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APPLY NOW! 2017/18 Sasol Bursary Programme For South Africans (Undergraduate & Postgraduate)

Sasol has established a reputation in the market as an employer of choice. Our bursary programme boasts an all-inclusive package recognised in South Africa for being highly competitive. The programme aims to attract exceptional young talent to the organisation. If you have what it takes to become part of this exciting team, the Sasol Bursary Programme is ready to change your life! Bursaries awarded are for full-time university studies in engineering, science and accounting.  Upon successful completion of the study period, students may be employed within the Sasol Group through our Graduate Development Programme.

Sasol bursary applications are open until 30 April 2017

What does a Sasol bursary include?

The Sasol bursary is a comprehensive bursary which includes the following:

  • 100% of the prescribed university tuition fees, registration fees and exam fees.
  • An amount equal to the average rate for accommodation in a single room at a university residence at the university at which the Sasol bursar is studying. This rate is determined by Sasol in conjunction with the university.
  • An amount for meals based on three meals per day, as determined by the university.
  • An amount of approximately R12 000,00 per annum, towards book and pocket money

Note:

  • Prescribed tuition fees, registration fees and exam fees are paid directly to the university.
  • Students will be required to pay for any repeat subjects.
  • Monies for accommodation are paid directly to the university if the student is staying in university-administered accommodation.
  • In cases where the student elects to stay in non-university administered accommodation, monies in lieu of accommodation and meals will be paid directly to the individual. In such instances, the amounts will be limited to that prescribed in points 2 and 3 above.
  • Book and pocket money will be paid directly to the individual.
  • Payments in respect of the above are made twice a year. The first payment is made at the beginning of the first semester, and the second payment is made at the beginning of the second semester.
  • Full details of the payment process and the requirements which must be met are communicated to successful applicants once a bursary has been awarded.
  • Successful applicants will be bound contractually to work at Sasol after graduation for a period equal to the tenure of the bursary.

What does a Sasol Postgraduate bursary include?

Postgraduate students receive a monthly allowance around R10 000 for the duration of their studies (24 months Masters Degree and 36 months PhD degree).

Fields of study

The Sasol Bursary Programme offers bursaries on the basis of a service-binding (work back obligation after graduation) contract. . Applications may be submitted for one of the following fields of study:

Undergraduate studies:

B Eng or BSc Engineering B Sc B Com
Chemical Chemistry (Masters compulsory) B Com/BSc Accounting  CA Stream (CTA, PGDA compulsory)
Mechanical Geology (Hons compulsory)  
Electrical Metallurgy (Hons compulsory)  
Civil    
Industrial    
Electronic    
Mining    
Computer    
   

 

Postgraduate studies:

Masters and PhD bursaries in Chemistry and Engineering

University of Technology:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Process Instrumentation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mine Surveying

Note:

No bursaries are awarded in fields of study not listed above. Bursaries are not necessarily awarded in each field of study every year. Applicants should submit an application based on a real interest in the field and must be a South African citizen.

Who can apply?

Grade 12 learners must have achieved the following marks in:

BEng and BSc

Required subjects Old curriculum Symbols New curriculum Mark
Maths HG A 7
Science HG B 6
English HG C 5

B Com Degrees

Required subjects Old curriculum Symbols New curriculum Mark
Maths HG C 5
English HG C 5

What criteria must I meet to be able to apply for a bursary?

All individuals writing matric after 2007 must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be South African citizens with a valid ID number.
  • A minimum of a Level 4 for English First Language or a Level 5 for English Second Language in Grade 11.
  • A minimum of a level 7 for Mathematics and a minimum of a level 6 in Physical Science in Grade 11 if you are applying for a bursary in one of the Engineering or Science fields.
  • A minimum of a level 6 in Mathematics if applying for a B com Accounting/ Business Science ( CA route) fields.
  • A minimum of a level 5 in Accounting if you are applying for B Com Accounting
  • Applications must be for full-time studies towards an academic degree at an accredited South African university.
  • All applicants invited to attend an interview must be willing to undergo psychometric testing.

All individuals writing matric before 2007 must meet the following criteria:

  • A minimum of a D symbol for English First Language HG or a C symbol for English Second Language HG in Grade 12. (The majority of academic textbooks used at university are imported from overseas and are thus published in English).
  • A minimum of an A symbol for Mathematics HG and a B symbol for Physical Science HG in Grade 12 if you are applying for a bursary in one of the engineering or science fields.
  • A minimum of a C symbol for Accounting HG in Grade 12 if you are applying for B Com Accounting.
  • If you are already studying towards the degree course for which you are applying for a bursary, you must have passed all courses for which you have registered at the university for the study period already completed.
  • Applications must be for full-time studies towards an academic degree at an accredited South African university. No bursaries are awarded for studies at a university of technology or college.
  • Applicants must be South African citizens with a valid ID number.
  • All applicants invited to attend an interview must be willing to undergo psychometric testing.

Note:

Any bursary awarded is subject to the condition that the candidate’s end of year results in Grade 12 (if currently in matric) or end of year results at university (if currently studying at university) do not differ substantially from the results presented during the application process.

Sasol reserves the right to withdraw the offer of a Sasol bursary if the candidate performs substantially weaker academically than the academic performance presented during the application process.

Candidates applying for the 2018 Undergraduate and Postgraduate bursaries must apply by 30 April 2017.

To apply click HERE

For more information, kindly visit the official website HERE.

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