the following fields of study available for successful candidates:

  • Building Science
  • Quality Surveying
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Management

These can all be taken in the following degrees:

  • BEng
  • BSc
  • ND
  • BTech


Candidates who wish to apply for any of the above-mentioned bursary fields, must comply with the following requirements, and also provide all documentation, certified.

Candidates must:

  • Be a South African Citizen
  • Must have a valid ID document
  • Must have an average of 60% academically
  • Must be a full-time student

Candidates that make the short-list will be contacted for an interview, or if the company requires any additional information. Successful candidates must be willing to join the company for vacation work, in between semesters. The company also has a one-week compulsory training for candidates in their bursary program. This week will be during June or July, but candidates will be informed prior to the date. If any of their subjects is failed, candidates must undertake to re-write them at own cost.

Candidates must enquire about Institutes available through this bursary before applying to such an Institute, as the company only works with a selection.

Candidates are urged to also supply their entire academic records, Curriculum Vitae, a covering letter including their prospects for their future, their hobbies, and interests, along with their thoughts on why they feel they are ideal for such a bursary.


Online application process for bursaries can be found on their WEBPAGE. Candidates can click on the tab – Bursary, In-service, and Vacation Work Process and Application. The download the form, complete it fully, sign it and submit to:

Candidates will be asked to commit to a working period with the company, this will be for an equal duration as that of their bursary period. This period will begin upon completion of their studies.


Closing date for these bursaries vary yearly, depending on the need as it arises within the company. Bursaries are usually made available from the middle of the year and closing dates may be during August, September, and November.

Candidates can apply for a bursary, vacation work and more, any year of study. Work will be provided to candidates who have excelled during their study, as long as the company has an opening for their desired skill set.

Other students who have received bursaries from WBHO are all very pleased with their bursaries, studying and proud to have had this amazing opportunity provided by WBHO.

Candidates are reminded to please ensure that all fields on the application form is completed, do not forget to sign and attach certified documentation.

TISO Foundation Bursaries: Bursaries for the Disadvantages Youth

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Tiso Foundation
Tiso Foundation is a registered PBO (Public Benefit Organisation) which was established in 2001 by Founders of the Tiso Group. The vision was to establish a self-sustainable Foundation which would provide underprivileged South African youth a platform to further their education and develop their talents, in order to become the leaders of tomorrow.

The Tiso Foundation strongly believes in promoting education and skills development. It is through education that one is able to change your circumstances, contribute to your community and the larger South African economy. Over the years the Tiso Foundation has invested millions in education and skills development through its various programmes. Currently the Foundation runs various tertiary bursary programmes from undergraduate to Phd level.

The Tiso Foundation provides financial assistance to deserving youth to further their education across a range of fields, whilst at the same time provide one-on-one support, mentorship and leadership skills to its beneficiaries.


The Tertiary Bursary Programme
The Foundation works in partnership with many of the South African Universities to offer talented and disadvantaged youth the opportunity to further their studies. Their Tertiary bursary program is open to most fields of study, such as Science, Medicine, Commerce, and Engineering fields.


Candidates wanting to apply for Tiso Foundation bursaries must meet all requirements as set out by the organisation. Listed below are the requirements candidates must meet to be eligible.
Tiso Foundation bursaries requirements:

  • Applicants must possess a valid South African ID
  • Candidates between the ages of 18 and 34 can apply
  • Applicants must hold a valid matric certificate with good to excellent results
  • Candidates from a previously disadvantaged background will have preference
  • Applicants in need of financial aid
  • Candidates registered with an institute of higher learning must hold exceptional results
  • Applicants must provide good references
  • Candidates must show a dedication to their studies
  • Applicants must have a positive attitude and eager to study further
  • Candidates who are selected must be keen on giving something back to the community


The Tiso Foundation Tertiary Bursary online application can be found on theTiso Foundation website along with details to the Organisation and all their other programs. Candidates interested in applying must ensure they complete the application form in full and that all relevant documentation is certified before attaching to their application.


This program was brought to life in 2009 when the Tiso Foundation noticed the ever increasing need for qualified artisans in South Africa. The Artisan Development programme offers youth from disadvantaged backgrounds the opportunity to gain valuable skills and employment across various trades including boilermakers, electricians, welders, fitters & turners, millwrights and diesel mechanics.

The Tiso Foundation runs this programme in partnership with ATI (Artisan Training Institute) to deliver a program which offers an accredited six-month technical & theoretical training, followed by an 18-month learnership and then a final testing to qualify as a certified artisan.
To Apply to the Artisan programme – please log on to


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In 1934, Mintek was recognized as a minerals explorations laboratory by the South African Government. The Government still today funds it partially with the following directive “To Promote Mineral Technology and to Foster the Establishment and Expansion of Industries in the Field of Minerals and Products Derived from them”. Mintek is an independent organization that specializes in mineral processing and extractive metallurgy in gold, platinum, base metals, ferroalloys and industrial minerals.

In alliance with metal producers and also mineral producers internationally and locally Mintek develops exceptional technology and allocates it to industries for purifying, treating, developing and extracting of the mineral products with use of laboratories and pilot plant facilities.

Mintek provides two different bursary programs for students. They have an Undergraduate bursary program and also a Postgraduate bursary program. They intend to fill their operations, development and research sectors with highly skilled South Africans. Their Undergraduate program equips students with a degree, BTech diploma or Honor’s degree. Their Postgraduate program further develops undergraduates to a Doctorate level. Once they have finished their studies students work for Mintek on a year to year basis and also partake in a rigorous training course to strengthen what they have learned and give them a perfect career. They will help you to become an exceptional scientist and you will be privileged enough to work side by side with some of the world’s top researchers.


