List of companies that offer Bursaries 2016 – Part 1

To make it a bit easier for you , we have made a long list of companies that offer bursaries and information about the bursary in 2016

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Teaching Bursaries – Application

South African Bursaries 2016 – Application

1) Access Trust (FET College Bursaries)

Value of bursary Class and registration fees only.

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Shoprite Has a Number of Bursary Opportunities Available for 2015

Shoprite Bursary Opportunities 2015

Shoprite currenShoprite_logotly has five bursary opportunities  available for 2015. The closing dates have not been specified, so if you are interested, send in your application as soon as possible.

Shoprite bursaries vary in value depending on the studies chosen as well as the institution. Generally they are worth anything from R30,000 to R60,000 and will cover tuition fees and books, and if there is money left over, accommodation as well. Extra-curricular and additional modules may also be covered if funds are available after everything else has been paid. However, any student who fails a module will be expected to repeat it at their own expense.

Pay-back comes in the form of working for Shoprite for every year the student has been awarded the bursary. Anyone who leaves the company before completing the work-back obligation will have to repay the company a pro rata amount of what is still “owed” for the bursary. Those who fulfil their commitment will have the opportunity to continue working for the Shoprite Group, which doubles with the opportunity to grow a career within the group.

The Shoprite bursary opportunities fall within the ambits of several different Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs). These include the Financial, Accounting, Management, Consulting and other Financial Services SETA (FassetSETA ) and the Wholesale and Retail SETA (W&RSETA)

The five bursary opportunities currently on offer are available to study:

1. Accounting (CA stream)
2. Retail business and hospitality management
3. Bachelor of Pharmacy or pharmacy technician
4. Information technology
5. Logistics and the supply chain

Internal applicants will be given preference over external applicants.

Accounting (CA Stream)

This bursary is worth between R55,000 and R60,000 and may be taken up anywhere in South Africa. The job category is accounting, and the bursary aims to attract talented chartered accounting students whom they hope will then become part of the company’s financial team once they have completed their studies. It is available for first, second, and third year students, as well as honours students.

The bursary requires successful completion of studies with an average pass of 60 percent during the first six months of a Bachelor of Accounting or Bachelor of Commerce degree that leads to a CTA that will qualify the student to register for articles.

Retail Business/Hospitality Management

This bursary is worth between R30,000 and R50,000 and is also available throughout the country. It aims to attract and fund students who will become trainee retail managers and follow lucrative management careers in the retail industry. It is also available for first, second, and third year students, as well as honours students.

The bursary requirements are the same as the previous one (a 60 percent average) but relate to a national diploma in retail business/hospitality management or an equivalent qualification.

Bachelor of Pharmacy/Pharmacy Technician

This bursary is worth between R30,000 and R60,000 and like the previous two is available throughout South Africa. It is hoped that the bursary will attract talented pharmacy technician and pharmacy students who are passionate about getting into health care within the retail industry. It is also available for first, second, and third year students, as well as honours students.

The bursary requirements are the same as the previous two but relate to a bachelors degree in pharmacy or relevant pharmacy technician or technical assistant qualification.

Information Technology

This bursary is worth between R45,000 and R60,000 but is only available in Brackenfell in the Western Cape. It is specifically for information technology (IT) students and the company hopes that it will attract innovative programmers with a vision and passion to ensure “dynamic outputs” in an industry that is well known for ongoing change. Like all the previous bursaries listed, it is available for first, second, and third year students, as well as honours students.

The bursary requirements are the same as the previous ones but relate to a relevant three-year IT-programming qualification.

Logistics/Supply Chain

This bursary is worth between R45,000 and R60,000. It available for study either in Brackenfell (Western Cape) or in Centurion (Gauteng).

The bursary is available for first, second, and third year students, as well as honours students, and the hope is that it will attract people who will become specialists in the supply chain or in logistics.

The bursary requires successful completion of the very first six months of the degree – a bachelor of commerce in logistics (quantitative management) and industrial engineering; or a bachelor of science majoring in operational research; or a related qualification or degree.

So if you’re keen, don’t delay, apply today. Good luck.

Application Forms are Available from the Shoprite Website

Shoprite has bursary application forms on its website.

Allen Grey fellowship programme apply 2014

Allan Gray Orbis Foundation
Interested applicants can apply for the Fellowship opportunity during their Grade 12 school year or during their first year of university. The Fellowship application is open to learners and students from South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland. The Fellowship selection team aims to correctly select talented individuals from the Southern African region so that the Fellowship is awarded to individuals that are most able to leverage this opportunity. The Fellowship selection team specifically focuses on attracting eligible applicants using effective assessment tools and rigorous and reliable processes to make sure that eligible candidates are fairly assessed and that the correct decisions are made. Fellowship applicants need to fulfill the criteria indicated below.

