Category Archives: Bursaries / Scholarships In South Africa

2021 Allan Gray Grade 6 Scholarship Opportunity

2021 Allan Gray Grade 6 Scholarship Opportunity

The Foundation offers high school Scholarships to learners who are in financial need, have a curious, entrepreneurial mindset and the potential to excel academically. This Scholarship is offered in three countries, however the models differ in each country.

Position: Scholarship Application Form 2021 For High School Placement In 2021

South Africa – The Scholarship is available to learners entering high school. Learners in Grade 6 may apply.

Botswana / Swaziland – This Scholarship is available to Grade 12 learners who need a post-Matric to gain access to a South African University. Please
apply through the Fellowship page.

Here is the full list of our partner placement schools:

Eastern Cape:

  • Clarendon High School for Girls
  • Selborne College High School
  • Collegiate Girls’ High School
  • Grey High School
  • St Andrew’s College (Grahamstown)
  • Diocesan School for Girls


  • St Alban’s College
  • King Edward VII School
  • St Andrew’s School for Girls
  • St Mary’s School, Waverly
  • St Stithians College
  • Roedean School (SA)
  • Pretoria Boys High School


  • Michaelhouse
  • Epworth Independent High School
  • Pietermaritzburg Girls’ High School
  • Maritzburg College

Western Cape:

  • Bishops Diocesan College
  • St Cyprian’s High School
  • Rustenburg Girls’ High School
  • Rondebosch Boys’ High School
  • Rhenish Girls’ High School


For South Africa:

  • Applicant has to be a South African citizen
  • Applicant must be in Grade 6 this year (2021) to apply
  • A minimum of 70% in English and mathematics (Grade 5-6)
  • A minimum of 70% in Numeracy and Literacy in the Foundation’s Scholarship exam. (After the application process, we select eligible candidates and invite them to write the Scholarship exam. We then use the exam results with the primary school results to shortlist for interviews.)
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Demonstrate the following entrepreneurial characteristics:
  • Intellectual Imagination: enjoys being creative and innovative
  • Achievement Excellence: sets high standards for self
  • Courageous Commitment: must be courageous and determined, brave and persistent
  • Spirit of Significance: wants to impact others and make a difference.
  • Personal Initiative: prepared to take action to address challenges
  • All applicants will receive an SMS to acknowledge receipt of their application within a month after the closing date.
  • Applicants will be shortlisted based on academic performance and financial need.
  • Successful candidates will be called within two months after the closing date and invited to write an exam. Unsuccessful applicants will be notified via sms.
  • Succesful candidates will be invited for interviews. One-on-one interviews take place between January and March 2021
  • Thereafter, successful candidates will be invited to for psychometric testing
  • If successful at the psychometric phase, the Foundation will recommend the candidates to the placement schools.
  • Recommended candidates will be invited to the placement schools for interviews.
  • Candidates whose recommendations are approved by the placement schools will be awarded the Scholarship.
  • Once the Scholarship is awarded, the Foundation, placement school and the Scholar’s custodian sign a Memorandum of Agreement.
  • All successful candidates will know which school they will be attending the following year by August 2021.
  • From interview stage to psychometric testing and final selection, all communication takes place via telephone. The selection process takes about
    eleven months in total.



Application Closing Date: Thursday, September 20, 2021

Unisa Council Bursary 2021

Unisa Council Bursary 2021 / 2021

Are you a student who could not graduate because of outstanding debt or a new student who could not be assisted by NSFAS? We’ve got good news! Applications for the Unisa Council Bursary are now open.

Unisa Council has again made money available to assist Unisa students in the following categories:

  • Students who could not graduate because of outstanding debt
  • Continuing students with outstanding debt
  • New students who could not be assisted by NSFAS

To Qualify For This Bursary:

  • Be a South African student
  • Be registered for a formal qualification
  • Must have obtained at least a 55% average

How To Apply
The vetting of applications will be done by an external service provider to verify the authenticity of the information submitted. A means test will be conducted to determine financial neediness. Incomplete forms will not be considered.

Click here for the application form. Application forms are also available at Unisa regional offices. Completed applications should be submitted via e-mail to

The deadline for applications is 31 May 2021.

Please note that the outcome of your application will be communicated to you via SMS and your myLife e-mail account.

SARAO 2021 call for Hosts/ Supervisors for Postdoctoral Fellowships

SARAO 2021 call for Hosts/ Supervisors for Postdoctoral Fellowships

SARAO will soon be issuing a call for applications to fill five postdoctoral fellowships in 2021.

