South Africa’s universities will soon open their doors to the class of 2019, with thousands of new students expected to fill lecture halls and classrooms on their way to getting various qualifications on offer.
Bursaries are offered by institutions and companies to make it affordable for people to study who would otherwise not be able to do so.
While most scholarship and bursary opportunities for 2020 studies closed at the end of 2019, many programmes are still open to application.
BusinessTech has highlighted some below:
Mining and resources group, Seriti, sponsors 10 top students with an interest in studying disciplines within the mining industry. This scheme considers students from our host communities, but extends to the general public, employees and their children.
- Minimum 60 – 69% average pass rate
- Studies will be taken at an Accredited Institution
- Currently in matric
- Currently studying towards an existing undergraduate degree or diploma
- B.Com or National Diploma in Internal Audit: 2nd year.
- BEng Architecture or Architectural Engineering: 4th year.
- Bachelor of Technology Degree in Architectural Technology (specialising in either Applied Design or Architectural Management: 4th year.
- Have passed Matric or equivalent and currently studying within one of the aforementioned fields of study.
- Meet minimum average of 65% and academic performance in major subjects in field of study.
- Not in possession of other bursary funding.
- Applicants must be under the age of 35
- Applicants must be full-time students at registered and recognized tertiary educational institution (i.e. University, University of Technology).
- Agricultural related studies (e.g B.Agric, BSc Agriculture, B.Agricultural Economics, B.Environmental Studies, etc.)
- Finance; Internal Audit & Procurement
- Project Management/ Business Management
- Information Technology
- Human Resource
- Risk Management / Compliance
- Investment Management
It targets learners looking to study towards a Commerce, Science, Engineering, Law, Humanities or Health Science (Excluding Medicine, Veterinary Science and Dentistry) degree at WITS, UJ, UCT, NMU, RU, UWC, SU, UP, UFS, UKZN and TSIBA.
The Fulbright Programme is the US government’s flagship international educational exchange and offers scholarships to students interested in pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree at any accredited tertiary institution in the United States.
- For Non-Degree (Visiting Student Researcher) studies: Must be registered for a PhD with a South African university
- Have a four-year bachelor’s degree, or a three-year bachelor’s degree plus honours year, or a four-year B-Tech degree when applying for Master’s
- Have a Master’s degree when applying for a Doctoral degree
- For matrics: You must have a minimum of a Level 6 in Mathematics and English (1st or 2nd language), and an overall average of 70%.
- You must be intending to study full-time at a SAICA accredited institution
- If you are a first-year student you must be passing all University courses with an average of at least 65%
- If you are a second-year student you must be passing all University courses with an average of at least 60%
- Third and fourth year students must be passing all courses consistently and must qualify for honours according to the relevant university.
Deloitte’s bursaries are awarded to those studying in or planning to study in the Chartered Accounting stream. It’s open to applicants from South Africa and Namibia that have matriculated or are in matric.
- Completed Mathematics in matric (not Mathematical Literacy);
- Studying or intend to study at a SAICA accredited University;
- Meets the academic requirements for an Accounting major;
- In first or second year of study, achieve an overall average of 70% or higher;
- In third year of study, achieve an overall average of 65% or higher.
KPMG offers two types of bursaries – a Pure Merit Bursary (based on acedemic results) and a Merit Bursary with Financial Needs (based on academic performance and financial need). The latter bursary is targeted at students who cannot afford to attend university.
The Department of Higher Education and Training keeps an updated list of international scholarships open to South Africans.
The majority of scholarships are for postgraduate (masters, doctoral and postdoctoral) studies, however, a small number of undergraduate (bachelor’s degree) scholarships are available.
Some of the bachelor’s scholarships include:
- Azerbaijan: Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Scholarship 2020/21
- Brazil: Undergraduate (tuition only) and Postgraduate Scholarships (tuition & monthly stipend)
- China: Chinese Government Scholarship 2020
- China: Chinese Government Scholarship 2020 – Education Scholarship for South Africa
- Hungary: Stipendium Hungaricum for South Africa 2020