Bursaries South Africa 2016

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South Africa Bursaries 2016

What is a bursary?
Bursaries are monetary awards provided by organisations to people who are unable to fully fund their studies. In exchange for a bursary, the individual is generally employed at the organisation for the equal amount of time as the bursary.

Who can apply for a bursary?
To be awarded a bursary, parents are generally required to complete an application form, providing details of their financial situation, followed by documentary evidence and proof of any capital assets.

There are 2 variations of bursaries, provided by organisations and study institutions:
1) A means-tested bursary which evaluates whether an applicant or their family is allowed to receive government assistance. This bursary type is available for students of parents who earn below an annual threshold amount.
2) Scholarship/ Prize – this bursary type is performance-based and is usually awarded to students who receive high results in their exams prior to college/ university entrance. These bursaries are mainly awarded by the study institution/ by organisations.

How do I apply for a bursary?
Applying for a bursary is an easy 3 step process:
1) Scroll down and find the faculty within which you will be studying and select the bursary you would like to apply for.
2) Read the bursary requirements and see if you qualify.
3) If you meet the bursary requirements, apply for the bursary by either downloading the application form or visiting the link provided. If you are still unsure, please contact the bursary provider via the provided contact details.

Agriculture & Environmental Science

  • Potatoes South Africa Bursary Scheme
  • Sugar Industries Trust Fund Bursary (Agricultural College)
  • The South African Agricultural Union
  • SA Society for Crop Production (Undergraduate Bursary)
  • Industrial Development Corporation (Commercial Sciences)
  • REAP (Rural education access program) Bursary
  • NEET (National Economic Education Trust Fund)
  • Bursary opportunity by South African association of women graduates (SAAWG
  • DIPLOMAS / UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES (INCLUDING HONOURS) (FET Colleges, University and Universities of Technology)
  • Agricultural Research Council (ARC))
  • de Beers Ltd Bursary
  • Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Bursary
  • Hubert H Humphrey Bursary
  • Mondi (BSc Forestry) Bursary
  • Mondi (National Diploma Forestry) Bursary
  • SA Society for Crop Production (Undergraduate Bursary)
  • Sappi Bursary Scheme

    Teaching & Education

  • Ikapa Elihlumayo Financial Aid Plan (FET) Bursary
  • Access Trust (FET College Bursaries)
  • Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme (DoE)
  • ETDP SETA Education Bursary (Matric)
  • ISASA (Merit Bursary for Teaching)
  • SA Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) (Ed) Bursary

    Engineering & Built Environment General

  • Anglo Operations Ltd Bridging Programme Bursary
  • Arcelor Mittal (Engineering) Bursary
  • Anglo Platinum Bursary (Accounting, Engineering and Mining)
  • CSIR (CS) Bursary
  • Industrial Development Corporation (Engineering) Bursary
  • Impala Platinum Bursary
  • Goldfields Bursary Scheme
  • Aveng Grinaker-LTA Ltd (Engineering / Building Science / Accounting) Bursary
  • Group Five Academy Bursary
  • Kantey and Templer Bursary Scheme
  • MerSETA Bursary
  • Mineral Qualifications Authority (MQA) Bursary
  • Mintek (Undergraduate Bursary)
    Municipal Infrastructure Support (MISA) Programme Bursary

  • Murray & Roberts Bursary (Undergraduate)
  • NEET (National Economic Education Trust Fund) Bursary (Engineering)
  • Richards Bay Minerals (Graduate Program) Bursary
  • SEIFSA Bursary
  • Municipal Infrastructure Support (MISA) Programme Bursary

    Performing Arts – Dance, Drama & Music

  • FAK Music Bursary
  • SAMRO Bursary (Music Performance Study)
  • SAMRO Bursary (General Music Study)
  • SAMRO Bursary (Music Technology Study or Music Business Study)
  • Grahamstown Foundation Scholarships – WJB Slater Scholarship Post-graduate Bursary
  • SAMRO Music Awards (Composition Study) Bursary
  • SAMRO (Music Education Study or Community Music Study)

