South African Institutions and Companies offering Bursaries Part 1


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 –

Institutions and companies

Boston City Campus & Business College (various) –

Liberty (Actuarial Science) –

Transnet (Engineering)-

Vodacom (Information Technology, Information Systems, Computer Science,Electrical or Electronic Engineering (LC only), Computer Engineering –

Old Mutual  (Accounting) –

Old Mutual (Actuarial) –

SACTWU (Members and dependents) –

Auditor-General of South Africa (Chartered Accountant) –

MIntek (Human Resources)-

Metropolitan (Actuarial Science) –

WITS Watson Edwards Bursary (Engineering: Mechanical, Electrical) –

SAWISE (Chemistry, Physics, Metallurgy or Mechanical Engineering ) –

Samancor (Metallurgy) –

Clicks Pharmacy (Pharmacy) –

Murray & Roberts (Engineering, Quantity Surveying and Building/Construction Management) –

Legalwise (Law) –

South African Actuaries Development Programme (Actuarial Science) –

BDO South Africa (Accounting) –

Anglo American Platinum Limited (Platinum and mining industry) –

Kumba Iron Ore (Mining) –

South African Weather Service (Weather Observers, Meteorological Studies , Environmental Sciences, Technology Studies) –

Coronation Fund Managers (Accounting, Economics, Finance, Investment Management and Statistics) –


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.



2 thoughts on “South African Institutions and Companies offering Bursaries Part 1

    1. To Mxolisi

      Thank you for your enquiry and apologies for delay getting back to you.

      Sorry to tell you but My Dream Course does not offer bursaries. You will have to contact institutions directly. All we can do is try to assist and point you in the right direction.

      For information about companies and organizations offering bursaries, please read these articles:

      Do not hesitate to contact us if you require further assistance.

      Thank you,

      My Dream Course Support Team

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