General Selection Criteria

Fellowship Applicants need to be able to show a track record of leadership or being entrepreneurially minded. The Foundation’s framework to measure this as follows:

Achievement Excellence: The ongoing pursuit of excellence with tangible and specific focus on setting goals. A motivation to make a difference and leave a mark.
Intellectual Imagination: Demonstrated by an established record of intellectual achievement; an ability to see the unseen, challenge the status quo and suggest that things could be done differently.
Courageous Commitment: The courage and dedication to continue, realising that applying consistent commitment has a way of overcoming.
Spirit of Significance: A weight of personality that comes from living a life personified by passion and integrity.
Personal Initiative: A person who makes things happen and celebrates the satisfaction of bringing new things into being. Independent, proactive and self-starting
Apart from being entrepreneurially minded, there are a couple of mandatory academic requirements that applicants need to fulfil:

South Africa Grade 12 (2014 Applications Open)

South Africa 1st Year University (2014 Applications Open )


SACOB’s Bursary 2014

SACOB’s Bursary Initiative: 

67-sacobWin a bursary worth R20 000! Each bursary offered is for the full ICB Junior Bookkeeper National Certificate consisting of 4 skills programmes to be completed in 2013, they are: Bookkeeping to Trial Balance, Business Literacy, Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns and Computerised Bookkeeping.

The South African College of Business (SACOB) is gearing up for the festive season by giving away bursaries for the full ICB Junior Bookkeeper National Certificate (SAQA ID: 58375) to lucky matriculating students. Valued at approximately R20 000, each bursary consists of four skills programmes: Bookkeeping to Trial Balance, Business Literacy, Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns and Computerised Bookkeeping. The job market is a notoriously tough nut to crack and a matric qualification alone is no longer sufficient to gain access to the working world. SACOB’s intention with this initiative, which is aimed specifically at school leavers, is to offer South Africa’s next generation workforce a golden opportunity at a time when they need it most.

Terms and Conditions: 

 The Bursary is for the full ICB Junior Bookkeeping Qualification, consisting of 4 skills programmes (Bookkeeping to Trial Balance, Business Literacy, Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns and Computerised Bookkeeping) and is not transferable for cash

 Includes full access to the 2013 Online Classroom and all study material as well as ICB 2013 membership fees and one assessment entry per course

 Excludes re-writes and ICB membership fees for 2014 onwards

 Valid for the Online Classroom for the period of 18 February 2013 to 14th November 2013

 Have to be 16 years or older

 Completed matric in 2012

 Must have access to a computer and the internet

 Must participate in the forums and post questions on the Student Support Centre

 Must connect to SACOB via our social media platforms ie. ‘like’ SACOB on our facebook page and follow us on Twitter

 Bursaries are awarded at the discretion of the College or Media Partner

 Your details may be used for publicity or promotional material

SACOB 67 Bursaries in 67 Minutes Thursday 18 July!

67-sacobSACOB has pledged 67 bursaries that will be made available over 67 minutes! Thursday the 18 July!

Revered all over the world as the father of a nation, the figure of peace and the spirit of democracy, Nelson Mandela has never wandered from our thoughts. With his current health in the balance, the South African College of Business (SACOB) believes that the best way to honour his life’s work is through their 67 Minutes pledge for 2013; to contribute to one of Nelson Mandela’s greatest passions – education.

It is in this spirit that SACOB has pledged 67 bursaries that will be made available over 67 minutes on Tata Madiba’s Birthday – Thursday, 18 July.

Six bursaries — valued at a total of R300 000 – will be awarded for each of the 11 ICB Accounting Programme courses, while the remaining bursaries will be offered across all ICB Accounting Programme courses at the discretion of the college.

The bursary includes all study material and access to the Online Classroom. Students who qualify will need to cover their own ICB Membership and Assessment Fees however, should they pass these exams and assessments, SACOB will reimburse the Assessment Fee to the student.

If you are ready to take the steps to a greater future, log onto this Thursday. The window of opportunity will be open for 67 Minutes, from 10h00 – 11h07 and can be accessed through the banner on the homepage.

Winners will be announced on and notified by 19 July, 2013. Bursaries are awarded at the discretion of the College and are not transferable. Additional T&Cs apply.

South African Reserve Bank Bursary 2014

The South African Reserve Bank bursary scheme

SARB1. Purpose of the bursary scheme
The South African Reserve Bank (the Bank), as part of addressing the severe shortage of skills in South Africa, provides bursaries to students in relevant fields of study who are from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The purpose of the bursary scheme is to assist financially needy students who obtain good results in Matric/Grade 12 and who want to study in fields relevant to the Bank.
The bursary is intended for undergraduate studies at a South African university on a full-time basis.