The fellowships are awarded for a period of two years, renewable every six months based on progress (plus one additional year if agreed to by the host university, the postdoctoral fellow and the SKA SA).

The value of a postdoctoral fellowship for the current year is ZAR370,000 per annum (non-taxable), and this amount is supplemented by travel and equipment grants. There is no relocation grant for postdoctoral fellowships and fellowships are only tenable at a South African university.​

Closing date 16 MAY 2021

SAMSTIP 2021 – 2021 Bursary Opportuinity In South Africa

SAMSTIP 2021 – 2021 Bursary Opportuinity In South Africa


The Southern African Mathematics and Science Teacher Intern Programme (SAMSTIP) aims to get to the root cause of skills shortage within South Africa, which is a lack of quality mathematics and science teachers. The programme focuses on quality education provided by ISASA member schools to produce mathematics and science teachers, by increasing the number of school-leavers from disadvantaged communities to pass mathematics.

ISASA is a non-profit organisation and is Southern Africa’s biggest, oldest and most inclusive independent (private) schools association. The organisation serves more than 800 schools in South Africa; Namibia; Botswana; Zambia; Lesotho; Swaziland; Angola and Mozambique, who in turn educate over 180 000 pupils.

ISASA represent a range of educational levels, religious affiliations, socio-economic and cultural communities. The organisation aims to create an environment whereby quality education is available to all students across southern Africa.


SAMSTIP in partnership with the Department of Basic Education and Investec are providing teacher intern bursary awards to prospective Senior and Further Education and Training (FET) teachers, who will specialise in the fields of Mathematics and Sciences.

The bursary will cover one of the following UNISA degrees:

  • 4 year Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) qualification
  • 1 year postgraduate (PGCE) qualification


The bursary will cover the following expenses: UNISA tuition fees, prescribed textbooks.

Over and above the bursary award, students will be given the following opportunities: training at ISASA member schools, provided with teaching and learning resources and technology, mentorship from qualified school teachers, academic enrichment programme.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • South African citizen
  • Completed Matric (with an exemption/ Bachelor pass) AND achieved a minimum result of 60% for Mathematics and Life Science/ Physical Science, OR
  • Current tertiary student with credits for Mathematics and Life Science/ Physical Science, OR
  • Graduates with majors in Mathematics and/or Life Science/ Physical Science



Applications must be done online at:
You may be required to submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your application:

  • ID document (certified copy of)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy of)
  • Latest tertiary record, if currently at tertiary level (certified copy of)
  • Motivational letter



15 May 2021.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)


For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact ISASA directly:
Tel: 011 648 1331

2021 – 2021 Anglo American Platinum Bursary South Africa

2021 – 2021 Anglo American Platinum Bursary South Africa


Anglo American Platinum Limited, founded in 1995, is the biggest primary producer of platinum across the globe, producing almost 40% of the supply each year. The South African based company operates mainly in Johannesburg, with most of its operations occurring within the Bushveld Igneous Complex where a range of mineral commodities are found.

The company produces 3 ranges of products, namely precious metals (ie. gold), base metals (ie. chrome; copper; cobalt sulphate; sodium sulphate and nickel), and Platinum Group Metals (ie. platinum; rhodium; palladium; ruthenium; iridium and osmium).


The Anglo Platinum Limited Bursary is aimed at top achieving students who are pursuing their studies (or intend on studying) within the Mining industry.

Bursaries will be awarded within the following fields of study:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Ventilation Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Rock/ Mining Geotechnical Engineering
  • Mine Surveying
  • Metallurgy
  • Environmental Studies
  • Geology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Occupational Hygiene
  • Human Resources
  • Finance
  • Law



The following expenses will be covered by the bursary programme: registration and tuition fees, meals, accommodation, prescribed textbook allowance, a laptop or laptop allowance and a monthly stipend. Students may also receive the opportunity to take part in vacation work.

Screening interviews will be conducted to assess students technical skills and interpersonal skills. Shortlisted candidates may then be required to take part in psychometric assessments and site visits. Final interviews will be conducted whereby recipients will be selected. If you do not receive any feedback by 31 July, regard your application as unsuccessful.

