Eskom: Bursary / Scholarship Programme 2015 / 2016

Closing Date: 31 July 2015

  • 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



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

Physical Science

***HG (C) or 5

Students to study at the Technikons/University of technlology

Physical Science

**HG (D) orSG (C) or 4

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

Physical Science

*HG (E)or SG (D) or 3

Applicants that are already at Higher institution:

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

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All scholarship bursaries should be sent to the below address and also be sent to the nearest Eskom office’s    post box:

Student Development Department
PO BOX 1091

or hand deliver:

Could be delivered to the nearest Eskom offices and also to the below address:

Maxwell Drive

Download Eskom Bursary Application Form and submit with the following documents:

  • Letter motivating their application (affidavit to certifying the content)
  • ID Copy
  • Latest school/university results
  • Proof of registration to the institution

Transnet Bursary Scheme

Application Closing date

Not specified


Bursary Office Address: Physical Address: Room 4206 Carlton Centre, 150 Commissioner Street, Johannesburg

Full-time bursaries are awarded annually according to the employment needs of the company. All our full-time students are viewed as potential employees – depending on vacancies being available after successfully completing their qualifications.

Bursary Value: The comprehensive bursary, covers the following: Tuition fees

Accommodation and meals

Book Allowance

Experiential training

Students are allowed to study at a South African University of their own choice who offers the relevant fields of study.

Fields of Study This list may vary depending on the needs of the company: B. Engineering Industrial (Ref no: 60000173)

Mechatronic (Ref no: 60000174)

Electrical (heavy current) (Ref no: 60000167)

Metallurgy (physical) (Ref no: 60000170)

Electronic (Ref no: 60000171)

Mechanical (Ref no: 60000169)

Civil (Ref no: 60000175)

What will Transnet expect from me? (Contractual Obligations) Students are required to render one years service for every year of financial aid received from Transnet after acquiring the qualification.

Subjects failed must be repeated at student’s own cost. Termination of the bursary will be in consultation with the student and the training institution. If the student fails to comply with the requirements of the bursary agreement, the bursary becomes payable in terms of the agreement. The bursary will be renewed annually if the student’s academic performance is satisfactory.

Vacation work is available during June/July or December/January holidays. The following information must be supplied. Required period, Preferred location, Accommodation arrangements are the student’s responsibility and must be paid for by the student with the allowance received.

Work Integrated Learning

University of Technology Students: Transnet provides work integrated to students who have a completed S4 in-order to obtain the qualification in line with the requirements set by the training institution.


Selection: After the screening of applications by the Transnet Bursary Department, candidates – based on academic performance on secondary or tertiary level – will be invited to be interviewed. The interviews will take place in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Cape Town and Durban. The final selection and award is subjective to the following: Interview__ Satisfactory academic results__ Medical fitness__ NB: Please CLICK on the “APPLY NOW” button in order to download the bursary application form


Download application form now 




Student loans for university students

NSFAS assists students who have the academic potential to succeed at university and who qualify in terms of the NSFAS Means Test for financial aid.


What is a student loan?

A student loan is the money you borrow from NSFAS to cover the costs of your studies at any of the 25 public universities in South Africa. The costs include tuition fees, residence or private accommodation costs, food, books and travel. This loan must be repaid to NSFAS when you have finished studying. Depending on your results, up to 40% of your NSFAS study loan may be converted into a bursary and you do not need to repay that amount.

NSFAS has very reasonable repayment terms, which are based on what you earn after you leave university. All loans that are repaid are used to fund other students who also need financial assistance.

NSFAS gives loans to students without the need for guarantees or sureties from parents or guardians.

To apply for a NSFAS study loan you can apply at the institution or online directly to NSFAS and fill in the application form.

You can also print out the form and fill it in, then send it to NSFAS by post to this address:

Private Bag X4
Cape Town


What documents do I need when I apply?

