Honours Bursaries at the University of Johannesburg

The University of Johannesburg is offering an excellent opportunity to candidates in specific departments to complete their honours degree. Tuition fees are paid in full* (* Terms and Conditions apply. Subject to availability of funds.) 

Students may apply for a bursary only if accepted for an hours degree in  a host department.

UJ Honours Bursaries are only available for the following study areas:

  • Art, Design and Architecture
  • Education
  • Economics and Financial Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Management
  • Science
For more information click here 

The deadline to apply for an honours degree is 31 October 2014

Via – UJ

Funza Lushaka Bursary

The following must be read before making an application for a Funza Lushaka bursary in 2014

The following must be read before making an application for a Funza Lushaka bursary in 2014
1. The bursary is only awarded to South African citizens. Applications will not be considered unless a
certified copy of the applicants‟ ID document is submitted to support the application.
2. Applications must be made online at www.funzalushaka.doe.gov.za.
3. The bursary will only be awarded if ONE of the priority area specialisation subjects is included as a
teaching subject in the qualification.
The priority areas are:
Foundation Phase (i.e. Grades R-3): Foundation Phase specialisation.
Intermediate and Senior Phase (i.e. Grades 4-9) A teaching major in one of the following: African
Languages; English Language; Mathematics; Natural Science; Technology.
FET Phase (i.e. Grades 10-12): A teaching major in one of the following:
Accounting, African Languages; Agricultural Sciences; Agricultural Technology; Civil Technology;
Computer Applications Technology; Economics, Electrical Technology; Engineering Graphics and Design;
English Language; Geography, Information Technology; Life Sciences; Mathematics; Mathematical
Literacy; Mechanical Technology; Physical Science.
Students must meet the minimum academic criteria for award of the bursary. In 2014, the minimum
academic criteria are:
 For 1st time entrants to university:
o An exemption, endorsement, or „Admission to Bachelor Degree Studies‟ pass at matric /Grade 12
o At least a level 4 pass or 60% on the Standard Grade or 50% on the Higher Grade pass at matric
level in the subject which leads on to the priority area/subject in which the applicant will specialise
to teach.
o For students who wish to specialise in the Foundation Phase, a pass in Mathematics or
Mathematical Literacy at Grade 12 level is required. In addition, a level 4 pass or 60% on the
Standard Grade or 50% on the Higher Grade pass in the Home Language is required. If a student
completed matric prior to 2008 when Mathematics was not compulsory, a student may still be
considered based on overall good performance (Average of at least 50%).
o Students who wish to specialise in the teaching of Technology subjects, including Computer
Applications Technology, and who do not have these subjects at matric level, must have a pass in
Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy.

For new applicants already at university or enrolling for PGCE
The student must have:
o passed all of the modules studied in 2014 or in the last year of study at the university.
o at least a 55% average across all the modules studied in 2014 or in the applicant‟s last year of
study at university.
o at least 55% average in modules studied in 2014 or in the applicant‟s last year of study at
university, which relate directly to the priority area teaching specialisation.
 For existing bursars
The student must:
o have passed 2/3 of the modules studied in 2014 or the last year of study at the university.
o have passed 2/3 of the priority area modules studied in 2014 or the last year of study at the
o be progressing to the next level/year of study; and
o have at least 50% average across all modules.
Applicants must note that these are minimum criteria. Meeting these criteria does not mean
automatic acceptance for the bursary. There are a limited number of bursaries available, and the
best students will be selected for the bursary.
4. On qualifying, bursars will be required to take up a provincial teaching position. Bursars will not be granted
permission to defer the placement contractual obligation to continue with full-time studies e.g. B.Ed
(Hons). Nor will bursars be granted permission to take a “gap year”. Applicants must note that provincial
education departments will place graduate bursars in teaching posts in schools in which they are needed.
Bursars cannot choose the school in which they would like to teach, nor can they apply directly to a
school. It is also possible that bursars can be offered a placement in another province if there is no
suitable position in the province of choice. To meet contractual obligations, bursars will have to accept the
5. The bursary is awarded for one academic year at a time. It is not automatically re-awarded. Re-award will
depend on academic success. There is no automatic promise of support for 4 years plus 1 more year. On
evidence of academic success, and pending the availability of funds, the bursary may be renewed each
year until the recipient of the bursary has qualified as a teacher. Recipients of bursaries will be required to
teach one year for every year for which they receive a bursary.
6. The bursary must be repaid if the recipient fails to qualify, fails to apply for a teaching post with a
provincial education department for placement at a public school, fails to take up a teaching post with a
provincial education department at a public school, leaves a teaching post with a provincial education
department before the end of the contracted service period, or otherwise fails to meet a requirement of the
bursary agreement. In all of the cases described above, the bursary converts to an interest-bearing loan.
7. The amount that is repayable is the full amount of the bursary received under the programme, less one
year’s funding for every year spent teaching at a public school. Interest will be charged at the rate
determined by NSFAS from time to time, which is always less than the commercial rate.
8. The Department of Basic Education prefers to use an e-mail or SMS to communicate with bursars and if
you are awarded or re-awarded the bursary you will be expected to have an e-mail address and if possible
a cell phone contact for SMS purposes.

