Limpopo Dept of Public Works: Bursary / Scholarship Programme 2018

Closing Date: 07 November 2017

The Limpopo Department of Public Works, Roads and Infrastructure a Government Department responsible for the Provincial Government Building and Roads Infrastructure, Land and Expanded Public Works programme.

As a major Public Sector Stakeholder in the build environment, the Department also aides in the building of a pool of skilled personnel for the construction industry in the province by providing opportunities to tertiary level students who intend to pursue studies within the build environment.

For the 2018 academic year, the Department wishes to invite applications from South African citizens, residing in the Limpopo Province and across all race groups with emphasis on previously disadvantaged groups and people with disabilities interested ¡n studying the following fields:♦ Quantity Surveying ♦ Building Engineering / Science ♦ Architectural Science ♦ Construction Management ♦ Mechanical Engineering ♦ Electrical Engineering ♦ Town and Regional Planning ♦ Civil Engineering ♦ Landscaping / Horticulture ♦ Information Communication Technology / Information Science ♦ Asset Management ♦ Financial Management / Auditing / Risk Management ♦ Property and Facility Management / Real Estate ♦ Human Resource Management ♦ Communications / Journalism / Media Studies

The bursary will cover: ♦ Registration ♦ Accommodation at the University and /or accredited University student residences ♦ Tuition ♦ Prescribed books ♦ Meals at the University


Application forms can also be collected at the Provincial Public Works Office and / or its District Offices, and be returned with the following accompanying documents: ♦ Valid South African Identity Document (certified copy) ♦ Proof of residence ♦ Parents / guardian proof of Income / Affidavit if not working or without parents ♦ Acceptance letter from any SAQA-registered tertiary institution in South Africa for the Course applied for (this can be submitted later than the application on receipt of such letter) ♦ Matric results (this can be submitted later than the application on receipt of such letter).

How To Apply

Completed application forms and supporting documents should be returned to Head Offices, Department of Public Works, Roads and Infrastructure, Human Resource Development, Private Bag X9490, Polokwane 0700 or hand delivered at the Department of Public Works, Roads and Infrastructure, Human Resource Development, 43 Church Street, Polokwane 0699

Enquiries: Ralushayi Shoni, tel (015) 284 7407 or Annete Lundie, tel (015) 284 7234

Post-Application correspondence will be limited to shortlisted candidates only.

The Funza Lushaka Bursary

The Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme is a multi-year programme to promote teaching as a profession. Bursaries are available to enable eligible students to complete a teaching qualification in an area of national priority. Recipients of these bursaries will be required to teach at a public school for the same number of years that they received the bursary.

Recipients of the bursary must apply on-line for the bursary in every year. The recipient must also complete the placement information as required in every year. The provincial education department (PED) will place a graduate bursar in a suitable teaching post. If a particular PED does not have a suitable teaching post for the graduate bursar, the applicant may be placed in a PED that does have a suitable post. Please note that bursars cannot choose the school in which they would like to be placed and placement cannot be deferred for any reason.

Read these conditions carefully, and if you agree with them, press the “I accept” button at the end.

  1. The bursary is only awarded to South African citizens with a valid South African ID number.
  2. Allocation of Funza Lushaka bursaries to Higher Education Institution employees, their spouse and their dependents/children is not permissible.
  3. Bursary applicants must already have been accepted into a either BEd or PGCE qualification at an accredited public University. The applicant must also meet the national selection criteria for the Funza Lushaka bursary.
  4. The bursary will only be awarded if two of the priority area subjects are included as a specialisation in the teaching qualification.
  5. Please note that you are responsible for paying your registration fee, awaiting the outcome of the bursary application. Paying for the registration fee, does not mean you will receive the bursary.
  6. The Bursary Selection Committee meets and processes all bursary applications during February and March of the academic year.
  7. The Funza Lushaka Bursary Coordinator at the University will notify you, not later than 30 April, as to whether you have been awarded the bursary or not.
  8. The bursary holder is not allowed to change the area of specialisation on which basis the bursary was awarded.
  9. On qualifying, the bursar will be required to take up a provincial teaching post. The bursar will not be granted permission to defer this contractual obligation, for example, to continue with full-time Honours studies. Nor, will the bursar be granted permission to take a “gap year”.
  10. Bursars will be expected to have and retain an e-mail address and a cell phone contact number for the duration of the study for communication purposes.
  11. The bursary must be repaid if the recipient fails to meet the requirements of the bursary agreement.
  12. 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 the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) who administer financial aspects of the bursary on behalf of the Department of Basic Education.
  13. The bursary is awarded for one academic year at a time. On proof of academic success, the bursary may be renewed each year for the official duration of the qualification. The bursary holder will be required to re-apply from the 1st of October annually.
  14. The applicant should demonstrate good academic ability;
  15. The applicant must show commitment to a teaching career, which includes: interest in working with young people; enthusiasm for a professional career in teaching; readiness to face and surmount difficult challenges and personal integrity;