2. Studies for which bursaries will be granted
The studies that students intend to pursue shall have a bearing on, and be applicable to, the functions and activities of the Bank. (For more information on the Bank, visit the Bank’s website: This includes, for example, Economics, Information Technology, Finance, Law and Accounting, and excludes, for example, Medicine, Dentistry and Social Work.
A bursary will be granted from the first academic year and reviewed annually
Bursary holders need not reapply for the bursary each year.

3. Criteria for awarding bursaries
Over and above the criteria set out in paragraphs 1 to 3 above, the following will be used as guidelines in the awarding of bursaries:

· Bursaries will be awarded to students who obtain 60 per cent in the June Matric/Grade 12 examinations. Final awarding of a Bank bursary is subject to a student’s final Matric/Grade 12 results and enrolment acceptance at a South African university.
· Bursaries will be awarded to South African citizens only.
· The total number of students and related bursary costs will be reviewed annually.
· An annual one-off payment for books, accommodation (university accommodation only) and tuition fees will be made to a student.

4. Post-bursary obligations
The Bank will have first right of refusal with regard to funded students, that is, bursary holders will be obliged to work for the Bank for a period equal to their bursary period, unless the Bank chooses not to employ them.
Students who choose not to work for the Bank despite the Bank offering them a position after completing their studies will be required to pay the full cost of the bursary back to the Bank.
The Bank will provide students who are Bank bursary holders vacation work opportunities that are funded by the Bank.

5. How to apply
The closing date for submission of applications shall be 30 September of each year.
Examination results, university enrolment form (student number) and any other supporting documents must be submitted with the application form.

Completed application forms must be emailed to:

Or posted to:
Ms Vinessa Naidoo
Human Resources Department
South African Reserve Bank
370 Church Street

6. Submission of examination results by bursary holders
Bursary holders will be required to submit their examination results before 31 December of each year, regardless of whether or not they will be awarded a bursary for the following year.

7. Bursary agreement
Potential bursary students will be required to avail themselves to be interviewed and to be tested.
Successful applicants(s) for the bursary will be expected to sign an agreement with the Bank.

Clicks Pharmacy Bursary 2014

Clicks is fast establishing a reputation as employer of choice in the market and offers exceptional career and developmental opportunities for talented individuals in the Pharmaceutical field.

Clicks has established a Pharmacy Bursary Scheme to offer financial assistance for qualifying applicants to undertake or continue full-time study in the field of Pharmacy at any of the Pharmacy Schools in South Africa.

This forms part of our commitment to the Pharmacy profession and our investment in the development of future talent.

What the Clicks Pharmacy Bursary students includes

The Clicks Pharmacy Bursary Scheme offers bursaries of R30 000.00 each to deserving Pharmacy Students from first to fourth year of studying.
Bursaries that are allocated to students will, pending the successful completion of their studies each year, be extended to their next year of study.

Who qualifies? Bursary Criteria

Any student enrolled to study BPharm at a recognised university

General Criteria

  1. Applicants must be SA citizens.
  2. Applicants’ academic track records will be considered.
  3. Applicants must be interested in pursuing a career in Retail Pharmacy
  4. Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds who meet the minimum requirements would be given preference.

Bursary Conditions

Clicks Bursars would be bound contractually to, after graduation, do their Pharmacist Internship and, after completing their Community Service, complete a year of service for each year of receiving the Bursary at Clicks.

Bursary funds will be paid directly to the University to administer in cooperation with selected students.

Clicks reserve the right to withdraw the offer of a Clicks bursary if the candidate performs substantially weaker academically than the academic performance presented during the application process.

Clicks Bursars are required to complete the compulsory practical time (externship) in a Clicks dispensary from their second to fourth year of study.

What if I need more information?

Enquiries about the Clicks Bursary Scheme for Pharmacy Students may be directed to the Clicks Learning and Development team by email, Telephonic queries can be directed to Zurika Gibson on 021 460 1911 during office hours.

Bursary Stories

In the past 12 months more than 60 students were awarded bursaries from the Bursary Scheme. These students ranged from first to final year students and are studying at various universities throughout South Africa.

In November 2010 Clicks was recognised as one of the companies contributing to the development of students at the University of North West at a function held at La Toscana – Monte Casino by the university.

An investment in bursaries is an investment in our people. Clicks plan is to increase its investment in bursary opportunities and in so doing increase its investment in helping to build the pharmacy pipeline for South Africa.