Mintek Bursaries are very comprehensive and include the following:

  • The University Tuition Fee
  • Full Registration Fee
  • The Exam Fee
  • University Housing Fee
  • University Meal Fee
  • University Book fee
  • Spending Money

Study Fields

Mintek will not give bursaries to National Diploma students. Mintek specializing in minerals has a vast field of study and can ensure the fields are all very exciting. The study fields provided by Mintek bursary programs are as follow:

  • Fuel Cells Study
  • Nano Technology & Science
  • Physical Metallurgy
  • Physics
  • Engineering Mining
  • Mining Environmental Compliance
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Catalysis
  • Processing Minerals
  • Precious Metals / based drug discovery
  • Analytical / Geochemistry (Chemistry)
  • Engineering Chemical (Process control & Mineral Processing)
  • Engineering Electrical (Electronics & Process Control)
  • Geology in the following fields Economic, Applied, Petrology & Mineralogy

Some of these courses are only for Postgraduate students so please enquire at Mintek.


Learners need to be interested to study for a BTech diploma / Degree in the subjects above.

To apply for a bursary at Mintek a student will need to have the following:

  • South African ID
  • Be a South African citizen
  • If you are currently studying at a University you can apply
  • If you are a Grade 12 student you can apply

Grade 12 learners need the following:

  • English Level 5
  • Mathematics Level 5
  • Physical Science Level 5

Undergraduate Bursaries need the following:

  • South African citizens that are studying full time
  • Learners that are enrolled at a University but have no financial assistance that is connected to a service contract after completion of studies.

These bursaries are also available for Matriculates that have University approval upon Matriculation exemption.
Learners who have had Physical Science & Mathematics during Grade 10 – 12 with a minimum of Level 5 results in both subjects.

Postgraduate Bursaries need to know the following:

These are offered pending Mintek’s research and development program.
Candidates that are accepted also need to be approved by the Mintek research manager in the field and the potential Mintek supervisor that will be handling the project.
Negotiations will take place between the student’s University Supervisor, the student and the Mintek Project Supervisor.
This bursary program also allows for Foreign Nationals that are staying in South Africa to apply in special conditions.


Bursary applications can’t be done online, but you can download a form here:


The undergraduate forms can be found here:


The postgraduate forms can be found here:


Once you have completed the form and added all the relevant documents to your form you can send it to the following address: Mintek Bursary Office, Private Bag X3015, Randburg, 2125
Please remember to attach certified copies of all documents and not the originals.


The closing date for applications yearly differs for the different bursary programs. For the Undergraduate program, the closing is the end of July. The Postgraduate program does not have a closing date.

Ensure that you send in your application and all documentation that is required on time to ensure a possibility of becoming a candidate. Take note that only those candidates that make the short list will be contacted. No late entries will be accepted. If you have not heard from Mintek within 3 months of the closing date then you can assume you were not selected.

Everything to do with mineral processing and metallurgy is one of Mintek’s specialties. Their divisions are designed to handle scientific and engineering progress and specific technology. If you have the need to study and to know how everything works then a place at Mintek is just what you need. Apply today and walk the golden path to knowledge.


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Shoprite Group of Companies offers about 1200 bursaries per year to deserving candidates.  They look for individuals who is focused on getting ahead in life, people who enjoy a challenge and finds the retail/consumer industry exciting.  For more than 15 years, Shoprite has aided talented young individuals to reach their dreams.  They have given bursaries in Pharmacy, Business Management, CA Accounting, Accounting, Retail and much more.

The last few years Shoprite has created an astounding 8500 new jobs, aiding the communities while growing to be the largest employer within the FMCG Industry (Fast Moving Consumer Goods).  Shoprite is not only one of the largest food retailers within Africa but furthermore a company build on responsible values, socially uplifting communities and rewarding its personnel.  Providing affordable, low priced shopping and stabilizing the economy.

Not only candidates from South Africa can apply, but also Nigeria, Angola, Namibia, and Zambia.  They have grown considerably, from a mere 41 bursaries per year to more than 250 bursaries per year.  Their bursaries are full study bursaries, covering costs between R35 000 up to R60 000 per year.  These amounts differ depending on the area of study, as well as vacation work.

Shoprite is known to be one of the most stable organizations within Africa.  Therefore successful candidates can rest assured of a permanent employment, after completion of their studies.  This is also one of the requirements of their bursaries.

The study areas that do require internships are no problem, as Shoprite includes career-specific training to their bursary candidates.  For pharmacy students, they offer a place within one of their 128 pharmacies.  This allows candidates to complete their internships.  For students studying management, they have a trainee management program, which aids in preparing them for store managers.  All CA field candidates can be placed within Shoprite’s SAICA approved CA training program for their internship, as article clerks.

Shoprite has a place for everyone, they invite candidates to apply and build a future with them.


If you are planning to study into one of the following directions these bursaries is just what you need.  Currently, the bursaries available are as follow, please note these may change during the year or even every year as is required within the company to fulfill the openings.  Also, note that some of these bursaries are restricted to specific areas within the country.

  • Retail Bursaries
  • Pharmacy Bursaries
  • Accounting Bursaries
  • Logistic Bursaries
  • Information Technology Bursaries


If you are currently still in grade 12 and would like to apply, please do so.  First-year and second-year students in these fields of study can also apply.

  • Grade 12 level of education
  • Level 5 for English
  • Possess a Valid ID
  • Live in Africa

These bursary opportunities, may not be suitable to all, however if you feel you are the ideal candidate, please complete your application, include all relevant documentation along with a letter of conduct.  With this, you can state why you feel you deserve the opportunity and why you will be the right candidate for this bursary.


Please include your latest school results and certified copy of your ID.  For more information on available online bursaries applications, have a look at their webpage.  It will take you about 15- 20 minutes to complete the forms and you are done.


