Department of Education Bursaries 2016 -2017

Image result for Department of Education

Do you just love children, do you feel teaching is your ultimate calling?

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of South Africa’s youth?

If this is what you want, then the Department of Education may have a bursary for you!

The bursary program provided by the Department is a multi-year program.  It also promotes teaching at public schools as that is where the need lies.  They are devoted to providing learners of all ages, with a quality education.  The children of South Africa strive for a better future, with highly trained teachers, the Department can fulfill this need.  You can aid in making this vision a reality, by becoming a teacher!

The Department provides full-cost bursaries to eligible, talented candidates.  This will aid these candidates to receive a complete, and full teaching qualification within one of the national priority fields.  Successful candidates will, however, be required to teach at one of the public schools in South Africa, for the same amount of years as the duration of their studies.

Are you not sure, well, here are some reasons why to consider teaching as a career path!

  • Do you love learning?  Turn that love into teaching and help other experience the joy of learning.
  • Did you have a favorite teacher that made a difference for you?  You can be that teacher to someone else!
  • Would you love to see someone else succeed?  Experience the joy of being able to give another person hope, to see them learn to write, read, count and strive towards their dreams.
  • Help children understand the value of all things in life, and aid in building strong and proud citizens.
  • You can once again see the world through the eyes of a child, see them grow and become even more special.
  • Serve the community and your country, but most of all the children who need your help.
  • Share your own knowledge while sparking curiosity in tender minds.
  • Pass on the love you have for learning, giving hope for the future, building a solid and honored nation.

Candidates who receive bursaries can ask to be placed in a province of their liking, however, they may not decide which school they would prefer to be employed in.  The Department concerned will make the final decision.  Upon completion of their studies, candidates will be placed where there is a suitable opening.  If there is no opening within the selected province, the Department has the right to place candidate where there are a suitable opening and a need.


If you are planning to study into one of the following directions these bursaries are just what you need.

Bachelor of Education – B.Ed.

  • Foundation Phases – Grades R to 3
  • Intermediate Phases – Grades 4 to 6
  • Senior Phases – Grades 7 to 9
  • Further Education Phases – Grades 10 to 12

Bachelor Degree

  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Technology
  • Bachelor of the Arts
  • Bachelor of Computer Science

Post Graduate Certification in Education – PGCE.

  • All Majors that allow for this level of education


If you are currently still in grade 12 or studying at an institute of higher learning in one of the fields mentioned, you may apply for a bursary with the department.

To qualify for any of these bursaries, candidates must adhere to the following:

  • Grade 12 level of education
  • Must be proficient in English
  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Possess a valid South African ID
  • Must be committed to teaching and making a difference
  • Must provide proof of the need for financial aid

Candidates must also provide proof of acceptance at an institute of higher learning.  Candidates from a previously disadvantaged background will be given preference.


Please include your latest school results and certified copy of your ID, Curriculum Vitae as well as all other documentation as is indicated.

If you want extra information about these bursaries, you can find it here and here.

You can apply for your bursary online here and read more about Funding your Studies and becoming a Teacher.

It is highly recommended to carefully read the information provided prior to the application.  Then also, carefully consider your answers before entering them into the application form.  Answer all questions truthfully and precise.  Ensure all documentation is certified, and attached before submitting your application.


Applications close the middle of January each year, thus, it is suggested that candidates ensure their applications, with all required documents reach the Department before this date.

Candidates are also urged to pursue alternative funding, as there is a limited number of bursaries available each year.  Due to high volumes of applications, the Department will only be contacting those who have made the short-list.  If you have not heard from the Department within three months after closing, candidates can consider their applications as unsuccessful.  These candidates can re-apply the following year.

Department of Correctional Services Bursaries 2016 – 2017

Image result for Department of Correctional Services Bursaries 2016 - 2017

The department of correctional services sets available different bursaries each year for unemployed South African citizens.  With this, they aim to decrease the number of unemployed citizens as well as cater for their future needs when it comes to personnel.  With this retention and employment strategy, they hope to attract capable candidates with high values that are eager to learn.  They offer stability and opportunity for growth within their departments to all successful employees.


If you see yourself as a go-getter and someone who can be responsible as well as live up to your expectations then the Department of Correctional services might just be looking for you.  They have a wide range of bursaries available each year into many fields of study for candidates wanting to improve their conditions.

The Department of Correctional Services bursaries include the following for successful candidates:

  • R12000 per year for the following
  • Registration
  • Tuition
  • Residence
  • Meals
  • R700 will also be awarded for Book fees

Upon acceptance of a bursary, the candidate must also be ready to enter into a service agreement and prepared to do counter-service where ever the department has a need for your skills.


The bursaries each year differ somewhat as to the need that arises within the Department of Correctional services but we have compiled a list of the most frequent bursaries they had available for you to consider.  For more information it is recommended that you visit their web page here for current available bursaries.

The fields available are as follow:

  • Artisans National Diploma – Plumbing
  • Welding
  • Brick lying
  • Painting
  • Electrical
  • Nursing National Diploma – Primary Health Care
  • Degree – Pharmacy
  • Master’s Degree                  – Clinical/Counseling Psychology
  • BA / Honors                        – Psychology
  • MBCHB         – Medicine
  • National Diploma – Agricultural
  • National Diploma / Degree – Social Work
  • EAP
  • National Diploma / Degree – Food Service Management
  • National Diploma – Information & Technology (IT)
  • Degree / National Diploma – Financial & Management Accounting
  • Degree / National Diploma – Internal Auditing


Candidates must meet the following criteria to be eligible for a bursary:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must have a valid ID Document
  • You must be acknowledged to study at a recognized tertiary institute in South Africa.
  • If the sponsorship letter of the Department of Correctional services is not accepted by the institute you must be willing to pay the registration fee, which will be paid back to you during your study year if successful.
  • The successful candidate must be willing to become an employee of the Department of Correctional services upon completion of their studies.
  • One year employment contract per year of study.

If you are currently a full-time undergraduate or post-graduate student you can also apply for a bursary.

Candidates are required to complete the application form fully.  Your application form must be accompanied by the following certified copies of these documents as many as you have available:

  • ID Book
  • Matric Results
  • Highest Qualification
  • Latest Academic records if studying at a tertiary institute
  • Proof of application to a tertiary institute
  • Acceptance letter from tertiary institute
  • Your course curriculum or prospectus


Application forms need to be collected from the different branches as stated underneath; they will NOT be posted or faxed to anyone.  Applications that are incomplete, e-mailed or faxed back will also NOT be considered; please hand in your completed form with needed documentation to the office where you collected the forms from.  Certified copies should not be older than three months to be valid.

Bursaries online application is not available but candidates can download the application form here.


The completed application form with all relevant documentation should be handed into the office as mentioned above by the beginning of July each year.  This date may also differ depending on the bursaries available and the Department of Correctional services requirements so please enquire upon the final date when you collect your forms.

Only successful candidates will be contacted and further correspondence will be entered into.


Are you motivated and talented with a bright future, yet financial worries are preventing you from completing your education? We all know that studying is expensive and not everyone is fortunate enough to be able to afford further study. The AfriSam bursaries Program offers selected candidates that have the potential an opportunity to complete their studies.

AfriSam is well-known for delivering exceptional quality when it comes to building material. Furthermore, they offer incomparable services and technical expertise. This company is also known for being great supporters of ecological progress as they care about the planet and environment. They have been supplying the groundwork of this continent for more than eighty years, delivering practical resolutions along with the highest quality production resources within all fields of construction.

They seek candidates with the same ethical and professional standards as they hold. Candidates who enjoy a challenge and would like to enter the world of mining, engineering and construction. Candidates with integrity and leadership qualities for their bursary program. This bursary program provided by AfriSam will assist in the development of talented minds, creating a brighter future.

Candidates who apply must have a strong will, a passion, be goal orientated and seek to rise to the top. Their program is designed to aid candidates financially, so they can concentrate on completing their studies.  This company has a remarkable standing within the world of business and is dedicated to making a change. If you are seeking for a strong and dedicated company and you know you have what they are seeking, then apply for a bursary from AfriSam.


