TISO Foundation Bursaries: Bursaries for the Disadvantages Youth

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Tiso Foundation
Tiso Foundation is a registered PBO (Public Benefit Organisation) which was established in 2001 by Founders of the Tiso Group. The vision was to establish a self-sustainable Foundation which would provide underprivileged South African youth a platform to further their education and develop their talents, in order to become the leaders of tomorrow.

The Tiso Foundation strongly believes in promoting education and skills development. It is through education that one is able to change your circumstances, contribute to your community and the larger South African economy. Over the years the Tiso Foundation has invested millions in education and skills development through its various programmes. Currently the Foundation runs various tertiary bursary programmes from undergraduate to Phd level.

The Tiso Foundation provides financial assistance to deserving youth to further their education across a range of fields, whilst at the same time provide one-on-one support, mentorship and leadership skills to its beneficiaries.

TISO FOUNDATION BURSARIES AVAILABLE

The Tertiary Bursary Programme
The Foundation works in partnership with many of the South African Universities to offer talented and disadvantaged youth the opportunity to further their studies. Their Tertiary bursary program is open to most fields of study, such as Science, Medicine, Commerce, and Engineering fields.

TISO BURSARIES REQUIREMENTS

Candidates wanting to apply for Tiso Foundation bursaries must meet all requirements as set out by the organisation. Listed below are the requirements candidates must meet to be eligible.
Tiso Foundation bursaries requirements:

  • Applicants must possess a valid South African ID
  • Candidates between the ages of 18 and 34 can apply
  • Applicants must hold a valid matric certificate with good to excellent results
  • Candidates from a previously disadvantaged background will have preference
  • Applicants in need of financial aid
  • Candidates registered with an institute of higher learning must hold exceptional results
  • Applicants must provide good references
  • Candidates must show a dedication to their studies
  • Applicants must have a positive attitude and eager to study further
  • Candidates who are selected must be keen on giving something back to the community

TISO FOUNDATION TERTIARY BURSARY APPLICATION

The Tiso Foundation Tertiary Bursary online application can be found on theTiso Foundation website along with details to the Organisation and all their other programs. Candidates interested in applying must ensure they complete the application form in full and that all relevant documentation is certified before attaching to their application.

THE TISO FOUNDATION ARTISAN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

This program was brought to life in 2009 when the Tiso Foundation noticed the ever increasing need for qualified artisans in South Africa. The Artisan Development programme offers youth from disadvantaged backgrounds the opportunity to gain valuable skills and employment across various trades including boilermakers, electricians, welders, fitters & turners, millwrights and diesel mechanics.

The Tiso Foundation runs this programme in partnership with ATI (Artisan Training Institute) to deliver a program which offers an accredited six-month technical & theoretical training, followed by an 18-month learnership and then a final testing to qualify as a certified artisan.
To Apply to the Artisan programme – please log on tohttp://www.artisantraining.co.za/

MINTEK BURSARIES 2016-2017

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In 1934, Mintek was recognized as a minerals explorations laboratory by the South African Government. The Government still today funds it partially with the following directive “To Promote Mineral Technology and to Foster the Establishment and Expansion of Industries in the Field of Minerals and Products Derived from them”. Mintek is an independent organization that specializes in mineral processing and extractive metallurgy in gold, platinum, base metals, ferroalloys and industrial minerals.

In alliance with metal producers and also mineral producers internationally and locally Mintek develops exceptional technology and allocates it to industries for purifying, treating, developing and extracting of the mineral products with use of laboratories and pilot plant facilities.

Mintek provides two different bursary programs for students. They have an Undergraduate bursary program and also a Postgraduate bursary program. They intend to fill their operations, development and research sectors with highly skilled South Africans. Their Undergraduate program equips students with a degree, BTech diploma or Honor’s degree. Their Postgraduate program further develops undergraduates to a Doctorate level. Once they have finished their studies students work for Mintek on a year to year basis and also partake in a rigorous training course to strengthen what they have learned and give them a perfect career. They will help you to become an exceptional scientist and you will be privileged enough to work side by side with some of the world’s top researchers.

