Fairtree Bursary South Africa

About Fairtree

Fairtree is a South African investment and asset management company based out of Cape Town. The firm manages alternative and long-term investment portfolios on behalf of its clients. Formed, it currently manages R 100 billion worth of assets. These assets include hedge funds, unit trusts, and private equity.

The Fairtree Group is made up of four separate entities, namely:

  • Fairtree Asset Management (Pty) Ltd
  • Fairtree Capital Hospitality
  • Fairtree Asset Management LLC
  • Fairtree Capital International IC Ltd

The investment firm has giving-back programs through which it supports vulnerable communities in South Africa. The bursary programme is a part of it.

Fairtree Bursary

Fairtree is offering financial assistance to a certain number of students each year who need it via bursaries. Known as the Fairtree bursary programme, it is awarded annually to meritorious students pursuing specific qualifications. For the upcoming academic year, here are the fields of study where the bursaries will be awarded:

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Business Economics
  • Investments
  • Economics,
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Statistics
  • Mathematics or
  • Computer Science (BSc)

The value of the bursary will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Once awarded, students may not change their course of study unless they take consent from Fairtree.

The bursaries will cover the entire duration of the study programme. After completion, you might be required to work for Fairtree for the same duration. More information will be disclosed to shortlisted candidates. Fairtree will contact you after the bursary closing date, and you’re required to follow up to get the funding.

Eligibility Criteria

To select the candidates for the bursaries, Fairtree has laid out certain eligibility criteria. Anyone applying for the funding must fulfill all the criteria to be selected. Failing to do so will result in the cancellation of your application. Therefore, always cross-check before applying.

The eligibility requirements for the Fairtree bursary are:

  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Must have either completed Matriculation or currently be in Matric
  • Must be pursuing a qualification in one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Must be studying at a recognized South African public university (those studying at private universities will not be considered for the bursary)

Fulfilling all the requirements, however, does not guarantee funding. The number of bursaries is limited, and the number of applicants often outnumbers it. The list of bursars published by Fairtree will be considered final.


How to Apply?

Eligible candidates are encouraged to apply for the Fairtree bursary before the closing date. To apply, you must go through the application process.

The first step is to download and complete the Fairtree Bursary Application Form (.pdf)

Documents Required

In the next step, submit the documents necessary for the bursary. These are used for verification purposes and further processing of your application. So, prepare the following documents:

  • ID documents (certified copies only)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copies only)
  • If currently in university, submit results of the first semester (certified copies only)
  • Proof of acceptance or preliminary acceptance for 2023 (certified copies only)
  • Proof of household income (latest payslips, if parents/guardians are employed; financial statements if self-employed; affidavit if unemployed; death certificates if deceased)

Scan the documents and upload them in PDF format. After final review, submit your application along with the documents.

Closing Date

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

Contact Details

For further details regarding the bursary, get in touch at the following contact details:

Please do not send any questions after the closing date. View our other bursaries/scholarships open for application here: https://allbursaries.co.za/notice/

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