Most of the bursaries provided by this company will most likely only be available for 2nd-year students. They also prefer candidates who are studying at the University of Technology. Their fields are quite limited to those within their processes of business. Their bursaries provide financial aid to talented candidates who are in need.

Thus, if you are a full-time student within one of the following fields and you meet all set stipulation, you may apply when they have bursaries available.

Fields of study:

  • Mining – Engineering
  • Civil – Engineering
  • Finance
  • Administration
  • Production
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Artisans


Candidates wishing to apply for a bursary from AfriSam must adhere to their requirements. These may differ depending on the field of study. Nonetheless, they do have a list of basic stipulations that candidates must have.

These requirements may be as follow:

  • Applicants must have a valid ID Document
  • Applicants must have an academic level of a minimum of 65%
  • Applicant must be in need of financial aid

Applicants must include the following with their applications:

  • Certified copy of ID
  • Certified copy of academic results
  • Proof of financial need
  • Complete and up to date Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter containing your reasons for applying within the specified field (500/words) and why AfriSam is the ideal starting point for your career


AfriSam bursaries application online can be accessed on their website.

Here on this site, you can find the link to their bursaries at the bottom of the page. It will be listed under the ‘Careers’ tab. Candidates will, however, need to register with the company before being able to apply.

If interested and the relevant candidates meets all the stipulations, applicants may apply to their bursary program when it is open. Please ensure you have all documentation ready and up to date. Then register, create an online CV and apply.


Closing date for applications with this company is usually the beginning of each year depending on the need of the company. Interested individuals may look at bursary opening from the October each year, yet, some may only open the end of each year. These will also depend on the projected need within the company.

Late applications, incomplete applications or applications missing documentation will not be taken into consideration. If you want to make a difference in your life and become a better person, change your fate today. Make your own choices and life the dream, this company may just be what you are looking for.


Image result for AAUW BURSARIES

Since 1881 AAUW has been empowering women all over the world.

In South Africa, women have a constitutional right, yet they are still faced daily with barriers of violence and inequality of a slowly changing male hierarchical culture. Therefore, women still have many challenges to overcome in South Africa.

This phenomenal organization touches the lives of women all over the world, giving them opportunities to grow and improve their own lives, as well as the lives of those they touch. This organization promotes fairness in all aspects of life through education, research, and even advocacy. The boost with more than a thousand branches and 800 University and College partners. They offer exclusive programs for women from all walks of life and they are open to women of all ages, nationalities, race, creed, class, and sexuality.

Yearly they assist more than 200 women with grants and fellowships. Their different scholarships are valued from $18 000 up to $30 000. These amounts depend on the study path chosen by the selected candidates. If you would like to take your qualifications to the next level and achieve a greater level of success by studying further in the US, this company may have an opportunity to suit your needs. Candidates applying will have to meet all requirements as stipulated before submitting their application.


Bursaries provided by AAUW are for candidates wishing to complete full-time studies at one of the Accredited Institutes of Higher Learning within the borders of the United States. This program offer candidates studying towards graduate or postgraduate within their chosen fields, an opportunity to complete their studies in the US.

The fields of study that are available include all approved study fields or research fields that are offered by any of the selected Institutes within the US.


Interested individuals may apply if they meet all stipulated requirements. Women who are active in their communities, have commitment to assisting others and dedicated to being professional in all aspects of their lives, will be given preference.

Candidates must be a citizen from one of the following countries:

  • Zambia
  • South Africa
  • Namibia
  • Swaziland
  • Lesotho
  • Zimbabwe
  • Botswana
  • Mozambique

Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree within their field of study and it must be of equal standing as that of a US bachelor’s degree to be acceptable. Candidates must have achieved this degree by time of application.

Candidates must be proficient in English, reading, writing and verbally.

Candidates must intend on returning to their country and home after completion of their studies.


AAUW bursaries application online can be made through their website:

Once submissions open, candidates are welcome to start their application process. Candidates can find more information regarding their funding and process here. Their assistance to women does not end with their bursaries, they also offer support for those who return to their home countries and start their own assistance projects. For more information on this, candidates can visit this page.
Applications will not be accepted that are not completed in full or missing any documentation. Candidates are reminded to carefully read the eligibility criteria provided at the bottom of the Applications Page before completing the application.

There is only a limited amount of bursaries made available each year, therefore, they are very selective. Applicants will also have to pass their eligibility test when applying. Many applications are dismissed yearly due to being incomplete, if applicants require assistance or information to be sure they have all that is required, they may send an inquiry.


Yearly applications for this bursary program closes the 1st of December. Applicants must ensure that their applications with all requested documentation are submitted before this date. Applications will open again the following year on the 1st of August. Interested individuals may visit their site and apply as soon as their application process opens.

Please read all information carefully before making your application, so that you know what is expected from you. Therefore, you can be certain to attach all required documentation and complete all fields of the application. Good luck to all candidates, may your dreams become your reality!

CSIR BURSARIES (2016-2017)

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is Africa’s leading scientific research and development organisation; one which has implemented several projects throughout the continent in support of cutting-edge science, engineering and technology (SET).

In order to continue to achieve their goals, CSIR bursaries are offered to individuals who are bright, passionate about research and committed to the pursuit of innovation as well as excellence. Apart from simply helping to educate the youth, they are looking to add highly-skilled members to their team, and as such, aim for permanent employment within the CSIR after successful graduation.


CSIR’s bursary program is applicable to both undergraduate, and honour levels fields.

Candidates applying to the University of Technology can only apply for BTech bursaries. All bursaries awarded will be for full-time study at an accredited South African University towards a degree.


Individuals who wish to apply must meet the following basic criteria:

  • Be a South African citizen
  • Have enroled or planning to enrol at a South African university for the following year
  • English at level 5 for Grade 11
  • Mathematics and Physical Science at level 6 for Grade 11
  • Enrolling for a BEng or BSc full-time at accredited tertiary Institute
  • Honor Bursary candidates must have passed all current courses for period of study already completed
  • Willing to work in a diverse environment

Take note that in accordance with the CSIR’s commitment to the Employment Equity Act of 1998, preference will be given to applicants who come from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, as well as people living with disabilities.

The imperative need for an increase of women within the science and engineering industry will also be considered during the selection process.


This bursary package is a comprehensive one, ensuring full support to the bursars; that includes:

  • Registration fees
  • Tuition
  • Books
  • Accommodation
  • Living Allowance
  • Laptop Allowance

In addition to the costs of studying, CSIR also seeks to support the candidates on a more personal level, thus, offering mentorship opportunities. And to help students ready themselves for what lay ahead in terms of employment after graduation, vacation work is also offered.


Prospective candidates can either visit the website or .

Applying is very easy. Just fill in the  CSIR online application function. After selecting the bursary option for the particular field, candidates must then simply accept the terms and conditions and submit. An email will be sent as the confirmation of receipt.

All applications must be submitted before the designated CSIR closing date of 19 June in order to be considered.

If there is no contact within a month after the closing date, please consider the application unsuccessful.

CSIR Contact Details

If any further support is needed, individuals can either send an email to or contact them online via the CSIR website.



The Construction Education and Training Authority, known as CETA, promotes as well as facilitates the development of bright individuals by providing bursaries so they can acquire skills in the Construction sector.

Their bursaries will cover the following for deserving candidates:

  • Tuition fee
  • Books prescribed for their field of study in addition to course material required up to an amount of R3500 per year

Bursaries are there to aid exceptional students reach their goals, although, scarce and critical skills applied for will get preference.

Accommodation needs will be considered only under specific conditions.  The bursary will not be automatically renewed for following year; it will depend on the progress of each candidate according to standards of satisfaction.  If a candidate should have to repeat a year of study, they will do so on their own cost and may apply to have their bursary reinstated the following year if progress is satisfactory.  Payment of bursary will be done to the institute of higher learning directly by the CETA Administrator.

Once a candidate has completed their studies successfully they will be required to work for a South African Construction company based in South Africa.  The term of employment will be equal to the term of their bursary.  Candidates will also be required to supply CETA with confirmation of that employment on a yearly basis.

If a candidate after completion of their study takes work with a company other than provided by CETA as an Adoptive Company, candidates will be required to pay back to CETA all costs of the bursary plus interest, as determined by CETA.