Pharmacy Bursary 2014

Dis-Chem’s bursary scheme aims to attract B.Pharm students who have what it takes to become part of an exciting team.

dis-chemJob Title: Pharmacy Bursary Application;

Job Type Classification: Intern;

Location – Town / City: All regions;

Department: Pharmacy

Key Outputs:

  • Promoting the use and selling of ethical medication;
  • Preventative, pro-motive, curative and rehabilitative health care;
  • Determine formulae and ingredients needed to fill prescriptions; and
  • Advisory and Information Service.


  • Passion for customer service excellence;
  • Organized and reliable;
  • Team player with good people skills;
  • Working knowledge of Unisolve an advantage;
  • Coaching and Managing of pharmacist assistant an advantage;
  • Able to work retail hours (weekends);
  • Ability to present and communicate information effectively;
  • Ability to analyse and interpret numbers and data.


Qualifications & Experience:

The bursary will only be awarded to South African Citizens and will only be considered if the applicant has a valid South African ID number.

The bursay will be subject to official certified confirmation of the student’s 1st and 2nd year-end results. Consequently, Dis-Chem gives preference to 3rd year students and appplicants with an exceptional academic record and who also participate in extra curricular activities.

Benefits & Remuneration:

Market Related Remuneration

Mentorship from leading SA Pharmacists.

Equity Statement:

All applicants will be considered, with the understanding that Dis-Chem pursues the South African legislative employment equity guidelines.

Please be aware that internal candidates will be considered first before reviewing external applicants. Dis-Chem reserves the right to terminate or suspend any form of employment with the group based on misrepresented or untruthful information provided through this application process.

International programme Bursary 2014

What are Commonwealth Bursary and Fellowships?

The Commonwealth Bursary and Fellowship Plan (CSFP) is an international programme under which member governments offer Bursaries and fellowships to citizens of other Commonwealth countries. The CSFP was established at the first Commonwealth education conference in 1959, and over 26,000 individuals have benefited.

The Commonwealth Bursary Commission in the United Kingdom (CSC) is responsible for managing Britain’s contribution to the CSFP.

The CSC supports around 700 awards annually. Awards are funded by the Department for International Development, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Scottish Government, in conjunction with UK universities. The CSC also nominates UK citizens for Bursaries to study in other Commonwealth countries under the CSFP.

The CSC makes available seven types of award:

    • Bursaries for PhD research
    • Bursaries for Master’s study
    • Shared Bursary with UK universities in support of Master’s programmes
    • Academic Fellowships for staff serving in developing country universities
    • Split-site Bursaries for PhD students to spend up to one year in the UK
    • Professional Fellowships for mid-career professionals in developing countries
    • Distance Learning Bursaries for developing country students to study UK Master’s degree courses while living in their own countries

What financial support does the plan offer?
The Bursaries and fellowships cover most costs associated with your study/time in the UK. This can include, where appropriate, return airfares, tuition fees, maintenance costs, study and other allowances. The terms and conditions of each type of Bursary and fellowship vary.

What courses does the plan cover?
Commonwealth Bursaries for Master’s and PhD study are available for postgraduate study at any UK university which has a funding agreement with the CSC. Commonwealth Split-site Bursaries support candidates who are undertaking PhD study at a university in their home country to spend up to one year at a UK university as part of their academic work. Awards are not limited to specific courses, but candidates must be able to demonstrate that their proposed study will develop leadership potential (for candidates from developed Commonwealth countries) or have a development impact on their home countries (for candidates from developing Commonwealth countries).

Commonwealth Shared Bursaries are offered to developing country students who would not otherwise be able to study in the UK, for specific Master’s degree courses.

Commonwealth Distance Learning Bursaries allow developing country students to study UK Master’s degree courses while living in their own countries. The Bursaries are available for specific courses selected by the CSC on the basis of their quality and relevance to development.

Commonwealth Bursaries are also available for undergraduate study for citizens of the Falkland Islands, the Maldives, St Helena and the Seychelles only.

Commonwealth Academic Fellowships provide mid-career staff in developing country universities with the opportunity to network and update knowledge and skills related to their academic subject and responsibilities.

Commonwealth Professional Fellowships offer mid-career professionals from developing Commonwealth countries the opportunity to spend a period (typically three months) with a UK host organisation working in a relevant field.

Who is eligible to apply?
The eligibility criteria for each type of scholarship and fellowship vary. More information is available on the CSC website.

How and when do you apply?
The application process for each type of scholarship and fellowship varies. More information is available on the CSC website.

What happens if your application is successful?
To help you prepare for your study abroad, we can provide information on the UK, and help you with specially-created information packs and pre-departure briefings before you leave for your studies.

If your Bursary or fellowship is awarded for study in the UK, you will be funded to live in the UK for the period of your study. During this time, you will be able to work part-time (no more than twenty hours per week), or full-time during the academic holidays. For more information on working while you study in the UK, please visit the Education UK website (link).