When you apply for a NSFAS student loan, you must attach all the documents listed below:

  1. Grade 12 Certificate.
  2. South African Identity Document.
  3. Proof of parents’ income.
  4. Proof of registration at school, college or university of brothers and sisters who live in the same household.
  5. Proof of registration can be obtained at the institutions where your brothers and sisters are registered at.
  6. Certified copies of their Birth Certificates and their Identity Documents.
  7. If you have a permanent disability, a letter from your doctor to confirm proof of disability.
  8. Letter of acceptance from the public university or college where you have applied to study.


For a complete list of all the required documents required when you apply for a NSFAS bursary or loan,click here.


How do I repay the student loan?

NSFAS student loans are income-contingent. This means that repayment starts only when you have an income, usually when you start working. NSFAS will send you statements showing how much you owe and how much you must pay back each month.

It is your legal responsibility to keep in touch with NSFAS and to inform us of any change of address.


How are repayments calculated?

NSFAS has made repayments affordable for you. Repayments of your student loan are based on the salary that you earn, and start once your salary is R30 000 or more per year.

Payments start at 3% of your annual salary, increasing to a maximum of 8% when your salary reaches R59 300 or more per year. For example, this means you will pay back R900 a year on a salary of R30 000 a year, or R84 per month.

When your salary is R59 300 you will pay back R4 744 a year or R696 a month. NSFAS charges lower interest rates than banks. Interest is charged at 80% of the repo rate, which is the repurchase rate at which the Reserve Bank lends to commercial banks. NSFAS will continue to charge interest on all outstanding balances. It is therefore very important to start repaying your loan as soon as possible.


How will I repay the loan if I am unemployed or still studying?

You do not have to repay if you are unemployed or still studying, but you do have to provide written proof (in the form of an affidavit, valid for 3 months) to say that you are unemployed.

Please stay in contact with us and make sure that information such as your employment status and your personal details, including address and cellphone numbers, are up to date.


Does NSFAS pay registration costs for first-year and returning students?

Yes, but only for students where the Expected Family Contribution is 0 on the Means Test.


How is part of a NSFAS loan converted into a bursary that does not have to be repaid?

Up to 40% of your student loan may be converted into a bursary and does not have to be repaid, depending on your year-end results. NSFAS checks these results with the university at the end of every year of study.

Final Year Programme

Students in their final year of study, who will qualify to graduate at the end of the year, are eligible to be funded through the Final Year Programme. This is a special funding programme which was launched by the President in 2011. If you graduate in your final year, the loan is converted to a 100% bursary.  Students can only benefit from the Final Year Programme once.


How do these bursary conversions show on NSFAS accounts?

Bursary rebates and your credit balance appear on your statement when NSFAS receives your academic results and refunds from the university. This takes place at the end of the NSFAS financial year in April.

Your academic results are used to calculate any bursary rebates: for example, 40% of your student loan will be converted into a bursary if you pass all courses; if you pass half of your courses, then 20% of the student loan will be converted into a bursary. If you don’t pass any courses, you will not receive any bursary rebate for that academic year and you will have to repay 100% of your student loan.


What happens to any money left over from my NSFAS student loan?

Money left over from a NSFAS study loan is never paid out to you. The money is deducted from the balance you owe. You will not have to pay interest on it, and NSFAS will have more funds to help other students like you. Funds paid back to NSFAS are used as your first repayment of your student loan.


Deadline for new applications is 23 January 2015.

Closing Date: 23 January 2015

The Scholarship Fund provides financial support to young people who have been

accepted to pursue full-time degrees in courses that fall within the priority

growth sectors and critical and scarce skills areas as outlined in the labour

planning frameworks of the country.

The Scholarship Fund, which the NYDA is striving to make the biggest

on the continent, will benefit deserving South African youth who meet the

minimum entry requirements set by the NYDA – youth who have been

admitted for study at Universities and Universities of Technology and

Further Education and Training Colleges across the country.

International scholarships will be considered if they have been endorsed

by a South African government department or a credible public or private agency.     

The Scholarship Fund covers 100% costs of the student’s studies,

including tuition, books, meals and accommodation.

The Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship Fund is in honour of the late struggle icon,

Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu, a young member of Umkhonto Wesizwe who was

wrongfully arrested and in 1979, aged 23, executed under apartheid laws.

