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
  • 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:

PO Box 29192

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 or on the phone at (011) 403 1632.

Gold Fields Bursaries 2016 – 2017

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.  Gold Fields wishes to also employ these candidates and thus they aim to assist talented students in these fields.  Their bursaries usually cover Registration and Tuition fees at a South African University, two payments yearly towards living costs as well as two payments yearly towards book fees and related fees.  In addition selected student can apply once-off for a computer allowance but only in their second-year studies with specific terms and conditions.  There are also study possibilities for Technikon.


The company has the following fields of study available for successful candidates for University and all are BSc courses:

  • Mining Engineering
  • Geology Honors
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering

The company also has the following fields of study available for successful candidates for Technikon study:

  • Mining Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering (Heavy and Light Current)
  • Extraction Metallurgy
  • Environmental Management
  • Mine Survey
  • Finance


Students must provide the following documentation to qualify for a bursary:

  • Students must be South African citizens.
  • Students must have a need for financial aid.
  • Students who are currently studying at a South African University full-time or intends on doing so towards a degree in one of the fields of study above.
  • Students must be able to provide their Grade 11 & Grade 12 results or progress of Grade 12 if still in Grade 12.
  • Students must, at least, have a level 6 for Mathematics and Physical Science or higher.
  • Students must have an acceptance letter or proof of acceptance by the University for the mentioned Degree in the field of study as implied on the application form.
  • Students who intend to study full-time from the year following their application may apply.
  • Students studying first-year and turning 21 in that year or students in their second year turning no older than 23 in the fields mentioned above may also apply.

Upon acceptance of the bursary students agree to work for Gold Fields or any of its nominee’s for the same period as the bursary term.  Therefore, if the student received a 3-year study bursary the student is obligated to a 3-year service contract.


The company also offers opportunities for Graduates, Apprenticeships as well as Vacation work for Students.  Gain a better start with the aid of Gold Fields opportunities and programs on offer and build your skills.  Learn from their professionals and gain working experience in the process within a safe environment offering challenging and rewarding advances to any career.

Students interested can access their web page although more information is only made available closer to the time of availability.


Bursaries online applications are not available but students can complete the bursary forms and with all required documentation send it to the following address:

The Bursary Administrator

Gold Fields Business and Leadership


Private Bag X11



For more information feel free to have a look at Gold Fields online web page although applications are closed at the moment.  Also, keep in mind that Gold Fields will not be held responsible for keeping or guarding any documentation received.  Students are asked to only send legible copies of needed documentation as the originals will need to accompany selected students to their interview.

The selection process will be as follow:

  • Students who apply will receive their forms during February and/or May each year for the fields of study available.
  • Students who make the shortlist of candidates will be required to do a medical examination or already have a medical fitness certificate that is valid for the University they will be attending.  These students will also be asked to partake in a psychometric test.
  • Students who receive bursaries will need to sign a bursary agreement upon acceptance stating all terms and conditions.
  • Selection will also depend on the acceptance from the University in the desired field of study for students in accordance for the year of commencement.
  • Qualifying students will be selected by Gold Fields.


Closing date for applications each year is the end of June and no late applications will be considered.  You will receive a response within a month from closing date if you qualified for the bursary.  If you do not receive any communication within a month from the closing date your application has been unsuccessful and there will be no communications further.

Glencore (XSTRATA) Bursaries 2016 – 2017

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Xstrata/Glencore mine believes in values and making a difference.  They offer equal opportunities with less red tape.  They see themselves as being different from other mines while also encouraging individualism within the workforce, as no two people are the same.  They care deeply for the community, building lasting relationships with ‘safe ethical work practice’.  They believe in the abilities of their workers, education, experience as well as responsibility.

If you are motivated, see yourself as a decision maker that grabs at each and every opportunity, with both hands.  Then this is the ideal place to start.  With one of these bursaries, you can open doors to a secure, safe and successful career.  Their employees grow as a team, but moreover, as a family and friendships are formed.  With Xstrata/Glencore you will get recognition when it is earned, you can reap the rewards of a fulfilling life.

Their bursary scheme identifies the significance of not only developing, but furthermore also upholding a sturdy professional workforce.  Therefore, they are committed to continually grow, by empowering new talented individuals.  This is an assurance to your future, over and above that of the company.  They believe in diversity and equal employment opportunities, besides the safety and community promotion they stand steadfast by.

With them, your future will not only look bright but be a rising star.  They have multiple projects in the pipeline, offering prospects great development predictions.  Each candidate that is successfully awarded a bursary will be required to sign a service obligation.

