Whether you’re looking to start your studies in the second semester or you’d like to receive funding for next year, there are many bursary opportunities that you can apply for during your school break. Here are just 5 of them.

The Sasol Bursary Scheme

The Sasol Bursary works on the basis of a service-binding contract. This means you will need to agree to a “work back” obligation once you’ve graduated. They offer bursaries for students wishing to pursue their Undergraduate Studies in BSc Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, Civil, Electrical, Industrial, Electronic and Mining), B Sc (Chemistry, Geology and Metallurgy) or B Com (B Com Accounting CA Stream).

Postgraduate Studies students pursuing their Masters and PhD degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering can also apply.

University of Technology students can apply if they’re pursuing Electrical Engineering, Process Instrumentation, Mechanical Engineering or Mine Surveying. You can apply online no later than 30 April 2019. Visit this page for more information.

Water Affairs Bursary

The Department of Water Affairs Bursary is awarded to young, talented students wishing to study in the Engineering, Science, Geology, Surveying and other fields. You can apply if you’re currently in grade 12 or studying in one of the approved fields.

This bursary is awarded to students wish to study at one of the select South African Institutes of Higher Learning. For the full list of these universities (and which subjects they cover), visit this page.

SAICA Thuthuka Bursary

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) are offering bursaries to South African students currently in Grade 12 or who have just completed their Grade 12 and would like to study BCom Accounting.

Applicants would need to apply to one of the following universities: University of Pretoria, University of the Free State, Stellenbosch University, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) or University of Cape Town (BAC of commerce / CB011).

Applications for this bursary close at the end of April. For more information, visit this page.  

SA Chefs Bryan Montgomery Bursary Fund

The South African Chefs Association offer the Bryan Montgomery Bursary Fund (BMBF) to young trainees who want to pursue their studies towards a recognised culinary training programme at a SACA-approved culinary institution.

These bursaries award up to the value of R30 000 towards the current year’s tuition fees, and the closing date for this opportunity is the 31st of March 2019. For more information on eligibility and how to apply, visit this page.  

African Scholars Fund Bursary South Africa

The African Scholars’ Fund offers funding to students within ALL fields of study, who wish to pursue their studies at a FET College, N1 – N6 qualification and certain practical courses.

In addition to funding, they also offer mentorship, and motivation to bursary recipients until their studies are complete. The bursary covers the cost of registration fees and course fees. The next registration period coming up is for the Second semester 2019, and it closes on the 31st May 2019. For more information and how to apply, visit this page.  

If you haven’t found the opportunity for you, keep checking online for available bursaries- don’t give up! We update our Opportunities section with new bursaries, scholarships and learnership opportunities all the time, so remember to check in and you may find funding for your studies in no time!

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