Statistics South Africa 2014 Bursaries

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) is inviting applications from young South Africans looking to pursue their full-time studies in 2014 at any South African university. These bursaries are open to South African citizens who are currently in matric (Grade 12) [or those who have completed matric but are not currently studying] or in university but not beyond their second year of study. Applicants need to be 17 – 21 years old to be considered.

What are the requirements?

You must be studying or planning to study full-time towards any of the following qualifications at a South African university:

  • BA – Geography (majoring in GIS), or Demography or Population Studies
  • BSc – Computer Science or Mathematical Statistics
  • BCom – Economics, or Accounting or Statistics

Depending on your current educational level, you have to meet either of the following sets of minimum requirements to be considered:

Minimum requirements for school leavers (those in currently in Matric or those who have completed it):

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • Be between the ages of 17 and 21 years old
  • Have a university acceptance letter
  • Must have achievement Level 5 in Mathematics (NOT Maths Literacy)
  • Have an aggregate mark of 65% or more.

Minimum requirements for university students (those in currently in their 1st or 2nd year of study):

  • Be between the ages of 17 and 21 years old
  • You must be a South African citizen
  • Must be currently (in 2013) in your 1st or 2nd year of undergraduate studies
  • Have a minimum of 60% pass mark in all major courses.

How to apply?

Download the 2014 Statistics South Africa Bursary Application Form by clicking here  OR you can get the form at any Statistics South Africa provincial office. Send the completed application form together with you CV, certified copies of your ID, Transcript of Academic Record (for university current students only), qualifications and matric (grade 12) certificate to Statistics South Africa by post or in person on the addresses below:

Postal address Physical address
Nozibele Maso

Human Capacity Development

Statistics South Africa

Private Bag X44





Statistics South Africa,

170 Thabo Sehume Street,

Pretoria Central








CLOSING DATE: 10 January 2014

Any late, unsigned, or incomplete application forms will not be considered.

Successful applicants will be notified of their award status on or before 30 January 2014.

If you have any questions regarding this internship please contact Exten Makwela on 082 888 2484 or by email on or Nozibele Maso on 012 310 4855 during normal working hours.

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