Bursaries Closing in March 2023 in South Africa

Bursaries Closing in March

Bursaries are financial grants that are given to students who want to pursue their tertiary education but cannot afford it. Bursaries usually cover tuition fees, books, and sometimes accommodation and living expenses. Unlike loans, bursaries do not have to be repaid, but they may have some conditions attached to them, such as academic performance, service obligation, or career choice.

If you are looking for a bursary to fund your studies in the 2023/2024 academic year, you need to act fast and apply before the deadlines. Many bursaries close their applications by March 2023 or earlier. In this blog post, we will list some of the bursaries that are closing in March 2023 and provide some information on how to apply for them.

BEKA Schréder Bursary

BEKA Schréder is a leading manufacturer of outdoor lighting solutions in South Africa. The company offers bursaries to students who want to study Electrical Engineering or Marketing at any recognized university or university of technology in South Africa.

The bursary covers tuition fees, books, and accommodation up to a maximum amount of R100 000 per yearThe bursary also provides mentorship and vacation work opportunities for the recipients.

To apply for this bursary, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must have completed Grade 12 with Mathematics and Science
  • You must have obtained an average of at least 60% for Mathematics and Science
  • You must have been accepted or provisionally accepted at a university or university of technology
  • You must have a strong interest in Electrical Engineering or Marketing
  • You must have good communication skills and leadership potential.

To apply for this bursary, you need to download and complete an application form from the BEKA Schréder websiteYou also need to attach certified copies of your ID document, Grade 12 certificate (or latest results), proof of admission (or provisional admission), and a motivation letter explaining why you deserve the bursary.

You can submit your application by email or post before March 2023 (the exact date has not been confirmed). The contact details are provided on the application form.

FirstRand International Postgraduate Scholarships

FirstRand is one of the largest financial services groups in Africa. The group offers scholarships to South African citizens who want to pursue postgraduate studies at any internationally recognized university outside South Africa.

The scholarship covers tuition fees, travel costs, living expenses, and other related costs up to a maximum amount of US$ 70,000 per yearThe scholarship also provides mentorship and networking opportunities for the recipients.

To apply for this scholarship, you need to meet the following requirements:

To apply for this scholarship, you need to complete an online application form on the FirstRand website. You also need to attach certified copies of your ID document, academic transcripts, proof of admission (or provisional admission), and a motivation letter explaining why you want to study abroad and how it will benefit South Africa.

You can submit your application online before 2 March 2023. The contact details are provided on the website.

Wells Mountain Initiative Scholarship

Wells Mountain Initiative (WMI) is a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to students from developing countries who want to pursue their undergraduate studies in their home country or another developing country.

The scholarship covers tuition fees, books, living expenses, and other related costs up to a maximum amount of US$3000 per year2The scholarship also provides mentorship, community service, and career guidance for the recipients.

To apply for this scholarship, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a citizen of a developing country
  • You must have completed secondary school with good grades
  • You must have applied or been accepted at an accredited university or college in your home country or another developing country
  • You must have a strong commitment to social change and community development
  • You must demonstrate financial need and leadership potential.

To apply for this scholarship, you need to complete an online application form on the WMI website. You also need to attach certified copies of your ID document, academic transcripts, proof of admission (or provisional admission), and a motivation letter explaining why you want to study abroad and how it will benefit South Africa.

You can submit your application online before 2 March 2023. The contact details are provided on the website.

Wells Mountain Initiative Scholarship

Wells Mountain Initiative (WMI) is a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to students from developing countries who want to pursue their undergraduate studies in their home country or another developing country.

The scholarship covers tuition fees, books, living expenses, and other related costs up to a maximum amount of US$3000 per year. The scholarship also provides mentorship, community service, and career guidance for the recipients.

To apply for this scholarship, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a citizen of a developing country
  • You must have completed secondary school with good grades
  • You must have applied or been accepted at an accredited university or college in your home country or another developing country
  • You must have a strong commitment to social change and community development
  • You must demonstrate financial need and leadership potential.

To apply for this scholarship, you need to complete an online application form on the WMI websiteYou also need to attach certified copies of your ID document, academic transcripts, two reference letters, one personal essay, and one student essay.

You can submit your application online before 2 March 2023. The contact details are provided on the website.

Exxaro Bursary

Exxaro is one of the largest South African-based mining groups that specializes in coal mining. The company offers bursaries to students who want to pursue studies in engineering, geology, and environmental sciences at recognized South African universities.

The bursary covers full tuition fees, accommodation costs, book allowance, and a monthly stipend. The bursary also provides vacation work opportunities and mentoring support for the recipients.

To apply for this bursary, you need to meet the following requirements:

To apply for this bursary, you need to complete an online application form on Exxaro’s websiteYou also need to attach certified copies of your ID document, Grade 12 certificate, proof of admission (or provisional admission), and curriculum vitae.

You can submit your application online before 6 March 2023. The contact details are provided on the website.

Conclusion

In conclusion, there are several bursaries that are closing in March 2023 for South African students who want to pursue tertiary education. These bursaries have different eligibility criteria, application processes, and benefits. You should carefully read the requirements and instructions for each bursary before applying. You should also apply as soon as possible to avoid missing the deadlines. I wish you all the best in your academic journey!

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