The priority areas are:

Foundation Phase(i.e. Grades R-3): Foundation Phase (with preference for African Languages)

Intermediate and Senior Phase(i.e. Grades 4-9):Preference will be given for a teaching major in TWO of the following: Languages, Mathematics, Natural Science & Technology.

FET phase (i.e. Grades 10-12): Preference will be given for a teaching major in TWO of the following:

Accounting; Agricultural Sciences; Agricultural Technology; Civil Technology; Computer Applications Technology; Economics; Electrical Technology; Engineering Graphics and Design; Geography; Information Technology; Life Sciences; Mathematics; Mechanical Technology; Physical Sciences, Languages, Technical Mathematics and Technical Science.

NB. The above terms and conditions must be read, and the “I accept” button must be clicked before you will be allowed to proceed to the application pages.

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  • Applications for the Funza Lushaka bursary for 2018 will open on 01 October 2017.
  • Please note that there are a limited number of new bursaries available for 2018.
  • New applicants are advised to also pursue other funding opportunities such as NSFAS.
  • The outcome of the selection process will be available from the University not later than 30 April 2018.

Closing dates:
Re-applications close on 17 November 2017;
New applications close on 12 January 2018.


How She got 14 million rand from NSFAS

A Walter Sisulu University student allegedly went on a spending spree after an accidental payment of R14 million was made to her‚ while fellow students at the highly indebted Eastern Cape university have been in dispute over their food allowance applications.

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It is understood the student was meant to receive an allowance of R1‚400 but an error resulted in the multi-million rand loan being paid into her account.

The news emerged as a male student was stabbed to death in an alcohol-fuelled party with friends at the weekend after allegedly splashing his food allowance on booze. Lectures were also halted for two days earlier this month on a campus .

University spokesperson Yonela Tukwayo confirmed that the university was looking into the R14 million payment matter‚ after students complained about her “lavish” spending.

The female student allegedly spent more than R400‚000 since the payment was made five months ago.

Tukwayo said the food and book allowances could only be spent at specific merchants associated with the university‚ so the university would investigate how the student was able to buy some of the goods she bought.

“Some students picked this up from the very lavish lifestyle she started living. We will also be looking into how this money was spent to buy some of the expensive goods‚” she said.

The mistake came from the third party company used to administer the payments‚ and the university said it would be looking into the matter‚ making use of a forensic team and meeting with the company’s management later on Wednesday.

Tukwayo said the university had met with the student and informed her that she would be liable for the money she had spent and that her accounts had been closed with immediate effect.

Walter Sisulu University Management has 30‚500 registered students of which 18‚144 are funded by the National Students’ Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

NSFAS spokesperson Kagisho Mamabolo said they had written to the university and asked for information about how this happened.

“The university must account‚” he said.

WSU receives the funds from NSFAS and distributes it to students via a third party.

Mamabolo said this incident was further evidence that the NSFAS payment system‚ called S-bux‚ needed to be centralised. The S-bux system is being used at 18 other institutions across the country.

He said the S-bux system has successfully paid over R500 million to more than 80‚000 students in more than three-million transactions since its introduction in 2014.