You will not be able to work permanently in the UK once your course is finished. You are expected to return to your country, where you can put your new skills and experience into practice.

More information

For more information on Commonwealth Bursaries and Fellowships in the UK, please visit the CSC website, and for countries other than the UK.

Bursary for PhD programme in Mathematical Sciences 2014

DAAD, the German Academic Exchange Service, in association with AIMS, provides five in-region bursary for a PhD programme in Mathematical Sciences. These scholarship are available to students wishing to commence a PhD programme at a South African University. Funds awarded by the bursary must be used towards covering the costs of tuition fees, living expenses, medical insurance, books, stationery, research literature expenses, study permit and research.


African nationals from Sub Saharan countries (excluding South African nationals), and not older than 36 years of age on the date of nomination may apply. Women are particularly encouraged to submit an application.


Applications for 2014 are now open. An application form for a DAAD scholarship for Postgraduate Studies must be completed. The application form and the following documents must be submitted to the address below:

  • Curriculum Vitae (Europass format)
  • Recommendation by your head of department
  • Copies of all university degree certificates (certified copies only)
  • Copies of all university transcripts (certified copies only)
  • At least temporary admission letter indicating the fees structure of the required university (original or certified copy only)
  • Declaration of acceptance from academic supervisor (original only)
  • Detailed and precise description of the research proposal with detailed working plan and time schedule until graduation.


The Administrative Officer
DAAD PhD Scholarships
6 Melrose Road
South Africa


Applications must reach AIMS by 30 November. Applications will be pre-selected by AIMS before forwarding a short-list to DAAD in Bonn for final approval.

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme 2014

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a multi-year programme that promotes teaching in public schools. Bursaries are available to enable eligible students to complete a full teaching qualification in an area of national priority. Recipients of the bursary will be required to teach at a school or provincial education department for the same number of years that they receive the bursary. Qualified recipients of the bursary can apply for appropriate public school positions with the provincial education department (PED) of their choice. The PED concerned will determine whether there is a suitable post available. If there is not, the applicant will be offered employment in a PED that does have suitable vacancies.

Admission criteria:
The bursary is only awarded to South African citizens. Applications will not be considered unless the applicant has a valid South African ID number. Applicants for the bursary must already have been accepted into an appropriate study programme at a recognized higher education institution. Applicants also need to meet certain admission criteria of the institution and they must also meet the national selection criteria for the Funza Lushaka bursary.

Selection criteria include the following:
The applicant’s academic ability;
Eligibility for an approved degree or PGCE in one of the priority areas;
Commitment to a teaching career, which includes: interest in working with young people; enthusiasm for a professional career in teaching; readiness to face and surmount difficult challenges and personal integrity;
Commitment to teach in any school to which a student may be appointed by a PED.
Everything else being equal, selection should favour candidates from rural areas, candidates who wish to teach in rural areas and candidates whose financial position would otherwise exclude them from enrolment for a teaching qualification. The bursary will only be awarded if one of the priority area specialization subjects is included as a teaching subject in your qualification.

Please note that those who already have other teaching qualifications do not qualify for this programme.

Programmes to be funded
Three types of qualifications can be funded. These are shown in the table below. The qualification must include subjects which will allow the student to specialise as a teacher in at least one priority area (see next section below).

Undergraduate studies
Undergraduate studies
Graduate studies
4-year Bachelor of Education degree (B Ed), specialising in Foundation Phase (Grade R – 3), Intermediate Phase (Grade 4 – 6), Senior Phase (Grade 7 – 9) and FET Phase (Grade 10-12). 3/4 -year Bachelors degree e.g. Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Engineering, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Computer Science, Bachelor of Technology in fields suitable for admission to the one-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). Application for funding for a Bachelors degree implies that the applicant commits to enrol for the PGCE upon completion of the undergraduate degree. One-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) for graduates whose degrees include majors in priority areas.

In addition to specialising in a priority area, you will also need to specialise in a phase for the B.Ed and PGCE teaching qualifications. If you prefer teaching younger children, you could specialise in Foundation Phase (Grade R – 3) or Intermediate Phase (Grade 4 – 6).On the other hand, if you prefer teaching older children you could specialise in Senior Phase (Grade 7 – 9) or FET Phase (Grade 10 –12). Some universities offer qualifications which combine specialisation in the Foundation Phase and Intermediate Phase, or the Intermediate Phase and Senior Phase, or the Senior Phase and FET Phase. These combined qualifications are also acceptable.

Priority areas
The priority areas that are currently funded are indicated in the table below. These areas could be reconsidered from year to year.

