Commerce Bursary


StudyTrust Bursary 2020

Applications close 30 September 2019

About the company

StudyTrust was initiated as a response to the inequality in education that led to South Africa’s student uprisings of 1976. Our work was about empowerment and a call to act against unequal educational opportunities for students on the basis of race. Our 44 year history is a testament to our passion and drive to connect all students, with potential and determination to study opportunities, through bursaries and scholarships. StudyTrust has since been a source of hope to young people who are eager to develop their capabilities and keen to break the cycle of poverty through education.

About the Bursary

StudyTrust awards 3 types of bursaries: access bursaries, partial bursaries and full cost bursaries. Access bursaries of around R25 000 are aimed at allowing prospective students to register and find accommodation until their DHET bursaries are activated. Partial bursaries cover around 50% of the total cost of studying per year, with the balance to be covered by additional funding e.g. a study loan or DHET bursary. Full-cost bursaries cover all study-related costs as agreed with individual donors and sponsors.


Bursary selection is based on financial need, academic potential and study programmes. Bursaries are available for: Full-time students at Further Education and Training (FET) and Agricultural Colleges University of Technology and University students studying full-time, with a pass symbol in all subjects, studying towards careers in demand by the labour market Applicants for tertiary bursaries must specify: exact name of study programme, type and name of the educational institution and the year of study. Please differentiate clearly between “University of Technology” and “University”. Study programme changes, after submitting your application forms, may lead to the cancellation of a bursary.

Bursary Provider

Study Trust
011 403-1632

Private Bag X16, BRAAMFONTEIN 2017

Apply for the Bursary

Application Form

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