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25 bursaries that can fund your university studies

Top places for students to get a bursary.

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CAPE TOWN – There are a number of student bursaries available in S I Iouth Africa, but most students are not aware of the opportunities available to them. Financial constraints do not need to hinder a 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 includes 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, PhD 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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NSFAS struggles with backlog

Higher Education Minister revealed that, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) still has a backlog.

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In a written response to parliamentary questions from the DA’s Andricus van der Westhuizen, the Higher Education Minister Naledi Pandor revealed that, the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) still has a backlog of more than 80 000 unresolved bursary applications – with 19 000 being unsigned loan agreements – as at the middle of this month.   

In 2018 the Student financial aid scheme experienced challenges , including funding decisions, addressing the 2017 academic year backlog, the non-payment and delays in the payment of allowances, and a weakness in data integration between NSFAS and institutions.

This led to Minister Pandor appointing Dr Randall Carolissen as the administration.

In her reply, Pandor said unresolved applications from 2017 and 2018 stood at 83186 as at February 14.

“Of these, 19113 relate to unsigned loan/bursary agreements.”

She mentioned that the absence of signed contracts prevented NSFAS from making payments to the applicant or the educational institution at which they were registered.

According to Minister Pandor, the students with unsigned contracts were sent regularly to their host institutions for them to ensure the contracts were signed.

“Once signed, fees and allowances can be paid immediately,” she said.

 She mentioned that, a further 64073 are still outstanding cases where there were internal system issues that prevented final resolution of the bursary applications.

“Of these, 54807 (10333 from 2017 and 44474 from 2018) relate to changes in fees or allowances that, for a number of reasons, are rejected by the processing algorithm. The causes of these rejections have now been identified, and the algorithm is being updated to resolve the blockage.”

She said NSFAS had planned to complete this work by last Friday.

 More than 400000 bursary applications were made to NSFAS, however, only about 170000 applicants qualified for bursaries for 2019 academic year.

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