Foundation Phase
(Grade R- 3)
• Foundation phase specialisation

Intermediate Phase
(Grade 4 – 6)
• African Languages
• English Language
• Mathematics
• Natural Sciences
• Technology

Senior Phase
(Grade 7 – 9)
• African Languages
• English Language
• Mathematics
• Natural Sciences
• Technology

FET Phase
(Grade 10 –12)
• African Languages
• English Language
• Mathematics
• Natural Sciences
• Technology • 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

How to apply
You need to apply for admission to a teaching qualification (B Ed or PGCE) or a Bachelors degree (e.g. BSc, B Tech, BA) with at least one major course in a priority area at a university of your choice. Once you have gained admission at a university, you are required to apply for the bursary via this Internet website.

The bursary is awarded for one academic year at a time and, on proof of academic success, the bursary may be renewed each year until the recipient of the bursary has qualified as a teacher. The bursary holder will be required to re-apply by the end of October for the following year. Recipients of bursaries will be required to teach one year for every year for which they receive a bursary.

What the bursary covers
Funza Lushaka bursaries cover all the recipient’s essential expenses. Expenses covered include tuition, full accommodation including meals, books and learning materials, and a small allowance for monthly living expenses. Universities have different cost structures, so the total value of a bursary differs from institution to institution.

Conditions for repeating a year
The bursary period may be extended to cover one additional year in a degree programme, or the time required for completion of one additional course in the PGCE programme. Only one such extension will be granted. Any additional time required will be at the recipient’s own cost. The bursary is renewable for one academic year at a time. On proof of academic success the bursary may be renewed each year until the recipient of the bursary has qualified as a teacher.

Conditions for repayment of the bursary
The bursary must be repaid only if the recipient fails to qualify, fails to apply for a teaching post with a PED at a public school, fails to take up a teaching post with a PED at a public school, leaves a teaching post with a PED before the end of the contracted service period, or otherwise fails to meet a requirement of the bursary agreement.

Applications for the 2014 intake of the Investec Bursary are now open until 31 September 2013

Investec is offering partial bursaries for the 2014 academic year to students who aim to study full time towards an undergraduate university degree in:

  • Commerce (Economics, Business Economics, Accounting, Investments and Finance)
  • BCom Informatics
  • BSc Computer Science
  • BSc Information Technology
  • BIT-Bachelors of Information Technology
  • BIS-Bachelor of Information Science
  • Business Science
  • Science and Mathematics
  • Engineering
  • Commercial LLB

These degrees represent fields of relevance to the financial services and other key industries. The main criteria for the selection of applications are financial need and academic potential.

Applications are open to:

  • All young SA citizens with academic potential who are in need of financial assistance
  • Pupils holding or working towards a matric exemption with a minimum of 60% in English and Mathematics (not Maths Literacy) and a 50% pass rate in all other subjects
  • Students who wrote matric (Grade 12) prior to 2008 should have a minimum of 60% in Maths (HG) and English (HG)

This opportunity allows successful candidates to access funding:
Investec contributes a partial bursary of R70 000 per year towards study-related expenses. To cover any shortfall, applicants are thus advised to also apply through the Financial Aid Office of their university of choice for a study loan from the National Student Financial Scheme (NSFAS).

Why apply for an Investec bursary?
We have a vested interest in developing well rounded individuals and in ensuring graduates are employable. While a bursary provides financial assistance, our programmes help with the transition from high school to tertiary and with the challenges associated with the job search.

All Investec bursary recipients are mentored by Investec employees. Mentors provide academic guidance and social support to students as they navigate the challenges of their tertiary career.

Work readiness
Investec bursary students have the opportunity of attending a work readiness programme during their third or Honors year of study. This is a week- long boot camp at Investec Sandton to help students gain important skills to become employable graduates.

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Aurecon Bursary 2014

What are the application dates for 2014 bursaries?
Applications for 2014 will be open from 1 April 2013 to 31 July 2013.

How will my progress be monitored?
All bursaries are granted on merit. Bursaries are reviewed after each examination to assess the student’s academic performance and are renewed annually. We make sure you have plenty of support to get you through. A Group Bursary Co-ordinator is available to provide much needed support and our current graduate network is also available for support.

What happens after graduation?
After graduation, you will be required to work one year with Aurecon for every year of your bursary (including any suspension period). In-service training periods are excluded from this. The service obligation period will commence after successful completion of studies/after graduation.

What is the application and selection process?

1. Upon receipt of your application, screening and shortlisting will be conducted and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. You will be required to submit the following documentation to complete your application:
• Completed application form
• Copy of your CV in Word or PDF format
• Certified copy of your South African ID Book
• Certified copy of all your Academic Transcripts

2. Should your application be shortlisted, you will be invited to attend panel interviews in Johannesburg, Cape Town or Durban

3. Bursary agreements are then offered to successful candidates

Applications for 2014 will be open from 1 April 2013 to 31 July 2013.

