Study Trust Bursaries 2020

StudyTrust was founded in June 1974 to address unequal educational opportunities. It has partnered with the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) which enabled StudyTrust to offer loans to financially needy students as a supplement to partial bursaries.

StudyTrust currently manages bursary funds for providers such as AVI Limited, Aurora Wind Power, Coronation Fund Managers, the FNB Fund, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Hewlett Packard Inc., Hitachi Data Systems, Imalivest, Industrial Corporation, Investec Bank, JvR Africa, Old Mutual Investment Group, Oracle, Pick n Pay, Pioneer Foods, Prudential Portfolio Managers, Rand Merchant Bank, Solar Capital De Aar, Standard Bank and Tourvest.

Since 2012, StudyTrust has provided the mentors and support programs to Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) bursary holders.

Below we listed all bursaries programs that are Sponsored by StudyTrust. Including each and every bursary eligibility, requirements, the application process, closing date, contact details etc.

Standard Bank CSI Bursary

In partnership with StudyTrust, Standard Bank offers full cost bursaries to Grade 12 (who will be in their first year of study in 2019) students who have exhibited academic and leadership potential.

The following disciplines are accepted for bursary support in 2019:

  • Engineering Faculty
  • Commerce Faculty
    • B Business Science/ Actuarial Science/ Quantitative Finance
    • B Com Finance/ Accounting (CA and Non CA)/ Investment Management/ Econometrics/ Statistics/
    • Economics/ Taxation
    • B Com Finance/ Accounting (CA and Non CA)/ Investment Management/ Econometrics/ Statistics/
    • Economics/ Taxation
    • B Com Information Systems/ IT/ Software development
    • Quantitative risk management
    • Applied Mathematics/ Financial Mathematics
    • Risk Management
    • B Com Law/ LLB
    • Forensics/ Compliance
    • Business Mathematics and Informatics (BMI)
    • Supply Chain Management
  • Science Faculty
    • BSc Mathematics/ Computational and Applied Mathematics
    • Computer Science
    • Agricultural Science

Preference will be given to student applicants who will pursue their studies in the following institutions:

  • University of Cape Town
  • University of the Witwatersrand
  • University of Pretoria
  • Rhodes University
  • University of Stellenbosch
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • University of Johannesburg

Standard Bank CSI Bursary Requirements and Eligibility

  • Excellent academic results with distinctions in Mathematics and Physical Science, if applicable. The basis will be the Grade 11 final results, Grade 12 June results and Grade 12 Pre-lim results. Minimum 70% average and 75% for Mathematics, 70% for Physical Science and 70% for English FAL (or 60% for English HL) are required.
  • Proven financial need
  • Admission to the designated study programmes
  • Preference will be given to applicants in rural and township background

How to Apply and Application Details

  1. The application must be done online, click here to start the online application process at StudyTrust official website.
  2. Accompany your application with the certified copies of the following required documents:
    • This year’s June results, NSC / matric results or your complete academic record, whichever are applicable
    • ID document
    • Parent/guardian proof of income (pay slip, audited financial statements, sworn affidavit for self-employed or unemployed parent/guardian)
    • Death certificate or a sworn affidavit in the case of deceased parent(s) / guardian / spouse
    • Divorce certificate if your parents are divorced or sworn statement if separated
    • Provisional admission letter to the institution you applied to study at.
    • CV, for Standard Bank 150 bursary applicants

Closing Date

 2020 applications open from 1 August to 30 September 2019 

Contact Details

Post: Private Bag X16  Braamfontein, 2017
Address: 10B Clamart Road Richmond Johannesburg, 2092
Tel: 011 482-1501
Fax: 086 567-5604 / 086-563-7495
Email: [email protected]

Standard Bank 150 Bursary

Standard Bank 150 Bursary Fund was launched in honor of Standard Bank’s 150th anniversary in 2012. Bursaries will be awarded for undergraduate and postgraduate studies. This bursary provides full-cost sponsorship to support academic excellence for the next generation of African talent and African leaders.

