Chemical and energy company Sasol has opened applications for its Bursary Programme, which will fund university students in the 2023 academic year.
“High-performing mathematics and science learners currently in Grade 12 are invited to apply for an all-inclusive bursary to study engineering and science degrees at approved South African universities,” the company said in a statement this week.
What a Sasol bursary covers
It added, “Sasol’s bursary programme, which has run for more than three decades, covers bursars’ tuition fees, accommodation, meals, textbooks and pocket money.
“Bursars receive allowances for study tools such as laptops and calculators. The bursary will also provide psycho-social support, to enable learners to successfully complete their academic studies.”
The programme funded 275 students in the 2022 academic year. According to the company, beneficiaries also have the chance to do paid vacation work and be part of the Sasol Development Programmes when they complete their studies.
“At Sasol, education and skills development is one of our key social investment areas and we are committed to supporting learners’ tertiary education and giving them a platform to launch a successful career and future in STEM. This year we are also particularly excited to welcome applicants in the Green Hydrogen space,” Manager of Graduate Centre at Sasol Corporate Bursary Services Monica Luwes said.
“Applicants need to obtain 70% for Maths, 70% for Science and 60% for English to be considered for an undergraduate bursary,” the company said.
Additionally, you need to be a South African citizen, registered or qualifying for possible registration at an approved South-African University or University of Technology for the following year, and planning to study full-time for selected engineering, science and technology qualifications.
Those in matric or those who have completed matric but have not started with their first year of the studies are both eligible. Grade 12 learners will apply with their Grade 11 results.
For further details on the requirements, visit the company’s undergraduate bursaries page. B.Eng. and B.Sc. require a higher percentage compared to B.Eng. Tech Engineering (Mine Surveying).
How to apply
Applications are done online here. You need to register and provide details such as your ID number, name, surname, cellphone number and email to create an account.
You will then receive an email with a link to activate your account and create a password. Once this process is complete, log into your account and click on South African Bursary Application (Top Left Corner).
Next, click on “Undergraduate Applications,” provide the required information and accept the disclaimer. You can exit the page once you receive a response on your application (which will also be emailed to you).
Applications for undergraduate programmes will officially close on 27 May 2022.
Fields of study
Undergraduate Studies (B.Eng. / B.Sc.)
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Electronic Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Mining Engineering
- Geology (Hons. is a requirement for Sasol)
- Data Science (Computer Science / Mathematics / Operations Research / Statistics)
Undergraduate Studies (B. Eng. Tech.)
- Mine Surveying
For more information, including bursaries for post-graduate students, visit Sasol’s bursaries page here.