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Are you looking for a bursary to fund your education in South Africa? Then look no more, right on this page we show you 8 bursaries for 2020 that you can apply for immediately this 2019.

Bursaries are offered by institutions and companies to make it affordable for people to study who would otherwise not be able to do so.

If you want to study but can’t find a way to afford it, then a Bursary would be a perfect way to pay for your studies. Take a look at all the Bursaries listed here and see which ones are suitable for you. Make sure to check if you fulfill all the requirements as these are different for each Bursary.

There is no limitation on the number of bursaries you can apply for. So it is recommended to complete as many bursary applications as possible in your field of study wherever you meet the bursary requirements.

Here is the list of the Top 8 Bursaries you can apply for the academic year 2020:



1. Cyril Ramaphosa Bursary

The Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust is a programme of the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, it supports deserving South African learners from disadvantaged backgrounds to continue higher education for employment qualifications improvement. This is a non-profit organisation which aims to improve lives and create opportunities through education, accessibility and industry growth.

For more information on the Cyril Ramaphosa Bursary, How to Apply/Deadline: Click here


2. National Student Financial Aid Scheme

NSFAS is the South African government student loan and bursary scheme. We provide loans and bursaries to students at all 25 public universities and 50 public TVET colleges throughout the country.NSFAS funding has grown from R441 million in 1999 to R8,5 billion in 2013.

For more information on the National Student Financial Aid Scheme, How to Apply/Deadline: Click here


3. Funza Lushaka Bursary Programme

The Funza Lushaka Bursary is awarded by the Department of Basic Education and is available to students pursuing a teaching qualification. Recipients are required to teach at a public school for the same number of years that they received the bursary. Recipients must reapply every year. Funza Lushaka bursaries may not be allocated to employees of higher education institutions, their spouses or their children or dependents.

For more information on the Funza Lushaka Bursary, How to Apply/Deadline: Click here


4. Sasol Bursaries

International chemicals and Energy Company Sasol invites current Matrics to apply for the all-inclusive undergraduate bursary for 2020. The bursary also caters for postgraduate studies. Postgraduate students receive a monthly allowance of R10 000 for up to 24 months while they complete their Master’s and up to 36 months for those doing studying towards their PhDs.

Furthermore, Sasol bursars also have the opportunity to do paid vacation work during the holidays and also to be part of the company’s Graduate Development Programme after graduating.

For more information on the Sasol Bursaries, Click here


5. The Motsepe Foundation Bursary

The Motsepe Foundation believes that education is the key to a better tomorrow. The foundation builds an initiative to invest in the future of rural and urban communities and committed more than 1800 bursaries over past 5 years to the students who come from poor families throughout South Africa.

The Motsepe Foundation will allocate more than 300 bursaries this year to be awarded to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Business and Arts students at some of the most prestigious academic institutions throughout South Africa.

For more information on The Motsepe Foundation Bursary, How to Apply/Deadline: Click here


6. NRF Bursary Programme

The National Research Foundation (NRF) offers bursaries to support and promote research and human capital development.These bursaries are released as Block Grants to South African public universities.

Bursaries are intended to support Honours/BTech, Masters and Doctoral candidates to pursue studies in all areas of Science, Engineering, Technology, Social Sciences, and Humanities, including Priority Research Areas.

For more information on the NRF Bursary, How to Apply/Deadline: Click here


7. Nursing Bursary

The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) was established in December 1996 to unite the nursing profession. DENOSA has the presence in all nine provinces and represents nurses across the country and is currently the largest nurses’ trade union in the country with over 84 000 members. It has a dual focus on both trade union and professional development offering training to nurses.

For more information on the Nursing Bursary, How to Apply/Deadline: Click here


8. Shoprite Bursaries

The Shoprite Group is looking for students who want to work for one of the biggest retail companies in South Africa. If you’re looking for a lifetime opportunity and a company in which you can grow and learn about a diverse range of inspirational brands, this bursary may just be for you.

The bursaries are offered to both matriculants applying to higher education institutions as well as current tertiary education students in programmes such as pharmacy, chartered accounting, logistics and industrial engineering, IT, hospitality, retail business management and professional cookery.

For more information on Shoprite Bursaries, How to Apply/Deadline: Click here



Since all the bursaries are different. You will have to check each one separately for its specific closing date. Click each link above.


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