The closing date is usually the end of September yearly, so, be sure to have your application in on time.  If you enjoy any of the fields mentioned above, this bursary could open doors for you.

Thuthuka Bursary Fund 2016-2017


The Thuthuka Bursary Fund is a programme that is available solely to African and Coloured students who dream of becoming Chartered Accountants but do not have the funds in order to fulfil that dream. Every year, between 250 and 300 Thuthuka bursaries are awarded for undergraduate BCom Accounting degrees, to students who come from disadvantaged communities.

The word “thuthuka” is a Zulu verb which, in English, translates to “to develop”. This indicates the goal of the fund: for dedicated students to develop not only their education and careers but also their perspectives and life achievements.

The universities that partake in the bursary scheme are accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). SAICA is not only the leading accountancy body in our country, but it is also influential on an international level.


Any candidates who wish to be considered for this bursary must be South African citizens with valid IDs, be of African or Coloured race, and must be financially needy. The financial need is based on a NSFAS Means Test. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme is a government-funded organisation which was created precisely to provide financial aid to students who wish to study at a tertiary education institution. The test will calculate the student’s ability to contribute to their own education based on factors such as family income and other funding sources.

In terms of academic requirements, applicants must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Achieved at least 60% 5 or above on the NSC Scale of Achievement) for final Grade 11 Mathematics result – Mathematical Literacy does not apply
  • Currently in Grade 12 with the intent to study for a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting (if already matriculated, it should not have been more than two years ago)
  • Have enough points to qualify for university entrance
  • Have applied or are in the process of applying to one of the designated SAICA-accredited universities

Universities to Apply to

Not all SAICA-accredited universities are part of the scheme. Individuals who want to be considered for this bursary must select a university from one of the following to apply to:

  • University of Johannesburg
  • University of Cape Town – students must enrol for the Bachelor of Commerce code CB011
  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • Stellenbosch University
  • University of Pretoria
  • University of Free State
  • University of Witwatersrand

In order to improve their chances of university acceptance, Thuthuka recommends that prospective candidates apply to at least two of the abovementioned universities – one of which is closes to their homes.


The comprehensive bursary package includes funding for:

  • University fees e.g. tuition
  • Accommodation fees
  • Books
  • Monthly living allowance

Since the Thuthuka programme wishes to do more than merely pay for the studies, it also seeks to contribute to the economic and social upliftment of South Africa’s youth. So apart from the funding, depending on the specific university, bursars can also expect the following aid:

  • Additional academic support in the form of additional lectures, tutorials and/or assessments
  • Language and logic exercise to improve English language comprehension and to better equip students with problem-solving skills and techniques
  • A mentorship programme where not only the bursar gets a mentor, but in turn will be able to mentor someone else as well
  • Interactive workshops to teach life-skills and promote workplace-readiness

Selection Process

After the Thuthuka Bursary Fund application forms have been received, the TBF team will screen the candidates and invite a portion for testing and interviewing. The testing process will include a National Benchmark Test (NBT) which is used to assess the candidates’ linguistic and numeric skills, as well as their mathematic aptitude. The results of the testing are then sent to the TBF Project managers at the respective universities.

Once a shortlist has been determined, the successful candidates will be provisionally awarded the bursary pending their final Grade 12 results. Candidates will be notified by Thuthuka and also by their university.

How to Apply For the Thuthuka Bursary Fund?

Applicants can download the Thuthuka Bursary Fund online application by following the link on the SAICA website (applications open from the end of January). Completed applications are then to be posted to the following address:

Thuthuka Bursary Fund
PO Box 59875

Along with the completed form, applicants also need to include a recent passport or ID photo in colour, as well as certified copies of their:

  • ID
  • Parent/guardian’s ID
  • IDs of people who are dependent on the family’s income
  • Parent/guardian’s salary advice or an affidavit if unemployed
  • Final Grade 11 results
  • Final Grade 12 results (if applicable)
  • Stamped letter from school confirming registration and the subjects taken
  • University provisional acceptance letter

On a separate piece of paper and in their own handwriting, candidates must briefly answer the following two questions:

  1. What is your motivation for wanting to become a Chartered Accountant?
  2. Why do you believe that you should be awarded the bursary?

And finally, candidates should also include a short essay about themselves, their life plans and their family, to further support their applications.

The Thuthuka Bursary Fund closing date is the 30
th of April for the following year’s enrolment.

Thuthuka Bursary Fund Contact Details:

Contact Centre: 086 107 2422

Prospective bursars can also visit their Facebook page for further support or information.



Do you love construction, buildings, architecture and all things modern?

Would you love to become part of a dynamic company?

Stefanutti Stocks delivers impeccable contracting solutions, along with fulfilling construction desires.  Their bursary program may just very well be your transport to success.  This program offers talented individuals financial aid to complete their studies.  Additionally, candidates will also be exposed to learning on their sites all over South Africa, possibly even on sites all over Africa!

The bursary program offered by Stefanutti Stocks not only aids candidates to reach their dreams of becoming qualified but will also deliver future employment.  They are seeking energetic and motivated candidates for all fields of their business practices.  These include roads, pipelines, and even mining.

Are you driven to achieve and filled with a passion for life?

Would you openly accept new challenges?

Can you cope with working away from home, within on-site conditions?

If this is you, then you are in the correct place.  Stefanutti Stocks offers bursaries to people who wants to build a better future.  Their program also aids in stabilizing the workforce of South Africa, by delivering more skilled workers.


If you are planning to study in any of the following directions, these bursaries are just what you need.  Fields of study may differ each year, it will depend upon the need within the company.