MINTEK BURSARIES AVAILABLE

Mintek Bursaries are very comprehensive and include the following:

  • The University Tuition Fee
  • Full Registration Fee
  • The Exam Fee
  • University Housing Fee
  • University Meal Fee
  • University Book fee
  • Spending Money

Study Fields

Mintek will not give bursaries to National Diploma students. Mintek specializing in minerals has a vast field of study and can ensure the fields are all very exciting. The study fields provided by Mintek bursary programs are as follow:

  • Fuel Cells Study
  • Nano Technology & Science
  • Physical Metallurgy
  • Physics
  • Engineering Mining
  • Mining Environmental Compliance
  • Engineering Mechanical
  • Catalysis
  • Processing Minerals
  • Precious Metals / based drug discovery
  • Analytical / Geochemistry (Chemistry)
  • Engineering Chemical (Process control & Mineral Processing)
  • Engineering Electrical (Electronics & Process Control)
  • Geology in the following fields Economic, Applied, Petrology & Mineralogy

Some of these courses are only for Postgraduate students so please enquire at Mintek.

MINTEK BURSARY REQUIREMENTS

Learners need to be interested to study for a BTech diploma / Degree in the subjects above.

To apply for a bursary at Mintek a student will need to have the following:

  • South African ID
  • Be a South African citizen
  • If you are currently studying at a University you can apply
  • If you are a Grade 12 student you can apply

Grade 12 learners need the following:

  • English Level 5
  • Mathematics Level 5
  • Physical Science Level 5

Undergraduate Bursaries need the following:

  • South African citizens that are studying full time
  • Learners that are enrolled at a University but have no financial assistance that is connected to a service contract after completion of studies.

These bursaries are also available for Matriculates that have University approval upon Matriculation exemption.
Learners who have had Physical Science & Mathematics during Grade 10 – 12 with a minimum of Level 5 results in both subjects.

Postgraduate Bursaries need to know the following:

These are offered pending Mintek’s research and development program.
Candidates that are accepted also need to be approved by the Mintek research manager in the field and the potential Mintek supervisor that will be handling the project.
Negotiations will take place between the student’s University Supervisor, the student and the Mintek Project Supervisor.
This bursary program also allows for Foreign Nationals that are staying in South Africa to apply in special conditions.

MINTEK BURSARIES ONLINE APPLICATION

Bursary applications can’t be done online, but you can download a form here:

MINTEK BURSARY APPLICATION FORM

The undergraduate forms can be found here:

MINTEK UNDERGRADUATE APPLICATION FORM

The postgraduate forms can be found here:

MINTEK POSTGRADUATE APPLICATION FORM

Once you have completed the form and added all the relevant documents to your form you can send it to the following address: Mintek Bursary Office, Private Bag X3015, Randburg, 2125
Please remember to attach certified copies of all documents and not the originals.

MINTEK BURSARY CLOSING DATE

The closing date for applications yearly differs for the different bursary programs. For the Undergraduate program, the closing is the end of July. The Postgraduate program does not have a closing date.

Ensure that you send in your application and all documentation that is required on time to ensure a possibility of becoming a candidate. Take note that only those candidates that make the short list will be contacted. No late entries will be accepted. If you have not heard from Mintek within 3 months of the closing date then you can assume you were not selected.

Everything to do with mineral processing and metallurgy is one of Mintek’s specialties. Their divisions are designed to handle scientific and engineering progress and specific technology. If you have the need to study and to know how everything works then a place at Mintek is just what you need. Apply today and walk the golden path to knowledge.

SHOPRITE BURSARIES 2016 – 2017

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Shoprite Group of Companies offers about 1200 bursaries per year to deserving candidates.  They look for individuals who is focused on getting ahead in life, people who enjoy a challenge and finds the retail/consumer industry exciting.  For more than 15 years, Shoprite has aided talented young individuals to reach their dreams.  They have given bursaries in Pharmacy, Business Management, CA Accounting, Accounting, Retail and much more.

The last few years Shoprite has created an astounding 8500 new jobs, aiding the communities while growing to be the largest employer within the FMCG Industry (Fast Moving Consumer Goods).  Shoprite is not only one of the largest food retailers within Africa but furthermore a company build on responsible values, socially uplifting communities and rewarding its personnel.  Providing affordable, low priced shopping and stabilizing the economy.

Not only candidates from South Africa can apply, but also Nigeria, Angola, Namibia, and Zambia.  They have grown considerably, from a mere 41 bursaries per year to more than 250 bursaries per year.  Their bursaries are full study bursaries, covering costs between R35 000 up to R60 000 per year.  These amounts differ depending on the area of study, as well as vacation work.

Shoprite is known to be one of the most stable organizations within Africa.  Therefore successful candidates can rest assured of a permanent employment, after completion of their studies.  This is also one of the requirements of their bursaries.