If after completion of studies CETA or any of their Adoptive Companies cannot provide the candidate with work in an 18 months period, candidates will be released of any further obligation towards the bursary.


The following fields of study are available for students.

Candidates studying or going to study at a University for a Degree qualification can follow these fields:

  • BSc Civil Engineering
  • BSc Quantity Surveying
  • BSc Land Surveying
  • BSc Construction Management
  • BSc Construction Economics
  • BSc Construction Studies
  • BSc Architecture
  • BSc Geometrics
  • BSc Surveying
  • BSc Urban and Regional Planning

Candidates studying or going to study at the University of Technology for a National Diploma / BTech Degree can follow these fields:

  • National Diploma Civil Engineering
  • National Diploma Quantity Surveying
  • Diploma Land Surveying
  • National Diploma Building
  • National Diploma Architecture
  • National Diploma Town and Regional Planning
  • National Diploma: Real Estate
  • Bachelor of Technician: B. Tech for Architecture, Construction Management or Civil Engineering, BSC Town and Regional Planning Quantity Surveying

Subjects that are not allowed by CETA are as follow:


  • Chemical
  • Metallurgical
  • Electrical
  • Computer
  • Mining Engineering


To qualify for a bursary, candidates will be required to have and produce the following documentation:

  • Candidates must be a South African citizen with a valid ID book / card.
  • Candidates must be between the ages of 16 and 36 to qualify.
  • Candidates must obtain a 60% symbol for Science.
  • Candidates must obtain a 60% symbol for Mathematics.
  • Candidates must produce both Grade 11 as well as Grade 12 results for Matriculates.
  • Candidates who are already studying at a higher institute of learning must provide full academic history with their June & November results.


The selection of candidates for bursaries will depend on the following; applicants are also required to have the following before applying:

  • Candidates must prove their need for financial aid.
  • Applications are for the following year and candidates must be able to start studying if they are awarded the bursary.
  • Candidates must pass a standard aptitude test if the company requires them to do so.
  • Candidate must provide a medical declaration.
  • Candidate must provide proof of registration or acceptance at an institute of higher learning for Matriculates.

Once applications close the Department will look at all applications and candidates as well as all the relevant information provided.  Partially completed applications or application without required documentation will not be considered.  They will then make their selection for bursary candidates upon the information they received from each candidate.


Bursaries online applications cannot be done, but you can download an application form here once they become available. Please read their Bursary Policy guidelines as well.  Complete your form and send it with required documentation to the following address:

P.O. Box 1955

Halfway House




Completed forms can also be faxed to 011 265 5924 / 5.

Email is also accepted, send to: or


Closing date for application entries are the end of August each year, thus, students wanting to apply must make sure that the application form and all relevant documentation reaches CETA before August.

There are a number of scarce as well as critical skills needed within the construction industry so candidates wanting to follow this line of work is urged to apply today.  CETA invests in the future of not only the youth of South Africa but also the future of the land.  They play a key role in the construction sector and aid citizens to see the value of the industry within the country.


Image result for UNILEVER

Would you like to be part of one of the biggest FMCG companies within South Africa?  Would you love to be part of their global award winning team?  Is nutrition, health, hygiene always been something you find interesting, and would you like to learn more about the products people use daily?  If this is you, the Unilever may have what you are searching for.

Unilever is known as one of the globes major corporations when it comes to consumer merchandise.  They offer excellent brands, an environmental visualization along with a loyal, vibrant workforce.  Their purpose is to meet demands day-to-day, on all grounds relating to individual care, sanitation as well as nourishment.  They supply over 400 trademarks of produce, to more than two billion individuals internationally, on a regular base.  If it makes the general public feel virtuous, express respectability and get the most out of life, Unilever is present.

They are constantly looking for gifted, fresh talented candidates who are ambitious, who are delighted and enthusiastic on learning.  Their bursary program offers an opportunity for such candidates to reach their goals.  They offer complete support for candidates to successfully complete their degree.

Not only do they offer financial aid, but furthermore also a great learning process, guidance and the opportunity to become a better leader for any kind of career.  They aim to make a difference not just locally, but also worldwide.  Candidates can also partake in their Leadership Program, as well as many other occasions provided by the company.

Their brands are some of the most successful within the FMCG market, this success they also bring with to their bursary program.  Candidates will be required to sign an employment offer, for an equal term as that of the bursary.  This contract will be set in action upon graduation.


These bursaries may be what you want if you are planning on building a career within one of the following fields or industries.

Fields available for study with a Unilever Bursary

  • Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering – Light & Heavy Current


Applications are accepted yearly for bursaries within the mentioned fields if openings arise within the company.  Candidates wanting to apply will have to meet all pre-set requisitions as stipulated.

Candidates will also be required to have the following:

  • Candidates must hold a valid Matric certificate
  • Candidates must hold a C symbol for English
  • Candidates must hold a C symbol for Mathematics
  • Candidates must hold a C symbols for Science
  • Candidates must be a South African citizen
  • Candidates must hold a valid ID book/card
  • Candidates must be MS Office proficient, as well as computer literate
  • Candidates must not hold any kind of criminal record

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.  Ensure you attach all relevant certified documentation to your application, in addition to a curriculum vitae.  The curriculum vitae should reflect your capability, experiences along with your talents and interests.

After an intense selection process, successful candidates will be informed of their acceptance.  The company may also ask for additional information if required.  Qualifying candidates may be asked to attend an interview prior to bursary awarding, or be interview telephonically.  Additionally, candidates may also be asked to partake in an assessment process.


Bursaries online applications processes are made available with the opening of the application process.  There are multiple sites where applications can be made, nonetheless, it is suggested to apply directly via the Unilever Webpage, and each available bursary will be stated on this page via a word document.  Simply click on the attachment, download it and complete. Learn more about their programs here.

Applications can be downloaded, completed and posted with all certified documentation to:

Unilever SA (Pty) Ltd

Bursaries Officer

P.O. Box 1029



Or they can be completed online, however, please follow the submission guidelines that will be provided for this form of application.

Candidates who wish to gather more information can send an inquiring e-mail to the department using this address:, bursaries can also be submitted via this e-mail address.


The application process closes the end of April each year, if you have not heard anything from Unilever by the end of July, please deem your application as being unsuccessful.  Candidates selected will receive the bursaries for the following year.

Carefully read all questions and complete application entirely.  Re-read application after completion, and ensure all documentation is verified and attached when submitting.



In 1998, Peggy Rogers lay down the ground work for this scholarship fund, as she saw the need that was and still is present within Zambia for education. Primarily the fund aided high school students to complete their high school career and to then study further as teachers. Thus, supplying greatly needed teachers to rural areas. This program began with funding of only ten students, however as the funding grew so did the possibilities.

This program has provided more than a thousand ton of books to school throughout Zambia, shipped from the USA. Additionally, it has also funded more than a 1000 students over the course of the last ten years, these included high school and college students.

The ZSF provides aid on all levels of education, working together with the current educational structure in Zambia. The main aim of this fund is to encourage students to become productive members, to be able to provide for their families. They build students optimism, confidence, enthusiasm, dignity and motivation to go from uneducated to become educated.

Libraries and textbooks are some of the things that have not really been heard of within Zambia schools. Thus, many children are only taught what the teacher can remember from their schooling days. The ZSF recovers textbooks that are being shipped to US landfills and redistributes it to the schools in Zambia.

Most students are eager and willing to sit on the floor, while listening to the teacher, just to learn something. There is no need for constructing schools, as there seem to be sufficient schools already in most areas, yet there is a great need for other assistance. The fund also aids with teacher’s kits, consisting of reading aids, paper, chalk and more. Additionally, they are also delivering desks, chairs, and maps to schools in Zambia, with a couple of computers to high schools.

This scholarship fund aims to help talented candidates reach their full potential. It aims to build students skills and knowledge in such a way that they can rebuild their nation and support themselves.


Originally the ZSF only provided assistance for candidates willing to become teachers within rural areas of Zambia. They still have a great need for qualified teachers, yet they are now also introducing more fields for candidates to fulfill all scarce fields within Zambia.

