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Undergraduate bursaries and loans

Complete and submit the application forms for the relevant bursaries and loans available for UNDERGRADUATE degrees.

Postgraduate bursaries and loans

Complete and submit the application forms for the relevant bursaries and loans available for POSTGRADUATE degrees.

External bursaries

ALSE Teaching bursary

Kitso Ya Boleng is a non-profit company and is proudly supported by the Boleng Trust. The Trust is an Assore Limited (mining holding company principally engaged in ventures involving base minerals and metals) initiative that was established for the benefit of Historically Disadvantaged South Africans (HDSAs) and broad-based HDSA community groupings residing in the areas in which the Assore group’s mines and beneficiation plants are located. Kindly find out more on the programme and then click here to apply.


Nurture your greatness with the Old Mutual Education Trust

The Old Mutual Education Trust scholarships provide funding to study on a full-time, part-time or distance-learning basis for a first-time undergraduate Degree/BTech/Diploma at an accredited Higher Education Institution in South Africa. The Trust is directed at empowering the members and dependents of Old Mutual's business partners - the trade unions* - which represent some of the most disadvantaged persons in South Africa, find out more.

Participating trade unions are:

SADTU and 


Investec (CSI Bursary) bursary applications now open

Investec, offers full cost bursaries to students who aim to study full time towards an undergraduate degree in Commerce, Business Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology or a Commercial LLB. These degrees represent fields of study that are relevant to the financial services sector.  To find out more about how to apply and the selection criteria, click here.

Closing date: 30 September 2020

For more information, contact StudyTrust Bursary Applications & Enquiries:

  • (011) 403-1632 / (011) 482-1501


2021 Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) bursary applications now open

The Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) is a Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) for the Mining and Minerals Sector in terms of the Skills Development Act No. 97 of 1998.

The MQA would like to invite learners who intend on studying towards a career within the Mining and Minerals Sector, to apply for an MQA bursary. The MQA Bursary Scheme is open to qualifying learners who are currently in Grade 12 and who intend to study during 2021 or current students who are already studying towards a certificate, diploma, degree at a public university, university of technology or a TVET College.  Click here for more information and then click here to apply

Closing date: Wednesday, 18 October 2020