South African Bursaries 2016 – Application
1) Access Trust (FET College Bursaries)
Value of bursary Class and registration fees only.
Shoprite Bursary Opportunities 2015
Shoprite currently has five bursary opportunities available for 2015. The closing dates have not been specified, so if you are interested, send in your application as soon as possible.
Shoprite bursaries vary in value depending on the studies chosen as well as the institution. Generally they are worth anything from R30,000 to R60,000 and will cover tuition fees and books, and if there is money left over, accommodation as well. Extra-curricular and additional modules may also be covered if funds are available after everything else has been paid. However, any student who fails a module will be expected to repeat it at their own expense.
Pay-back comes in the form of working for Shoprite for every year the student has been awarded the bursary. Anyone who leaves the company before completing the work-back obligation will have to repay the company a pro rata amount of what is still “owed” for the bursary. Those who fulfil their commitment will have the opportunity to continue working for the Shoprite Group, which doubles with the opportunity to grow a career within the group.
The Shoprite bursary opportunities fall within the ambits of several different Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs). These include the Financial, Accounting, Management, Consulting and other Financial Services SETA (FassetSETA ) and the Wholesale and Retail SETA (W&RSETA)
The five bursary opportunities currently on offer are available to study:
1. Accounting (CA stream)
2. Retail business and hospitality management
3. Bachelor of Pharmacy or pharmacy technician
4. Information technology
5. Logistics and the supply chain
Internal applicants will be given preference over external applicants.
Accounting (CA Stream)
This bursary is worth between R55,000 and R60,000 and may be taken up anywhere in South Africa. The job category is accounting, and the bursary aims to attract talented chartered accounting students whom they hope will then become part of the company’s financial team once they have completed their studies. It is available for first, second, and third year students, as well as honours students.
The bursary requires successful completion of studies with an average pass of 60 percent during the first six months of a Bachelor of Accounting or Bachelor of Commerce degree that leads to a CTA that will qualify the student to register for articles.
Retail Business/Hospitality Management
This bursary is worth between R30,000 and R50,000 and is also available throughout the country. It aims to attract and fund students who will become trainee retail managers and follow lucrative management careers in the retail industry. It is also available for first, second, and third year students, as well as honours students.
The bursary requirements are the same as the previous one (a 60 percent average) but relate to a national diploma in retail business/hospitality management or an equivalent qualification.
Bachelor of Pharmacy/Pharmacy Technician
This bursary is worth between R30,000 and R60,000 and like the previous two is available throughout South Africa. It is hoped that the bursary will attract talented pharmacy technician and pharmacy students who are passionate about getting into health care within the retail industry. It is also available for first, second, and third year students, as well as honours students.
The bursary requirements are the same as the previous two but relate to a bachelors degree in pharmacy or relevant pharmacy technician or technical assistant qualification.
This bursary is worth between R45,000 and R60,000 but is only available in Brackenfell in the Western Cape. It is specifically for information technology (IT) students and the company hopes that it will attract innovative programmers with a vision and passion to ensure “dynamic outputs” in an industry that is well known for ongoing change. Like all the previous bursaries listed, it is available for first, second, and third year students, as well as honours students.
The bursary requirements are the same as the previous ones but relate to a relevant three-year IT-programming qualification.
This bursary is worth between R45,000 and R60,000. It available for study either in Brackenfell (Western Cape) or in Centurion (Gauteng).
The bursary is available for first, second, and third year students, as well as honours students, and the hope is that it will attract people who will become specialists in the supply chain or in logistics.
The bursary requires successful completion of the very first six months of the degree – a bachelor of commerce in logistics (quantitative management) and industrial engineering; or a bachelor of science majoring in operational research; or a related qualification or degree.
So if you’re keen, don’t delay, apply today. Good luck.
Application Forms are Available from the Shoprite Website
Shoprite has bursary application forms on its website.
Interested applicants can apply for the Fellowship opportunity during their Grade 12 school year or during their first year of university. The Fellowship application is open to learners and students from South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Swaziland. The Fellowship selection team aims to correctly select talented individuals from the Southern African region so that the Fellowship is awarded to individuals that are most able to leverage this opportunity. The Fellowship selection team specifically focuses on attracting eligible applicants using effective assessment tools and rigorous and reliable processes to make sure that eligible candidates are fairly assessed and that the correct decisions are made. Fellowship applicants need to fulfill the criteria indicated below.
General Selection Criteria
Fellowship Applicants need to be able to show a track record of leadership or being entrepreneurially minded. The Foundation’s framework to measure this as follows:
Achievement Excellence: The ongoing pursuit of excellence with tangible and specific focus on setting goals. A motivation to make a difference and leave a mark.
Intellectual Imagination: Demonstrated by an established record of intellectual achievement; an ability to see the unseen, challenge the status quo and suggest that things could be done differently.
Courageous Commitment: The courage and dedication to continue, realising that applying consistent commitment has a way of overcoming.
Spirit of Significance: A weight of personality that comes from living a life personified by passion and integrity.
Personal Initiative: A person who makes things happen and celebrates the satisfaction of bringing new things into being. Independent, proactive and self-starting
Apart from being entrepreneurially minded, there are a couple of mandatory academic requirements that applicants need to fulfil:
South Africa Grade 12 (2014 Applications Open)
South Africa 1st Year University (2014 Applications Open )
SACOB’s Bursary Initiative:
Win a bursary worth R20 000! Each bursary offered is for the full ICB Junior Bookkeeper National Certificate consisting of 4 skills programmes to be completed in 2013, they are: Bookkeeping to Trial Balance, Business Literacy, Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns and Computerised Bookkeeping.