Fields of study 

  • BSC Civil Engineering
  • NDip Civil Engineering
  • B. Eng
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • B. Ing
  • Construction Management
  • Business Science
  • Quantity Surveying


If you wish to apply for a bursary from Stefanutti Stocks, candidates will be required to fulfill all pre-set stipulations.

To study with a bursary in any of the fields mentioned, or fields available with the company, candidates must have the following:

  • Candidate must be a South African citizen
  • Candidate must hold a valid South African ID document
  • Candidates must hold a Grade 12 level of education with an average of 70%
  • Candidates must have a 70% average for HG-English
  • Candidates must have a 70% average for HG Physical Science or Core Mathematics
  • Candidates must be registered, or studying at an Institute of Higher Learning within South Africa
  • Candidates will be required to hold an average of 65% for each academic year of the bursary duration

Candidates applying for a bursary must ensure the following documentation accompanies their application:

  • Academic results for Grade 12 and all other tertiary years completed
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • ID documentation
  • Registration at University or Institute of Higher Learning
  • Motivation Letter
  • Letter from University of good standing

Preference will be given to candidates who have completed their first year of study at an Institution of Higher Learning or University.  Additionally, candidates who excel in Science and/or Structural Analysis will also be given preference.  Candidates must ensure they pass and shine in all subjects for the duration of their bursary.  Vacation work is also made available to successful candidates yearly.


Online bursaries applications are made available as the company has openings within its ranks.

You can apply for your bursary online via this page.  Once this page opens, do a ‘Quick Search’ for Bursaries, if there are any available they will show there. Candidates can click on the ‘apply’ button found beneath each bursary.  Herewith they will be directed to the login page, if you have not yet registered with them, you can do so via this link as well.

Once you have registered, you can open the bursary application form.  Please ensure you complete the form fully, answer all questions truthfully and attach all documentation.

Stefanutti Stocks recruitment process is made available for internal, plus external applications via their different opportunities.  They are also committed to the Employment Equity act.  They also have a company policy that gives opportunity preference to employees with all their programs.  This means that they will firstly review applications received from employees before starting with any external applications.  However, these candidates will also have to adhere to all requirements.

Successful candidates will be notified and the finalization process started.  They will only contact short-listed candidates, thus, if you do not hear from the company please deem your application as unsuccessful.  Candidates may also be asked to attend an interview before awarding of a bursary.


There are no deadlines for bursary applications when they are closed.  Candidates are urged to regularly check the Stefanutti Stocks web page for bursaries that may open, as they have different opportunities, at alternate times during the year.


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Do you have a passion for research, medical diseases and the human condition?

Are you constantly searching for answers to diseases and all related matter?

If so, then SACEMA may be the ideal company to assist you in reaching your life’s goals!

SACEMA stands for The South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis. This company is known to be a national research Centre. It was established under the Centre of Excellence program of the Department of Science and Technology and the National Research Foundation.

The main focus of SACEMA is research into the patterns and development of numerous diseases. With this study SACEMA aims to understand and in time even be able to predict changes and developments as they take place within a range of different diseases. This will, in turn, assist in finding workable cures or methods of restraining a variety of diseases.

This Centre is located in Stellenbosch, its main focus at this time, yet, not excluding other epidemiological diseases, but mainly working on research and issues concerning TB, Malaria and HIV. They offer gifted student an opportunity to study into these great fields.


Sacema provides candidates a variety of fields to study. Their bursaries are allocated towards achieving a PhD degree or an MSc degree. Their internal bursaries are only for candidates wishing to attend the University of Stellenbosch and their external bursary cover all other Universities within South Africa.

Their internal bursary is for candidates wishing to be based at Sacema and their studies will also be supervised by Secama. Candidates who apply for an external bursary will have to arraign with one of their Professors at the University they will be attending to act as supervisor.

Fields of study may include the following and more:

  • Biomedical Science
  • Biostatistics
  • Microbiology
  • Virology
  • Toxicology
  • Epidemiology
  • Research Data Management

Candidates must be sure that they want to pursue a career within the fields made available. Many of these fields are very demanding with high levels of stress. They may prove to be emotionally straining, as well as physical.


Bursaries provided by Sacema are awarded based to each candidate’s academic abilities, their financial need, their interest and motivation as well as their field of preference. Candidate will be required to meet the basic stipulations and those with exposure to any of the core research areas of Sacema will be given a preference.

These areas of research include the following:

  • TB Transmission Dynamics
  • HIV Incidence Estimation Methods
  • HIV and TB Efficient approaches
  • HIV and TB Universal Prevention and Care methods
  • HIV Hyper-vulnerability in young women
  • Sexual Transmission of HIV
  • Silicosis, HIV & TB in mineworkers
  • Water-borne Diseases
  • Immunology and Treatment Resistance
  • Metabolic Side-effects of Treatments

All candidates are advised to engage with the staff and researchers at Sacema to complete their applications successfully.

Candidate need to adhere to the following requirements:

  • Applicants must hold a valid ID document
  • Applicants must be South African citizens
  • Applicants must provide full academic records
  • Applicants must provide proof of their need of financial aid
  • Applicants must submit an acceptance letter of the University they intend to attend
  • Applicants must prove their willingness to learn
  • Applicants must have a passion for their field of study

Applicants who show a high level of motivation, commitment, care and eagerness to make a difference, will be considered first.


Sacema bursaries application online is made available each year for talented candidates. This company offers two different bursaries:

For more information on the company itself candidates can visit their Website. Or applicants can send an enquiry e-mail to, Ms. Lynnemore Scheepers at or call 021 808 2589.Applicants are reminded to ensure all fields of the application is completed in full. Please also read all questions thoroughly and answer truthfully. Application forms not signed, missing information or submitted late, will not be considered.