Bursaries will also include the following:

  • Registration fees
  • Tuition fees
  • Residence fees
  • Meal fees
  • Prescribed textbooks as is required
  • A personal allowance
  • Laptop along with a printer
  • Paid vacation work with the company
  • All obligatory seminars and excursions will be covered


The following career paths will be available for study, depending on the need of the company at the time.

  • Mining Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Financial Management (B Com)
  • Geology Discipline


If you intend on applying for such a bursary from Xstrata/Glencore, candidates will need the following.

For Engineering Disciplines:

  • English with a 60 – 69 % minimum (level 5)
  • Mathematics and Science with a 70 – 79 % minimum (level 6)
  • Adhere to all other pre-requirements of Institute of Higher Learning

For Finance Disciplines:

  • English with a 60 – 69 % minimum (level 5)
  • Mathematics and Accounting with a 60 – 69 % minimum (level 5)

Shared requirements:

  • Candidates must be South African citizens
  • Candidates must be fit enough to gain a valid fitness certificate before bursary will be finalized or have one.  This certificate must be in compliance to the Mine’s Health & Safety Act.


You can also apply for their Graduate Recruitment Scheme.  This opportunity is however only a short-term placement or apprenticeship.  It gives candidates an extra foot up in achieving Graduate Level Roles.  These placements are available over a wide range of fields.

These fields are as follow:

  • Administration
  • Finance
  • Trading
  • Research
  • Sustainability
  • Geology
  • Community Engagements
  • Operations
  • Logistics
  • Engineering

Here you will become equipped with greatly needed skills, via guidance from experts, to ensure a skilled future workforce.  This is an – on the job cooperation, delivering excessive experience to each candidate.  You will be learning from the best in each field.

Xstrata / Glencore offers summer or vacation work to talented individuals, as well as apprenticeships and intern positions.  There is a wide world waiting just for you.  Open the doors and be welcomed within.


For online bursaries applications, you can only have a look Here and at their website as there is presently not available.  Additionally, you can also enquire at

Candidates are urged to please include the following in their application:

  • An application letter including what Grade you are studying (Grade 12, 1st Year, etc.)
  • Also include why you are the best suited for this bursary
  • A certified copy of your valid South African ID
  • A certified copy of your latest academic results (candidates in Grade 12 can send Grade 11 results)
  • The preference in field of study or current study

Glencore XSTRATA Bursaries Closing Date

Closing dates may vary, depending on the bursary.  However, most applications have to be in by the end of May each year.  Please note, if you have not heard anything within 21 days after closing date, you may deem your application as unsuccessful.  No documentation, CV’s or forms will be returned to candidates.  Therefore, it is vital to only include certified copies.

If you are into mining and would love to pursue a career with this company, send your applications in today.

Good luck to all, may your year be filled with surprises.

Great North Transport Bursaries 2016 2017

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Do you love transport and all related fields? Would you like to be part of a growing industry within this field of service? If so, then the Great North Transport bursaries program may just be the place for you to hang your hat.

This company was launched in 1996 and is a subsidiary of Limpopo Economic Development Agency. When they started the company mainly operated bus services. Their focus areas were Limpopo, Zimbabwe, and Mpumalanga. They own a fleet of buses totaling 540 and provide reliable transport to more than 37 million people yearly.

This company can boast with service delivery in five district Municipalities and 11 depots stretching from Limpopo to Harare. The company believes in providing high-quality education opportunities and do their part with bursaries and internships. This company was founded on five vital cornerstones and even today they uphold these highly. They believe in Quality, Affordability, Safety, Dependability and Reliability, this is what makes then so great.

They aim to become South Africa’s top service provider within the transport field. They assist in development and economic growth within many regions. The public transport system in South Africa has many failing and are in need of dependable services such as can be found with Great North Transport. The company believes in employing professionals within all fields of operations. Therefore, they provide talented individuals great opportunities to excel and become skilled workers within a tough industry.


The Great North Transport Company located within the Limpopo Province of South Africa offers talented individuals the opportunity to complete their studies. They do this with their bursary program. This program is offered to candidates who would like to study within the fields of transport.

The company may offer bursaries in a wide field related to the following:

  • Logistics
  • Transport


Candidates interested in applying within the fields of study as set out by this company will also have to meet all requirements.