The study areas that do require internships are no problem, as Shoprite includes career-specific training to their bursary candidates.  For pharmacy students, they offer a place within one of their 128 pharmacies.  This allows candidates to complete their internships.  For students studying management, they have a trainee management program, which aids in preparing them for store managers.  All CA field candidates can be placed within Shoprite’s SAICA approved CA training program for their internship, as article clerks.

Shoprite has a place for everyone, they invite candidates to apply and build a future with them.

SHOPRITE BURSARIES AVAILABLE

If you are planning to study into one of the following directions these bursaries is just what you need.  Currently, the bursaries available are as follow, please note these may change during the year or even every year as is required within the company to fulfill the openings.  Also, note that some of these bursaries are restricted to specific areas within the country.

  • Retail Bursaries
  • Pharmacy Bursaries
  • Accounting Bursaries
  • Logistic Bursaries
  • Information Technology Bursaries

SHOPRITE BURSARIES REQUIREMENTS

If you are currently still in grade 12 and would like to apply, please do so.  First-year and second-year students in these fields of study can also apply.

  • Grade 12 level of education
  • Level 5 for English
  • Possess a Valid ID
  • Live in Africa

These bursary opportunities, may not be suitable to all, however if you feel you are the ideal candidate, please complete your application, include all relevant documentation along with a letter of conduct.  With this, you can state why you feel you deserve the opportunity and why you will be the right candidate for this bursary.

SHOPRITE BURSARIES APPLICATION

Please include your latest school results and certified copy of your ID.  For more information on available online bursaries applications, have a look at their webpage.  It will take you about 15- 20 minutes to complete the forms and you are done.

SHOPRITE BURSARIES CLOSING DATE

The closing date is usually the end of September yearly, so, be sure to have your application in on time.  If you enjoy any of the fields mentioned above, this bursary could open doors for you.

Thuthuka Bursary Fund 2016-2017

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The Thuthuka Bursary Fund is a programme that is available solely to African and Coloured students who dream of becoming Chartered Accountants but do not have the funds in order to fulfil that dream. Every year, between 250 and 300 Thuthuka bursaries are awarded for undergraduate BCom Accounting degrees, to students who come from disadvantaged communities.

The word “thuthuka” is a Zulu verb which, in English, translates to “to develop”. This indicates the goal of the fund: for dedicated students to develop not only their education and careers but also their perspectives and life achievements.

The universities that partake in the bursary scheme are accredited by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). SAICA is not only the leading accountancy body in our country, but it is also influential on an international level.

THUTHUKA BURSARY FUND REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICATION

Any candidates who wish to be considered for this bursary must be South African citizens with valid IDs, be of African or Coloured race, and must be financially needy. The financial need is based on a NSFAS Means Test. The National Student Financial Aid Scheme is a government-funded organisation which was created precisely to provide financial aid to students who wish to study at a tertiary education institution. The test will calculate the student’s ability to contribute to their own education based on factors such as family income and other funding sources.

In terms of academic requirements, applicants must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Achieved at least 60% 5 or above on the NSC Scale of Achievement) for final Grade 11 Mathematics result – Mathematical Literacy does not apply
  • Currently in Grade 12 with the intent to study for a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting (if already matriculated, it should not have been more than two years ago)
  • Have enough points to qualify for university entrance
  • Have applied or are in the process of applying to one of the designated SAICA-accredited universities


Universities to Apply to

Not all SAICA-accredited universities are part of the scheme. Individuals who want to be considered for this bursary must select a university from one of the following to apply to:

  • University of Johannesburg
  • University of Cape Town – students must enrol for the Bachelor of Commerce code CB011
  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • Stellenbosch University
  • University of Pretoria
  • University of Free State
  • University of Witwatersrand

In order to improve their chances of university acceptance, Thuthuka recommends that prospective candidates apply to at least two of the abovementioned universities – one of which is closes to their homes.


THUTHUKA BURSARY FUND BURSARY PACKAGE

The comprehensive bursary package includes funding for:

  • University fees e.g. tuition
  • Accommodation fees
  • Books
  • Monthly living allowance

Since the Thuthuka programme wishes to do more than merely pay for the studies, it also seeks to contribute to the economic and social upliftment of South Africa’s youth. So apart from the funding, depending on the specific university, bursars can also expect the following aid:

  • Additional academic support in the form of additional lectures, tutorials and/or assessments
  • Language and logic exercise to improve English language comprehension and to better equip students with problem-solving skills and techniques
  • A mentorship programme where not only the bursar gets a mentor, but in turn will be able to mentor someone else as well
  • Interactive workshops to teach life-skills and promote workplace-readiness


Selection Process

After the Thuthuka Bursary Fund application forms have been received, the TBF team will screen the candidates and invite a portion for testing and interviewing. The testing process will include a National Benchmark Test (NBT) which is used to assess the candidates’ linguistic and numeric skills, as well as their mathematic aptitude. The results of the testing are then sent to the TBF Project managers at the respective universities.