Tukwayo‚ however‚ said that the erroneous payment of R14 million to one student didn’t affect other students who were meant to receive NSFAS payments.

“All students who were supposed to receive their money‚ did receive their money. This didn’t negatively affect any students‚” she said.

On Friday‚ 3‚000 students were given a reprieve after WSU management reached agreement with NSFAS to extend the deadline for students to sign their loan agreements‚ the Daily Dispatch reported.

WSU and NSFAS were forced to renegotiate the May 30 deadline after the university’s Ibika campus came to a total shut down the previous week over the university’s decision to block food allowances.

Tukwayo said the cash-strapped university had to cut the allowances as it feared accumulating unsecured debt on top of its historical debt‚ which is over the R400 million mark.

“We just could not continue with the risk of giving students food allowances without having secured payment from NSFAS and unfortunately that role rested with the students as they are the beneficiaries. We have since agreed with NSFAS to extend the deadline and allow those students a chance to sign‚” Tukwayo told the Dispatch.

NSFAS has since sent its officials to all WSU all campuses to help students with the electronic signing of their loan agreements.

On Sunday‚ final year electrical engineering student Aphelele Ntobongwana‚ from Libode‚ was stabbed to death in a East London male residence during an alcohol-fuelled party in his room.

The res houses around 20 students. The killing apparently happened in front of three other students at the end of a weekend of heavy drinking.

Sibonile Mangaliso‚ who was in the room during the incident‚ told the Dispatch that Ntobongwana had finally received his food allowance from NSFAS‚ after waiting since January.

Mangaliso said Ntobongwana had been eating food bought by his roommate and other friends from other residences and after getting his payout‚ he returned the favour‚ buying food and alcohol for his friends.

He said that on Sunday afternoon‚ Ntobongwana bought a bottle of vodka and five beers for his friends which they went to drink in his res room.

In May this year‚ WSU final-year medical student Lwando Mantshontsho was stabbed and killed at the university’s residences in Mthatha after an argument broke out at a party. Five WSU students are on trial.

At the time‚ the South African Medical Association (SAMA) called on the Minister of Higher Education‚ and the Presidency‚ to immediately initiate an inquiry into events on campus. “We are extremely concerned about what is happening on this campus‚ and have for a long time noticed a steady descent in instability. Violence and disruptions of the academic and other programmes have become the order of the day instead of education. This is worrying‚ and must be addressed urgently.”

Despite numerous cash injections from the provincial government and NSFAS‚ the university is saddled with huge debts.

WSU costs R1.4-billion a year to run‚ 64 percent of which is spent on salaries.

In 2016 NSFAS made more than R2-billion available to help clear student debt at universities across the country while the Eastern Cape government set aside an additional R16.3-million for “missing middle students” – those whose parents were teachers and police officers and did not qualify for NSFAS – studying in four Eastern Cape based universities.

The fund provides financial aid for needy tertiary students. The NSFAS requires of beneficiaries to start repayment once they earn R30‚000 a year.

The NSFAS has a R15 billion budget for 2017.

In 2016 the NSFAS was inundated with applications from more than 700‚000 applicants seeking student loans.

Repayment is an ongoing problem.

NSFAS officials told Business Day earlier this month that debtors with private sector jobs were not coming to the table‚ particularly in the financial services sector – highlighting one financial services firm where an estimated 17‚000 employees owe NSFAS more than R500 million.

An unscientific poll currently running on TimesLive’s Twitter feed indicates many South Africans would have revelled in the “windfall” if paid into their accounts. Other tweets question why it took five months to spot the error.

This is how to apply for NSFAS for 2018


NW Government: Bursary / Scholarship Programme 2018

Closing Date: 31 October 2017

The Office of the Premier invites all learners and students (unemployed youth: 35 years and less) who are South Africans and are residents of the North West Province, who desire to study or are studying on full-time basis at tertiary institutions to apply for Kgetsi-Ya-Tsie (KYT) Bursary and Skills Development Fund bursaries available for the 2018 academic year. Bursaries will be awarded to learners who are financially needy and academically performing well.