Standard Bank 150 Bursary Requirements and Eligibility

Undergraduate Bursary

  • South African citizen
  • First-year students who require funding for their 2nd year of studies
  • Strong academic results in the fields of commerce, science, engineering, mathematics and technology at preferred institutions
  • Applicants must have achieved an average of 65% and above in the latest examinations (mid-year / June)
  • Full-time students
  • Applicants must meet the entry requirements of the University (preference is given to University of Cape Town, Wits University, the University of Pretoria, Rhodes University, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Stellenbosch University, the University of Johannesburg).
  • Applicants will be required to participate in a formal assessment process including but not limited to Psychometric evaluation and interview.
  • Proven financial need

Postgraduate Bursary

  • South African citizen
  • Applicants must register for full-time postgraduate studies.
  • Strong academic results in the fields of commerce, science, engineering, mathematics and technology at our preferred institutions
  • Applicants must meet the entry requirements of the University(preference is given to University of Cape Town, Wits University, the University of Pretoria, Rhodes University, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Stellenbosch University, the University of Johannesburg).
  • Applicants will be required to participate in a formal assessment process including but not limited to Psychometric evaluation and interview.
  • Minimum 65% aggregate
  • Full-time students
  • Proven financial need

How to Apply and Application Details

Standard Bank 150 Bursary Applications must be done online at: https://leap.ly/opportunities/283

You will need to Register an account before you can Login and apply.
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form :

  • A certified copy of your ID document
  • A certified copy of your matric certificate
  • A certified copy of your full tertiary academic record
  • Motivational letter in support of your bursary application (why you should be selected to receive a bursary)

Note: the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded.

Closing Date

 2020 applications open from 1 April to 30 September 2019 

Contact Details

Post: Private Bag X16  Braamfontein, 2017
Address: 10B Clamart Road Richmond Johannesburg, 2092
Tel: 011 482-1501
Fax: 086 567-5604 / 086-563-7495
Email: [email protected]

OMIG Imfundo Trust Scholarship

Imfundo Trust is initiated by the Old Mutual Investment Group (OMIG) that intends to improve the pool of qualified professionals in the asset management industry. Since its founding in 2011, it has given about R4 000 000 every year on scholarships. Imfundo Trust centered deserving black individuals especially women, on acquiring higher education at the top South African universities.

The Old Mutual Investment Group (OMIG) Imfundo Trust scholarships provide financial assistance to a full-time study for undergraduate degree/diploma (including BTech) in: Business, Commerce, Finance and Management Sciences/Studies, Computer Science and Data Processing, Law and Mathematical Sciences at accredited institutions in South Africa. Agricultural Studies and Engineering Technology are also accepted due to agri-funds, infrastructure and renewable energy industry expansion.

Continuation of the OMIG financial assistance will require that the student pass each academic year. OMIG scholars are not required to pay back the scholarship, thus, upon graduation, they are not obliged to join or work for the Old Mutual Investment Group.

OMIG Scholarship Requirements and Eligibility

  • Academic excellence based on Grade 11 final results, Grade 12 June results and Grade 12 preliminary results
  • Minimum 70% average as well as minimum 70% for Mathematics, and 70% for English FAL (or 60% for English HL)
  • Proven financial need
  • Preference will be given to applicants from rural and township backgrounds
  • Hard working students who are able to demonstrate success in tertiary study
  • 50% of candidates should be black female

How to Apply and Application Details

Applications for the OMIG Imfundo Trust scholarship must be completed online through the StudyTrust website at this link.

Closing Date

 30 September, 2019 

Contact Details

Post: Private Bag X16  Braamfontein, 2017
Address: 10B Clamart Road Richmond Johannesburg, 2092
Tel: 011 482-1501
Fax: 086 567-5604 / 086-563-7495
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]

Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Programme (DAFI) Scholarship

The Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Programme (DAFI/Deutsche Akademische Flüchtlingsinitiative) has been providing scholarships since 1992 to more than 6000 qualified individuals worldwide. This program is financed by the Government of Germany, which has helped refugees pursue higher education.

DAFI scholarship covers annual registration/tuition fees, annual book allowance, monthly allowance to cover basic expenses during a semester.

DAFI scholarships are awarded for one academic year at a time and can be renewed according to scholar’s academic results as well as the availability of funds.

StudyTrust will conduct monitoring for DAFI beneficiaries at least twice every year to observe their academic performances as well as to take appropriate action if needed.

DAFI Scholarship Requirements and Eligibility

  • Valid refugee permit/section 24
  • Secondary school completion with above average results
  • Proven financial need and inability to support tertiary education
  • Below 35 years old for undergraduate studies and below 40 years old for Master’s studies
  • Full time students and already accepted at a public institution
  • Not a holder of any other scholarship or funding programs
  • Applicants with specific need or disability will be given priority
  • Students who discontinued their education due to flight but has proof of previous university/college studies in their country of origin are urged to apply
  • Higher consideration will be given to students who choose shorter and less costly courses (with high chances of employment) from government institutions

How to Apply and Application Details

Contact the corresponding StudyTrust office to receive the country-specific application form

Complete the application form and submit as indicated on the form. Supporting documentation such as previous educational records, a copy of valid refugee permit, letter of admission from a government institution will be required to accompany the DAFI application form.