Once a shortlist has been determined, the successful candidates will be provisionally awarded the bursary pending their final Grade 12 results. Candidates will be notified by Thuthuka and also by their university.


How to Apply For the Thuthuka Bursary Fund?

Applicants can download the Thuthuka Bursary Fund online application by following the link on the SAICA website (applications open from the end of January). Completed applications are then to be posted to the following address:

Thuthuka Bursary Fund
PO Box 59875
Kengray
2001

Along with the completed form, applicants also need to include a recent passport or ID photo in colour, as well as certified copies of their:

  • ID
  • Parent/guardian’s ID
  • IDs of people who are dependent on the family’s income
  • Parent/guardian’s salary advice or an affidavit if unemployed
  • Final Grade 11 results
  • Final Grade 12 results (if applicable)
  • Stamped letter from school confirming registration and the subjects taken
  • University provisional acceptance letter

On a separate piece of paper and in their own handwriting, candidates must briefly answer the following two questions:

  1. What is your motivation for wanting to become a Chartered Accountant?
  2. Why do you believe that you should be awarded the bursary?

And finally, candidates should also include a short essay about themselves, their life plans and their family, to further support their applications.


The Thuthuka Bursary Fund closing date is the 30
th of April for the following year’s enrolment.

Thuthuka Bursary Fund Contact Details:

Contact Centre: 086 107 2422

Prospective bursars can also visit their Facebook page for further support or information.

STEFANUTTI STOCKS BURSARIES

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Do you love construction, buildings, architecture and all things modern?

Would you love to become part of a dynamic company?

Stefanutti Stocks delivers impeccable contracting solutions, along with fulfilling construction desires.  Their bursary program may just very well be your transport to success.  This program offers talented individuals financial aid to complete their studies.  Additionally, candidates will also be exposed to learning on their sites all over South Africa, possibly even on sites all over Africa!

The bursary program offered by Stefanutti Stocks not only aids candidates to reach their dreams of becoming qualified but will also deliver future employment.  They are seeking energetic and motivated candidates for all fields of their business practices.  These include roads, pipelines, and even mining.

Are you driven to achieve and filled with a passion for life?

Would you openly accept new challenges?

Can you cope with working away from home, within on-site conditions?

If this is you, then you are in the correct place.  Stefanutti Stocks offers bursaries to people who wants to build a better future.  Their program also aids in stabilizing the workforce of South Africa, by delivering more skilled workers.

STEFANUTTI STOCKS BURSARIES AVAILABLE

If you are planning to study in any of the following directions, these bursaries are just what you need.  Fields of study may differ each year, it will depend upon the need within the company.

Fields of study 

  • BSC Civil Engineering
  • NDip Civil Engineering
  • B. Eng
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • B. Ing
  • Construction Management
  • Business Science
  • Quantity Surveying

BURSARY REQUIREMENTS

If you wish to apply for a bursary from Stefanutti Stocks, candidates will be required to fulfill all pre-set stipulations.

To study with a bursary in any of the fields mentioned, or fields available with the company, candidates must have the following:

  • Candidate must be a South African citizen
  • Candidate must hold a valid South African ID document
  • Candidates must hold a Grade 12 level of education with an average of 70%
  • Candidates must have a 70% average for HG-English
  • Candidates must have a 70% average for HG Physical Science or Core Mathematics
  • Candidates must be registered, or studying at an Institute of Higher Learning within South Africa
  • Candidates will be required to hold an average of 65% for each academic year of the bursary duration

Candidates applying for a bursary must ensure the following documentation accompanies their application:

  • Academic results for Grade 12 and all other tertiary years completed
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • ID documentation
  • Registration at University or Institute of Higher Learning
  • Motivation Letter
  • Letter from University of good standing

Preference will be given to candidates who have completed their first year of study at an Institution of Higher Learning or University.  Additionally, candidates who excel in Science and/or Structural Analysis will also be given preference.  Candidates must ensure they pass and shine in all subjects for the duration of their bursary.  Vacation work is also made available to successful candidates yearly.

APPLICATION

Online bursaries applications are made available as the company has openings within its ranks.