Requirements for applicants are as follow:

  • Candidates must be a South African citizen
  • Candidates must have a valid ID document
  • Candidates must excel academically with a minimum of 70% in all main subjects
  • Candidates must have a passion for their field of application
  • Candidates must be in need of financial aid for further study

Candidates must ensure all fields of the application is completed before submitting. For the application to be eligible candidates must ensure the following accompanies their application:

  • Completed application form
  • Certified copy of ID document
  • Certified copy of Grade 11 and Grade 12 academic results
  • Certified copy of Grade 12 Certificate
  • Covering letter
  • Curriculum Vitae


Great North Transport bursaries applications online are not available. Application forms may be collected at the depots and also the company head office, or downloaded from their Website by simply selecting the FORMS tab. Complete the form and email it along with all relevant documentation to

For more information regarding this company, candidates can visit this website.

Candidates who are applying for a bursary with this company is reminded to please ensure the application is completed in full. Please provide current contact details and confirm that all relevant documentation accompanies the application. Any and all late applications, incomplete applications or those missing documentation will not be taken into consideration.


Closing dates for bursaries provided by this company may differ yearly. This will depend on the field of study made available, as well as the need within the company. However, currently, the yearly closing date is the 7th of June.

Correspondence will only be done with candidates who have made it to the shortlist. If you do not hear from the company within two months from the closing date, candidates may assume their application was unsuccessful. Good luck to all students, may your studies be all you imagined they would be.

Funza Lushaka Bursary 2016-2017

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a national programme headed by the Department of Basic Education, funded by the National Treasury and administered by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

There is no doubt that a solid education is the answer to many of our country’s problems, and as such, the government runs this scheme in order to make it easier for interested individuals to become teachers to help shape our youth.

The bursary is valid for one year at a time, successful bursary holders must re-apply each year if they wish to cover the entire duration of their studies.

Fields of Study

Bursaries are awarded to full-time, part-time and distance education students who have been accepted to higher education institutions for the following degree types:

  • Bachelor of Education (BEd)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) and Bachelor of Technology (BTech), Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) with majors suitable for admission to a PGCE programme upon graduation; at least one of the major subjects must be selected from the priority area subjects listed below.

Priority Area Subjects

Foundation Phase (Gr R-3, ages 5-9):

  • Foundation phase specialisation

Intermediate Phase (Gr 4-6; ages 10-12):

  • African Languages
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Technology

Senior Phase (Gr 7-9; ages 13-15):

  • African Languages
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Technology

FET Phase (Gr 10-12; ages 16-18):

  • Accounting
  • African Languages
  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Agricultural Technology
  • Civil Technology
  • Computer Applications Technology
  • Economics
  • Electrical Technology
  • Engineering Graphics and Design
  • English Language
  • Geography
  • Information Technology
  • Life Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematical Literacy
  • Mechanical Technology
  • Physical Sciences


Applicants for the Funza Lushaka Bursary must meet the following basic requirements in order to be considered:

  • Must be a South African citizen with a valid ID
  • Must have already been accepted to an appropriate field of study at a recognised higher education institution
  • Must be committed to and enthusiastic about a professional teaching career with interests that include working with young people, readiness to face and overcome challenges
  • Must have personal integrity

Academic Criteria

For individuals applying for the first time for university:

  • Completion of matric with an exemption, endorsement or admission to a Bachelor Degree study
  • Level 4 pass / 60% (SG) or 50% (HG) for a matric subject which leads to the priority area
  • For those who wish to specialise in the foundation level:
    • A passing grade in Mathematics/Mathematic Literacy (if the individual matriculated before 2008 when Maths was not compulsory, an overall good performance—average of 50%—may still be considered)
    • Level 4 pass / 60% (SG) or 50% (HG) in home language
  • For those who wish to specialise in technology subjects but did not take those subjects at a matric level, a pass in Maths or Math Literacy is needed

For individuals who are already at university or enrolling for PGCE:

  • A passing grade for all modules studies in the last year of study at university
  • Minimum of 55% average across all modules studied in the last year

For existing bursars who are reapplying:

  • Must have passed 2/3 of the modules/priority area modules studied in the past year
  • Must have a minimum of 50% across all modules and progressing to the next level/year of study

1. Undergraduate (1)

This bursary option encompasses a four-year Bachelor of Education degree, specialising in all five phases.

2. Undergraduate (2)

This particular bursary option is open to those who wish to study any three or four-year long Bachelors degree which includes a field that will allow the student to progress to the one-year PGCE.

3. Graduate

This bursary option is available to individuals who have qualified for the PGCE, i.e. those who have graduated from their degrees that include majors in priority areas.