These bursaries target Grade 12 learners; those who have already passed Grade 12 in previous years; and students who are already at tertiary institutions. People with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.


  • Agriculture
  • Other Engineering fields
  • Culture
  • Accounting / Commerce and Finance
  • Tourism
  • Health related fields
  • Construction, Building and Roads
  • Education
  • Mining Engineering
  • ICT


  1. Fully completed Bursary Application form (SECTIONS: A – E)
  2. Proof of physical address (home) document: A letter from the Traditional Authority Offices for those residing from the villages and a letter from the Municipality Offices for those of Town / Townships / farm; ( Not statement of account, e.g. water bill, etc.);
  3. Certified copy of ID Document (student);
  4. Certified copy of Statement of results / Matric Certificate (Matric Certificate is compulsory for all applicants)
  5. Certified copy of End of year results /last academic results (Students already at tertiary) 6 Certified copy of University Acceptance letter.
  6. ATTACH PROOF OF PARENT/S’ & GUARDIAN INCOME DOCUMENT/S: SALARY PAYSLIP/S (NB. In case of Deceased parent/s also attach copy of Death Certificate/s).
  7. Are you disabled?
  8. NB. In case the University Acceptance / Admission Letter and the end of year Results (Matric & Tertiary) are not yet received, please submit the Bursary application form with other supporting documents before the closing date and submit the results not later than the 10th January 2018 to fax: 0866249279 / E – mail: / / /

How to apply 

Download Application Form or collect a copy from the following Offices I Distribution Centres:

  • Office of the Premier: Bursary, Learnership & Internship Programmes Unit. (Ga-Rona Building) Ground Floor, West wing.
  • Labour Centres; District & Local Municipalities & Traditional Authority Offices and All the Provincial High Schools.
  • Office of the Premier District Offices :
    • Brits – 45 Harrington Street;
    • Bojanala – Opposite NW FM, Mabe Business Park;
    • Dr. Ruth Segomotsi Mompati – Mini – Garona Building , Entrance B, Vryburg
    • Dr. Kenneth Kaunda – 309 West end Centre, Leask Street, Klerksdorp

NB: The completed Bursary Application Form, together with certified copies of all the required documents should be submitted directly to Office of the Premier, Ga – Rona Building – Bursaries (Ground Floor) or at the Offices / Distribution centres mentioned above.

  • Incomplete Application Form; Application Form received after the closing will not be considered / will be disregarded.
  • If applicants do not hear from this Office after four (4) months from the closing date, they should accept that their Applications were Unsuccessful.

For more information please contact the following numbers: 018 388 1212 / 1308/ 1259 / 1207 / 1304

JSE: Bursary / Scholarship Programme 2018

Closing Date: 30 September 2017

The JSE Empowerment Fund offers bursaries to eligible students.

If you are a top performer and studying a:

  • Commerce,
  • Accounting,
  • Computer Science,
  • Information Technology,
  • Financial Sciences,
  • Economic or Mathematical Science degree,


Applications are restricted to students who are South African citizens within a designated group (African, Coloured and Indian) and with an overall aggregate of 60% and above. The bursary is for students who will be going into 2nd year of university and above. Please note that sponsorship is not given to students going into 1st year.

Please note that you will be required to provide us with a copy of the following documents. If we do not receive them as part of your application, you application will be rejected and you will not be eligible to to apply for the JSE Empowerment Fund bursary.

  • Did you attach a copy of your ID?
  • Did you attach copy of your matric results?
  • Did you attach copies of your last results?

How to apply 

Apply Online for the JSE Bursary / Scholarship Programme


The Funza Lushaka Bursary /scholarship Programme is a national programme headed by the Department of Basic Education, funded by the National Treasury and administered by the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS).

 There is no doubt that a solid education is the answer to many of our country’s problems, and as such, the government runs this scheme in order to make it easier for interested individuals to become teachers to help shape our youth.

The bursary is valid for one year at a time, successful bursary holders must re-apply each year if they wish to cover the entire duration of their studies.