Once students have graduated, they must take up permanent employment at Anglo American. The service period will be equal to the duration of bursary funding received.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • South African citizen
  • Completed Matric OR currently in Matric
  • Achieved a minimum result of 60% for Mathematics in Matric (NOT Mathematical Literacy)
  • Achieved a minimum result of 60% for Science in Matric (not required if not studying towards a Finance or Accountancy qualification)
  • Studying or intend on studying full time towards an undergraduate qualification within one of the aforementioned mining-related fields of study
  • Studying or intend on studying at a recognized tertiary institution in South Africa



There are 2 ways to apply for the Anglo American Platinum Bursary:
1) By downloading and completing the Anglo Platinum Bursary Application Form (.pdf)
2) Online at:
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document (certified copy of)
  • Matric latest results AND Grade 11 final results, if currently in Matric
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy of)
  • Full tertiary academic record to date, if currently at tertiary level (certified copy of)
  • Proof of tertiary registration


Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Email:
(Insert the words “Anglo American Platinum Bursary Application – Your Full Name” in the email subject line).
2) Post:
The Bursary Department
Anglo Platinum Development Centre
P.O. Box 450
South Africa


15 May 2021.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)


For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact Anglo American Platinum directly:
Department: Human Resources
Tel: 014 596 0190 / 014 596 0184



“A global resources leader investing in the future of the local community.”

Engineering Bursaries Glencore Ferro Alloys North West Area Bursaries are offered in the following fields:

  • Chemical Engineering (Ref. W001)
  • Electrical/Electronic Engineering (Ref. W002) • Mechanical Engineering (Ref. W003)
  • Metallurgical Engineering (Ref. W004)
  • Mining Engineering (Ref. W005).


  • Grade 12 applicants: A minimum of a B symbol in Maths, Science and English
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd year applicants: 100% pass rate

What the bursary offers:

  • Registration and tuition fees
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Prescribed textbooks
  • A monthly allowance
  • Paid vacation work
  • A compulsory “work-back” period – 1 year for every sponsored year. Selection is based on academic results and an interview with Glencore Ferro Alloys


Send a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae, quoting the relevant reference number, to

Closing date: 7 May 2021

NRF AND ERC 2021 Bursary Opportuinity

NRF AND ERC 2021 / 2021 Bursary Opportuinity

Call for applications for – South African postdoctoral researchers interested in undertaking research visits to ERC funded teams

Applicant Closing Date: 18 May 2021

Designated Authority Closing Date: 25 May 2021

The South African Department of Science and Technology (DST) entered into an agreement with the European Commission (EC), appointing the NRF and the European Research Council (ERC) as implementing agencies for this partnership. The aim of the agreement is to provide South African Postdoctoral researchers opportunities to pursue research collaboration with European colleagues already supported through EU-funded ERC grants. The collaboration is intended to enable South African postdoctoral researchers supported through the NRF postdoctoral fellowships to undertake research visits to ERC-supported teams. It is therefore expected that collaborations will occur in similar areas of scientific pursuit and on topics of mutual interest. South African researchers should therefore, go through the attached list of European projects interested in finding a South African postdoc to host as part of their research team.

All South African applications must be submitted electronically to the NRF at  A detailed call document is attached.

Key dates:

Call opens: 3 April 2021

Call closes: 18 May 2021

Designated Authorities have until 25 May 2021 to submit applications to the NRF.

Please note that applications submitted outside the NRF Online Submission System will not be accepted.

NRF Contacts:

Kholofelo Mampeule

Knowledge Advancement and Support

Tel: +27 12 481 4298


Jan Phalane

Grants Management and Systems Administration

Tel: +27 12 481 4157


2021 Abe Bailey Travel Bursary / Scholarship Opportunity

2021 Abe Bailey Travel Bursary / Scholarship Opportunity

The Trustees of the Abe Bailey Trust are calling for applications for the annual travel bursary to the United Kingdom.

Date of Tour: 26st November 2021 – 22th December 2021

Cape Town –United Kingdom


Leadership Development Towards Nation Building


• Senior (3rd year and above) students/junior staff members

• Age 25 years or less

• South Africans

• Leadership qualities and Academically strong

To apply:

Please submit a short CV containing the following details:

• Name, address and contact details

• Date of birth and nationality

• Schools attended

• Matriculation year and results

• University qualifications and results

• Extra-curricular activities at school and university

• Social and community service

• Leadership activities

Other documents

• Copy of Identity document

• A brief statement of  the dates and purpose of any previous visits undertaken to the UK

• A letter of motivation

• Three reference letters reporting on character, leadership and personality

Please submit applications to the Financial Aid Helpdesk, Prefab Building behind Administration, before or on 18 MAY 2021

2021/19 Postgraduate Research Bursary Programme

2021/19 Postgraduate Research Bursary Programme

Food and Beverages Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority (FoodBev SETA) invites postgraduate students to apply for research grants.

