Bursaries Closing in February 2019 for South African Students

Bursaries Closing in February 2019 for South African Students

1. SEDISA Trust Bursary South Africa

Closing date:15 February 2019.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

Qualification Criteria: 

Black Female (as defined in the BBBEE codes)
South African Citizen
Students with a strong academic track record
Economically disadvantaged
Applications to include: 
Certified copy of ID
Motivational letter of how the bursary would impact your life
Proof of registration at institution of study
Fee statement
List of study costs (books, residence fees etc.)
Results transcripts/matric certificate(certified copy)
Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Preference will be given to:

Quantity Surveying, Civil, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and related fields of study.
Apply here

2. SACTWU Bursary Scheme

Closing Dates: 28 February 2019 (full year study and first semester)
8 August 2019 (second semester)
SACTWU manages South Africa ‘s biggest trade union bursary fund. The scheme offers members and their dependents financial support to study at universities, technikons and certain other higher education institutions. The fund was started in 1975 with a small solidarity contribution by trade union members to help support each other to meet the education expenditure of their children.
Today the fund is made up of contributions from workers and companies and through funds generated by SACTWU’s investment company. Since the beginning, millions of rands have been paid out in bursaries to thousands of young South Africans whose parents work in the clothing, textile, leather and related industries.
The Bursary Scheme has the following features:

  • All bursaries are non-repayable.
  • SACTWU members, their husbands or wives, their children and legally adopted children, as well as staff members can apply for a bursary.
  • The bursary is paid directly to the university, technikon or college.
  • The educational institution must be registered with the National Department of Education.
  • The bursary does not cover 100% of the fees. For universities, it pays 75% of fees up to a maximum of R35 000 per annum. The student must pay the remaining percentage of the fees.
  • Applications deadline is end February each year for first and full year courses and 2nd week of August for second semester courses.
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Click the following Links to download the Rules and Application Forms
Bursary 2019 Rules
Bursary 2019 Main Application
Bursary 2019 Students Union Application Form
Bursary 2019 Students Union Confirmation Form
Bursary 2019 Special Schools Application Form
Bursary 2019 Pamphlet

You can view a list of all the registered private institutions by clicking on the following link:
If you have any questions regarding bursary applications, you can contact
Sactwu Bursary Department
PO Box, 18359, Dalbridge, 4014
Tel:  (031) 301-1351
Fax: (031) 305-1039

3. Poliomyelitis Research Foundation Bursaries

Closing Dates: 28 February, 15 September each year

  • The PRF awards bursaries towards obtaining the following types of qualifications:
    • BSc (Hons) – Applicants that have obtained a minimum pass of 60%
    • Masters – Applicants that have obtained a minimum pass of 60%
    • PhD
  • Bursaries are ordinarily awarded only to South African citizens or persons with permanent residency permits for South Africa. A limited number of bursaries may be awarded to other non-South African applicants.
  • The PRF does not support applications from full-time employees (salary receiving employees)
  • Once the award has been made the scholarship holder cannot change the research project without the approval of the PRF
  • All new applications as well as renewal applications must be completed in full and all required documents attached (this includes Supervisor’s written support)
  • Please note: Other than exceptional circumstances the maximum duration of support will be 2 years for Masters and 3 years for PhD bursaries.

PhD Bursary Application Form
PhD Bursary Renewal Application Form
MSc Bursary Application Form
MSc Bursary Renewal Application Form
BScHons Bursary Application Form

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