KPMG Bursary 2014

Audit bursaries

Both KPMG bursaries require outstanding academic achievement as a basis. When applying for a bursary with KPMG, choose which is best for you by asking these questions:

      • Do you need extensive funding for your studies? If not, apply for the Pure Merit Bursary.
      • Would you be unable to attend university without significant financial support? If yes, apply for the Merit Bursary with Financial Needs.

Our Bursaries take the ever-changing needs of our students into account to make sure that the students the Firm funds have what they need to complete their studies successfully. We also consider the skills needed in the professional services market place and KPMG’s internal skills needs.

To apply for either the Pure Merit Bursary or the Merit Bursary with Financial Needs, you must meet the following criteria:

    • You must be studying a SAICA recognised degree at a SAICA recognised university or other tertiary education institution
    • You must be studying full time
    • You must be completing your degree in the minimum number of years, ie you may not split a one year course over two years
    • Students must achieve an academic average of 65% (60% for 3rd year and 50% for CTA) for Financial accounting and must obtain a total average of 65% (60% for 3rd year and 55% for CTA) for the four major subjects (Financial accounting, Management accounting, Auditing, Tax)
    • The bursary is awarded on condition that the student maintains his or her academic achievements throughout the period of study.

Old Mutual Accountancy Bursary 2014

Old Mutual is the largest and most well-established financial services provider in Southern Africa. Our proud heritage and prominent position in the industry is reflected in our operational strength and performance (across all our business interests), our robust balance sheet, powerful finanical flexibility (with access to international capital markets ) and our diversity of business .

Well-trained, qualified accountants contribute significantly to the success of Old Mutual and South Africa. That’s why we offer bursaries to the best young financial minds, to people who are passionate about pursuing a career in Chartered Accounting and making a real difference!

Old Mutual Accountancy Bursaries cover:

    • The full costs of tuition at University of Cape Town (UCT).
    • Residence fees and one annual return flight home for students who are not studying in their hometown.
    • Vacation work.
    • The better the quality of your degree the more incentives you will be offered.
    • Book and general allowance.

You need a matric with at least 70% or Level 6 for all subjects including Mathematics (not Maths Literacy) and English.

You also need to commit to our CA Training Programme after which you will work for Old Mutual for a specified period of time. Please apply timeously for admission to the university.

Download the application form which must be completed in your own writing. You can also contact the Bursary co-ordinator at +27 (0)21 509 2656 for an application form.

    • Read through the requirements carefully.
    • Send certified copies of your identity document and your results, not originals.
    • Application deadline is 15 July of every year.
    • If your results are not available please submit your application form in the meantime and indicate that your results will follow as soon as they are available.
    • Provide valid contact details.
    • Sections H & I of the application form need to be completed by your school principal.
    • Don’t forget to attach the required hand-written biography and essay to your application form.
    • We will not accept application forms sent by fax or email.
    • Only South African citizens can apply.
    • Please note that this opportunity is intended for EE/AA candidates only (as per the definition of Black designated groups in the Employment Equity Act)

Varsity Sports Bursary 2014

There are a number of sport bursaries on offer to students depending on their sporting performance and achievements to date. Bursaries are offered to those who have excelled in their respective disciplines according to the different categories included in this brochure, and who are interested in becoming a Sports Life Club Captain.

Critical to the success of the Sports Life Clubs on campus are the dedicated, committed and experienced Sports Life Club Captains. If you’re passionate about any of the Sports Life sports included in this brochure and you have the administration skills and energy to see it grow in a student environment, please compile a CV of your sporting achievements and a short motivation as to why you’d like to be a Sports Life Club Captain. Complete the bursary application form at the end of this brochure and submit all these documents to the Vice-Principal of Marketing at your nearest campus.

The sport bursary categories on offer at Varsity College include any student who received:

National Senior A Colours (Open)
National Senior B Colours (Open), National Junioe A Colours (U23/U21/U19 etc.) or National School A colours
National Junior B Colours (U23/U21/U19 etc.), National School B Colours or Provincial Senior A Colours (open)
Provincial Seniour B Colours, Provicial Junior A Colours (U23/U21/U19 etc.) or Provincial School A Colours
Provincial Junior B Colours (U23/U21/U19 etc.) or Provincial School B Colours

ATNS Bursary 2014

Air Traffic and Navigation Services Bursary 2014

Closing Date: 26 July 2013

ATNS is responsible for air traffic control in approximately 10% of the world’s airspace. Our services extend further than the familiar air traffic control service, into the provision of vitally important aeronautical information used for all flight planning purposes as well as search and rescue coordination activities and the maintenance of a reliable navigation infrastructure.