Each of the three qualifications mentioned above must include subjects in at least one priority area for which the individual plans to specialise in as a teacher. Students will also have to specialise in a particular phase for the Bed and PGCE qualifications.



  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodation costs (for either residence or approved accommodation)
  • Meals
  • Small monthly allowance for living expenses
  • In exceptional circumstances, travelling costs may be included if the cost of travelling hiders the student from accepting the bursary

Selection Process

The university to which the individual has applied for the bursary will notify them of the outcome of their Funza Lushaka online applications; a letter will also be sent from the Department of Basic Education.

Funza Lushaka will use email or SMS as a means of communication with bursars, so they are expected to have a valid and working email address as well as a cell phone.

Important Information

What Happens After the Qualification
After the bursar has successfully completed all studies and holds the qualification of a certified teacher, he or she will be contractually obligated to teach in a provincial teaching post for every year that they received a bursary. Individuals will be allowed to choose the province; if, however, there is no post available in the selected province at the time, the bursar will have to accept an offer in a different province.

This contractual obligation may not be deferred, i.e. the bursar must start teaching immediately after qualification; no gap year may be taken.

Individuals who have any further question or concerns can get the Funza Lushaka contact details directly from the university to which they have applied. If any issues can not be resolved by the designated administrative coordinators, only then should the Department of Basic Education be contacted.

How to Apply For the Funza Lushaka Bursary?

Individuals can only apply for the bursary once they have been accepted to the university of their choice and have been allocated a valid student number – the student number is needed in order to complete the Funza Lushaka application form online. More information on their bursary program can be found on the Funza Lushaka Website.


Applications must be submitted for the Funza Lushaka bursary from 1st October before the closing date of 13th January.

Re-applications must also be submitted online before the closing date of 20th December.

Application closing dates will be published online Here if there are any changes.



Do you have what is required to join the engineering field and assist in revolutionizing it? This company seeks gifted and bright young minds to become part of something bigger. They offer exciting opportunities aimed at developing talent. This may just be the change you are seeking.

GIBB became the known name for this extraordinary company in 1995, and it was also accepted by that time as being the biggest Engineering Consultation Firm within Africa. This company also brought into their workings international standards by implementing the ISO9001. This company known as being one of the biggest black-owned Engineering Consultation Firms has been operating flawlessly for more than a century throughout Africa. They are ever changing, adapting and evolving along with the times and innovations. Therefore, they are more than capable of meeting all their client’s needs and offer the brightest minds in the industry.

This company has offices located in all the major cities of South Africa along with offices within all countries of Africa. Their services and expertise include all areas of health, residential, commercial, retail and education. They offer not only the planning and design but also the management of all projects. They work within all markets such as water and sanitation, power and energy, mining and health infrastructures, transportation and much more.

If this is the world you would like to be a part of and you have what they need, then you are at the right place.


Candidates interested in obtaining a bursary from this company must be studying at a recognized Institute of Higher Learning within one of the below-mentioned fields of Engineering.

Fields of study available:

  • Railway
  • Civil
  • Roads
  • Electrical

Successful candidates who receive a bursary from GIBB will have the following covered by the bursary:

  • Full cost of tuition
  • All required books and even stationary
  • Accommodation costs only where relevant
  • Travel costs only where relevant

Candidates will also have the benefit of vacation employment and may be asked to join the company upon completion of their studies. This will, however, depend on the candidate’s success and the need within the company at the time.


Candidates who intend to apply for a bursary with GIBB must meet all the requirements set by the company. Each successful bursary awarded will be dependable on the signing of an obligatory employment term after completion of studies, along with compulsory vacation work. These will be done at any of the company’s offices.

Requirements for candidates are as follow:


  • Applicants must be a South African citizen
  • Applicants must be studying within one of the fields mentioned towards a Masters, a Degree or an Honors
  • Applicants must hold a valid ID document
  • Applicants must excel within their field of Engineering

Along with their application candidates must submit the following certified documentation:

  • Copy of ID document
  • Full and up to date Curriculum Vitae
  • Valid contact details
  • Full academic results, including the current year’s, results


GIBB bursaries applications online are made available yearly via their website. Individuals who are interested in applying within one of their fields may do so when the company has bursaries available within that field. However, applicants must also meet all requirements in order to apply. Candidates can find the company’s open bursaries via their ‘Careers’ tab.

To apply candidates must firstly download the application form. This form will be on this page under the instructions area. Candidates are advised to complete the form in their own handwriting and also sign the form. Ensure all required documentation is certified and accompany your application.

