Bursaries Scholarships

Bursaries and other financial aid initiatives are offered by government departments, companies and private sponsors. Funding is mainly awarded to previously disadvantaged young people who can not afford a higher education. Bursaries can be found in almost every field of study from engineering to journalism, however in order to apply students will have to meet certain requirements set by benefactors.

Scholarships are also a form of student funding, however scholarships are primarily awarded to students with outstanding academic, artistic, athletic or other abilities. Scholarship money does not need to be repaid and therefore it is the most desirable form of funding and the hardest to obtain. Do you need financial aid? Find a bursary or scholarship in your field of study.

There is additional motivation for Eastern Cape learners writing their matric exams -bursaries. They stand a chance of getting one of 42 bursaries from the Department of Transport .

The month of June marks the intrepid protests lead by youth 34 years ago for the right to a better education, an indelible act that catalysed the socio-political transformation of South Africa. Today?s youth, if armed with the better education their fore runners sought as well as with entrepreneurial skills, will lead the economic transformation of Southern Africa.

If you want to get a good career and study at a South African university you are going to have to pay a lot. For those who can handle an academic course the problem is often how they are going to pay for it. There are many ways that you can pay for your studies? Student study loans are one of the ways that you can pay for your university fees and living expenses.


The Western Cape Businesswomen?s Association has awarded its 2009 bursary to Catherine Day, who is currently completing her MBA at the UCT GSB. The bursary is awarded annually to a candidate who excells as a woman in business, and who has the potential to elevate others.


Are you interested in becoming an Allan Gray Fellow, one of South Africa's future entrepreneurial leaders? Owing to large booking numbers, the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation will run a second round of AARP Tests, offering Grade 12 learners another chance to apply for the Foundation?s Fellowship Programme.

Cash-strapped students opt for low payment options with high interest rates, without taking into account their working years, or the repurcussions on their careers. Eduloan cautions on the right steps to take to ensure a debt-free education.

Are you looking for financial aid to support a period of study or research in France? There are grants available for international students, scholars, and researchers from French public sources and from the European Union.

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation is calling South Africa?s brightest Grade 12 learners with the chance to make their future dreams come true.

The first eight Allan Gray Fellows were recognised for their excellence in education and successful completion of the intense three year programme at their graduation ceremony.

Accsys is assisting the payroll environment by assisting with both the financial and experiential challenges that face South Africa?s emerging workforce. The company established the Accsys Bursary Scheme in 2007 for learners who want to pursue a career in payroll.

South Africans are being invited to apply for a scholarship to study music and dance in Indonesia.

In an effort to create a pool of highly competent housing professionals, the Department of Housing is offering matriculants scholarships in the field.

The National Housing Scholarship Programme is aimed as meeting the demands of South Africa?s complex housing environment, the capacity requirements and the need for more competent housing professionals.

Hundreds of financially disadvantaged post matric students selected through academic and leadership qualities to study at Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA) at no cost, will benefit further from a new bursary scheme set up by one of SA?s top entrepreneurs.

Cape Town's Tertiary School in Business Administration (TSiBA), is offering scholarships to the value of R6,5 million to 120 new students for entry into their Foundation Year in 2009. Students who successfully complete this year will be offered a further scholarship to study towards TSiBA's Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) degree.

The Chinese government has doubled the number of scholarship it grants to Africa to 4 000 students per year, says Yu Wenzhe, China?s Ambassador to Ghana. The expanded package is China's contribution to help Africa to achieve its goals, Mr Wenzhe said at a reception he hosted for 34 Ghanaian students who have received Chinese government scholarships for the 2008-2009 academic year.

The Department of Health and Social Services in Mpumalanga has called on the province?s youth to apply for bursaries available in the department for the 2009 academic year. The bursaries include careers in Medicine (MBCHB), pharmacy, radiography, physiotherapy, speech and hearing therapy, psychology, nutrition, nursing and social work.

The provincial Department of Health in KwaZulu-Natal has offered bursaries to students from poor backgrounds, who want to take up their studies in the health field. The offer applies to students who have already completed their matric, currently in matric, or those enrolled in tertiary institutions studying towards health related qualifications.

At least 50 students will have the opportunity to study environmental science at Higher Education Institutions through the Indalo Yethu Environmental Scholarship Fund.
Indalo Yethu (meaning Our Environment or Our Heritage), which is South Africa?s environmental campaign, was launched in June 2006 by the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism.

The initiative forms part of a skills development partnership, between the provincial Office of the Premier and the Education, Training and Development Practices Sector Education Training Authority (ETDP SETA), on bursaries for critical and scarce skills.


Grade 12 learners who want to study at university have an additional chance to write the AARP university entrance exam. The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation, which supports learners and university students through their fellowship scheme, encourages all of the country's bright sparks to write the test on the 7th of June.

The Allan Gray Orbis Foundation has launched a new programme recognising 73 of South Africa?s top secondary schools.
Through its Circle of Excellence initiative, the Foundation aims to support and encourage South Africa?s centres of educational excellence to ensure that their high standards are maintained.

Thuthuka, the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants? (SAICA) initiative aimed at boosting the number of black South African chartered accountants, is yielding positive results.

Former president Nelson Mandela personally congratulated 23 students who were awarded the Mandela Rhodes scholarship for 2008 in Johannesburg.

Financial services group Nedbank has launched a R15 million bursary programme aimed at addressing skills shortages in the banking and finance sector.

The North West Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Environment is to award certificates to 23 interns who successfully completed a 12-month internship programme on environmental management.

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