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Top places for students to get a bursary.

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CAPE TOWN – There are a number of student bursaries available in South Africa, but most students are not aware of the opportunities available to them. Financial constraints do not need to hinder students’ studies. 

Take a look at this list of bursaries available in SA.

LIST OF BURSARIES: 

Accounting Bursary

The accounting field encompasses Auditing, Chartered Accounting, Finance, and Financial Management and General Accounting.

The following bursaries are available for Accounting students:

Ernst & Young Bursary South Africa 2017 – 2018

Art Bursaries

Art bursaries fund courses such as dance, theatre, fashion, music and performing arts.

The following bursaries are available for Art students:

National Arts Council of SA Bursary South Africa 2017 – 2018

The Foschini Group Bursary South Africa 2017 – 2018

Commerce Bursaries

Commerce bursaries fund courses such as business management, human resources, investment, and marketing to name a few.

The following bursaries are available for Commerce students:

Standard Bank Bursary South Africa 2017 – 2018

Capitec Bank Bursary South Africa 2017 – 2018

Computer Science and IT Bursaries

Students who intend to study Computer Science and related fields such as Multimedia, Design, and Gaming, can apply for a Computer Science or IT bursary.

The following bursaries are available for Computer Science and IT students:

Sasol Bursary South Africa 2017 – 2018

Telkom Bursary South Africa 2017 – 2018

Construction and Built Environment Bursaries

Construction includes the built environment, Quantity Surveying, and Regional Planning.

The following bursaries are available for Construction and Built Environment students:

FNB Fund Bursary South Africa 2017 – 2018

Oasis Bursary South Africa 2017 – 2018

Education Bursaries

Education bursaries are available to students who intend on studying any education phase. This includes foundation, intermediate and senior phase.

The following bursaries are available for Education students:

Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme South Africa 2017 – 2018

MANCOSA Bursary South Africa 2017 – 2018

Engineering Bursaries

The study of engineering includes Electrical, Civil, Mechanical Engineering and Mine Surveying.

The following bursaries are available for Engineering students:

Denel Dynamics Bursary South Africa 2017 – 2018

South African National Space Agency (SANSA) Bursary 2017 – 2018

General Bursaries

General bursaries include various fields such as the Journalism, Public Relations, Social Work, Media and Communications and Hospitality.

The following bursaries are available for students seeking General bursaries:

Sun International Bursary South Africa 2017 – 2018

Kaplan Centre Bursaries South Africa 2017 – 2018

Government Bursaries

Government bursaries provided in South Africa are from various provinces such as the Eastern Cape, Western Cape, Gauteng, and KwaZulu-Natal.

The following bursaries are available for students seeking government bursaries:

Eastern Cape Department of Health Bursary South Africa 2017 – 2018

City of Johannesburg Bursary South Africa 2017 – 2018

Law Bursaries

Law bursaries include general law such as litigation, human rights, and criminal law.

The following bursaries are available for Law students:

Allan Gray Orbis Fellowship Bursary South Africa 2017 – 2018

Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr Law Bursary South Africa 2017 – 2018

MBA and Postgraduate Bursaries

MBA and Postgraduate bursaries fund Doctoral, Honours, Masters, Ph.D. or Postgraduate studies.

The following bursaries are available for MBA and Postgraduate students:

African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Bursaries South Africa 2017 – 2018

Rand Water Bursary South Africa 2017 – 2018

Medical Bursaries

Medical bursaries are available for students pursuing a career in dentistry, healthcare, pharmacy, radiography, and Occupational Therapy.

The following bursaries are available for Medical students:

Irish Aid Kader Asmal Scholarship South Africa 2017 – 2018

Department of Environmental Affairs Bursary South Africa 2017 – 2018

Science Bursaries

Science bursaries fund a range of courses such as Marine Biology, Applied Mathematics, Statistical Science and Hydrology.

The following bursaries are available for Science students:

SARS Bursary South Africa 2017 – 2018

Illovo Sugar Ltd Bursary South Africa 2017 – 2018

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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.

For more information click here

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