Closing date for applications is usually within October / November each year. Due to the internal and external applications there are two dates but both in October. Internal applications close by the 1st of October and external applications close the end of October.

Investec Bursary 2016-2017

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Investec is a well-known company, established in 1974, which is not only based in South Africa but also internationally, including the United Kingdom and Australia. They offer a variety of financial products and services within their three core areas of asset management, wealth and investment, and specialist banking.

The idea for Investec bursaries was formed in order to develop the skills of young individuals by enabling them to further their education and to ensure that they are ready for employment after successfully completing their studies.

Fields of Study

The bursary is available to students who aim to study full time within towards an undergraduate degree within the following fields:

  • Commerce
    • Economics
    • Business economics
    • Accounting
    • Investment
    • Finance
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Informatics
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Information Science
  • Business Science
  • Science and Mathematics
  • Commercial Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Investec Bursary Requirements for Application

The main criteria for the awarding of Investec’s bursary are financial need and academic potential. Further requirements include:

  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Must currently be in Grade 12 or in their first year at university
  • Working towards matric exemption with a minimum of 60% in both English and Mathematics (not Maths Literacy) and a minimum of 50% in all other subjects

Bursary Package

This bursary is a partial bursary so it may not cover all the study-related expenses. The exact bursary amount is reviewed annually and so is subject to change, the bursary at the moment covers R80 000.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for additional funding via Studietrust or the Financial Aid Office at their specific universities of choice – a student loan from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) could assist in supplementing the full amount needed.

Apart from the financial aid, Investec also offers two other programmes in order to further develop the successful bursars’ life skills.

1. Mentorship Programme
Bursars are paired up with Investec staff members who volunteer to be their mentors for the entire duration of their academic career. The mentors provide extensive support and guidance to the students as they face everyday challenges in their tertiary education.

2. Work Readiness Programme
This week-long programme is held at Investec’s Sandton offices specifically for third year Honours students in order to better equip the students with the skills they will need when eventually joining the workforce. Students participate in activities and tasks that include self-development, self-branding (especially when searching for jobs), interview skills, teamwork, planning, pitching and presenting.

How to Apply For the Investec Bursary Programme

Those who wish to apply can either complete an Investec bursary online application or request a copy of the application to be sent either by email or regular post mail.

To apply, either:

  • SMS the word ‘Investec’ plus your surname, initials and email address to 31022
  • Send an email containing the text “Please send me an Investec bursary application form” to
  • Download an application from Investec’s website or from the Investec Application Page.

The Investec bursary opens the 30th April and the closing date for submitting the completed application is the end of August as the selections will be done during September, November and December for the following year’s studies. Applicants will be notified whether they have qualified or not no later than 21 December, via SMS.

Applications must either be completed online or posted to:

PO Box 29192

Applications that are emailed or faxed will not be considered.

Application Details

There are a number of documents that must be submitted along with the completed application form; certified copies of:

  • The applicant’s ID
  • Grade 11 results
  • The current year’s June results
  • If already completed Grade 12: the official Matric/NSC results and June results (or progress report of all subjects if no exams were written)
  • If parent/guardian employed: payslips or letter from employer containing either a sworn statement or tax return statements indicating income)
  • If parent/guardian self-employed: latest financial statements
  • If parent/guardian unemployed: sworn affidavits
  • If parent(s) is/are deceased: death certificates
  • If parents are divorced: divorce certificate
  • If parents are separated: sworn statement from one parent

Apart from all the academic and legal certifications, Investec also require some more personal information regarding the nature of the individual candidates. For this reason, candidates must also include two testimonials that speak to the candidate’s character: one from a community or spiritual leader and another from an education official such as a teacher or lecturer.

Applicants are also required to write a short biographical essay to cover the following topics:

  • Family and current circumstances
  • Applicant’s passion, strengths and weaknesses
  • Overview of academic career thus far
  • Any affiliations to community projects, committees or organisations
  • Inspiring books they’ve read
  • Influential person i.e. role model
  • Their plans for the future
  • Their hope for the country in 10 years’ time
  • Description of any leadership positions

Applications without all these supporting documents will not be considered.

Investec Bursary Contact Details

Individuals that have any further queries can direct their issues to Studietrust either via email at or on the phone at (011) 403 1632.

Gold Fields Bursaries 2016 – 2017

There are a limited number of bursaries made available yearly to students aiming for a bachelor’s degree and to work within the engineering and mining sectors.  Gold Fields wishes to also employ these candidates and thus they aim to assist talented students in these fields.  Their bursaries usually cover Registration and Tuition fees at a South African University, two payments yearly towards living costs as well as two payments yearly towards book fees and related fees.  In addition selected student can apply once-off for a computer allowance but only in their second-year studies with specific terms and conditions.  There are also study possibilities for Technikon.


The company has the following fields of study available for successful candidates for University and all are BSc courses:

  • Mining Engineering
  • Geology Honors
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering

The company also has the following fields of study available for successful candidates for Technikon study:

  • Mining Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering (Heavy and Light Current)
  • Extraction Metallurgy
  • Environmental Management
  • Mine Survey
  • Finance


Students must provide the following documentation to qualify for a bursary:

  • Students must be South African citizens.
  • Students must have a need for financial aid.
  • Students who are currently studying at a South African University full-time or intends on doing so towards a degree in one of the fields of study above.
  • Students must be able to provide their Grade 11 & Grade 12 results or progress of Grade 12 if still in Grade 12.
  • Students must, at least, have a level 6 for Mathematics and Physical Science or higher.
  • Students must have an acceptance letter or proof of acceptance by the University for the mentioned Degree in the field of study as implied on the application form.
  • Students who intend to study full-time from the year following their application may apply.
  • Students studying first-year and turning 21 in that year or students in their second year turning no older than 23 in the fields mentioned above may also apply.