You can apply for your bursary online via this page.  Once this page opens, do a ‘Quick Search’ for Bursaries, if there are any available they will show there. Candidates can click on the ‘apply’ button found beneath each bursary.  Herewith they will be directed to the login page, if you have not yet registered with them, you can do so via this link as well.

Once you have registered, you can open the bursary application form.  Please ensure you complete the form fully, answer all questions truthfully and attach all documentation.

Stefanutti Stocks recruitment process is made available for internal, plus external applications via their different opportunities.  They are also committed to the Employment Equity act.  They also have a company policy that gives opportunity preference to employees with all their programs.  This means that they will firstly review applications received from employees before starting with any external applications.  However, these candidates will also have to adhere to all requirements.

Successful candidates will be notified and the finalization process started.  They will only contact short-listed candidates, thus, if you do not hear from the company please deem your application as unsuccessful.  Candidates may also be asked to attend an interview before awarding of a bursary.

CLOSING DATE

There are no deadlines for bursary applications when they are closed.  Candidates are urged to regularly check the Stefanutti Stocks web page for bursaries that may open, as they have different opportunities, at alternate times during the year.

SACEMA BURSARIES

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Do you have a passion for research, medical diseases and the human condition?

Are you constantly searching for answers to diseases and all related matter?

If so, then SACEMA may be the ideal company to assist you in reaching your life’s goals!

SACEMA stands for The South African Centre for Epidemiological Modelling and Analysis. This company is known to be a national research Centre. It was established under the Centre of Excellence program of the Department of Science and Technology and the National Research Foundation.

The main focus of SACEMA is research into the patterns and development of numerous diseases. With this study SACEMA aims to understand and in time even be able to predict changes and developments as they take place within a range of different diseases. This will, in turn, assist in finding workable cures or methods of restraining a variety of diseases.

This Centre is located in Stellenbosch, its main focus at this time, yet, not excluding other epidemiological diseases, but mainly working on research and issues concerning TB, Malaria and HIV. They offer gifted student an opportunity to study into these great fields.

SACEMA BURSARIES AVAILABLE

Sacema provides candidates a variety of fields to study. Their bursaries are allocated towards achieving a PhD degree or an MSc degree. Their internal bursaries are only for candidates wishing to attend the University of Stellenbosch and their external bursary cover all other Universities within South Africa.

Their internal bursary is for candidates wishing to be based at Sacema and their studies will also be supervised by Secama. Candidates who apply for an external bursary will have to arraign with one of their Professors at the University they will be attending to act as supervisor.

Fields of study may include the following and more:

  • Biomedical Science
  • Biostatistics
  • Microbiology
  • Virology
  • Toxicology
  • Epidemiology
  • Research Data Management

Candidates must be sure that they want to pursue a career within the fields made available. Many of these fields are very demanding with high levels of stress. They may prove to be emotionally straining, as well as physical.

SACEMA BURSARY REQUIREMENTS

Bursaries provided by Sacema are awarded based to each candidate’s academic abilities, their financial need, their interest and motivation as well as their field of preference. Candidate will be required to meet the basic stipulations and those with exposure to any of the core research areas of Sacema will be given a preference.

These areas of research include the following:

  • TB Transmission Dynamics
  • HIV Incidence Estimation Methods
  • HIV and TB Efficient approaches
  • HIV and TB Universal Prevention and Care methods
  • HIV Hyper-vulnerability in young women
  • Sexual Transmission of HIV
  • Silicosis, HIV & TB in mineworkers
  • Water-borne Diseases
  • Immunology and Treatment Resistance
  • Metabolic Side-effects of Treatments

All candidates are advised to engage with the staff and researchers at Sacema to complete their applications successfully.

Candidate need to adhere to the following requirements:

  • Applicants must hold a valid ID document
  • Applicants must be South African citizens
  • Applicants must provide full academic records
  • Applicants must provide proof of their need of financial aid
  • Applicants must submit an acceptance letter of the University they intend to attend
  • Applicants must prove their willingness to learn
  • Applicants must have a passion for their field of study

Applicants who show a high level of motivation, commitment, care and eagerness to make a difference, will be considered first.

SACEMA BURSARIES APPLICATION

Sacema bursaries application online is made available each year for talented candidates. This company offers two different bursaries:

APPLY FOR INTERNAL BURSARY
APPLY FOR EXTERNAL BURSARY
For more information on the company itself candidates can visit their Website. Or applicants can send an enquiry e-mail to, Ms. Lynnemore Scheepers at scheepersl@sun.ac.za or call 021 808 2589.Applicants are reminded to ensure all fields of the application is completed in full. Please also read all questions thoroughly and answer truthfully. Application forms not signed, missing information or submitted late, will not be considered.

