Bigen is a leading infrastructure development group of companies with an established and continuously growing presence in Africa. It delivers a wide range of socio-economic, financial, environmental, and technical services on multiple cost-effective, sustainable infrastructure projects like agriculture, water, real estate, transportation, energy, health sectors, and more. Today, it consistently plays a significant role in providing customized infrastructure solutions to clients all over the continent.
Bigen is a strong believer in doing good while doing business. Thus, as a way to give back, among other things, Bigen is offering financial support to deserving young students who portray strong academic potential and studying towards a Civil or Electrical Engineering degree.
Bigen offers bursaries to deserving students that are in the fields of Civil and Electrical Engineering. This bursary covers educational expenses from the first year up to the final year. The amount of the bursary is fixed, covering tuition fees, book fees, and other necessary expenses. It does not, however, cover a student’s residential fees.
Beneficiaries of the said bursary are considered as part of Bigen from the day they become Bigen Bursars. That being said, students are required to participate in 4 weeks of paid vacation work annually.
Being a Bigen Bursar comes with multiple benefits. In addition to receiving educational financial assistance, students will be invited to various functions including Bigen Young Professionals Forum, partake in paid vacation work, and most importantly, guaranteed employment at Bigen upon graduation.
Bigen Bursary Requirements and Eligibility
Applicants must satisfy the following qualifications for his/her application to be considered:
- South African citizen
- Completed Matric
- Taking up either Civil Engineering or Electrical Engineering degree
- Studying at a recognized university in South Africa
- Competitive academic record
How to Apply and Application Details
Applications must be processed online at https://bigengroup.com/contact/bursary-program
All applicants will be prompted to complete an application form, fill out all personal and educational information listed, and submit clear copies of the following documentations:
- South African ID document
- A copy of a colored ID photo (passport size)
- Matric certificate
- Secondary school results
- Tertiary school results (if applicable)
- Proof of registration or acceptance at a tertiary university (only applies if you are at tertiary level)
- Curriculum Vitae
- Proof of residential address
- Affidavit to support the proof of address (only applies if the address is not under your name)
- Proof of banking details (bank statement or a stamped letter from the bank)
- Proof of disability (if applicable)
Application forms that are incomplete and/or contain any invalid or incorrect information will be automatically disqualified. All applicants will be notified of the status of their application, and only those who are shortlisted will be invited for an interview as soon as possible.
1 March – 30 September annually
Contact Person: Yvonne Dusabe
Address: Allan Cormack Street, The Innovation Hub, Pretoria, 0087
Post: PO Box 29, The Innovation Hub, Pretoria, 0087
Tel: +27 (0)12 842 8700
Fax: +27 (0)12 843 9000/9001