Upon acceptance of the bursary students agree to work for Gold Fields or any of its nominee’s for the same period as the bursary term.  Therefore, if the student received a 3-year study bursary the student is obligated to a 3-year service contract.


The company also offers opportunities for Graduates, Apprenticeships as well as Vacation work for Students.  Gain a better start with the aid of Gold Fields opportunities and programs on offer and build your skills.  Learn from their professionals and gain working experience in the process within a safe environment offering challenging and rewarding advances to any career.

Students interested can access their web page although more information is only made available closer to the time of availability.


Bursaries online applications are not available but students can complete the bursary forms and with all required documentation send it to the following address:

The Bursary Administrator

Gold Fields Business and Leadership


Private Bag X11



For more information feel free to have a look at Gold Fields online web page although applications are closed at the moment.  Also, keep in mind that Gold Fields will not be held responsible for keeping or guarding any documentation received.  Students are asked to only send legible copies of needed documentation as the originals will need to accompany selected students to their interview.

The selection process will be as follow:

  • Students who apply will receive their forms during February and/or May each year for the fields of study available.
  • Students who make the shortlist of candidates will be required to do a medical examination or already have a medical fitness certificate that is valid for the University they will be attending.  These students will also be asked to partake in a psychometric test.
  • Students who receive bursaries will need to sign a bursary agreement upon acceptance stating all terms and conditions.
  • Selection will also depend on the acceptance from the University in the desired field of study for students in accordance for the year of commencement.
  • Qualifying students will be selected by Gold Fields.


Closing date for applications each year is the end of June and no late applications will be considered.  You will receive a response within a month from closing date if you qualified for the bursary.  If you do not receive any communication within a month from the closing date your application has been unsuccessful and there will be no communications further.

Glencore (XSTRATA) Bursaries 2016 – 2017

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Xstrata/Glencore mine believes in values and making a difference.  They offer equal opportunities with less red tape.  They see themselves as being different from other mines while also encouraging individualism within the workforce, as no two people are the same.  They care deeply for the community, building lasting relationships with ‘safe ethical work practice’.  They believe in the abilities of their workers, education, experience as well as responsibility.

If you are motivated, see yourself as a decision maker that grabs at each and every opportunity, with both hands.  Then this is the ideal place to start.  With one of these bursaries, you can open doors to a secure, safe and successful career.  Their employees grow as a team, but moreover, as a family and friendships are formed.  With Xstrata/Glencore you will get recognition when it is earned, you can reap the rewards of a fulfilling life.

Their bursary scheme identifies the significance of not only developing, but furthermore also upholding a sturdy professional workforce.  Therefore, they are committed to continually grow, by empowering new talented individuals.  This is an assurance to your future, over and above that of the company.  They believe in diversity and equal employment opportunities, besides the safety and community promotion they stand steadfast by.

With them, your future will not only look bright but be a rising star.  They have multiple projects in the pipeline, offering prospects great development predictions.  Each candidate that is successfully awarded a bursary will be required to sign a service obligation.

Bursaries will also include the following:

  • Registration fees
  • Tuition fees
  • Residence fees
  • Meal fees
  • Prescribed textbooks as is required
  • A personal allowance
  • Laptop along with a printer
  • Paid vacation work with the company
  • All obligatory seminars and excursions will be covered


The following career paths will be available for study, depending on the need of the company at the time.

  • Mining Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Financial Management (B Com)
  • Geology Discipline


If you intend on applying for such a bursary from Xstrata/Glencore, candidates will need the following.

For Engineering Disciplines:

  • English with a 60 – 69 % minimum (level 5)
  • Mathematics and Science with a 70 – 79 % minimum (level 6)
  • Adhere to all other pre-requirements of Institute of Higher Learning

For Finance Disciplines:

  • English with a 60 – 69 % minimum (level 5)
  • Mathematics and Accounting with a 60 – 69 % minimum (level 5)

Shared requirements:

  • Candidates must be South African citizens
  • Candidates must be fit enough to gain a valid fitness certificate before bursary will be finalized or have one.  This certificate must be in compliance to the Mine’s Health & Safety Act.


You can also apply for their Graduate Recruitment Scheme.  This opportunity is however only a short-term placement or apprenticeship.  It gives candidates an extra foot up in achieving Graduate Level Roles.  These placements are available over a wide range of fields.

These fields are as follow:

  • Administration
  • Finance
  • Trading
  • Research
  • Sustainability
  • Geology
  • Community Engagements
  • Operations
  • Logistics
  • Engineering

Here you will become equipped with greatly needed skills, via guidance from experts, to ensure a skilled future workforce.  This is an – on the job cooperation, delivering excessive experience to each candidate.  You will be learning from the best in each field.

Xstrata / Glencore offers summer or vacation work to talented individuals, as well as apprenticeships and intern positions.  There is a wide world waiting just for you.  Open the doors and be welcomed within.


For online bursaries applications, you can only have a look Here and at their website as there is presently not available.  Additionally, you can also enquire at

Candidates are urged to please include the following in their application:

  • An application letter including what Grade you are studying (Grade 12, 1st Year, etc.)
  • Also include why you are the best suited for this bursary
  • A certified copy of your valid South African ID
  • A certified copy of your latest academic results (candidates in Grade 12 can send Grade 11 results)
  • The preference in field of study or current study

Glencore XSTRATA Bursaries Closing Date

Closing dates may vary, depending on the bursary.  However, most applications have to be in by the end of May each year.  Please note, if you have not heard anything within 21 days after closing date, you may deem your application as unsuccessful.  No documentation, CV’s or forms will be returned to candidates.  Therefore, it is vital to only include certified copies.

If you are into mining and would love to pursue a career with this company, send your applications in today.