The Food and beverage Manufacturing Sector Education and Training Authority, often referred to as the foodBev SETA, is a vehicle that facilitates skills development for the sector as promulgated in the skills Development Act of 98 as amended. The skills policy is further articulated in the Skills Development Strategy (NSDS), now in its third iteration for the period 2011/12-2017/18, referred to as ‘NSDS lll is the overarchig strategic guide for the skills development while providing diretion to sector skills planning and implementation for the SETAs. South Africa in general has suffered a shortage of sectoral research and development and innovation capacity to better inform skills planning and implementation(Department of Higher Education and Training, 2011). Outcome 4.2.4 (Relevent research and development and innovation capacity is developed and innovative research projects established) of the NSDS lll clearly defines activities that need to be executed by SETAs to achieve this NSDS lll outcome.

Closing date for new applications for the 2021 Research Bursaries is 31May 2021​

For application form Click Here

2021-2021 Water Affairs Bursaries

2021-2021 Water Affairs Bursaries

The Department offers talented, young individuals the opportunity for further study via the Water Affairs bursary program.  This is for full-time studies towards a qualification within a specific field.  Candidates who receive these bursaries will have the following covered by the Department:

  • Registration fees
  • Tuition fees
  • Residence fees
  • Meal fees
  • Book or study material allowance
  • A personal allowance

Candidates who receive  bursaries from the Department of Water Affairs will be required to join the companies Water Learning Academy, upon completion of their qualification.  This will be on a fixed term basis not exceeding 5 years, and no less than 3 years.  If the candidate decides, that they no longer want to be part of this program after completion of their studies, they will be held responsible for payment of all bursary funding, plus interests back to the Department.

The following South African Institutes of Higher Learning are accepted by the Department, in respect to their bursary program:

  • Rhodes University
  • Pretoria University
  • Cape Town University
  • Western Cape University
  • Stellenbosch University
  • Limpopo University
  • Free State University
  • Kwa-Zulu Natal University
  • Walter Sisulu University
  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • Venda University
  • Witwatersrand University
  • Johannesburg University
  • Zululand University
  • The University of Technology Vaal
  • Durban University of Technology
  • University of Technology Tshwane
  • Central University of Technology
  • University of Technology Cape Peninsula


If you are planning to study into one of the following directions, the bursaries offered by the Department are just what you need.

Fields available to study

  • Cartography
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Aquatic Science
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering – Heavy Currents
  • Engineering
  • Hydrology
  • Geo-hydrology
  • Geology
  • Geochemistry
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Microbiology
  • Environmental Science
  • Law – Environmental
  • Environmental Management
  • Surveying
  • Water Care
  • Utilization of Water
  • Limnology
  • Sanitation and Water
  • Resource Management


If you are currently in grade 12 or studying towards one of the above-mentioned fields, you may apply if you meet all other requirements.

To study in one of the fields offered by the Department, candidates will require the following:

  • Grade 12 level of education
  • Proficient in English (read, write & speak)
  • Be a South African citizen
  • Possess a valid South African ID document
  • Have proof of acceptance from an Institute of Higher Learning
  • If studying, provide academic records

Candidates need to attach certified copies of all documentation, please keep original, and only provide certified copies.

Documentation required to accompany your application are as follow:

  • Grade 12 Certificate
  • ID document
  • Registration letter / acceptance letter from Institute of Higher Learning
  • Proof of application to such Institutes
  • ID documents of parents / guardian
  • Proof of income of parents / guardian
  • If studying, please submit record of academic results, including yearly marks, percentages or symbols

Bursaries that are awarded will be based on a balance in accordance with the following:

  • The financial need of candidates
  • Academic performances of candidates
  • Race and gender
  • The need within the company for each specific field

Once a short-list is made of successful candidates, these will be invited for an interview.

Bursaries that are awarded will be revised each year, thus, bursaries are renewed year to year, depending on the performance of each candidate.


Water Affairs Bursary Forms

Bursaries online applications are not available.  You can apply for your bursary by downloading and completing this form.  Please include your latest school results and certified copy of your ID, as well as all documentation as stated above. Visit their website for more information or their Learning Page.

Submit this form, fully completed along with certified documentation to:

Department of Water Affairs


Learning Company

Private Bag X313



Alternatively, forms can also be e-mailed to:


These Water Affairs bursaries open the 1st of April each year for applications for the following year and then close the end of July of that same year.  Bursaries will be awarded for study the following year.