Students who will be considered for the scholarship are those

who have been accepted to register in the following fields of study:

  •  Information Technology
  •  Law
  •  Tourism
  •  Geology
  •  Logistics
  •  Pharmacy
  •  Journalism
  •  Agriculture
  •  Engineering
  •  Development Studies
  •  Supply Chain Management

How To Apply

Applications are to be made directly to the participating

University / University of Technology which has full responsibility for receiving,

processing applications and selecting recipients. 

Download Application Form 2015 for University Studies  OR 

Download Application Form 2015 for FET Studies

are available on the NYDA website and all NYDA branches.

The deadline for new applications is 23 January 2015.

Applications to FET Colleges must be submitted directly to NYDA

for the attention of Mr Sihle Mlaba, 11 Broadwalk Avenue,

Halfway House Midrand, 1683 or e-mailed to:



As part of the recruitment and retention strategy and initiative to address critical and scarce skills in the sector, the National Department of Social Development is hereby making a scholarship available in the field of Social Work.____ Applications are open to current Social Work students as well as prospective students who would like to enroll for a Social Work Degree. Students who are currently holders of a National Department of Social Development Scholarship do not have to apply. The Scholarship will cover Registration, Tuition, Prescribed books, stipend for practical’s and official accommodation provided by the University (ONLY ACCOMODATION, WHICH HAS BEEN CONTRACTED BY THE RELEVANT UNIVERSITY MIGHT BE CONSIDERED)._______ The applicant must: Be a South African Citizen, New applicants must comply with the entry requirements set by the University and provide proof of admission by the University or a proof of payment for admission.______ Fully and correctly complete the scholarship application form which is obtainable from the Social Work faculty at the University or from the Provincial Departments of Social Development (See contact details below).______ Attach the following documentation such as a CV, certified copies of grade 12 results, Academic Record, your Identity Document, your parents or legal guardian identity document and their proof of income._____ Be prepared to enter into an agreement for counter service with the Department of Social Development._____ Remember: THE STUDENT SHOULD STILL APPLY TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HIS/HER CHOICE TO REQUEST ADMISSION._____ NB: FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE ALSO CONTACT Ms Vuyelwa Mngadi at (012) 312 7294 or email: or Ms Kefiloe Fokase at (012) 312 7223 or email: VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Due to limited budget, the Department will in certain instances not be in position to accommodate every applicant. Students are therefore advised to explore other financial assistance from institutions like the National Students Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS). NSFAS offices are located within the universities’ premises. For more information on the Scheme please contact them at (021) 763 3200 or contact the Department of Higher Education & Training at (012) 312 5911.


WHAT DOCUMENTATION MUST I ATTACH TO MY APPLICATION?____ NEW APPLICANTS  Certified copy of Grade 12 results__  Certified copy of Identity Document of applicant__  Certified copy of ID and Proof of income of Parent/ Guardian__  Current first year students/Prospective students in Social Work who need to undergo a selection process as prescribed by the University must provide proof that they have been selected to continue with their studies. (proof of admission by the University/proof of payment for admission)__  Certified copy of Identity Document of applicant__  Certified copy of Academic record on the official letterhead of the University__ If the above documentation is not attached to your application form then your application will not be considered.__


Apply via email at

2015 National Social Work Scholarship Application Form

 How To Apply

Download The Application Form

Download The Information Brochure

The form has addresses



 Limpopo Public Works Bursaries for 2015

Fields Funded:

Degree in Building Engineering Ÿ
Degree in Mechanical Engineering Ÿ
Degree in Electrical Engineering
Degree in Quantity Surveying Ÿ
Degree in Architectural Science Ÿ
Degree / N. Diploma in Landscaping Ÿ
Degree /N. Diploma in Asset Management Ÿ
Degree / N. Diploma in Financial Management Ÿ
Degree / N. Diploma in Property and Facility Management
Degree in Civil Engineering

How to Apply

Post: Department of Public works, Private Bag x 9490, Polokwane, 0700, 43 Church Street, Polokwane Limpopo Province.

Enquiries: Ms Ester Sehlapelo / Ms Linda Kaseke, Tel: (015) 284 7422 / 7107 / 7156

Closing Date: 31 October 2014

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.