It is well documented that the cost of tertiary education in South Africa is too expensive for many of the students who have the marks to attend universities and colleges, which is why bursaries often prove a great option for those in need.
South Africa has bursaries available throughout the year, but most have specific dates which applications are no longer taken. That’s why we’ve rounded up ones which close during January 2021.
Scroll down below to see any that may be of interest to you, and best of luck with your application.
Pyrotec – Closes on 1st January
You’re going to want to get your necessary documentation in order for this application before the year end.
Pyrotec is offering bursaries in a number of different fields, including electrical engineering, industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, finance, graphic design, psychology, marketing and human resources.
The requirements for the application look fairly straightforward, but you can look at them in detail here (PDF), with applications being emailed to – bursaries[at]pyrotec[dot]co[dot]za.
Mercedes-Benz – Closes on 8th January
This bursary also covers a number of eligible students in a few different fields of study.
These include electrical engineering, electronics engineering, finance and controlling, human resources, industrial engineering, information technology and communication, law, logistics and procurement, marketing, mechanical engineering, sales and aftersales.
The bursary is based in Pretoria, however, limiting who will be able to apply, but a full list of requirements can be found here.
Enquiries can also be made here – amanda[dot]nkadimeng[at]daimler[dot]com.
Sasria – Closes on 11th January
The short-term insurer is naturally offering a number of bursaries in fields of study liked to business and economics.
The fields include accounting, business economics, business science, economics, finance, information technology (BSc degree), information technology (BIT degree), insurance, investments and mathematics.
Applications can be downloaded here (PDF), and need to be emailed to csi[at]sasria[dot]co[dot]za. The email must also include the words “Sasria Bursary Application – Your Full Name” in the subject line.
AstraZeneca – Closes on 15th January
The British pharmaceutical company is offering bursaries to South African students specifically in its specialised field of science. These include those students majoring in biochemistry, biotechnology, genetics, medical science or physics.
This is unfortunately a limited bursary as far as who can apply, with those in their final year of undergraduate studies or Honours year at the University of Johannesburg or University of Witwatersrand being considered.
All applications must be done online here.
EWSETA – Closes on 31st January
The Energy and Water Sector Education and Training Authority (EWSETA), is looking for students to apply for its bursary programme, with those specifically interested in entering the energy and water sector being considered.
The organisation is looking for students in the following fields – engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering technology (computer systems), hydrology and water resources management, supply chain management, marketing, information systems management, information technology.
If you’re interested in applying, you’ll need to download and complete the form here (PDF).
MultiChoice – Closes on 31st January
Also closing its application process at the end of the month, MultiChoice is offering one of the more wide-ranging bursary programmes in terms of fields of study.
To that end it is offering 12-month bursary is looking for students wanting to pursue applied mathematics, computer engineering, computer science, computational mathematics, corporate brand communication, data science, digital engineering, digital marketing, economics, electrical engineering, financial accounting, human resources, information systems, information technology, internal auditing, law, media, film or television studies, scriptwriting, sport broadcasting and UX, UI or CX design.
The application form for the bursary programme can be accessed here (PDF).
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