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STUDENTS ACROSS SA TO BE AWARDED CETA BURSARIES

Minister Naledi Pandor is expected to award deserving students at an event at Wits University on Friday evening.

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JOHANNESBURG – The Construction Education and Training Authority (CETA) has set aside R160 million to fund students who want to further their studies in construction.

About 2,000 students at various universities and colleges across the country are set to benefit.

The higher education sector has been facing a funding crisis with a wave of protests hitting universities including Wits University, Durban University of Technology, Vaal University of Technology and the University of KwaZulu-Natal in recent weeks.

Higher Education Department spokesman Lunga Ngqengelele says Minister Naledi Pandor is expected to award deserving students at an event at Wits University on Friday evening.

“We work through our SETAs, TVET colleges and universities to make sure that we develop more students in South Africa, and ensure that more funding is made available so that more young people can be able to acquire the necessary skills that will help us develop infrastructure.”

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MMI Holdings Limited Bursary

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About the bursary programme – Fields covered and Coverage Value

MMI will be awarding bursaries to students pursuing their studies towards an Actuarial Science Bachelor’s degree, who have completed their first year of study.

The bursary will cover the following expenses: registration fees, tuition fees, meals, accommodation, allowance for prescribed textbooks, travel allowance, pocket allowance. Students will also receive mentor support, academic and social support.
 

More about the bursary programme – service, contract and selection

Bursary receipients will be required to partake in experiential learning during vacation breaks. Once students have graduated, they will be required to enter a service contract which will be equal to the duration of funding received.

Successful applicants will be contacted by 16 September 2019 at the latest – if you do not receive any feedback by this date, please regard your application as unsuccessful.
 

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • South African citizen
  • Completed Matric
  • Completed your 1st year of study towards an actuarial science Bachelor’s degree qualification
  • Achieved a minimum average of 70% for tertiary studies
  • Have a passion for numbers
  • Students with disabilities are welcome to apply

How to apply

Students who meet the eligibility requirements, can apply by submitting clear copies of the following supporting documentation (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Full tertiary academic record (certified copy)
  • Letter of application (motivational letter)
  • Brief Curriculum Vitae

Applications must be submitted electronically via email to the following email address:
Cape Town applicants: Jenilee.blignaudt@mmiholdings.co.za
Gauteng applicants: Siboniso.nxumalo@mmiholings.co.za
(Insert the words “MMI Actuarial Bursary Programme 2020” in the email subject line).
 

CLOSING DATE

14 June 2019.
 

The bursary provider contact information

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact MMI directly:
Tel: 021 940 5911
Email: Siboniso.nxumalo@mmiholings.co.za / Jenilee.blignaudt@mmiholdings.co.za

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Bursary Opportunity: Accounting

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ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED, COVERAGE VALUE & OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

The Old Mutual Accountancy Bursary will be awarded for Accounting studies at the University of Cape Town/ University of Stellenbosch/ University of the Witwatersrand/ University of Pretoria.

The bursary will cover the following expenses: tuition fees, accommodation in residence, prescribed books, general allowance and one return flight home each year for learners studying outside of their hometown.

Students will be required to commit to the Old Mutual CA Training Programme, take part in vacation work and on completion of your studies you must work at the company for a specific duration of time.
 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • South African citizen
  • Black student (African/ Coloured/ Chinese/ Indian)
  • Completed Matric OR currently in Matric
  • Achieved a minimum Level 6 or 70% for all subjects in Matric, including English and Mathematics (NOT Mathematical Literacy)
  • Studying or intend on studying towards an Accounting qualification
  • Studying or intend on studying at one of the following tertiary institutes: University of Cape Town/ University of Stellenbosch/ University of the Witwatersrand/ University of Pretoria
  • Intend on pursuing a career in Chartered Accounting

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY

Applications must be done online at https://www.oldmutual.co.za/careers-centre/learners-and-school-leavers/accounting-bursaries
 

