CSIR 2014 Bursary Programme

Are you a university student studying towards a degree in any of the science fields listed below? A matric/grade 12 learner planning on taking up any of the science studies listed below in 2014? Are you eager to have your studies in 2014 funded by one of the CSIR 2014 Bursaries? The CSIR is offering both post-graduate and undergraduate bursaries to deserving students/learners who are performing above average in their studies, you have to obtain an average of at least 65% in your studies. If your average is below 65%, you do not qualify.

Which qualifications will the CSIR 2014 Bursary Programme cover?

Undergraduate: You have to be studying or planning to study towards a a Bsc OR BEng  in any of the following fields:

  • ICT
    • Software Engineering and Computer Engineering
    • Electronic Engineering
    • Computer Science / Computational Linguistics / Information Systems / Information Technology
    • Remote Sensing
  • Built Environment
    • Town and Regional Planning
    • Civil Engineering
    • Architecture
    • Coastal Engineering
    • Applied Mathematics
  • Defence and Security
    • Computer Science
    • Electronic
    • Mechanical
    • Electrical (light current)
    • Aeronautical
    • Industrial
  • Information Security
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Electronic
    • Computer Science
    • Computer Engineering
    • Electrical
  • Material Sciences and Manufacturing
    • Second- or third-year Mechanical Engineering with specialisation on modelling and simulation in materials
    • Chemistry
    • Electronic  
    • Second-year Physics or Chemistry with a focus on Energy Materials or Materials Science
    • Physics
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Science
    • Ecology/Biological Science (Biodiversity/Ecosystems/Restoration)
    • Third-year in Meteorology/Climatology/Geography
    • Earth Observation
    • Oceanography/Coastal

Post-graduate studies: You have to be studying towards a postgraduate qualification in any of the following:

  • Honours Degree in:
    • Environmental Sciences
    • Third-year in Meteorology/Climatology/Geography
    • Meteorology/Climatology/Geography
  • Any post graduate degree (e.g. Honours, Masters, Doctorate) in:
    • Aeronautical
    • Electronic
    • Electrical (light current)
    • Mechanical
    • Computer Science
    • Industrial
  • A BTECH Degree in:
    • Information Technology

What is covered in the CSIR 2014 Bursary?

The bursary is a comprehensive bursary which will pay for your registration fees, tuition fees, books, food, computer and other related expenses.

How to apply for a CSIR Bursary?

To apply for this bursary you must have the following ready:

  • An updated CV, a certified copy of your ID document, and your latest results – all should be scanned.
  • Remember that you must be a South African citizen who will be enrolled for any of the qualifications above at a South African University in 2014.

TO APPLY CLICK HERE on or before the CLOSING DATE: 13 September 2013.

Should you not here from CSIR by 31 October 2013 please accept that your application was unsuccessful. If you have any questions about this bursary programme kindly contact the CSIR Bursaries department at recruitmentqueries@csir.co.za
(do not send your applications to this email address, you must apply online at the link above.)

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Gold Fields 2014 Bursaries in South Africa

One of South Africa’s mining giants, Gold Fields, is inviting South African students and prospective students to apply for funding by its bursary scheme.

A limited number of bursaries are awarded each year to selected candidates to study for a bachelor’s degree at a South African university OR a national diploma at a South African Technikon (University of Technology). The intention of the scheme is to provide the Gold Fields Limited Group with high-calibre graduates who wish to make their career in one of its companies.

Bursary requirements:


University of Technology/ Technikon

Candidates must be:

·         South African citizens and under or turning the age of 21 during their first year of study (applicants for first year of undergraduate study) and under or turning (or have been under the age of, or turned) the age of 23 during their second year of study (applicants for second and subsequent years of undergraduate study)

·         studying or intending to study full-time towards a degree at a recognised South African university that is acceptable to GFL

·         able to provide proof of their academic results for grade 11 and progress in grade 12 or alternatively be in possession of a grade 12 exemption certificate with acceptable symbols or tertiary results

·         intending to study for a bachelor’s degree full-time commencing in the year after the application is made

·         accepted by the university for the degree course as recorded on the bursary application form


Candidates must:

·beSouth African citizens and under or turning the age of 21 during their first year of study (applicants for first year of underdiplomate study) and under or turning (or have been under the age of, or turned) the age of 23 during their second year of study (applicants for second and subsequent years of underdiplomate study)

· be studying or intending to study full-time towards a national qualification at a recognised South African institute of technology that is acceptable to GFL

· be able to provide proof of their academic results for grade 11 and progress in grade 12(National Senior Certificate) or alternatively be in possession of a grade 12 (National Senior Certificate) exemption certificate with Mathematics and Physical Science with an achievement level of 6 or, under the old Matriculation System, with Mathematics and Physical Science HG D or SG C symbols or tertiary results

· be in possession of a Medical Certificate of Fitness or be fit enough to obtain one

· be accepted by the institute of technology for the diploma course as recorded on the bursary application form


Study fields

A number of study fields relevant Gold Fields’ operational areas will be considered for the bursary. All fields listed below will be considered for undergraduate and underdiplomate qualifications only; except for the Geology field which will be considered ONLY for Honours degree studies.


University of Technology/ Technikon

BSc Mining Engineering

BSc Mechanical Engineering

BSc Electrical Engineering

BSc Metallurgical Engineering

BSc Geology Honours *

BSc Chemical Engineering



*  In the geology discipline, bursaries are not considered for undergraduate studies only.

bursaries will only currently be considered for the following diplomas:

  • Mining Engineering
  • Extraction Metallurgy
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Finance
  •  Environmental Management
  • Mine Survey
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current and Light Current)


The scheme is only offered for a National Diploma or National Technical Diploma qualification (where applicable).