    Visual Arts

  • Arcelor Mittal Bursary for Artisans
  • Australian National University (ANU) Scholarship
  • National Arts Council of SA (Undergraduate) Bursary

    Accounting, Auditing & Taxation

  • Auditor General South Africa Bursary (AGSA)
  • KPMG Auditing Bursary Opportunity
  • BDO Accounting and Auditing Bursary
  • CA Bursary – Deloitte & Touche (for undergraduates)
  • CA Bursary – Ernst and Young
  • CA Bursary – Fisher Hoffman
  • Deloitte and Touche (TrAX – Tax Graduate Programme) Bursary
  • KPMG (CA Bursary – Financial Need)
  • Moore Stephens (Undergraduates) Bursary
  • MTN Accounting Bursary (Graduate Development Programme)
  • National Treasury (Bursary Scheme)
  • National National Treasury (Chartered Accountants Academy)
  • Old Mutual Accounting Bursary (Matrics)
  • Sasol (Graduate Development Programme for CA’s)

    Business Management

  • Anglo American Head Office – SA BCom or Business Science
  • Anglo Coal – BCom or Business Science Bursary
  • CIDA City Campus Scholarship – Bachelor of Business Administration

    Commerce General

  • Allan Gray Fellowship Programme
  • AVI Degree Bursary for Comm and Eng (Study Trust)
  • City of Johannesburg
  • Coronation Fund Bursary
  • FNB Bursary (Study Trust)

    Human Resources & Public Administration

  • Eskom Bursary

    Marketing & Retail

  • Barloworld Educational Trust (Eng)
  • Primedia Foundation (Undergraduates) Bursary


  • Epilepsy SA Bursary
  • Department of Labour Bursaries for the Disabled (NSFAS)
  • SACTWU Bursary Scheme

    Architecture, Planning & Geomatics

  • Anglo American Bursaries – for 2nd and 3rd years
  • Department of Public Works, Roads and Transport (Part-time) Bursary
  • Department of Transport and Public Works (Full-time) Bursary

    Chemical Engineering

  • Afrox Bursary
  • de Beers Engineering Bursary: Mining, Electrical (Heavy Current), Chemical, Metallurgical
  • Gold Fields Mining Services Limited Bursary
  • Glencore Bursary

    Civil Engineering

  • Aveng Bursary
  • Aurecon South Africa Bursary- BSc Civil / Elec / Mech Eng
  • Basil Read Bursary (Civil Engineering)
  • Bigen Africa Services Bursary
  • BKS (Pty) Ltd Group Bursary Fund
  • Civil Engineering Education, Training & Development Foundation (CEET&DF) Bursary
  • Civil Engineering Industry Training Scheme Bursary (CEITS)
  • Jones and Wagener Bursary Scheme

    Construction & Quantity Surveying

  • Arup (Pty) Ltd Bursary
  • Basil Read Bursary (Building / Construction)
  • CP de Leeuw Bursary
  • Free State Education Department Bursary
  • Gauteng Housing Department Bursary
  • Hillary Construction Bursary
  • Power Group Bursary

    Electrical Engineering

  • Accenture Education Trust Bursary (2nd to 4th year)
  • Anglo Gold (University of Technology only) Bursary – Mining, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
  • AVI FET Bursary Eng
  • Exxaro Mining Bursary
  • Institution of Certificated Mechanical and Electrical Engineers SA Bursaries (ICMEESA)
  • Peermont Education Trust Bursary (Residents of Ekurhuleni only)

    Industrial & Mechanical Engineering

  • Anglo Base Metals Bursary- (Northern Cape residents only) – Anglo American
  • Anglo Base Scorpion Bursary – (Namibian citizens only)
  • Anglo Gold Ashanti (University of Technology only) Bursary – Mining, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
  • Anglo Platinum Bursary (Practical Programme for Ventilation and Mine Surveying)
  • AVI Diploma Bursary Eng and Food Technology
  • Sasol Bursary (University of Technology)