These conditions are all contained in the bursary contract which all applicants must sign. When
applicants sign the bursary contract, they are legally agreeing to the conditions described in the contract.
Process for applying for the bursar in 2014
 Applications must only be made once students have been allocated a valid student number and have been
accepted/provisionally accepted at their university of choice.
 All applications must be made online at www.funzalushaka.doe.gov.za. Take note of the closing date. No
applications will be entertained after the closing date. Students must apply online and submit supporting
documentation to the university.
 After your application has been completed online, you will be prompted to make a printout. This will serve as
proof of your application. Keep a copy for yourself, and submit a copy to the university where you have been
accepted and where you will be registering. The copy submitted to the university must be accompanied by:
o A certified copy of your ID.
o A certified copy of your academic results. For 1st year students coming out of Grade 12, this will be a
certified copy of your Grade 12 result notification or Grade 12 certificate. For students already at
university, this will be a certified copy of your academic transcript, which must include results for 2013 or
your last year of study at university.
 Your application will only be considered once all these documents have been received by your university.
 Your university will inform you of the outcome of your application and you will also receive a letter from the
Department of Basic Education should you be registered at a university.
 Please ensure that all information that you capture is accurate, and that priority areas that you capture are the
ones you will specialize in. The academic year of study refers to the level you are studying e.g. B Ed 1 = 1st
year, B Ed 3 = 3rd year.
NB. Your university may allow first time applicants who are not yet at university and who do not have easy access
to the Internet to submit paper-based applications. Enquire at your university about this possibility.
Important dates
 Applications for 2014 from returning bursars:
o Applications will be accepted online from 01 October 2014.
o The deadline for receipt of applications from returning bursars is 15 November 2014.
 Applications for 2014 from new applicants:
o Applications will be accepted online from 01 October 2014.
o The deadline for receipt of applications from new applicants is 10 January 2014. Applications received
after 10 January 2014 will not be considered.
Communications from students about the bursary
In the first instance, all enquiries about the bursary must be directed to the Funza Lushaka academic and
administrative co-ordinators at your university. They will be best placed to respond to any issues. Students should
not communicate directly with NSFAS (the financial managers of the scheme) or with the Department of Basic
Education (DBE) or the Department of Higher Education and Training



  • Applications for the Funza Lushaka bursary for 2015 will be accepted from 01 October 2014.
  • Please note that there are approximately 3500 new bursaries available in 2015. New applicants are advised to also pursue other funding opportunities.

Closing dates:
Re-applications close on 15 November 2014; New applications close on 09 January 2015.


To Apply click here



Investec Bursary for 2015

Investec is offering partial bursaries for the 2015 academic year to students who aim to study full time towards an undergraduate university 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
  • Engineering
  • Commercial LLB

The main criteria for the selection of applications are financial need and academic potential.

Applications are open to:

  • All young SA citizens with academic potential who are in need of financial assistance
  • Pupils holding or working towards a matric exemption with a minimum of 60% in English and Mathematics (not Maths Literacy) and a 50% pass rate in all other subjects

Successful candidates can access funding
Investec contributes a partial bursary of R75 000 per year towards study-related expenses. To cover any shortfall, applicants are thus advised to apply for additional funding through the Financial Aid Office of their university of choice for a study loan from the National Student Financial Scheme (NSFAS).

Why apply for an Investec bursary?
We have a vested interest in developing well rounded individuals and in ensuring graduates are employable. While a bursary provides financial assistance, our programmes help with the transition from high school to tertiary and with the challenges associated with the job search.

All Investec bursary recipients are mentored by Investec employees. Mentors provide academic guidance and social support to students as they navigate the challenges of their tertiary career. Find out more.

Work readiness
Investec bursary students have the opportunity of attending a work readiness programme during their third or Honours year of study. This is a week-long boot camp at Investec Sandton to help students gain important skills to become employable graduates.. Read more.

Useful Document

application form

Download (this is the form for applying investec bursary )

  • Minimum Academic Requirements

    Find out about the minimum academic requirements for the 2015 Investec Bursary

  • Undergraduate University Degrees

    These degrees represent fields of relevance to the financial services and other key industries.

  • Required Documentation

    This infographic details all the documents you will need in order to submit your 2015 Investec Bursary application.

   original from Investec website



The scholarship programme is for learners who want to follow a career in engineering, with particular reference to civil, transport, electronic /computer and electrical engineering. As part of the schorlarship, SANRAL is responsible for the school fees, books and stationery, as well as school and sports uniforms of the learners. SANRAL also arranges for learners to attend beneficial, extracurricular activities.