Fields of Study

Bursaries are awarded to full-time, part-time and distance education students who have been accepted to higher education institutions for the following degree types:

  • Bachelor of Education (BEd)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) and Bachelor of Technology (BTech), Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) with majors suitable for admission to a PGCE programme upon graduation; at least one of the major subjects must be selected from the priority area subjects listed below.

Priority Area Subjects

Foundation Phase (Gr R-3, ages 5-9):

  • Foundation phase specialisation

Intermediate Phase (Gr 4-6; ages 10-12):

  • African Languages
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Technology

Senior Phase (Gr 7-9; ages 13-15):

  • African Languages
  • English Language
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Sciences
  • Technology

FET Phase (Gr 10-12; ages 16-18):

  • 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 Sciences


Applicants for the Funza Lushaka Bursary must meet the following basic requirements in order to be considered:

  • Must be a South African citizen with a valid ID
  • Must have already been accepted to an appropriate field of study at a recognised higher education institution
  • Must be committed to and enthusiastic about a professional teaching career with interests that include working with young people, readiness to face and overcome challenges
  • Must have personal integrity

Academic Criteria

For individuals applying for the first time for university:

  • Completion of matric with an exemption, endorsement or admission to a Bachelor Degree study
  • Level 4 pass / 60% (SG) or 50% (HG) for a matric subject which leads to the priority area
  • For those who wish to specialise in the foundation level:
    • A passing grade in Mathematics/Mathematic Literacy (if the individual matriculated before 2008 when Maths was not compulsory, an overall good performance—average of 50%—may still be considered)
    • Level 4 pass / 60% (SG) or 50% (HG) in home language
  • For those who wish to specialise in technology subjects but did not take those subjects at a matric level, a pass in Maths or Math Literacy is needed

For individuals who are already at university or enrolling for PGCE:

  • A passing grade for all modules studies in the last year of study at university
  • Minimum of 55% average across all modules studied in the last year

For existing bursars who are reapplying:

  • Must have passed 2/3 of the modules/priority area modules studied in the past year
  • Must have a minimum of 50% across all modules and progressing to the next level/year of study

1. Undergraduate (1)

This bursary option encompasses a four-year Bachelor of Education degree, specialising in all five phases.

2. Undergraduate (2)

This particular bursary option is open to those who wish to study any three or four-year long Bachelors degree which includes a field that will allow the student to progress to the one-year PGCE.

3. Graduate

This bursary option is available to individuals who have qualified for the PGCE, i.e. those who have graduated from their degrees that include majors in priority areas.

Each of the three qualifications mentioned above must include subjects in at least one priority area for which the individual plans to specialise in as a teacher. Students will also have to specialise in a particular phase for the Bed and PGCE qualifications.



  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodation costs (for either residence or approved accommodation)
  • Meals
  • Small monthly allowance for living expenses
  • In exceptional circumstances, travelling costs may be included if the cost of travelling hiders the student from accepting the bursary

Selection Process

The university to which the individual has applied for the bursary will notify them of the outcome of their Funza Lushaka online applications; a letter will also be sent from the Department of Basic Education.

Funza Lushaka will use email or SMS as a means of communication with bursars, so they are expected to have a valid and working email address as well as a cell phone.

Important Information

What Happens After the Qualification
After the bursar has successfully completed all studies and holds the qualification of a certified teacher, he or she will be contractually obligated to teach in a provincial teaching post for every year that they received a bursary. Individuals will be allowed to choose the province; if, however, there is no post available in the selected province at the time, the bursar will have to accept an offer in a different province.

This contractual obligation may not be deferred, i.e. the bursar must start teaching immediately after qualification; no gap year may be taken.

Individuals who have any further question or concerns can get the Funza Lushaka contact details directly from the university to which they have applied. If any issues can not be resolved by the designated administrative coordinators, only then should the Department of Basic Education be contacted.

How to Apply For the Funza Lushaka Bursary?