With their newest program the ZSF is now introducing, are micro-loans to candidates within other fields. These loans are granted to entrepreneurial candidates whom are interested in starting their own companies. These are most likely to be within the northern area of Zambia where the needs are greatest.

Some of the available fields are as follow:

  • Lotion and Soap manufacturing
  • Chicken Raising
  • Bees Raising
  • Computer skills Classes
  • Cooking with Herbs
  • Clothes Making / Seamstress
  • Growing Herbs
  • Wood Working
  • Growing Corn / Farming
  • Delivery Services
  • Steelwork / Welding
  • Restaurant
  • Fish Raising
  • Auto Mechanic


This fund provides education to one of the poorest countries known to the world. Their main funding goes into educating teachers to work within rural areas of Zambia.

Candidates must adhere to the following to qualify:

  • Must be full-time primary school students
  • Must be eager to learn
  • Must be Zambian citizen
  • Must attend a Zambian high school

Candidates who are supported through high school and 2 years of college, to successfully gain their teachers qualification must be prepared to be placed within a primary school in a rural area. These teachers do receive a monthly salary from the fund.


Zambia Scholarship Fund bursaries online applications are not available. Candidates who are interested to apply, may do so by collecting an application form from the offices of ZSF, located in Kasama, Zambia. This is applicable to the applications for high school funding, as well as the micro loans.

For more information on their funding or to offer assistance, you can visit the Zambia Scholarship Fund Page. Individuals can also send an inquiry to their postal address, P.O. Box 410212, Kasama, Zambia.


Due to the nature of the ZSF, there are no specified closing dates. It is however recommended that primary students apply for a high school bursary before they complete primary school.


This Scholarship fund awards bursaries to postgraduate students and covers all University fees, a personal fee as well as an economy airfare to Oxford at the beginning of the study term and again back to South Africa after the completion of the studies.  The Rhodes Trust Fund was established in 1903 and is most likely the oldest International Graduate Fund in addition to probably also being the most prestigious.  This Scholarship was established to aid in the development of spectacular leaders which would fight for all in the world and make public duty their aim in life.

Candidates will be selected on their literacy ability, academic achievements but also their truthfulness, courage, sympathy, kindness, unselfishness, fellowship towards others in addition to their devotion to duty and protection of the weak.  They need to be born leaders with a keen instinct and interest in their surroundings.


To qualify for a bursary from the Rhodes Trust candidates must hold at least their 1st Degree therefore candidates currently in their last year study of their 1st Degree are eligible.  Students get a two year study period that could under specific conditions be extended to three year studies if they are heading for DPhil.

Here are some of the available study fields:

  • Ancient History – DPhil
  • Ancient Philosophy – MSt
  • Anthropology – DPhil
  • Bachelor of Civil Law – BCL
  • Bible Interpretation – MSt
  • Biochemistry – DPhil
  • Computer Science – DPhil
  • Executive MBA – EMBA
  • Experimental Psychology DPhil
  • Geography & the Environment – MPhil
  • Global Business PGDip
  • Global Health Science – MSc
  • Management Studies – DPhil
  • Materials – DPhil
  • Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics – DPhil
  • Plant Science – DPhil
  • Politics DPhil
  • Sociology & Demography – MPhil
  • Software & System Security – MSc

For more study fields at Oxford have a look here for all their fields available.


Candidates must be South African citizens with a valid ID Book / Card and be a permanent resident.

Candidates must possess or obtain a first class in their disciplines.

Candidates must be between 19 & 25 to qualify unless they are medical students or doctors then the age limit is 27.

Candidates of any race, gender, religion, disability, social background or ethnic origin may apply.


Bursaries online applications can be found here if there are any interested candidates.

Candidates applying must also provide the following documentation:

  • Candidates must provide a certified copy of their birth certificates as proof of their age.
  • Candidates must provide certified copies of their Degree certificates.
  • Candidates need to provide a certified record of their academic results that is official.
  • Candidates must supply information regarding any employment or business undertaking they were involved in while studying or after completion of studies.
  • Candidates must provide a detailed CV including their high school and college or university careers as well as their cultural, sports, political and community activities or involvements.

Candidates must also include a personal statement of a 1000 words or less with the following:

  • Give a thorough indication of your future plans for your life once your studies have been completed.
  • Explain your aims and priorities as well as contributions you are planning to make to society in general.
  • State the chosen field of study or degree you wish to pursue and show that you can meet the requirements of the chosen study field.
  • If a candidate wishes to study further towards a DPhil they should include an outline of their suggested research.
  • Candidates must write and sign this personal statement on their own with no aid from others.

The personal statement is extremely important to the application and ought to be taken seriously.

Candidates must ensure that all people listed as referees have valid and working contact details included where they can be contacted by the committee.  Include home and business lines as well as cellphone numbers, e-mail addresses and postal addresses.  Get permission from the people you select as referees and only use people that are most likely to respond even to written requests.  Four of the chosen referees ought to be University Lecturers or teachers who would be able to comment on your academic capability.  It is not preferable to use friends as referees but rather people who can comment from a critical perspective such as school teachers or ministers.

Please remember to add your personal home address, home phone number, cell phone number and e-mail address in addition to all the required documentation.

To send your applications via the postal system please bear in mind that all documents have to be certified copies and not originals, do not staple, bind or fold the application.

Applications can be mailed to:

The Rhodes Scholarships in South Africa

The General Secretary

Mr. Ndumiso Luthuli

P.O. Box 41468




South Africa

E-mail at


Closing date for applications is usually the middle of August each year.  If you are up for a challenge and have what it takes apply now.


Image result for sun international

The Sun International trade name operations include casinos, luxury hotel products and resorts stretching across ten countries with 27 destinations, hotels or resorts. Southern sun has develop its own game resorts and the resorts are all successful. Their destinations offer incredible adventure, exceptional luxury accommodations and highly lasting journeys with an array of personal experiences. These are brought to their clients through their hospitality, gaming, entertainment and more offered at each destination.

The selection includes most hotels such as The Royal Livingstone located in Zambia near Victoria Falls, The Palace of The Lost City Hotel located at Sun City and The Table Mountain located in Cape Town. With blending designs and original architecture these properties fit well with their surrounding environment. Its betting portfolio includes South Africa’s renowned properties like the well-known Sun City and the Grand West.

Sun International ensure economic empowerment and equal opportunities for all candidates, with committed contributions. They have a global capability and a convincing development process towards resorts, casinos and hotels, at the same time they are tremendously in service to up-and-coming markets. They offer selected candidates a great opportunity to grow and realize their dreams.


Bursaries made available by this company includes most fields one would find in the leisure and hospitality industry. However, they also focus on welfare, education, cultural activities and health.

Candidates may look at the following fields of study if interested in applying for a bursary provided by Sun International:

  • Hotel Management
  • Management
  • Information Technology
  • Hospitality Studies
  • Food and Beverage
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Plumbing
  • Sports and Recreation

There may be a variety of different fields made available yearly.


Candidates who wish to apply for a bursary in any of the fields provided may do so if they also fulfill all the requirements. Candidates may apply to any of the Universities, TVET Colleges and the University of Technology within South Africa.

Candidates must have the following to apply:

  • Candidates must be a South African citizen
  • Candidates must hold a South African ID document
  • Candidates must have just completed or are currently completing their Matric year of study
  • Candidates in their 1st year of study within one of the available fields may also apply
  • Candidates from a previously disadvantaged background
  • Candidates who are female

Preference will be given to candidates who live close to any of the Sun International Resorts or Hotels. Bursaries provided by Sun International are only partial bursaries. They will be awarded to talented candidates based on their financial need, as well as their academic results.


Sun International bursaries application online are not available. Interested candidates may submit an enquiring e-mail to, or by sending an SMS containing the word STUDY, their initials, surname and email address to 31022.

Download the application and then complete all fields honestly. Candidates must indicate clearly which study field they are applying for, as well as they University or Institute of Higher Learning they intend to study at and also the duration of the course.

If you intend submitting via e-mail please ensure all documentation is in PDF format. The documentation must not exceed one megabyte.

It is not recommended that applicants change their study field once the applications have been submitted. If candidates do wish to change their field of study and awarded bursary may be cancelled. Bursaries for any private learning institute will not be considered.