You may be required to submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Grade 11 final results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate/ final results, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Latest tertiary academic record, if currently at University (certified copy)

CLOSING DATE

30 May 2019. 

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact Old Mutual directly:
Tel: 021 504 7285

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Call for applications: Master’s and doctoral scholarships for full-time studies in 2020

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The National Research Foundation (NRF) has opened the above call for applications

About National Research Foundation

The NRF is mandated by an Act of Parliament, the National Research Foundation Act (Act No 23 of 1998) to “support and promote research through funding, human capacity development and the provision of the necessary research facilities, in order to facilitate the creation of knowledge, innovation and development in all fields of science and technology, including indigenous knowledge”.  The scholarships are funded by the NRF core grant allocation from National Treasury, the Department of Science and Technology (DST), the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the International Institution for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) for Human Capital Development (HCD). 

Internal closing date:

  • All calls except first-time applications for master’s degrees: 2 July 2019
  • First-time applications for master’s degrees: 16 August 2019

Areas of support

The scholarships are intended to support master’s and doctoral candidates to pursue research studies in all areas of Science, Engineering, Technology, Social Sciences, and Humanities, including Priority Research Areas at public universities. The table below presents the breakdown of the broad disciplines supported by the NRF:

Broad disciplines supported for master’s and doctoral scholarships
Accounting, Actuarial Science, Agricultural Sciences, Astronomy, Auditing, Bioinformatics*, Biotechnology, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Climate Change*, Computer Science, Demography, Drug Discovery and Development*, Earth Sciences, Earth Observation*, Ecology, Economic Sciences, Education, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Financial Management, Functional Genomics*, Geology, (Global Change, Society and Sustainability*), Health Sciences, Information Science, Information Systems, Indigenous Knowledge Systems*, Law, Mathematical Sciences, Marine Sciences*, Medicinal Plant*, Medical Sciences, Nanotechnology*, Nuclear Technologies in Medicine and Biosciences*, Palaeosciences*, Polar Science*, Physics, Renewable Energy*, Social Science and Humanities, Space Science*, Statistics, Transportation Studies, Tourism

Students who are not eligible for support 

  • Students who already hold NRF funding for master’s (in 1st year of funding) or doctoral studies (in 1st or 2nd year of funding) are not eligible apply, but should submit a Progress Report (PR) to renew funding for the following year as per the Conditions of Grant.
  • Individuals that already hold a degree at the level at which they intend studying, are not eligible to apply.
  • Students in their pre-proposal year will not be supported. The proposal year should also not be counted as the first year of registration.
  • Students who are intending to register for or that are studying for a 100% master’s by coursework, professional master’s or doctoral degree.
  • Students pursuing master’s studies who commenced their degree before 2019.
  • Students pursuing doctoral studies who commenced their degree before 2018.
  • Individuals that will be in full-time salaried, contractual or permanent employment while pursuing master’s or doctoral studies.
  • Individuals that are on sabbatical leave from their employment (including those without paid sabbatical leave).

Value of the award

1.      Higher-Value Scholarship (Innovation, Scarce skills) per annum:  

  • Masters – R90 000 pa. for 2 years
  • Doctoral – R120 000 pa. for 3 years

2.      Lower-Value Scholarship (Freestanding) per annum: 

  • Masters – R50 000 pa. for 2 years
  • Doctoral  – R70 000 pa. for 3 years 

Application process

All applications are submitted on the NRF Online system at www.nrfsubmission.nrf.ac.za

Late and incomplete applications will be rejected.

The process of master’s and doctoral applications has changed. Applications will undergo a college review / vetting before they can be submitted to the NRF. 

Click here for the Application and Funding Guide for 2020.

Click here for the Master’s and Doctoral Scholarships for Full-Time Studies Framework 2020 document. 

Click here for the 2020 Application and Funding Guide for first-time master’s and doctoral applicants.

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