  •  Average of 75% and above
  •  Science, Maths or english above 75% (Including the third paper for Maths)
  •  Submission of all your results and evaluation by your teachers to SANRAL
  •  Ambassador for SANRAL
  •  Attendance of saNRal functions upon invitation
  •  Preparing yourself for a career in Civil, electronic/ Computer, electrical or Transport engineering
  •  Application Form
  •  Motivation letter by you, your parents and from your school.
  •  Certified copies of June results, ID copy or Birth certificate and parents ID.
  •  Proof of residence (Water / Electricity Bill from local council)

How to Apply

Post: Ms Heidi Harper, Corporate Services Executive, SANRAL Schorlaship, PO BOX 415, Pretoria, 0001 or Hand deliver: 48 Tambotie Avenue, Valde Grace, Pretoria

Closing Date: 30 September 2014

NB: Should you not receive feedback from us in January, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

KZN Dept Of Health Provincial Bursary Programme for 2015

Closing Date: 31 August 2014

Location: Amajuba / eThekwini / Ilembe / Harry Gwala/ Ugu / Umgungundlovu / Umkhanyakude / Umzinyathi / Uthukela / Uthungulu / Zululand


  •  Pharmacy,
  •  Physiotherapy,
  •  Occupational Therapy,
  •  Speech Therapy,
  •  Oral Hygiene,
  •  Dietetics,
  •  Radiography (Ultrasound),
  •  Medicine,
  •  Psychology (clinical),
  •  Emergency Medical Care,
  •  Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics,
  •  Health Promotion
  •  Radiography (Diagnostic and  Ultrasound),
  •  Audiology.


Applicants must:

  •  Be from the above-mentioned Districts.
  •  Meet the training needs of the District where they reside.
  •  Submit proof of application to a tertiary institution and CAO and his / her academic record from the university or Grade 11.
  •  Financially needy (Applications will be considered on a sliding scale in terms of income)
  •  All successful candidates will be required to sign a year for year work back agreement to serve in the Amajuba district.
  •  A supportive identity documents of both parents, pay slips, death / divorce certificate and sworn affidavit to be attached stating the legal guardian or marital status of parents.
  •  Bursary Application Forms must be collected from the Human Resources Office at all Government Hospitals, Clinics or CHC’s
  •  Applicants must sign when receiving and when returning the application form to the same institution where the form was obtained.

To Apply 

NB: DO NOT go to the nearest Government Hospital to where you stay while at University, it may not be your home town. You or a family member must collect and sign for the application form. You must return the FULLY COMPLETED form to the same Hospital you collected it from.


Enquiries: Mrs Z Ndlela

Tel: (034) 328 7000


Enquiries: Ronald Duki / Ms D Melanie

Tel: (031) 240 5300


Enquiries: Wendy Ngwenya / Vuyile Gcabashe

Tel: (032) 437 3500

Harry Gwala 

Enquiries: Mrs N Ntuli

Tel: (039) 834 8212


Enquiries: Mrs N Mntambo

Tel: (039) 388 3000


Enquiries: Nelly Zwane

Tel: (033) 897 1087


Enquiries:  Mrs Mdluli / Mr Mkhwanazi

Tel: (035) 572 1327


Enquiries:  Mr N Shezi / Mrs K Greiling / Mrs F Dube

Tel: (034) 299 9110


Enquiries:  Mr VC Maphalala

Tel: (036) 631 2202


Enquiries:  Mr S Mkhwanazi

Tel: (035) 787 0631


Enquiries:  Mr P Ntshangase / Mrs J Nene

Tel: (035) 874 2369

DAC Bursaries For Heritage Related Studies 2015

Fields of study 

  •  Archaeology (Marine, etc.)
  •  Archives and Records Management
  •  Conservation of the Built Environment
  •  Restorative and Preventive Conservation
  •  Collections (Cultural and Natural) Management
  •  Heritage Resources Management
  •  Museum Management and Curatorship
  •  Courses that contribute to the preservation and promotion of the South African Living Heritage.


  •  South African citizenship
  •  Academic potential / satisfactory academic performance (submit academic progress report if already at an institution) Field of study (Heritage related)
  •  Financially needy
  •  Admission letter or proof of registration at an accredited institution of higher learning
  •  Certified copy of Birth Certificate or ID document
  •  Certified copy of the salary statement and / or proof of income and an affidavit of your parents / guardians (if not working)
  •  Certified copy of Grade 12 June examination results / Grade 12 Final Matric results
  •  If already at a university
  •  Latest results / academic record
  •  Proof of admission or provisional admission at an institution of higher learning.
  •  Application Form

To apply

Post: The Heritage Bursaries, Department of Arts and Culture, Private Bag X897, Pretoria, 0001 or Hand-delivered at: Heritage Bursaries, 481 Kingsley Centre, 5th Floor, Corner Stanza Bopape and Steve Biko Streets, Arcadia, Pretoria.

BBD Bursary Programme for 2015

BBD’s Bursary Programme is aimed at providing support for talented IT students in selected fields of Information Technology (IT) who are considering a career in software development. BBD contributes to certain costs associated with university studies such as tuition fees, prescribed, books, residence accommodation and meals, along with a monthly allowance for incidentals.

Are you?

  • A South African citizen studying or qualified at a South African university
  • Passionate about creating and building software
  • Studying or qualified in Computer Science, Software and Computer Engineering, Informatics or any related IT fields with a minimum academic average of 65%
  • Skilled in terms of written & verbal communication

Don’t forget!

  • A certified ID document
  • CV
  • Most recent academic results

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