Candidates must please attach the following documentation to their applications:

  • Matric Certificate or NSC results
  • Certified copy of ID document of applicant
  • Certified copy of ID document of parents or guardians
  • Certified copy of June exam results
  • A testimonial from an educational official
  • A testimonial from a community leader, spiritual leader or political leader
  • Letters of recommendation may be submitted, these include letters from friends, a parent or guardian
  • A short essay on your life, your history, future ideas, interests, hobbies and any other relevant information
  • Proof of parents or guardians salary, this could include a pay slip, affidavit or letter from employer


Closing date for applications is the end of September yearly. Requests for applications will close the end of August each year, however. Candidates can expect a final answer by the end of December the same year that they submit the application in.

Please bear in mind that there are thousands of applications received yearly. Not all candidates may receive an acknowledgement of receipt of their application. Yet, you can rest assured that all the applications will be taken into consideration.


Image result for MERSETA

Merseta is willing to assist candidates to obtain a good education, and work opportunities once they have completed their studies. If you want to change your future and have a passion for learning then you should apply for a Merseta bursary.


Merseta wishes to demolish the skills shortage in all sectors in our country and want to support the employment equity act. Therefore, the advantage will be given to the previously disadvantaged citizens of our country. They want to provide learners with highly needed skills and will provide financial assistance in the form of a Merseta bursary for those learners to be able to become a valuable asset in all sectors. To train and educate individuals of disadvantaged backgrounds especially on the basis of gender, disability, race, and access.

There 5 sub-sectors are made up of about 44,000 companies that employ about 600 000 workers. These sub-sectors are as follow:

  • The Plastic Industry
  • The Metal and Engineering Industry
  • The Tyre Manufacturing Industry
  • They Auto Manufacturing Industry
  • The Motor Retail and Component Manufacturing Industry

Study Fields

Merseta has a variety of bursary study programs in the following fields at different institutes.


  • Electrical BSc Engineering (light & heavy) Current & Electronic
  • Chemical BSc Engineering
  • Industrial BSc Engineering
  • Mechanical BSc Engineering (with mechatronics)
  • Metallurgy / Materials BSc Engineering
  • Production Management BTech

The University of Technology

  • Production Management (Semester Course)
  • Metallurgy Engineering (Semester Course)
  • Engineering Industrial (Semester Course)
  • Engineering Chemical (Semester Course)
  • Engineering Mechanical whit Mechatronics (Semester Course)
  • Engineering Electrical with light & heavy current (Semester Course)
  • These semester courses are all for National Diploma’s
  • Engineering Chemical
  • Technology Polymer
  • Engineering Electrical with heavy and light current
  • Engineering Chemical
  • These courses are all Technology-based


To be able to apply for a Merseta bursary and qualify you will need to be in possession of the following:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must have the points needed to qualify for the institutes admission
  • You must have a Grade 12 Certificate or an equal educational certificate or higher qualification

If you are currently working for Merseta and you give your one percent to the skills development levy you can also apply or one of your direct family members can apply. You will receive preference in such an application but will have to go through the same process as an external entry. These will also only be awarded in a case where a rare and critical skill is identified by the yearly counsel.

Preference will also be given to the following:

  • Women
  • Previously Disadvantaged Citizens
  • Student that can prove they are in financial need of assistance

Merseta will also consider candidates who are currently studying without a bursary and needs financial help to complete their studies if it is in one of their study fields.


Merseta offers University bursaries only once a year whereas their bursaries for the University of Technology are available two times a year. If you are interested to apply and you meet all the above requirements then you are welcome to do so in one of two ways.

  • You can have a look at their website under Grant Windows for Employed Students.
  • You can get a bursary form from the bursary department if you are an individual.
  • You can E-mail them at for further assistance.
  • Online application is not available but you can find more information on the Merseta Skills Development Page. Once you received your application you can complete it and along with the other required documents you can send it to Bursaries Department, P.O. Box 61826, Marshalltown, 2107.


The closing date for  applications is the end of June each year for the first semester and end of September of each year for the second semester.

Visit their website for any other information you might


All of these bursary funds were initially started to assist candidates from financially restrain families to complete their tertiary education. They are intended to aid candidates with exceptional grades who shows great potential.

There are however, only a limited number of available Mayoral bursaries per Province. The amount of applications received yearly is in greater numbers than available funding. Candidates are therefore urged to also apply for other bursaries. Those candidates who do apply for other bursaries and receives one must please let their local Municipality know.

The bursaries usually are for a set amount which covers tuition, study material / books and accommodation.


Individuals wishing to apply for a Mayoral bursary within their Province must ensure they find out about the available fields, closing date, and requirements pertaining to their specific Province as these may differ.

The most common fields made available are:

  • Health Care
  • Agriculture
  • Town Planning
  • Regional Planning
  • Commerce
  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Motor Mechanical Studies
  • Electrical Motor Studies
  • Plumbing
  • Adult Education Training
  • Tourism
  • Human Resources
  • Management
  • Hospitality
  • Science
  • IT


Each Mayoral bursary requirements, offerings, and fields will depend on the Municipal area where candidates apply. There are a couple of standard stipulations that all of these bursaries have in common. Most of these bursaries will only accept candidates who are between 18 and 22, yet, some do consider candidates up to the age of 30.

Standard Requirements are as follow:

  • Applicants must be South African citizens
  • Applicants must apply within their Province
  • Applicants must be a resident within their Province of application
  • Applicants must hold a valid ID document
  • Applicants must provide proof of household income
  • Applicants must hold a valid Grade 12 Certificate
  • Applicants must show their potential by having passed their Grade 12 with exceptional percentages
  • Applicants must have an acceptance letter from a University or Institute of Higher Learning

In some cases candidates with high marks for Mathematics, Commerce, Technology and Science is preferred. Special notice will be given to candidates with a disability, as well as candidates from a previously disadvantaged background, especially women.

Candidates must ensure the following documents are submitted together with their application:

  • Completed application
  • Candidates ID document
  • All academic records
  • Grade 12 Certificate
  • Parents ID documents
  • Parents proof of income / pension / affidavit if unemployed
  • Proof of residence
  • Letter of admission to an Institute of Higher Learning

Each bursary applicant will have to provide a motivational letter as to why they feel they deserve such an opportunity. Candidates must also include any and all extra-curricular activities. Where possible candidates can also include recommendation letters.


Mayoral bursaries application online is made available within some of the provinces, however, not all of them provide the applications online. Interested candidates may collect an application form from their local Municipality Offices.

Completed applications along with all required documentation must then be delivered back to the local Municipality Office where candidates collected them. These applications must be placed in an A4 envelope and addressed to The Office of the Executive Mayor.

Here are some of the Mayoral bursaries applications that can be found online:

Cape Winelands District Applications and Information

Drakenstein Western Cape District Applications and Information

Newcastle KwaZulu-Natal District Applications and Information

Randfontein Local Municipality Applications and Information

Breede Valley District Municipality Applications

Local Municipality of Musina Applications

Mogale City Local Municipality Applications

Bojanala Platinum District Municipality Applications

Successful applicants who make it to the shortlist will be contacted. Please make sure that all documentation is certified copies, do not attach your originals as these will not be returned. Be sure to complete the application in full and sign the form before submitting it.


These bursaries have different closing dates and will depend on the province that candidates are applying in. Some close as early as the middle of January and others as late in the years as December.

Individuals applying are reminded that applications may not be faxed or e-mailed, applications that are will not be considered. If applications submitted are late, missing documentation or incomplete, they will be disqualified. Please do not contact the department, if you have not heard anything within a month from the closing date, please accept your submission as being non-successful.


Image result for lonmin

Lonmin Mining group offers wide-ranging bursaries, renowned within the industry.  They award these to talented, deserving candidates wishing to chase a profession in the mining field or any related field.  This bursary scheme has been brought into effect not only to aid in the development of the community but furthermore to assist those with a talent and willingness to learn the opportunity to do so.

This bursary scheme has changed many lives and can do the same for you.  If you are interested in studying further within the mining related disciplines, Lonmin may have what you need.  They offer rewarding opportunities to deserving candidates.

Their bursaries are quite competitive and offer the candidates a range of perks.  These bursaries are however only awarded to exceptionally talented individuals who show their willingness to learn and have a passion for what they do.