Only qualified shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Shortlisted individuals will be invited for an interview by the panel. List of successful applicants will be made available at the StudyTrust office and other partners’ offices.

Closing Date

 31 October 2019 

Contact Details

Post: Private Bag X16  Braamfontein, 2017
Address: 10B Clamart Road Richmond Johannesburg, 2092
Tel: 011 482-1501
Fax: 086 567-5604 / 086-563-7495
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]

Investec Bank CSI Bursary

Investec offers partial bursaries to full-time students who wish to continue their education towards an undergraduate degree in which are relevant to financial services and key industries such as Commerce, Business Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology or a Commercial LLB.

Investec Bank CSI Bursary Requirements and Eligibility

  • Proven financial need
  • Outstanding academic merit
  • Full-time students pursuing an undergraduate degree in Commerce (Economics, Business Economics, Accounting, Investments and Finance), BCom Informatics, BSc Computer Science, BSc Information Technology, BIT-Bachelors of Information Technology, BIS-Bachelor of Information Science, Business Science, Science and Mathematics and Engineering or Commercial LLB
  • Applicants studying Actuarial Science, can apply for the Investec bursary if they will be in their 2nd year of study next year. This opportunity is not for Actuarial Science students going into their 1st year of study next year.
  • First-year Actuarial Science students already at public university
  • Currently in Grade 12 and already have a National Senior certificate with minimum 50% in all of the subjects, with a minimum of 70% in Mathematics (not Maths Literacy) and 70% in English

Note: Changing of degree program after submitting your application form may lead to cancellation of your bursary if already granted.

How to Apply and Application Details

  • Applications must be done online by clicking here.
  • Alternatively, you can also apply here directly at Leaply.
  • Accompany your application with the following required certified copies of documents:
    • South African ID
    • Grade 11 results, this year’s June results, official Matric/ NSC results if you have completed Grade 12
    • June results or progress report of all subjects (if no examinations were written), for tertiary students
    • Any parent/guardian proof of income (letter from employer, sworn statement or tax return statement stating income, financial statements for self-employed parent/guardian)
    • Sworn affidavits, if parent/guardian is unemployed
    • Death certificates, if parent/guardian is deceased
    • Divorce certificate if your parents are divorced
    • Sworn statement from one parent if your parents are separated

Closing Date

30 September 2019

Contact Details

Post: Private Bag X16  Braamfontein, 2017
Address: 10B Clamart Road Richmond Johannesburg, 2092
Tel: 011 482-1501
Fax: 086 567-5604 / 086-563-7495
Email: info[email protected]

FNB Bursary

The First National Bank Fund Bursary Programme is a partial bursary that provides tertiary education access for qualified but financially disadvantaged students. To cover other expenses cannot be paid by the FNB bursary, students are thus allowed to have other sources of funding through the Financial Aid Office of their university of choice from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

Commerce, Science or Engineering are the accepted fields of study for this bursary programme.

Below is the list of more detailed fields eligible for FNB bursary:

Commerce

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Auditing
  • Economic & Management Sciences
  • Economics
  • Financial Management
  • Investment Management
  • Management
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Statistics
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Organisational Psychology

Engineering

Sciences

  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Business Information Technology
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Software Development
  • Actuarial Science
  • Statistics
  • Mathematics

FNB Fun Bursary Requirements and Eligibility

  • Good academic standing
  • Proven financial need
  • Less than two years matric/NSC completion
  • South African citizens
  • Females, applicants in rural and historically disadvantaged communities as well as people with disability will be given preference
  • Full time students who are registered for undergraduate studies, except for Honours in Accounting which must include courses to enable the student to qualify as a Chartered Accountant
  • Only applicants who have obtained the following marks in the June/ final examination of their Grade 12 year will be considered:
    • B Com/ B Business Science:
      • Minimum of 60% in Mathematics
      • Minimum of 60% in English
    • Engineering:
      • Minimum of 60% in Mathematics
      • Minimum of 60% in English
      • Minimum of 60% in Physical Science
    • BSc:
      • Minimum of 60% in Mathematics
      • Minimum of 60% in English
      • Minimum of 60% in Physical Science

