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A bursary is basically a study programme that is financially aided for by someone else.  This means that funds are made available by for a student who wants to study further and who qualifies can do so but moreover need the financial assistance to do this.  The company then pays the fees of such a learner to complete their studies and gain a higher qualification. Some bursary programmes do however require the candidate to 'work back' the bursary amount after successful completion of their studies, but not all bursaries have this requirement. 

Most undergraduate bursary programmes mainly aim to add to a student's funding but some also supply complete funds to deserving candidates. The following alphabetical list is by no means exhaustive. Please check individually with each fund for full requirements and application dates.

ABSA About-Absa/Careers/Bursaries Accenture south Africa (Pty) Ltd Degree courses:
  •  BSc in Computer Science + Honours
  •  BCom or BSc in Informatics or Information Systems + Honours
  •  BCom or BSc in Information  Technology + Honours or BIT
  •  BEng or BSc (Eng) in Computer
  •  BEng or BSc (Eng) in Electrical (Light Current)
  •  BEng or BSc (Eng) in Electronic
  •  BEng or BSc (Eng) in   Information
  •  BEng or BSc (Eng) in Industrial Microsites/sa-graduate/programmes/Pages/scholarshipprogramme.aspx

Anglo American Platinum
Anglo American Platinum places a high degree of importance on the training and development in the company and in the mining industry. Aurecon Aurecon provides engineering, management and specialist technical services for government and private sector clients globally.

Scheme offers top performing scholars and students financial support covering engineering related degrees at accredited universities. This applies to undergraduate level degrees in the following fields:
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
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BBD's Bursary Programme is aimed at providing support for talented IT students in selected fields of Information Technology (IT) who are considering a career in software development. BBD contributes to certain costs associated with university studies such as tuition fees, prescribed, books, residence accommodation and meals, along with a monthly allowance for incidentals.

This financial support and development programme for high potential future employee's offers participants paid vocational experience, the opportunity to participate in dialogue development sessions with BMW associates, individual projects and assignments as well as the potential to further participate in the BMW SA Graduate Programme. Applications will be accepted annually during September. automobiles/bmw_insights/careers_bursaries.asp

BhP Billiton BHP Billiton offers bursaries for full-time university and university of technology studies in the following disciplines:
  • Mining Engineering
  • Mine Surveying
  • Extractive Metallurgy
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering (Heavy and Light Current)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering  (Minerals Processing)
  • Geology (Honours).
  • The closing date for bursary applications is 31 May of each year. home/people/faq/Documents/140616_BHPBillitonBursaryProgram.pdf

British American Tobacco
  • 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

The CSIR Undergraduate Bursary Programme is open to all academically qualified young people and aims to attract and increase the participation of women and black people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers.

Department of Public Works south Africa
The National Department of Public Works (NDPW) awards bursaries in the following careers:
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Property Valuation
  • Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture and
  • Town planning EXTERNAL_bursary_application_form.pdf

Department of Correctional Services South Africa
A variety of bursaries are on offer each year. Bursary.aspx

Deloitte Deloitte Financial Contribution Fund
Supports the best students in the world in the pursuit of their dream of qualifying as Chartered Accountants. Information/Bursaries

Ernest and Young
Ernest & Young offers high achievers the opportunity to further their careers and achieve their goals while presenting their clients the best in the financial field.

Eskom offers a wide range of bursaries for study at universities, technikons and FET colleges focusing on engineering and supporting occupations and trades. type%20of%20bursaries.html

Exxaro is a top 40 JSE constituent and a South Africa founded mining group. This group is offering matriculated South Africans the opportunity to obtain a degree or diploma in the mining industry. php/talent-pipeline/bursaries/

Fidelity Fund
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.

First National Bank FNB
FNB offers talented candidates who have the potential but not the finances to achieve their dreams by offering study bursaries to qualifying candidates.  FNB strives to aid in building a better future for all by providing opportunities for financially needy and talented candidates to become a significant part of the countries workforce. The following fields of study are available for commerce students:
  • Economic & Management  Science
  • Financial Management
  • Computer Science
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Statistics
  • Information Technology
  • Information Systems
  • Actuarial Science
  • Economics
  • Auditing
  • Investment Management
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Organizational Psychology
  • Law 
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Psychology graduate-fnb-fund.html
First Rand Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship
This fund aids exceptional students from South Africa to complete their postgraduate studies abroad in any country and any field.  Scholarships is for a maximum period of two years and to the value of R400 000 per year to cover tuition, books, accommodation, meals and other relevant needs.

Gold Fields
There are a limited number of bursaries made available yearly to students aiming for a bachelor's degree and to work within the engineering and mining sectors.  There are also study possibilities for technikons. car_graduates.php

Xstrata/Glencore mine believes in values and making a difference. They offer equal opportunities with less red tape.  They believe in the abilities of their workers, education, experience as well as responsibility. graduate-recruitment/

Harmony Gold
Harmony Gold provides employment for a great many South Africans as well as opportunities to develop skills and talents. Harmony Gold bursaries include the following for successful candidates who are awarded a bursary:
  • Full tuition fees
  • Full accommodation fees
  • Fees for the required / prescribed books
  • A personal allowance will also be given to candidates           

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.

The idea for Investec bursaries was formed in order to develop the skills of young individuals by enabling them to further their education and to ensure that they are ready for employment after successfully completing their studies.

ISASA offers Students that want to study in the field of teaching the opportunity to do so with assistance of bursaries to selected candidates yearly.

KPMG has a number of programmes to give you a head start in the business world.