Bursaries are offered on a binding service contract, this implies that each candidate will work for the company, an equal time frame as that of the bursary.  This work contract will commence upon successful competition of studies.

Lonmin Bursaries include the following:

  • University fees for Tuition
  • The Registration fees of candidate
  • Any Exam fees that is required
  • University fees for Accommodation
  • Fees for Resident meals
  • Book fees as are required
  • Candidates will also receive an allowance

Lonmin offers not only bursaries but also full-time employment.  For a career with many prosperous aspects, join the Lonmin team today.


The following fields of study are available with a bursary from Lonmin:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mine Surveying
  • Mine Engineering
  • Geology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • Metallurgy


To study with a bursary from this scheme, candidates must have the following:

  • Candidate must be a South African citizen
  • Candidate must be in Grade12 or have just completed Grade 12
  • Candidate must have English with exceptional grades
  • Candidates must have Mathematics and Science as subjects, with great grades
  • Candidates must have pre-acceptance from an Institute of Higher Learning


Online bursaries applications are available on their web page, visit Lonmin Bursaries for more information.  Their new application process for this current year has not opened yet, therefore, if you are interested, keep an eye on their page and be prepared.

They offer candidates a perfect learning experience, so when the time comes, go to their webpage and click on the “register” button.  Please completed all fields, create a password for yourself and use this when logging in.  Once you have filled in everything, click “register”.

Please note that each e-mail address is only entitled to one registration, no more.

You will in turn now receive a confirmation e-mail.  Use this to verify your e-mail address and complete your registration.  The link within the e-mail will take you to the “log in” screen and you will now be able to continue.  Click on “user login” and proceed.

Now you can select between the bursary option and the experimental learning option.  Please note, you can only apply for one!  Once selected it will open the application.  Complete all fields and submit the application.  Here you can also attach all required documentation, do not forget to do so.

If you feel you would like to alter something on your application, please log in and click on “change”.  Make adjustments and “submit”.

For any queries please contact Evelyn Rabolele at Lonmin via e-mail at


Closing date for applications are usually around the end of March each year and shortlisted candidates will be contacted by the end of July.  Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview, thereafter the selection process will commence.

Candidates who have made the cut will be notified, thus if you do not hear from the company, your application was unsuccessful. However, there are no bursary opportunities for 2016 available.

May your bursary hunting pay-off and bring you knowledge beyond your wildest dreams.  Good luck to all.



The bursary scheme offered by Price Waterhouse Coopers is exceptional in all ways. PWC would like to see remarkably talented and extraordinary young people make an impact on life and would like to assist them in doing so. Students that excel at academics in School or University are welcome to apply for a bursary with PWC. The bursary amount will solely depend on the students’ needs and proof that he/she cannot cover all their tuition fees, accommodation and books. They do not, however, carry all the costs so you must be able to assist in some of the costs. These bursaries are for students who cannot afford all the costs that are needed to obtain a degree.


You must be able to work independently and as a team member and get along with all cultures and races easily. You will need a great and strong personality and show leadership skills. You need to be able to make things occur and be able to present your concepts visibly. If you would like to deliver assistance and advice in a broad market and love mathematics and accounting then a bursary with PWC is what you need.

PWC strives to open doors for the right candidates and give you the required skills to widen your work opportunities. You will gain skills to assist you where-ever you may find yourself in the future. They have already made a difference in the lives of over 245 candidates from disadvantaged backgrounds and might just be able to do the same for you. You will also be required to join them on a Training contract after you have completed your studies. Duration of ‘training contract’ will differ depending on your bursary.

Study Fields
You can apply for a bursary if you are studying for undergraduate / postgraduate qualifications in the following degree courses:

  • Accounting
  • Management Engineering
  • Management
  • Science/ Mathematical Actuarial
  • Information Systems – BSc IS
  • Informatics – BCom-IT
  • Computer Science – BSc IT


To apply for a bursary with PWC you will need to have a valid South African ID and be a South African citizen.
For Grade 12 students they require the following

  • English as 1st or 2nd language on Level 6
  • Mathematics on Level 6
  • An overall average of 70 % or higher
  • You need to be committed to study as Chartered Accountant
  • You must want to study on a full-time basis at any SAICA accredited Institute

For Undergraduate and Postgraduate student you require the following

  • You must currently be studying at a SAICA accredited Institute full time
  • If you study currently towards a CA qualification
  • If you are currently a postgraduate student you need to have an average of 70 % or higher for all subjects
  • If you are currently an undergraduate student you need to have an average of 60 % or higher for all subjects
  • You also need to prove you have strong leadership skills
  • You need to be able to assess situations
  • You need to be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • You need to be able to relay your thoughts and ideas clearly


You can do your bursaries online application here and also see what they have available:


To be able to apply for one of their amazing bursaries you need to create an account (free) on their site via the link provided and then complete the forms and send all relevant documents with to support your application. For additional information on their bursaries visit their About Our Bursaries page and their Bursary Programme page.


PWC has different closing dates for the different locations. They are as follow:

  • KwaZulu-Natal – End of July
  • Central South Africa – End of August
  • Gauteng – End of December
  • Western Cape – Middle of August
  • Eastern Cape – End of October
  • North East South Africa – End of September

PWC is one of the top firms in South Africa and they provide amenities all over the world. Their clients can profit from their skills and they construct properly developed business solutions to all of their clients. They employ about 161 000 people in 154 different countries around the world. If you feel this is where you want to be and you have what it takes then apply for a bursary with PWC.


Image result for kumba iron logo

Kumba Iron Ore Ltd strives towards making a difference not only in the lives of those they touch but furthermore also in the world we live in.  They believe through their bursary program that they are aiding in preparing the leaders of tomorrow.  They are prepared to stand behind the right candidate all the way.  If you think you have what they are looking for, apply today.

Not only do they have exceptional bursary programs, but they also offer training and support to students and graduates alike.  They are known to be a great employer of choice.  Find out what can Kumba Iron Ore offer you.  If you are currently in Grade 12 / Matric and have a keen interest in engineering fields or geology, Kumba Iron Ore may have a bursary for you.

Here is a look at what they offer exceptionally talented candidates.  Their bursaries include a service binding contract for an equal amount of years as was the bursary time frame.  The bursary will cover the University fees for tuition, registration, exams, accommodation at the University, meals provided at the University, required books, pocket money and also a computer allowance for 2nd year students.


If you are planning to study in one of the following fields, one of these bursaries may be your answer.

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Information Engineering
  • Geology
  • Mining Engineering
  • Engineering
  • Surveying
  • Science
  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering


To qualify for one of these outstanding bursaries, candidates will require the following:

  • Grade 12 level of education
  • English with a C symbol
  • Mathematics with a C symbol
  • Science with a C symbol
  • Possess a South African ID


Some of the Kumba Iron Ore Mines throughout South Africa also offer Learnerships for Artisans.

These may include:

  • Fitter
  • Boilermaker / Plater and Welder
  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Electrician
  • Millwright

You will require the following to qualify:

  • Code 08 South African Drivers License
  • Valid Medical Certificate of Fitness or be able to acquire one
  • Grade 12 with four (4) N2 subjects
  • For Millwright with Fitter & Electrical theory, candidate will require five (5) N2 subjects

N2 Subjects that are preferred are as follow:

  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technical drawing / Engineering
  • Industrial Electronics
  • Structural drawing (Plater)
  • Theory – Fitter
    • Diesel Mechanic
    • Welder / Plater
    • Electrical

You are responsible to provide valid certified copies of all documentation.  Salary will be in accordance with regulations of Kumba Iron Ore Ltd.  The process is known to be fair as well as objective.  Applications that reaches each division late or is found to be incomplete will be discarded.  Housing is not provided for by the mines.  Please note that candidates who have not heard anything in six weeks after closing date has been unsuccessful.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  If you have any inquiries please contact 014 777 3060.


Please include your latest school results, as well as a certified copy of your ID.  You can apply for your Kumba Iron Bursaries Online here.  Once completed and all required documentation attached, you can send your application via e-mail, postage or hand deliver it.  Here are the individual addresses:


Please check their website for opening and closing dates. Please be sure to complete the form in detail and attach all documentation as required.