The South African College of Business (SACOB) is gearing up for the festive season by giving away bursaries for the full ICB Junior Bookkeeper National Certificate (SAQA ID: 58375) to lucky matriculating students. Valued at approximately R20 000, each bursary consists of four skills programmes: Bookkeeping to Trial Balance, Business Literacy, Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns and Computerised Bookkeeping. The job market is a notoriously tough nut to crack and a matric qualification alone is no longer sufficient to gain access to the working world. SACOB’s intention with this initiative, which is aimed specifically at school leavers, is to offer South Africa’s next generation workforce a golden opportunity at a time when they need it most.
Terms and Conditions:
The Bursary is for the full ICB Junior Bookkeeping Qualification, consisting of 4 skills programmes (Bookkeeping to Trial Balance, Business Literacy, Payroll and Monthly SARS Returns and Computerised Bookkeeping) and is not transferable for cash
Includes full access to the 2013 Online Classroom and all study material as well as ICB 2013 membership fees and one assessment entry per course
Excludes re-writes and ICB membership fees for 2014 onwards
Valid for the Online Classroom for the period of 18 February 2013 to 14th November 2013
Have to be 16 years or older
Completed matric in 2012
Must have access to a computer and the internet
Must participate in the forums and post questions on the Student Support Centre
Must connect to SACOB via our social media platforms ie. ‘like’ SACOB on our facebook page and follow us on Twitter
Bursaries are awarded at the discretion of the College or Media Partner
Your details may be used for publicity or promotional material
Revered all over the world as the father of a nation, the figure of peace and the spirit of democracy, Nelson Mandela has never wandered from our thoughts. With his current health in the balance, the South African College of Business (SACOB) believes that the best way to honour his life’s work is through their 67 Minutes pledge for 2013; to contribute to one of Nelson Mandela’s greatest passions – education.
It is in this spirit that SACOB has pledged 67 bursaries that will be made available over 67 minutes on Tata Madiba’s Birthday – Thursday, 18 July.
Six bursaries — valued at a total of R300 000 – will be awarded for each of the 11 ICB Accounting Programme courses, while the remaining bursaries will be offered across all ICB Accounting Programme courses at the discretion of the college.
The bursary includes all study material and access to the Online Classroom. Students who qualify will need to cover their own ICB Membership and Assessment Fees however, should they pass these exams and assessments, SACOB will reimburse the Assessment Fee to the student.
If you are ready to take the steps to a greater future, log onto www.sacob.com this Thursday. The window of opportunity will be open for 67 Minutes, from 10h00 – 11h07 and can be accessed through the banner on the homepage.
Winners will be announced on and notified by 19 July, 2013. Bursaries are awarded at the discretion of the College and are not transferable. Additional T&Cs apply.
The South African Reserve Bank bursary scheme
1. Purpose of the bursary scheme
The South African Reserve Bank (the Bank), as part of addressing the severe shortage of skills in South Africa, provides bursaries to students in relevant fields of study who are from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The purpose of the bursary scheme is to assist financially needy students who obtain good results in Matric/Grade 12 and who want to study in fields relevant to the Bank.
The bursary is intended for undergraduate studies at a South African university on a full-time basis.
2. Studies for which bursaries will be granted
The studies that students intend to pursue shall have a bearing on, and be applicable to, the functions and activities of the Bank. (For more information on the Bank, visit the Bank’s website: www.reservebank.co.za). This includes, for example, Economics, Information Technology, Finance, Law and Accounting, and excludes, for example, Medicine, Dentistry and Social Work.
A bursary will be granted from the first academic year and reviewed annually
Bursary holders need not reapply for the bursary each year.
3. Criteria for awarding bursaries
Over and above the criteria set out in paragraphs 1 to 3 above, the following will be used as guidelines in the awarding of bursaries:
· Bursaries will be awarded to students who obtain 60 per cent in the June Matric/Grade 12 examinations. Final awarding of a Bank bursary is subject to a student’s final Matric/Grade 12 results and enrolment acceptance at a South African university.
· Bursaries will be awarded to South African citizens only.
· The total number of students and related bursary costs will be reviewed annually.
· An annual one-off payment for books, accommodation (university accommodation only) and tuition fees will be made to a student.
4. Post-bursary obligations
The Bank will have first right of refusal with regard to funded students, that is, bursary holders will be obliged to work for the Bank for a period equal to their bursary period, unless the Bank chooses not to employ them.
Students who choose not to work for the Bank despite the Bank offering them a position after completing their studies will be required to pay the full cost of the bursary back to the Bank.
The Bank will provide students who are Bank bursary holders vacation work opportunities that are funded by the Bank.
5. How to apply
The closing date for submission of applications shall be 30 September of each year.
Examination results, university enrolment form (student number) and any other supporting documents must be submitted with the application form.
Completed application forms must be emailed to:
Or posted to:
Ms Vinessa Naidoo
Human Resources Department
South African Reserve Bank
370 Church Street
6. Submission of examination results by bursary holders
Bursary holders will be required to submit their examination results before 31 December of each year, regardless of whether or not they will be awarded a bursary for the following year.
7. Bursary agreement
Potential bursary students will be required to avail themselves to be interviewed and to be tested.
Successful applicants(s) for the bursary will be expected to sign an agreement with the Bank.