(1)   Application forms are sent out between February and May of each year.  Forms will be sent to those applicants intending to study or already studying in a field related to the Group’s projected manpower requirements (see above). 

             The closing date for applications is 30 June. Late applications will not be considered.

(2)   Shortlisted candidates will be contacted in June and will be required to undergo psychometric testing as well as a panel interview.  In addition, all candidates are required to undergo a medical examination, and be in possession of a valid Medical Certificate of Fitness for the appropriate category of work for the duration of their bursary and subsequent employment with GFL or its nominee. 

(3)   After completion of the selection process, bursary awards are determined at the discretion of GFL Mining Services Limited. All awards are subject to the applicant gaining acceptance, or gaining promotion to the year of study applied for, for the course at the university and for the commencement year stipulated in their bursary agreement.  Selected candidates will be notified in writing.

      (5) Selected candidates will be required to sign a bursary agreement in acceptance of the award.

      (6) The Bursar will be required to provide surety for the agreement.


The Bursar undertakes to work for GFL or its nominee for a year for each year (or part thereof) of studies

for which GFL has made bursary payments, e.g. a 3-year bursary gives rise a 3-year obligation to serve

GFL or its nominee.


Bursars receiving financial study assistance from another source must disclose this fact immediately on applying for a GFL bursary.  The company’s approval of such assistance is required prior to the award of a bursary (and approval is entirely at the company’s discretion).  This condition does not prevent a Bursar from receiving assistance from parents or relatives out of purely private means.


To apply you need to download the relevant application form, fill it in and return it together with the required documents to Gold Fields on or before the closing date (see below).

Closing Date: 30 June 2013


Tel: (011) 752 1145
Fax: (011) 752 1109 / 086 535 2378
email: pamela.dumalisile (at) goldfields.co.za

Investec Bursary Programme for 2014

Investec is inviting applications from South African matriculants, current Grade 12 learners and first year students to apply for their 2014 bursary programme. The main criteria for the selection of applications is financial need and academic potential.

Study fields funded
Bursary applications are invited from young people who aim to study full time towards an undergraduate university (academic) 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 or
  • Commercial LLB

Students who apply for an Engineering degree may be considered for the Sasol Inzalo Foundation Bursary should they qualify  .
Only first year Actuarial Science students already at university will be considered for this specific degree .


  • Applicants currently in Grade 12 and applicants already in possession of a National Senior certificate should have obtained at least 50% in all  their subjects with a minimum of 60% in Mathematics (not Maths Literacy) and 60% in English.
  • Applicants who wrote Matric  (Grade 12) prior to 2008 must have obtained a minimum of a C-symbol in both Mathematics (HG) and English (HG).
  • Bursaries will only be offered to applicants who are currently in Grade 12 or in their first year of University.
  • Changing your degree after submitting your application form may lead to a cancellation of the bursary.
  • No bursaries are available for private tertiary institutions.

Bursary amounts

The bursary amounts are reviewed and are subject to change every year.  For the 2013 academic year successful applicants received a partial bursary  to the value of R70 000. Applicants are thus advised to also apply through the Financial Aid Office of their university of choice for a study loan from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to cover the shortfall. Terms and conditions apply.

Studietrust (Investec’s bursary administrator) receives thousands of application forms each year and it is therefore not possible for us to acknowledge  receipt of all completed forms. All applications will be considered and selection will take place from September to December 2013. All applicants will be notified of the outcome by sms not later than 14 December 2013. Please contact us only if you have not had a response by 15 January 2014 on:
Telephone: (011) 403 1632; E-mail: info@studietrust.org.za

How to apply

When completing the form, please take note of the following:

  • Read the instructions carefully
  • Return the application form to Studietrust before 30 September 2013
  • Send the completed form, together with the required documents, to Studietrust, PO Box 29192, Melville, 2109. No faxed or e-mailed  applications will be accepted
  • Applications that are not 100% complete will not be considered. Please ensure that all the requested documents are attached
  • Only applications from South African citizens will be considered.

CLOSING DATE: 30 September 2013

South African Breweries (SAB) Biological Science / Chemical Engineering bursaries 2013

South Africa’s oldest alcoholic drinks producer South African Breweries (SAB) Limited (now a subsidiary of London Stock Exchange-listed South African Breweries Miller plc (SABMiller)) is inviting South African students who are already in university or those still in Grade 12 to apply for their bursaries for 2013.

SAB invites students in pursuing an undergraduate BSc degree in Chemical Engineering, Food Science, Biochemistry and Microbiology to apply for the SAB Biological Science/Chemical Engineering Bursary for 2013.

What does the SAB Biological Science/ Chemical Engineering for 2013 cover?

In addition to financial support, our bursars are also afforded the opportunity to learn more about the world of work by participating in the resolution of real business challenges, through structured summer school or vacation work.
SAB expects it’s bursars to maintain high academic standards and exemplary behavioural conduct during their years of study. After the successful completion of their degrees, our bursars join the company full time as graduate trainees.

What are the requirements for the 2013 SAB Biological Science/ Chemical Engineering Bursary?

According to the SAB “bursaries are available to South African citizens who have achieved an average of 70%+, are matriculating at the end of 2012 or already studying with a 65 %+ average and who show good leadership potential.
Studying towards an undergraduate BSc degree in Chemical Engineering, Food Science, Biochemistry and Microbiology”.

How to apply for a SAB Biological Science/ Chemical Engineering Bursary 2013?

The application process for this bursary is entirely online. And to apply click here