Individuals can only apply for the bursary once they have been accepted to the university of their choice and have been allocated a valid student number – the student number is needed in order to complete the Funza Lushaka application form online. More information on their bursary program can be found on theFunza Lushaka Website.


Applications must be submitted for the Funza Lushaka bursary from 1st October before the closing date of 13th January.

Re-applications must also be submitted online before the closing date of 20th December.

Application closing dates will be published online Here if there are any changes.

Bursaries at Provincial Treasury

The Western Cape Provincial Treasury offers bursary opportunities to Grade 12 learners and post- and undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers.

Fields in:

  • Economics.
  • Fiscal and Public Policy.
  • Accounting.
  • Public Finance (Expenditure and Revenue Analysis and Management).
  • Corporate Governance (Risk Management, Corporate Finance, Business and Public Administration).

How to apply for a bursary?


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to print the application form.

STEP 2: Complete the application form and attach the required supporting documents

STEP 3: Applications together with supporting documents must be addressed to Mr D van Aarde.

It can be posted to:

The Western Cape Provincial Treasury,
Corporate Services Relations Management,
Private Bag X9165,
Cape Town


or hand delivered to:

Legislature Building,
15 Wale Street,

Cape Town

It must be placed in the box marked: Provincial Treasury Bursary Applications: Full-Time Study 2018

The External Bursary programme was initiated in 2001.

The Provincial Treasury aims to develop specifically identified external learners in scarce occupational classes to obtain qualifications or additional qualifications.

It gives historically disadvantaged students the opportunity to better their qualifications, to develop a pool of talent from which the department can recruit and attract potential employees in the scarce skills category and to develop skills in disadvantaged communities with particular emphasis on building economic empowerment capacity and to enable members of disadvantaged communities to compete in the labour market.

The advertisements for external bursaries are placed in external print media and the website in July or August yearly.

Minimum Requirements

The external bursary is offered to all South Africans between 17-35 years of age who reside in the Western Cape.

Applicants must have obtained an average of 60% or higher for the previous year of study at high school, university or technikon and they should not be in possession of another bursary.

The Financial poverty index with regard to annual household income, in gradients of R150 000 and below, between R150 000-R300 000, R300 000-R450 000 and R450 000 plus is also considered with preference given to disadvantaged candidates.

Postgraduate applicants should have already obtained a B. Degree within one or more of the fields indicated above.

Closing Date:

29 September 2017



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Anglo Gold Ashanti: Bursary / Scholarship Programme 2018

Closing Date: 31 August 2017

AngloGold Ashanti oilers bursary opportunities ¡n 2018 to learners who will enroll for fulltime degree or diploma tertiary studies in all fields of study, including finance. Send your application before 31 AUGUST 2017, ¡f you think you have what it takes!

Application criteria and condition of the company sponsorship programme:

  • Opportunities are open to South African citizens (below the age of 35 years), who are residents of Matlosana, Merafong and our major labour sending areas of the Eastern Cape and to the children of the company’s employees.
  • Candidates must be in possession of a National Senior Certificate or latest Grade 12 results.
  • For applicants who are already at university, kindly submit your full academic record of study.
  • AngloGold Ashanti will select all applications in accordance with its commitments and guidelines as outlined in its Social and Labour Plans (SLP).

Candidates must be in possession of and submit certified copies of the following:

  • South African identity document.
  • National Senior Certificate (or equivalent) or latest Grade 12 results; and/or university results if already in university.
  • Proof of school (letter from the school)
  • Proof of residence (e.g. water and lights account).
  • Please ensure that you complete the online information in full as this will serve as your CV.

How to apply 

Apply Online for the Anglo Gold Ashanti: Bursary / Scholarship Programme 2018(Please include your full details and all relevant certified documents with your application.)

Alternatively, visit the AngloGold Ashanti Training and Development Centre in Merafong or Matlosana should you require assistance with your online application.

Should you not be contacted within 21 days from the closing date stated above, please consider your application as unsuccessful. AngloGold Ashanti is committed to the transformation obectives outlined in the MPRDA and the Mining Charter.