Good luck to all, may your year be filled with surprises.

Great North Transport Bursaries 2016 2017

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Do you love transport and all related fields? Would you like to be part of a growing industry within this field of service? If so, then the Great North Transport bursaries program may just be the place for you to hang your hat.

This company was launched in 1996 and is a subsidiary of Limpopo Economic Development Agency. When they started the company mainly operated bus services. Their focus areas were Limpopo, Zimbabwe, and Mpumalanga. They own a fleet of buses totaling 540 and provide reliable transport to more than 37 million people yearly.

This company can boast with service delivery in five district Municipalities and 11 depots stretching from Limpopo to Harare. The company believes in providing high-quality education opportunities and do their part with bursaries and internships. This company was founded on five vital cornerstones and even today they uphold these highly. They believe in Quality, Affordability, Safety, Dependability and Reliability, this is what makes then so great.

They aim to become South Africa’s top service provider within the transport field. They assist in development and economic growth within many regions. The public transport system in South Africa has many failing and are in need of dependable services such as can be found with Great North Transport. The company believes in employing professionals within all fields of operations. Therefore, they provide talented individuals great opportunities to excel and become skilled workers within a tough industry.


The Great North Transport Company located within the Limpopo Province of South Africa offers talented individuals the opportunity to complete their studies. They do this with their bursary program. This program is offered to candidates who would like to study within the fields of transport.

The company may offer bursaries in a wide field related to the following:

  • Logistics
  • Transport


Candidates interested in applying within the fields of study as set out by this company will also have to meet all requirements.

Requirements for applicants are as follow:

  • Candidates must be a South African citizen
  • Candidates must have a valid ID document
  • Candidates must excel academically with a minimum of 70% in all main subjects
  • Candidates must have a passion for their field of application
  • Candidates must be in need of financial aid for further study

Candidates must ensure all fields of the application is completed before submitting. For the application to be eligible candidates must ensure the following accompanies their application:

  • Completed application form
  • Certified copy of ID document
  • Certified copy of Grade 11 and Grade 12 academic results
  • Certified copy of Grade 12 Certificate
  • Covering letter
  • Curriculum Vitae


Great North Transport bursaries applications online are not available. Application forms may be collected at the depots and also the company head office, or downloaded from their Website by simply selecting the FORMS tab. Complete the form and email it along with all relevant documentation to

For more information regarding this company, candidates can visit this website.

Candidates who are applying for a bursary with this company is reminded to please ensure the application is completed in full. Please provide current contact details and confirm that all relevant documentation accompanies the application. Any and all late applications, incomplete applications or those missing documentation will not be taken into consideration.


Closing dates for bursaries provided by this company may differ yearly. This will depend on the field of study made available, as well as the need within the company. However, currently, the yearly closing date is the 7th of June.

Correspondence will only be done with candidates who have made it to the shortlist. If you do not hear from the company within two months from the closing date, candidates may assume their application was unsuccessful. Good luck to all students, may your studies be all you imagined they would be.

Funza Lushaka Bursary 2016-2017

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a national programme headed by the Department of Basic Education, funded by the National Treasury and administered by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

There is no doubt that a solid education is the answer to many of our country’s problems, and as such, the government runs this scheme in order to make it easier for interested individuals to become teachers to help shape our youth.

The bursary is valid for one year at a time, successful bursary holders must re-apply each year if they wish to cover the entire duration of their studies.

Fields of Study

Bursaries are awarded to full-time, part-time and distance education students who have been accepted to higher education institutions for the following degree types:

  • Bachelor of Education (BEd)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) and Bachelor of Technology (BTech), Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) with majors suitable for admission to a PGCE programme upon graduation; at least one of the major subjects must be selected from the priority area subjects listed below.

Priority Area Subjects

Foundation Phase (Gr R-3, ages 5-9):

  • Foundation phase specialisation

Intermediate Phase (Gr 4-6; ages 10-12):

  • African Languages
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Technology

Senior Phase (Gr 7-9; ages 13-15):

  • African Languages
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Technology

FET Phase (Gr 10-12; ages 16-18):

  • Accounting
  • African Languages
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Agricultural Technology
  • Civil Technology
  • Computer Applications Technology
  • Economics
  • Electrical Technology
  • Engineering Graphics and Design
  • English Language
  • Geography
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematical Literacy
  • Mechanical Technology
  • Physical Sciences


Applicants for the Funza Lushaka Bursary must meet the following basic requirements in order to be considered:

  • Must be a South African citizen with a valid ID
  • Must have already been accepted to an appropriate field of study at a recognised higher education institution
  • Must be committed to and enthusiastic about a professional teaching career with interests that include working with young people, readiness to face and overcome challenges
  • Must have personal integrity

Academic Criteria

For individuals applying for the first time for university:

  • Completion of matric with an exemption, endorsement or admission to a Bachelor Degree study
  • Level 4 pass / 60% (SG) or 50% (HG) for a matric subject which leads to the priority area
  • For those who wish to specialise in the foundation level:
    • A passing grade in Mathematics/Mathematic Literacy (if the individual matriculated before 2008 when Maths was not compulsory, an overall good performance—average of 50%—may still be considered)
    • Level 4 pass / 60% (SG) or 50% (HG) in home language
  • For those who wish to specialise in technology subjects but did not take those subjects at a matric level, a pass in Maths or Math Literacy is needed

For individuals who are already at university or enrolling for PGCE:

  • A passing grade for all modules studies in the last year of study at university
  • Minimum of 55% average across all modules studied in the last year

For existing bursars who are reapplying:

  • Must have passed 2/3 of the modules/priority area modules studied in the past year
  • Must have a minimum of 50% across all modules and progressing to the next level/year of study

1. Undergraduate (1)

This bursary option encompasses a four-year Bachelor of Education degree, specialising in all five phases.