Our operations further include:
  • The supply of aeronautical information services, technical maintenance and aerodrome services;
  • Alert, search and rescue co-ordination services;
  • Management of the flexible use of airspace through the Central Airspace Unit (CAMU);
  • Support for special events and special requirements such as test flights, demonstration flights, etc;
  • The implementation and maintenance of a terrestrial-based navigational structure;
  • The training of licensed air traffic controllers and technical staff through the Aviation Training Academy (ATA).

Major Activity
Bursary Programme:
The training bursary provides each bursar with an opportunity to conduct their studies at the Aviation Training Academy (ATA) in Bonaero Park.
After the successful completion of the initial course at the ATA, ATNS may offer the bursar a eighteen months fixed term contract to complete the necessary operational on the job training including additional studies at the ATA.

Minimum Qualifications
Grade 12 with Pure Mathematics and English
Symbols HG D, SG C or Level 4 and above
18 years or older
Fluent in English with no speech impediments
Medically fit

Minimum Experience
No experience required but aviation passion and knowledge will be advantageous.

Skills & Knowledge
Goal Driven
Excellent communication skills

How to Apply

NSFAS Bursary Guide



The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a multi-year programme that promotes teaching in public schools. Full-cost bursaries are available to enable eligible students to complete a full teaching qualification in an area of national priority. Recipients of these bursaries will be required to teach at a public school for the same number of years that they receive the bursary.

  • Students who do not have access to the Internet must contact the Financial Aid Office at the institution where they have been accepted for teacher education studies for the necessary application forms and assistance.
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Social Work

Bursaries for those interested in studying Social Work are provided by the Department of Social Development. (The student applies for the bursary at the Provincial Department’s offices.) These bursaries have a work back condition – i.e. the student works for the Department of Social Development for the number of years for which he received the bursary (or longer).

National Skills Fund

Bursaries from the National Skills Fund are available for students with a study focus in a scarce skills area. Universities determine which students qualify for these moneys. There are no conditions attached to these bursaries.

Funding is made available through a mandate of the Skills Development Act of 1998, and provides bursary funding to undergraduate students in these specific scarce skills areas:

    • Accounting
    • Financial management
    • Actuarial studies
    • Auditing
    • Business management
    • Economics
    • Physics
    • Computer science
    • Chemistry
    • Geology
    • Information systems
    • Mathematical sciences
    • Agriculture
    • Statistics
    • Financial Accounting
    • Bio-technology
    • Engineering

FET College Bursaries

Bursaries for the National Certificate (Vocational) and for certain NATED courses at FET Colleges are available for qualifying students. There is no employment condition attached to these bursaries. Students must apply for funding through the FET College’s Student Support Services.

Anglo Coal Bursaries 2014

Anglo American is one of the world’s largest mining companies. With 76,000 permanent employees and 24,240 contractors in South Africa, we are the country’s largest private sector employer.
Our long and storied history dates back to 1917 and the drive and determination of one man, Sir Ernest Oppenheimer. He saw the opportunity to capitalise on a region that was beginning to explode on to the global mining scene. Our strong South African heritage forms the roots for our global business, now operating in the Americas, Australia, Southern Africa and Europe.
Anglo American’s Chairman’s Fund is one of the dedicated instruments through which Anglo American channels its corporate social investment (CSI) spend, and was named the top CSI grant-maker in South Africa for eight consecutive years.
As the oldest professionally managed CSI programme in the country, the fund dates back to the 1950s and, over the years, has developed a reputation for being one of the most inclusive funders in the country and a partner of choice in development.
These range from small grassroots initiatives to major capital building projects and large-scale service delivery programmes in partnership with provincial and national authorities. Focus areas include HIV/AIDS, healthcare and welfare as well as education and entrepreneurial development.

Anglo Coal bursaries are offered to students who intend pursuing their tertiary education in any of South African universities. These bursaries are offered under Anglo American.

Anglo Coal Bursaries Eligibility
In order for you to be eligible for Anglo Coal you need to be on matric or have passed your matric with at least C symbol for both Maths and Science.

Study Fields
Anglo Coal Bursaries are available to students enrolling for the following qualifications:

Engineering and Built Environment
BEng or BSc Engineering (Chemical)
BEng or BSc Engineering (Mechanical)
BEng or BSc Engineering (Electrical)
BEng or BSc Engineering (Mining)
BSc (Geology)
BSc (Metallurgy)
BCom (Accounting) and
BBScience (CA Stream)

Bursary Value
University tuition fees
Registration fees
Exam fees
University accommodation
Residence meals

Anglo Coal Bursaries Application Address
Anglo Coal Bursary Scheme
c/o Career Wise (Pty) Ltd
P O Box 30632