A bursary is financial aid made available to a student to further their education and training. These are typically granted on academic merit and/or financial need. A considerable number of companies offer bursaries to academically promising students.
Bear in mind that bursaries can vary significantly in their selection criteria, in addition to what they cover. A number of bursaries are extremely comprehensive and take care of tuition fees, accommodation costs, prescribed books and travel costs, while some may offer a comparatively small financial contribution towards your studies.
With some bursaries you may well be required to work for the company providing you with this opportunity as soon as you complete your studies in an effort to pay back the bursary.
Listed below are institutions and companies offering bursary opportunities which are relevant to your career choice and will also be continuously updated. For anyone who is aware or knows of any bursaries available , please make sure to send us the details so that we can include it in the list.
South African Government
National Student Financial Aid Scheme of South Africa – NSFAS provides a sustainable financial aid system for study loans and bursaries, allowing academically deserving and financially needy students to realise their potential and hopes for the future – http://www.nsfas.org.za/
Institutions and companies
Boston City Campus & Business College (various) – http://www.boston.co.za/index.php/news/boston-city-campus-and-business-college-bursaries/
Liberty (Actuarial Science) – http://www.libertyholdings.co.za/careers/young-talent-at-liberty/Pages/actuarial-bursary-programme.aspx
Transnet (Engineering)- http://www.transnet.net/Career/Bursaries.aspx
Vodacom (Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science,Electrical or Electronic Engineering (LC only), Computer Engineering – http://www.vodacom.co.za/personal/main/careers/bursaries
Old Mutual (Accounting) – http://www.oldmutual.co.za/about-us/careers-centre/learners-and-school-leavers/accounting-bursaries.aspx
SACTWU (Members and dependents) – www.sactwu.org.za/bursary
Auditor-General of South Africa (Chartered Accountant) – http://www.agsa.co.za/Careers/Bursaries.aspx
MIntek (Human Resources)- http://www.mintek.co.za/category/bursaries/
Metropolitan (Actuarial Science) – http://www.metropolitan.co.za/index.php/metropolitan-holder/careers/careers-and-bursaries.html
WITS Watson Edwards Bursary (Engineering: Mechanical, Electrical) – http://www.eie.wits.ac.za/bursary/watson-edwards-bursary
SAWISE (Chemistry, Physics, Metallurgy or Mechanical Engineering ) – http://web.uct.ac.za/org/sawise/scholarships.htm
Samancor (Metallurgy) – http://www.samancorcr.com/content.asp?subID=18
Clicks Pharmacy (Pharmacy) – http://www.clickspha.co.za/C_Bursaries.asp
Murray & Roberts (Engineering, Quantity Surveying and Building/Construction Management) – http://www.murrob.com/careers_bursaries.asp
South African Actuaries Development Programme (Actuarial Science) – http://www.saadp.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13&Itemid=11
BDO South Africa (Accounting) – http://www.bdo.co.za/careers/bursaries.asp
Anglo American Platinum Limited (Platinum and mining industry) – http://www.angloplatinum.com/careers/careers_sub/bursaries.asp
Kumba Iron Ore (Mining) – http://www.kumba.co.za/careers_bursaries.php
South African Weather Service (Weather Observers, Meteorological Studies , Environmental Sciences, Technology Studies) – http://www.weathersa.co.za/web/Content.asp?contentID=197
Coronation Fund Managers (Accounting, Economics, Finance, Investment Management and Statistics) – http://www.coronation.com/doc-1-sc-2-6279/dc-2-7212
NOTE: My Dream Course does not offer any bursaries. Please direct all inquiries to the individual organization and companies listed above. We encourage you to follow and adhere to their deadlines for applications.