2. Undergraduate (2)

This particular bursary option is open to those who wish to study any three or four-year long Bachelors degree which includes a field that will allow the student to progress to the one-year PGCE.

3. Graduate

This bursary option is available to individuals who have qualified for the PGCE, i.e. those who have graduated from their degrees that include majors in priority areas.

Each of the three qualifications mentioned above must include subjects in at least one priority area for which the individual plans to specialise in as a teacher. Students will also have to specialise in a particular phase for the Bed and PGCE qualifications.



  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodation costs (for either residence or approved accommodation)
  • Meals
  • Small monthly allowance for living expenses
  • In exceptional circumstances, travelling costs may be included if the cost of travelling hiders the student from accepting the bursary

Selection Process

The university to which the individual has applied for the bursary will notify them of the outcome of their Funza Lushaka online applications; a letter will also be sent from the Department of Basic Education.

Funza Lushaka will use email or SMS as a means of communication with bursars, so they are expected to have a valid and working email address as well as a cell phone.

Important Information

What Happens After the Qualification
After the bursar has successfully completed all studies and holds the qualification of a certified teacher, he or she will be contractually obligated to teach in a provincial teaching post for every year that they received a bursary. Individuals will be allowed to choose the province; if, however, there is no post available in the selected province at the time, the bursar will have to accept an offer in a different province.

This contractual obligation may not be deferred, i.e. the bursar must start teaching immediately after qualification; no gap year may be taken.

Individuals who have any further question or concerns can get the Funza Lushaka contact details directly from the university to which they have applied. If any issues can not be resolved by the designated administrative coordinators, only then should the Department of Basic Education be contacted.

How to Apply For the Funza Lushaka Bursary?

Individuals can only apply for the bursary once they have been accepted to the university of their choice and have been allocated a valid student number – the student number is needed in order to complete the Funza Lushaka application form online. More information on their bursary program can be found on the Funza Lushaka Website.


Applications must be submitted for the Funza Lushaka bursary from 1st October before the closing date of 13th January.

Re-applications must also be submitted online before the closing date of 20th December.

Application closing dates will be published online Here if there are any changes.



Do you have what is required to join the engineering field and assist in revolutionizing it? This company seeks gifted and bright young minds to become part of something bigger. They offer exciting opportunities aimed at developing talent. This may just be the change you are seeking.

GIBB became the known name for this extraordinary company in 1995, and it was also accepted by that time as being the biggest Engineering Consultation Firm within Africa. This company also brought into their workings international standards by implementing the ISO9001. This company known as being one of the biggest black-owned Engineering Consultation Firms has been operating flawlessly for more than a century throughout Africa. They are ever changing, adapting and evolving along with the times and innovations. Therefore, they are more than capable of meeting all their client’s needs and offer the brightest minds in the industry.

This company has offices located in all the major cities of South Africa along with offices within all countries of Africa. Their services and expertise include all areas of health, residential, commercial, retail and education. They offer not only the planning and design but also the management of all projects. They work within all markets such as water and sanitation, power and energy, mining and health infrastructures, transportation and much more.

If this is the world you would like to be a part of and you have what they need, then you are at the right place.


Candidates interested in obtaining a bursary from this company must be studying at a recognized Institute of Higher Learning within one of the below-mentioned fields of Engineering.

Fields of study available:

  • Railway
  • Civil
  • Roads
  • Electrical

Successful candidates who receive a bursary from GIBB will have the following covered by the bursary:

  • Full cost of tuition
  • All required books and even stationary
  • Accommodation costs only where relevant
  • Travel costs only where relevant

Candidates will also have the benefit of vacation employment and may be asked to join the company upon completion of their studies. This will, however, depend on the candidate’s success and the need within the company at the time.


Candidates who intend to apply for a bursary with GIBB must meet all the requirements set by the company. Each successful bursary awarded will be dependable on the signing of an obligatory employment term after completion of studies, along with compulsory vacation work. These will be done at any of the company’s offices.

Requirements for candidates are as follow:


  • Applicants must be a South African citizen
  • Applicants must be studying within one of the fields mentioned towards a Masters, a Degree or an Honors
  • Applicants must hold a valid ID document
  • Applicants must excel within their field of Engineering

Along with their application candidates must submit the following certified documentation:

  • Copy of ID document
  • Full and up to date Curriculum Vitae
  • Valid contact details
  • Full academic results, including the current year’s, results


GIBB bursaries applications online are made available yearly via their website. Individuals who are interested in applying within one of their fields may do so when the company has bursaries available within that field. However, applicants must also meet all requirements in order to apply. Candidates can find the company’s open bursaries via their ‘Careers’ tab.

To apply candidates must firstly download the application form. This form will be on this page under the instructions area. Candidates are advised to complete the form in their own handwriting and also sign the form. Ensure all required documentation is certified and accompany your application.

Applications that are faxed will not be looked at, thus, candidates have to either use post or e-mail to submit applications.

Post Application to:


Human Resources Department

Human Resources Consultant

P.O. Box 3965

Cape Town


E-mail Application to:

Candidates who apply that have not yet received their final academic results may submit their application but should also mention that they will send their results soon. Candidates doing so must then not forget to send these results through as soon as they receive them.


The closing date for bursaries provided by GIBB is usually the end of August each year. These dates may vary slightly, depending on the need within the company each year.

Candidates are reminded to include all relevant certified documentation and get their applications in before the closing date. This is vital as late applications will not be considered. This also goes for applications that are not signed, missing documentation or not completed in full.

If you are interested in pursuing a career within one of the Engineering fields mentioned, this company may have what you need. Do you have what they require? If so, then apply while their bursary program is open.