Applications that are faxed will not be looked at, thus, candidates have to either use post or e-mail to submit applications.

Post Application to:


Human Resources Department

Human Resources Consultant

P.O. Box 3965

Cape Town


E-mail Application to:

Candidates who apply that have not yet received their final academic results may submit their application but should also mention that they will send their results soon. Candidates doing so must then not forget to send these results through as soon as they receive them.


The closing date for bursaries provided by GIBB is usually the end of August each year. These dates may vary slightly, depending on the need within the company each year.

Candidates are reminded to include all relevant certified documentation and get their applications in before the closing date. This is vital as late applications will not be considered. This also goes for applications that are not signed, missing documentation or not completed in full.

If you are interested in pursuing a career within one of the Engineering fields mentioned, this company may have what you need. Do you have what they require? If so, then apply while their bursary program is open.

Department of Education Bursaries 2016 -2017

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Do you just love children, do you feel teaching is your ultimate calling?

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of South Africa’s youth?

If this is what you want, then the Department of Education may have a bursary for you!

The bursary program provided by the Department is a multi-year program.  It also promotes teaching at public schools as that is where the need lies.  They are devoted to providing learners of all ages, with a quality education.  The children of South Africa strive for a better future, with highly trained teachers, the Department can fulfill this need.  You can aid in making this vision a reality, by becoming a teacher!

The Department provides full-cost bursaries to eligible, talented candidates.  This will aid these candidates to receive a complete, and full teaching qualification within one of the national priority fields.  Successful candidates will, however, be required to teach at one of the public schools in South Africa, for the same amount of years as the duration of their studies.

Are you not sure, well, here are some reasons why to consider teaching as a career path!

  • Do you love learning?  Turn that love into teaching and help other experience the joy of learning.
  • Did you have a favorite teacher that made a difference for you?  You can be that teacher to someone else!
  • Would you love to see someone else succeed?  Experience the joy of being able to give another person hope, to see them learn to write, read, count and strive towards their dreams.
  • Help children understand the value of all things in life, and aid in building strong and proud citizens.
  • You can once again see the world through the eyes of a child, see them grow and become even more special.
  • Serve the community and your country, but most of all the children who need your help.
  • Share your own knowledge while sparking curiosity in tender minds.
  • Pass on the love you have for learning, giving hope for the future, building a solid and honored nation.

Candidates who receive bursaries can ask to be placed in a province of their liking, however, they may not decide which school they would prefer to be employed in.  The Department concerned will make the final decision.  Upon completion of their studies, candidates will be placed where there is a suitable opening.  If there is no opening within the selected province, the Department has the right to place candidate where there are a suitable opening and a need.


If you are planning to study into one of the following directions these bursaries are just what you need.

Bachelor of Education – B.Ed.

  • Foundation Phases – Grades R to 3
  • Intermediate Phases – Grades 4 to 6
  • Senior Phases – Grades 7 to 9
  • Further Education Phases – Grades 10 to 12

Bachelor Degree

  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Technology
  • Bachelor of the Arts
  • Bachelor of Computer Science

Post Graduate Certification in Education – PGCE.

  • All Majors that allow for this level of education


If you are currently still in grade 12 or studying at an institute of higher learning in one of the fields mentioned, you may apply for a bursary with the department.

To qualify for any of these bursaries, candidates must adhere to the following:

  • Grade 12 level of education
  • Must be proficient in English
  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Possess a valid South African ID
  • Must be committed to teaching and making a difference
  • Must provide proof of the need for financial aid

Candidates must also provide proof of acceptance at an institute of higher learning.  Candidates from a previously disadvantaged background will be given preference.


Please include your latest school results and certified copy of your ID, Curriculum Vitae as well as all other documentation as is indicated.

If you want extra information about these bursaries, you can find it here and here.

You can apply for your bursary online here and read more about Funding your Studies and becoming a Teacher.

It is highly recommended to carefully read the information provided prior to the application.  Then also, carefully consider your answers before entering them into the application form.  Answer all questions truthfully and precise.  Ensure all documentation is certified, and attached before submitting your application.


Applications close the middle of January each year, thus, it is suggested that candidates ensure their applications, with all required documents reach the Department before this date.

Candidates are also urged to pursue alternative funding, as there is a limited number of bursaries available each year.  Due to high volumes of applications, the Department will only be contacting those who have made the short-list.  If you have not heard from the Department within three months after closing, candidates can consider their applications as unsuccessful.  These candidates can re-apply the following year.