SACEMA BURSARIES CLOSING DATE

Closing date for applications is usually within October / November each year. Due to the internal and external applications there are two dates but both in October. Internal applications close by the 1st of October and external applications close the end of October.

Investec Bursary 2016-2017

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Investec is a well-known company, established in 1974, which is not only based in South Africa but also internationally, including the United Kingdom and Australia. They offer a variety of financial products and services within their three core areas of asset management, wealth and investment, and specialist banking.

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.

Fields of Study

The bursary is available to students who aim to study full time within towards an undergraduate degree within the following fields:

  • Commerce
    • Economics
    • Business economics
    • Accounting
    • Investment
    • Finance
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Informatics
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Information Science
  • Business Science
  • Science and Mathematics
  • Commercial Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Investec Bursary Requirements for Application

The main criteria for the awarding of Investec’s bursary are financial need and academic potential. Further requirements include:

  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Must currently be in Grade 12 or in their first year at university
  • Working towards matric exemption with a minimum of 60% in both English and Mathematics (not Maths Literacy) and a minimum of 50% in all other subjects

Bursary Package

This bursary is a partial bursary so it may not cover all the study-related expenses. The exact bursary amount is reviewed annually and so is subject to change, the bursary at the moment covers R80 000.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for additional funding via Studietrust or the Financial Aid Office at their specific universities of choice – a student loan from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) could assist in supplementing the full amount needed.

Apart from the financial aid, Investec also offers two other programmes in order to further develop the successful bursars’ life skills.

1. Mentorship Programme
Bursars are paired up with Investec staff members who volunteer to be their mentors for the entire duration of their academic career. The mentors provide extensive support and guidance to the students as they face everyday challenges in their tertiary education.

2. Work Readiness Programme
This week-long programme is held at Investec’s Sandton offices specifically for third year Honours students in order to better equip the students with the skills they will need when eventually joining the workforce. Students participate in activities and tasks that include self-development, self-branding (especially when searching for jobs), interview skills, teamwork, planning, pitching and presenting.

How to Apply For the Investec Bursary Programme

Those who wish to apply can either complete an Investec bursary online application or request a copy of the application to be sent either by email or regular post mail.

To apply, either:

  • SMS the word ‘Investec’ plus your surname, initials and email address to 31022
  • Send an email containing the text “Please send me an Investec bursary application form” to investec@studietrust.org.za
  • Download an application from Investec’s website or from the Investec Application Page.


The Investec bursary opens the 30th April and the closing date for submitting the completed application is the end of August as the selections will be done during September, November and December for the following year’s studies. Applicants will be notified whether they have qualified or not no later than 21 December, via SMS.

Applications must either be completed online or posted to:

Studietrust
PO Box 29192
Melville
2109

Applications that are emailed or faxed will not be considered.

Application Details

There are a number of documents that must be submitted along with the completed application form; certified copies of:

  • The applicant’s ID
  • Grade 11 results
  • The current year’s June results
  • If already completed Grade 12: the official Matric/NSC results and June results (or progress report of all subjects if no exams were written)
  • If parent/guardian employed: payslips or letter from employer containing either a sworn statement or tax return statements indicating income)
  • If parent/guardian self-employed: latest financial statements
  • If parent/guardian unemployed: sworn affidavits
  • If parent(s) is/are deceased: death certificates
  • If parents are divorced: divorce certificate
  • If parents are separated: sworn statement from one parent

Apart from all the academic and legal certifications, Investec also require some more personal information regarding the nature of the individual candidates. For this reason, candidates must also include two testimonials that speak to the candidate’s character: one from a community or spiritual leader and another from an education official such as a teacher or lecturer.

Applicants are also required to write a short biographical essay to cover the following topics:

  • Family and current circumstances
  • Applicant’s passion, strengths and weaknesses
  • Overview of academic career thus far
  • Any affiliations to community projects, committees or organisations
  • Inspiring books they’ve read
  • Influential person i.e. role model
  • Their plans for the future
  • Their hope for the country in 10 years’ time
  • Description of any leadership positions

Applications without all these supporting documents will not be considered.

Investec Bursary Contact Details

Individuals that have any further queries can direct their issues to Studietrust either via email at apply@studietrust.org.za or on the phone at (011) 403 1632.