How to Apply and Application Details

  • You need to apply online through the Online Application Feature.
  • Accompany your application with the following certified copies of required documents:
    • Mid-year/June examination results
    • Latest exam results together with an explanation of what you are currently doing, if not studying this year
    • Matric/NSC results together with latest tertiary (June) results
    • Two testimonials: One from a responsible educational official (principal or lecturer) and the other by a community, political or spiritual leader. Use the testimonial forms in the application form or attach suitable testimonials.
    • Write an essay about your life which must be written by you, on the page included. Use additional pages if necessary. Your parent, guardian or friend may write a letter of recommendation.
    • Proof of household income (payslip, letter from employer, sworn statement or tax return statement).
    • South African ID

Closing Date

 30 September  

Contact Details

Post: Private Bag X16  Braamfontein, 2017
Address: 10B Clamart Road Richmond Johannesburg, 2092
Tel: 011 482-1501
Fax: 086 567-5604 / 086-563-7495
Email: [email protected] /[email protected]

AVI Limited Bursary

AVI Limited is home to some of South Africa’s most popular brands such as Five Roses, Freshpak, House of Coffees, Frisco, Koffiehuis and Ellis Brown in the Beverages category; Bakers, Pyotts, Baumann’s, Willards and Provita in the Biscuits and Snacks category; I&J in the Frozen Foods category; and Ciro, Lavazza and Douwe Egberts Cafitesse for the Out Of Home market.

The company’s brands range from hot beverages, sweet and savoury biscuits and snacks, frozen convenience foods, out-of-home ranges, personal care products, cosmetics, shoes, accessories and fashion apparel.

AVI believes that it is important to help qualified individuals from the disadvantaged background with financial assistance to support them to continue their tertiary education.

CommerceMarketingEngineering and Food Sciences are the fields of studies considered for this bursary program. AVI sponsors bursary for Undergraduate and National Diploma/B Tech studies at specific universities and institutions. Both the bursary type covers the full cost of educational expenses.

AVI Limited Bursary Requirements and Eligibility

Degree studies in Commerce and Engineering:

  • South African citizens
  • Applicants who wish to study full-time in undergraduate Commerce degrees at the University of Johannesburg, the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pretoria University and Marketing and Finance degrees at Wits University.
  • Applicants with an NSC with degree endorsement and at least a level 5 rating (60%) for Mathematics and English First Additional Language or Matric Exemption and a minimum “C” symbol (Higher Grade) for Maths and English or an NSC
  • Applicants who wish to study Mechanical Engineering degrees at the University of Johannesburg, the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pretoria University and Wits University.
  • Applicants with an NSC with degree endorsement and at least a level 5 rating (60%) for Mathematics, Physical Science and English First Additional Language or Matric Exemption and a minimum “C” symbol (Higher Grade) for Maths, Science and English
  • Preference will be given to current Grade 12 learners, matriculated applicants waiting for a study opportunity and full-time students in their first year
  • Proven financial need

Diploma studies in Engineering and Food Technology:

  • South African citizens
  • Applicants who wish to study full-time a National Diploma/ B Tech field in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Food Technology studies at the Durban University of Technology, University of Johannesburg, Tshwane University of Technology and Vaal University of Technology
  • Applicants with an NSC with diploma endorsement and at least a level 4 rating (50%) for Mathematics, Physical Science and English First Additional Language, or matric exemption and a minimum “D” symbol (Higher Grade) for Maths, Science and English
  • Preference will be given to current Grade 12 learners, matriculated applicants waiting for a study opportunity and full-time students in their first year
  • Proven financial need

How to Apply and Application Details

  1. Download and complete the StudyTrust Application Form. (pdf)
  2. You can also apply online through the Online Application Feature.
  3. Accompany your application with the certified copies of required documents as stated in the form.
  4. Send your completed form and supporting documents in PDF format (1MB maximum file size) to either of the following methods:
    • Email: [email protected]
    • Fax: 086 538 1537
    • Post: StudyTrust, Private bag X16, Braamfontein, 2017

Closing Date

 30 September 

Contact Details

Post: Private Bag X16  Braamfontein, 2017
Address: 10B Clamart Road Richmond Johannesburg, 2092
Tel: 011 482-1501
Fax: 086 567-5604 / 086-563-7495
Email: [email protected] [email protected]

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