Good luck to all candidates, we hope you only the best for the year ahead.


The HCI foundation is a BBE investment company and has stocks in the Southern African Clothing and Textile workers Union. They strive to build communities and give people the opportunity for equality and a better life. They aim to build up the underprivileged and underdeveloped communities of South Africa and hope to make remarkable changes in the communities. They want these people to be self-sustaining and want to assist in the development of the youth in South Africa.

The HCI Foundation provides 950 bursaries every year to financially needed students. They build reliable relationships with the beneficiaries and work to identify their gifts and capabilities. They also feel their beneficiaries are to be held responsible to practice what they have learned and use their skills to build a better future.


Their bursary program is developed to assist financially strained candidates that deserve an academic qualification and to obtain such a qualification. They assist in undergraduate studies and any other year of studies for a first-time qualification or candidates that enroll for Honors at any University in South Africa and also including the University of Technology in South Africa.

Their bursaries are only partial bursaries and they provide the candidates with an amount of R23 000 – R25 000 making up 67% – 75% of the tuition fees. The amount will differ depending on the candidates needed assistance according to the household income. It is only a partial cover so does not include housing, books, meals, transport or expenses. HCI will NOT pay for REPEAT studies or modules.

Bursary candidates will not be expected to pay the fees back unless in a special circumstance. They do feel that candidates should assist in the HCI community projects to give back some of what they have received to the communities. They can assist in mentoring, tutoring, volunteering at hospitals, old age homes or any other form of community service that HCI is part of.

Study Fields

HCI has a bursary program that will cover study in any field at any University, The University of Technology and only a few selected FET colleges in South Africa. They purely provide learners with financial assistance if they deserve it and they will assist in any year of study.


You will need to provide them with the following documentation:

  • Certified copy of ID
  • Proof of household income or an affidavit confirming unemployment (Proof of any Grants)

If you are in Grade 12 you need to ensure that your year-end results reach them before middle January each year. These can be mailed, faxed or sent via email. Without your results, your application will be disregarded.

Please be aware of the following:

  • You will be notified of your application as it goes through the process and will receive e-mails with every stage of the process.
  • Please check your e-mail regularly and follow them on Twitter and Facebook for more updates.
  • If you have met their requirements you will be receiving an e-mail to confirm this or if you have not qualified you will also be notified.
  • If you are applying for a 1st-year study you will be placed on the short list and you will be interviewed via phone.
  • If you do not meet the needed criteria your application will not be taken into consideration.
  • If you do meet all the needed criteria your application will be sent on to the next stage and the process will begin.
  • Even if you do meet the needed criteria it is not a definite award of the bursary yet.
  • You will be notified by March of the next year if you have received the bursary from the HCI Foundation.
  • Once a bursary has been awarded to a candidate HCI will be in contact with the University of choice and make the payment directly to them on your behave.
  • If you are a South African citizen or a refugee and asylum seeker and meet these requirements you can also apply.
  • You must be under the age of 35 by September of the year you are applying in.
  • You must be a full-time learner at a University in South Africa
  • Must be studying for a 1st-time qualification
  • If you are a student studying or enrolling for Honors
  • If you received a 50% average in Matric (not for Life-Orientation)
  • If your household income is less than R20 000 a month


Follow the link to download the


Or go to, you can also find information on theirBursary Page once applications open. Paper applications are no longer available so please be sure that you have the available time to sit down and fill in the form online. The application will allow you to save, stop and start if you really need to.
You can contact HCI at Tel: 021 4246 010 or e-mail them at


Bursaries from HCI usually open the beginning of August and close the end of September for applications for the next year. Candidates must remember to provide them with an e-mail address that is working and a cell phone number that works. If you are a learner applying for 2nd-year of study or higher bursary then you need to give your student number. You will need to know the total amount of your parents / guardians combined income.


Image result for water affairs

Do you love the outdoors, nature and all it has to offer?  Does biology and science make you excited?

Would you love to learn about water purification and usages, about the laws pertaining to our environment and the earth’s structure?

If any of these are what you desire, then the Department of Water Affairs may be the ideal place for you!  If you are in need of funding to peruse your dreams, to complete your studies, the Department of Water Affairs may be able to help you with a bursary.  If your fields of interest lies within Environment studies, Microbiology, Engineering, Chemistry and more, you are at the right place.

The Department offers talented, young individuals the opportunity for further study via their bursary program.  This is for full-time studies towards a qualification within a specific field.  Candidates who receive these bursaries will have the following covered by the Department:

  • Registration fees
  • Tuition fees
  • Residence fees
  • Meal fees
  • Book or study material allowance
  • A personal allowance

Candidates who receive bursaries from the Department of Water Affairs will be required to join the companies Water Learning Academy, upon completion of their qualification.  This will be on a fixed term basis not exceeding 5 years, and no less than 3 years.  If the candidate decides, that they no longer want to be part of this program after completion of their studies, they will be held responsible for payment of all bursary funding, plus interests back to the Department.

The following South African Institutes of Higher Learning is accepted by the Department, in respect to their bursary program:

  • Rhodes University
  • Pretoria University
  • Cape Town University
  • Western Cape University
  • Stellenbosch University
  • Limpopo University
  • Free State University
  • Kwa-Zulu Natal University
  • Walter Sisulu University
  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • Venda University
  • Witwatersrand University
  • Johannesburg University
  • Zululand University
  • University of Technology Vaal
  • University of Technology Durban
  • University of Technology Tshwane
  • University of Technology Central
  • University of Technology Cape Peninsula


If you are planning to study into one of the following directions, the bursaries offered by the Department is just what you need.

Fields available to study

  • Cartography
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Aquatic Science
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering – Heavy Currents
  • Engineering
  • Hydrology
  • Geo-hydrology
  • Geology
  • Geochemistry
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Microbiology
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Management
  • Surveying
  • Water Care
  • Microbiology
  • Water Utilization
  • Limnology
  • Water and Sanitation
  • Water Resource Management


If you are currently in grade 12 or studying towards one of the above-mentioned fields, you may apply if you meet all other requirements.

To study in one of the fields offered by the Department, candidate will require the following:

  • Grade 12 level of education
  • Proficient in English (read, write & speak)
  • Be a South African citizen
  • Possess a valid South African ID document
  • Have proof of acceptance from an Institute of Higher Learning
  • If studying, provide academic records

Candidates need to attach certified copies of all documentation, please keep original, and only provide certified copies.

Documentation required to accompany your application are as follow:

  • Grade 12 Certificate
  • ID document
  • Registration letter / acceptance letter from Institute of Higher Learning
  • Proof of application to such Institutes
  • ID documents of parents / guardian
  • Proof of income of parents / guardian
  • If studying, please submit record of academic results, including yearly marks, percentages or symbols

Bursaries that are awarded will be based on a balance in accordance with the following:

  • The financial need of candidates
  • Academic performances of candidates
  • Race and gender
  • The need within the company for each specific field

Once a short-list is made of successful candidates, these will be invited for an interview.

Bursaries that are awarded will be revised each year, thus, bursaries are renewed year to year, depending on the performance of each candidate.


Bursaries online applications are not available.  You can apply for your bursary by downloading and completing this form.  Please include your latest school results and certified copy of your ID, as well as all documentation as stated above. Visit their website for more information or their Learning Page.

Submit this form, fully completed along with certified documentation to:

Department of Water Affairs


Learning Company

Private Bag X313



Alternatively, forms can also be e-mailed to:


These bursaries open the 1st of April each year for applications for the following year and then close the end of July of that same year.  Bursaries will be awarded for study the following year.


From 1953 the Fulbright Exchange program has allowed more than 1500 South African and American candidates to share a joined experience.  The main goal of this program is to bring to life a common appreciation between the people of the two countries with an Educational Exchange Program.  During this period, the Fulbright program has seen the rise of exceptional leaders whereof many have come from disadvantaged societies within South Africa.  Many of these were part of the apartheids era in South Africa and now they have become part of the South African Government and Parliament, some are leaders in Educational Institutes and others have moved on to the private sectors with a couple even in the non-profit sectors.