Lonmin Mining group offers wide-ranging bursaries, in the fields of:
  • Mining Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Metallurgy
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Mine Survey
  • Geology
  • Industrial Engineering Default.aspx

Old Mutual
Old Mutual offers access to both traditional and alternative forms of tertiary education and skills development. about-us/careers-centre/learnersand-school-leavers.aspx

Mintek is South Africa's national mineral research organisation and is one of the world's leading technology organisations specialising in mineral processing, extractive metallurgy and related areas.

Murray & Roberts
Murray & Roberts offers bursaries for top South African achievers who desire to be part of a world class organisation with a global presence. Bursaries are available for students studying towards a BSc, B Eng or B Tech qualifications in the fields of Engineering (civil; mechanical; industrial; electrical and mining), Quantity Surveying and Building/ Construction Management. bursaries.asp

The MTN Foundation not only has bursaries to offer talented candidates, but moreover also learnerships and graduate development programmes. MTN SA is proud to be building and developing South Africa's economy, skilled work force and also contribute to creating jobs.

National Treasury
The National Treasury Department aims to assist candidates in need of financial aid to complete their studies in what they consider to be critical and scarce skills that are needed within the National Treasury Department. Bursaries are provided yearly to financial dependent candidates.

South Africa's future lies within its youth and Nedbank believes in aiding the youth to build a better future. The bursary programme is only one of the ways in which Nedbank is making a change and uplifting not only candidates but also communities.

NSFAS Bursary
  • The FunzaLushaka Bursary Programme to train teachers
  • Bursaries for studying Social Work through the Department of Social Development
  • Bursaries from the National Skills Fund for scarce skills
  • Bursaries for the National Certificate (Vocational) and for certain Report 191courses at TVET colleges
  • The bursary programme of the Department of Higher Education and Training for   students with disabilities. STUDENTS/BURSARIES

PWC offers students the following degree courses: Business Science leading to Chartered Accountant (at SAICA Universities), Accountancy (Bachelor), Accounting (BCom) PWC have different closing dates.

Rhodes Trust scholarship
Rhodes Trust offers four Scholarships every year for applicants from South Africaat-Large. Applications for the Rhodes Scholarships for 2016 for Southern Africa will open here in early June 2015. uk/southern-africa

Siemens Open to individuals and teams of up to 3 students in grades 9-12. Deadline for entry: September 22, 2015. Available for math, science and technology.


Matriculated South Africans have the opportunity to obtain a degree or diploma within the financial industry.Areas of offered bursaries:
  • Personal studies
  • Business studies
  • Institutional studies
  • Markets studies

If you are currently a Grade 12 student in South Africa or have just completed your Grade 12 and you would like to study BCom Accounting. The SAICA bursary application process usually ends the end of April each year. language/en-US/Default.aspx

Preferably for the engineering field of study and also encourages candidates to find employment in the metal or engineering sectors after successful completion of studies. Bursary applications open the beginning of July each year and will close the end of August each year. bursary-programme

Bursaries are awarded for full time university studies in the fields of engineering, science and commerce disciplines, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Applications must be submitted by 31 March for the following academic year.


Bursaries offered in any financial or Information Technology field of study. Closing dates differ depending on course TP/Pages/Bursary-Programme.aspx

Bursaries available: Retail Bursaries, Pharmacy Bursaries, Accounting Bursaries, Logistic Bursaries, Information Technology Bursaries. There are currently no deadlines for 2015 applications. https://shoprite.bursary.erecruit.

SPOORNET Bursaries in the fields of Commercial Science, Physical Science and Technical Studies will be open as the requirement in the company becomes available. Matriculants need to apply before the following January. Tertiary students need to apply before the current July to be considered for the following year's bursary. Bursaries.aspx

Stanlib Each year 42 students are offered bursaries in the following fields of study:
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Operations
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Investment Management
  • Actuarial Science
  • Marketing & Communications Closing dates for bursaries application forms are the end of October each year. Pages/Bursaryprogramme.aspx

Stefanutti Stocks Offers financial aid for students as well as experiential learning on sites all over the country and possibly in Africa. Field of Study: B.Sc or B.Tech in engineering, management and business science relating to construction field.
There are currently no deadlines for applications. View/140513-2/Bursaries

Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa
(SEIFSA) SEIFSA has offered 10 apprentice bursaries to upcoming artisans. The trades offered to the apprentices include electrician, boilermaker, welder, as well as fitter and turner, among others. SEIFSA has also offered 10 tertiary education bursaries to first-year students studying towards electrical, civil, industrial, mechanical and metallurgical engineering qualifications in universities and universities of technology across South Africa. study

Trust Study
Trust is an independent bursary agency based on Christian principles.  They invite candidates who would like to apply at the following institutes, or who is studying in one of their fields at any of these institutes. Applications close 30 November every year.
  • University of Technology
  • University
  • Agricultural College
  • FET College index.php/bursaries

Telkom is giving bursary opportunities offering students to study at any university as well as universities of technology. Funding for: engineering, information technology, marketing, and business science.  Application: Telkom Bursaries applications are not available online but the forms can be collected from your nearest Telkom Centre for learning in your community.  Closing Date: July 31, 2015.


The Thuthuka Bursary Fund is looking for academically strong learners who aspire to become Chartered Accountants. language/en-US/Default.aspx

Toyota Bursaries Available: administration, project management, communications, finance, supply chain, mechatronics, civil engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, electrical engineering bursaries. 


The bursary is open to anyone in South Africa who wants to study at an engineering level. Applications close 30 April 2015.

Vodacom is committed to addressing the ICT skills shortage in South Africa. Applications for bursaries open on 1 March and must be submitted by 30 June 2015.

Applications are made available the beginning of June and close the middle of August. Following
areas apply:
  • Logistics
  • Corporate Communications   & PR
  • Purchasing
  • Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Human Resources
  • ales & Marketing brand/en/volkswagen_groupsouthafrica/corporate_citizenship/education.html

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