  • AAUW Scholarship
  • African Scholars’ Fund (FET College)
  • Abe Bailey Travel Bursary
  • Athlone Institute Bursary Project Fund Cape Town
  • British American Tobacco SA Bursary
  • CETA Bursary Programme
  • Gauteng City Region Academy (GCRA) (FET College) Bursary
  • Georg Forster Research Award Bursary
  • Monash (Undergraduate Scholarship)
  • NEET (National Economic Education Trust Fund) Bursary
  • Pan Africa Bursary Programme
  • Peregrine-Citadel Bursary (Study Trust)
  • PPS Chairman’s Fund – Bursary Fund
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers Bursary
  • Rand Merchant Bank (Graduate Development Programme) Bursary
  • REAP Bursary
  • SAA Cadet Pilot Training Bursary

    Human Biology

  • Bob Blundell Memorial Scholarship

    Health Science General

  • Department of Health Bursary KwaZulu-Natal
  • Department of Health Gauteng Bursary
  • Department of Health Limpopo Bursary / Scholarship
  • Department of Health Western Cape Bursary
  • Jeanette Goldman Trust Bursary


  • BG Heydenrych Bursary
  • Bodene Bursaries – Chappie Black Trust
  • Bodene Bursaries – Hendrik Vrouwes Scholarship
  • Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education Bursary
  • Dr McIntosh Trust Bursary
  • Hosken Consolidated Investments Foundation Bursary
  • KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health Bursary (Medicine)
  • Medirite Bursaries
  • Myrtle L Aron Bursary
  • SA Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) (Med) Bursary


  • Webber Wentzel Law Bursary
  • Attorneys Fidelity Fund Bursary
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (Graduates) Bursary
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (Tim Mills Memorial Bursary)
  • Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Bursary (Undergraduates)
  • SA Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) (Law) Bursary


  • Science Engineering & Technology – National Research Foundation (NRF) – NRF – Free-Standing Bursaries Local Honours
  • Free-Standing Prestigious Awards: Local Master’s and Doctoral Bursary
  • NRF – Free-Standing Prestigious Awards: Abroad Doctoral Bursary
  • NRF – Prestigious Awards: Local Postdoctoral Bursary
  • Adelaide Scholarships International (ASI) – University of Adelaide
  • SAMRO – Postgraduate Bursaries for Indigenous African Music
  • First Rand Trust (Graduate Development Programme) Bursary
  • Ernest Oppenheimer Memorial Trust Fund (Support for Local Postgraduates) Bursary
  • Mandela Rhodes Foundation Bursary
  • Mintek (Postgraduate Bursary)
  • Moore Stephens (Graduate Development) Bursary
  • National Arts Council of SA (Post-graduate) Bursary
  • National Research Foundation Scholarships
  • Norah Taylor Bursary (SACEE)
  • Palaborwa Mining Company Ltd Bursary
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers (Graduate Development) Bursary
  • SAAWG (Female Awards for Postgraduate) Bursary
  • Sanlam Graduate Development Programme
  • Sasol Bursary (Post Graduate)

    Computer Science

  • Barloworld Educational Trust Bursary(Comp Sc)
  • Gauteng City Region Academy (GCRA) Bursary
  • Oxford Graduate Scholarships

    Physics & Chemistry

  • Anglo American Thermal Coal Bursary – Anglo American
  • Bodene Bursaries
  • Engen Bursary
  • Pretoria Portland Cement Bursary Scheme (Member Barlows)
  • Richards Bay Minerals Bursaries

    Social Science

  • Heritage Related Studies Bursary
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church Bursary
  • Grahamstown Foundation Scholarships – Gerald Wright Scholarship
  • Japanese Government Scholarship (Undergraduate Students) Bursary
  • SA Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) (Soc) Bursary

    Mathematics & Actuarial Science

  • Industrial Development Corporation (Commercial Sciences) Bursary
  • KPMG Bursary (Graduate Development)
  • Liberty Group Limited (Actuarial Bursary)
  • Liberty Group Limited (Graduate Development)
  • Metropolitan Actuarial Bursary
  • Old Mutual Actuarial Bursary (for Matrics)

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