Grants are awarded for research, curriculum development, teaching as well as Master’s and Doctoral studies in a wide range of fields with assistance from the U.S. Mission to South Africa public affairs office.  There is a growth opportunity in professional, intellectual and even artistic talent for deserving candidates.  Most of the funding for this program comes from the U.S. Government and both South African and U.S. Institutes aid with non-monetary assistance. Candidates will not only meet and work with people from the host countries but will also encounter citizens from all over the world in their classrooms, libraries as well as at social events.


Grants are rewarded for eight months to two years and usually only commence about 15 months after application deadline.

Fields of study made available to deserving candidates are as follow:

  • Master’s Studies – Only for candidates with completed Honors / Bachelor or the equivalent that is a 4 years University study or B. Tech Technikon Degree.
  • PhD Studies – Only for candidates with a Master’s Degree.
  • Non-Degree Studies – Only for candidates that are registered to study for a PhD within South Africa. 


Candidates wishing to apply must take note of the following:

  • Before completing your application make sure you upload your letters of reference and transcripts then save your application.
  • Your application will only be considered once it has been completed and submitted electronically with all the requirements met after or on the 2ndof February each year.
  • Candidates must have at least three references submitted and these are crucial to your application and all ought to be from teachers or professionals and must be in English.
  • All selected candidates will be required to complete one or more of the following tests in order to gain admission to a University in the U.S.:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language – TOEFL
  • Graduate Records Examination – GRE
  • Specific fields require additional GRE tests
  • Graduate Management Admission Test – GMAT


Bursaries online application can be made by visiting the Foreign Fulbright Program but you will also need to carefully read the instructions found on this page before applying or even completing the application form.  For more information candidates can also call 012 – 431 4155 or send an e-mail to the alternatively send mail to P.O. Box 9536, Pretoria, 0001.

Here are some tips to aid you in completing the application form successfully:

  • You are allowed to copy and paste information into the provided text boxes.
  • Please remember that there is only a limited amount of space per text box and if your information entered is too much, all will not be display.
  • Try to not use only capital letters for answering questions even fields for name, surname, address, etc must be completed in upper and lower case letters.
  • The pages allowed for you to write your essays will, however, display all text, not like the text boxes, but it is still recommended to keep it to the point and preferably not more than one page per essay.
  • Check each page as it will be displayed by clicking the PREVIEW button that will be located in the top right-hand corner to ensure all you added will be seen.  To return to your application simply close the PDF view.

Please also keep in mind that there are questions that are obligatory to complete before submitting so use the ‘Applicator Inspector’ that you will find on the home page to make sure they are all completed.  Also, remember that awards are not automatically renewed and all references MUST be submitted online as paper copies will not be accepted.


Applications usually close closer to the end of November each year and candidates should ensure that all required documentation along with a completed application has been submitted on time as no late entries will be considered.  Incomplete application forms or forms that do not have all the required documentation added including the place of interview will not be considered.

Candidates can start an application and return to complete it at a later stage if they cannot do it in one sitting. The information they entered will remain there.  Please remember that once you have pressed submit you will no longer be able to make changes, so ensure you have everything correct and completed before selecting to submit.


The company recognizes the need for proper education as well as its importance when it concerns the individual; therefore, they have a couple of different programs available.  They provide support for exceptional undergraduate candidates who wish to successfully finish their qualifications.  If you believe you have what it takes then British American Tobacco South Africa may be looking for you.

After completion of a qualification they also have a Global Management Trainee Program.  This program gives talented individuals the opportunity to train intensively and develop their talents.  It is a two-year program offering a stable job opportunity.  This program offers candidates amazing leadership and business progress opportunities within a high presentation setting.


Their bursaries offer candidates aid in completing their graduate qualification, as well as Post Graduate Degrees or Honors.  If you are interested in registering for their Management Trainee Program visit BAT Careers and register your details with them.

Once a candidate has applied for their Management Trainee Program, British American Tobacco will have a look at each candidate and if your expertise is needed within the company, they will arrange for an interview.  These interviews will take place with a company manager in your area and also one of their Human Resources members.  After the interview, you may receive an invitation to demonstrate your skills at one of their assessment centers.  Here you will be assessed through a number of activities.  They will, however, keep you informed through the entire selection process.


If you are a graduate and keen on completing your studies these are the options they offer, but their bursaries are not limited to these fields of study.

  • Information Technology
  • Industrial Engineering

For post graduate level they invite candidates following these fields of study, although also not limited to only these.

  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Information Technology
  • Industrial Engineering

Their Management Trainee Program has the following fields of study available but not limited to only these.

  • Marketing
  • Accounting
  • Natural Science
  • Public / International Relations
  • Commercial Law
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Human Resources


Students wanting to apply for a bursary will require the following:

  • Undergraduate or Final Year of Undergraduate Degree in one of the following
  • Commerce
  • Agricultural Science
  • Food Technology
  • Food Chemistry
  • Natural Science (Organic Chemistry)
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Public / International Relations or Communications
  • BCom Law
  • Human Resources
  • Candidates must have a learners or a drivers license
  • You need to be a South African Citizen
  • A valid South African ID


Bursaries online applications are not available at present but candidates can contact Riana in connection with the BAT South Africa Bursary Program by sending her an e-mail at  You can also obtain more information regarding the British American Tobacco Company’s bursary program by visiting their web page British American Tobacco Company South Africa.

The company believes in each individual as well as South Africa’s diverse communities and is, therefore, looking forward to your applications.  They are directed on values of independence with responsibility and offer candidates an extraordinary performance-based setting wherein to excel.  British American Tobacco is an open-minded company that also inspires their employees to show enthusiasm and spirit.

Their Management Trainee Program information can be accessed via this link and British American Tobacco encourages candidates to register their information with them.


Bursaries applications usually close the end of August each year so be sure to have your application in on time.


Bursaries made available yearly by the fund are for study in the Law fields as well as further study in these fields.  The Fund is dedicated to aiding the education of legal practices within South Africa.  They also allocate fund for the following institutes:

  • LSSA – Law Society of South Africa
  • BLA – Black Lawyers Association
  • Law Faculties at South African Universities
  • Law Clinics at South African Universities

Their financial aid is used to fund legal education as well as development projects.  Candidates with a passion for the truth in addition to a desire for justice are urged to apply in the fields available.


Candidates applying for a bursary must be considering these fields of study:

  • Law
  • LLB Law

Candidates currently studying at an institute of higher learning can apply for one of the following fields of study:

  • BA Law
  • BComm Law
  • BJuris
  • BProc

Bursaries will only be awarded for a period of two years.


Candidates wishing to apply must have the following documentation and certified copies have to be attached to your completed application:

  • Candidates must be South African citizens
  • Candidates must have a valid ID book or card
  • Candidates must currently be studying at an accredited Institute of Higher Learning.

Candidates that are practicing attorney’s / candidate attorney’s need to read the following before applying as this will influence their bursary opportunities:

  • These bursaries are awarded to candidates studying at a South African University and intended to improve on the candidate’s professional qualifications at the time.
  • These bursaries are given by the Fund’s Board of Control’s Bursary Committee and for further study only.
  • Bursaries will only be for an amount of R7000 yearly and for a period of two years only.


Bursaries online application cannot be done but for additional information please feel free to visit their webpage and download the application.  Candidates interested in applying can also send a request for an application to Mr. Shawn Africa via one of the following means:


Mr. Shawn Africa

Bursary Coordinator

Attorneys Fidelity Fund

5th floor

Waalburg Building

28 Wale Street

Cape Town



Mr. Shawn Africa

Bursary Coordinator

Attorneys Fidelity Fund

P.O. Box 3062

Cape Town


Contact details and fax:

Tel. No.: 021 424 4608 / 021 424 5351

Fax. No.: 021 423 4819


All candidates that are applying MUST post or hand deliver applications with all required documentations as any applications faxed or send by e-mail will not be considered.


The closing date for applications is usually around the middle of August each year, although candidates should ensure all needed documentation as well as the application is thoroughly completed, and ought to reach them ahead of the closing date.  Applications open again the beginning of each year and candidates are urged to visit their site for applications and more details.

If you feel the Law industry is where you want to be and you also want to work with like-minded individuals to make a difference, then apply for a bursary with Fidelity Fund.