SAOTA Bursary South Africa


Named after three principals, Greg Truen, Philip Olmesdahl, and Stefan Antoni, SAOTA is an award-winning architectural firm. The company has established its global footprint in sectors like commercial, hospitality, mixed-use, master planning, public and residential. The organization is currently spread through six continents.

Under the brilliant guidance of the dynamic trio, SAOTA has established itself as a potent visionary. The company has a distinguished approach to projects. They incorporate innovative and unique ideas into documentation, designs, and execution of their clients’ needs.

SAOTA has created a niche for itself in the architectural world catering to projects worldwide. The team believes in using a design philosophy that connects the pursuit of architectural designs to optimum functionality and appropriate solutions.

SAOTA strives to promote services that mark the excellence of the brand and address the needs of its clients. They have created, designed, and built highly prestigious global projects, focusing on elegance and high standards. The company uses the latest computer technology to create the best designs possible through technology. They are world leaders in using Revit and also have included the usage of virtual reality tools in their projects.

SAOTA Bursary

SAOTA Bursary

SAOTA is awarding bursaries to students pursuing architecture degrees at the Postgraduate level. The bursary program was incepted and to date, it has awarded 44 bursaries to students pursuing architecture studies in the country.

Bursary recipients must complete practical training with SAOTA after their graduation.

Bursary Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must fulfill the following eligibility criteria before the application

  • The applicant should be a South African citizen
  • Candidate should be studying or have the intent to pursue a Postgraduate Architecture degree
  • The candidate must be pursuing a degree or have been selected by an accredited and recognized tertiary educational institution in South Africa
  • The applicant must showcase excellent academic excellence


How To Apply?

Applications must be submitted online at SAOTA Bursary Application

Documents Required

To complete your application, the documents required are

  • Your ID documents
  • Complete academic transcripts including the latest transcripts, preferably on the institutions’ letterhead
  • Proof of acceptance in an accredited and recognized tertiary educational institution, preferably on the letterhead of the institution
  • A maximum of 10 pages of portfolio
  • CV (Curriculum Vitae)
  • A 60-second motivational video explaining the reasons for you to receive the bursary

Closing Date

Currently closed for application. Please check back later for the updated opening and closing date of this bursary.

Contact Details

If facing any query regarding SAOTA bursary 2023, then contact

Contact page:

Tel: 021 468 4400


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