Eskom: Bursary / Scholarship Programme 2018

Closing Date: 31 July 2017

Therefore a number of Eskom bursary schemes are available to assist capable students to acquire good education which is essential for a better future.

Eskom bursary schemes offered are:-

Offered mainly based on business needs of the business, given to the following individuals:

  • Academic deserving students
  • South African citizen
  • After completion of studies, to work-back obligation equal to contract duration
Offered exclusively to Eskom employees children / dependence based on the following:

  • Academic deserving students
  • Years of service by employee (minimum of 5years in service)


Fields of study 


  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Accounting
  • Supply Chain
  • IT
  • Computer Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgy
  • Safety and Risk
  • Environmental Science
Further Education & Training (FET)

  • Boiler Makers
  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Electricians
  • Fitters & Turners
  • Mechanical
  • Millwrights
  • Welders
  • Plumbers
  • Bricklayers
  • Carpenters
  • Power Plant Operators


Individuals legible to apply must meet the following requirements:-

  • Applicants must be South African citizens with a valid ID number
  • National Senior Certificate or equivalent
  • Written proof of acceptance for admission by higher education institution
  • Applicants must be for full time studies at an accredited South African institution
  • Applicants must be willing to undergo an interview and medical examination or health declaration

Students to study at the University

Subjects Old Symbols New Symbols
English HG (C) 5
Physical Science HG (C) 5
Mathematics HG (C) 5

Students to study at the Technikons/University of technlology

Subjects Old Symbols New Symbols
English HG (D) SG (C) 4
Physical Science HG (D) SG (C) 4
Mathematics HG (D) SG (C) 4

Students to study at the Further Education and Training (FET)

Subjects Old Symbols New Symbols
English HG ( E ) SG (D) 3
Physical Science HG ( E ) SG (D) 3
Mathematics HG ( E ) SG (D) 3

Applicants that are already at Higher institution:-

The applicant must have passed all their registered subjects in that current year

Selection process

  1. pplications should be submitted to Eskom by no later than 31 July each year, for the following academic year.
  2. Applications should preferably be submitted online by using this website. Applicants who do not have internet access can also post their application or hand-deliver them to the nearest Eskom offices.
  3. All applicants short listed to attend an interview will be notified. Notification is done telephonically as well as per written correspondence.
  4. Selection interviews normally take place during August to to October each year. Applicants will be required to attend an interview and sometimes a medical declaration/examination might be done.
  5. Final selection and award is subjected to a successful interview, satisfactory academic results and medical fitness.
  6. Applicants will be told of the outcome from/between October to December of that year. Please note that no correspondence will be entered into prior to this date.
  7. Successful candidates will then be provided with comprehensive documentation relating to the Eskom bursary scheme as well as a written contract and other documentation for completion to be returned back to Eskom.

Bursary package

Full Eskom Bursary Scholarship
Registration Fees  ✓  ✓
Tuition Fees  ✓  ✓
*Residence or Accommodation Fees  ✓  ✓
Meals  ✓  ✓
Book Allowance  ✓  ✓
PC Allowance  ✓  ✖
Vacation Allowance and

✓= Provided
✖=Not Provided

* = Amount payable is determined by Eskom

Other information to take note of:-
Applicants may not receive any other grant for the same qualification without prior written approval from Eskom

  1. Vacation work costs will be borne by the relevant business units on approval by the same said business unit.
  2. The bursary is for maximum of five (5) years where bridging is applicable
  3. Failure on bridging/first academic year, bursary will be cancelled without an obligation
  4. From 2nd academic year onwards, failure to progress to the next academic year, bursary to be suspended
  5. The bursary will be suspended for one year (university) or trimester (University of technology) if the student fails. The bursary will only be reinstated once, thereafter on failure again automatic cancellation is applied
  6. The bursary will have to be paid back on cancellation (full value and compound interest at prime rate)
  7. Bursaries are only granted for undergraduate studies, postgraduate studies bursaries are not granted unless there is a need and approval is received from the relevant business units Divisional Executives.

How to apply 

Download Eskom Bursary application form and emailed to