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Standard Bank Bursaries

By connecting the brightest young Africans with the educational opportunities they need, Standard Bank can secure real progress for them and for our continent. It's how they'll shape and strengthen the next generation of African talent and African leaders.

In honour of the Bank’s 150th anniversary in 2012, they launched their 150 bursary and scholarship fund, designed to promote academic excellence (in various disciplines within commerce, science, engineering and technology) and to target a range of recipients.

Preferred academic institutions/universities for our bursary opportunities are the

  • University of Cape Town
  • Wits University
  • University of Pretoria
  • Rhodes University
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Stellenbosch University
  • University of Johannesburg.
 
Standard Bank Group 150 Undergraduate Bursary 
For  well-rounded, undergraduate students with strong academic results that are entering their second or third year of studies in commerce, science, engineering, mathematics and technology at our preferred academic institutions

Applications open 15 July 2016 and close 30 September 2016Apply now – select the appropriate bursary type from the dropdown list in the Online Application Feature

Standard Bank Group 150 Postgraduate Bursary
For financially deserving and academically sound undergraduates wishing to pursue postgraduate studies (Hons and Masters degrees) in commerce, science, engineering, mathematics and technology at our preferred academic institutions.

Applications open 15 July 2016 and close 30 September 2016.  Apply now – select the appropriate bursary type from the dropdown list in the Online Application Feature

 

The Standard Bank CSI Bursary Programme

 

Standard Bank, in partnership with StudyTrust, offers full cost bursaries to students who have demonstrated academic and leadership potential, who are currently in Grade 12 and will be in their first (1st) year of study in 2016.

♦  Selection criteria

 

Fields of study

The fields of study are determined by the needs of resourcing and talent in the Bank. 

The following degree programmes are eligible for bursary support in 2017:

*  Engineering Faculty
   Electrical Engineering
   Industrial Engineering
   Chemical Engineering
   Mechanical Engineering
   Civil Engineering
   Aeronautical Engineering
   Computer Engineering
   Electronic Engineering 
   Architecture/ Quantity Surveying/ Constructions/ Economics and Management   
   Mining Engineering   
   Agricultural Engineering

*  Commerce Faculty
   B Business Science/ Actuarial Science/ Quantitative Finance
   B Com Finance/ Accounting (CA and Non CA)/ Investment Management/ Econometrics/ Statistics/ Economics/ Taxation
   B Com Finance/ Accounting (CA and Non CA)/ Investment Management/ Econometrics/ Statistics/ Economics/ Taxation
   B Com Information Systems/ IT/ Software development
   Quantitative risk management
   Applied Mathematics/ Financial Mathematics
   Risk Management    
   B Com Law/ LLB    
   Forensics/ Compliance    
   Business Mathematics and Informatics (BMI)    
   Supply Chain Management 

*  Science Faculty
   BSc Mathematics/ Computational and Applied Mathematics
   Computer Science
   Agricultural Science
   Environmental and Geographical Science
   Physics and Statistical Science
   Chemistry

♦  Institutions 
The Bank prefers the students in the Bursary Programme to study at the following Institutions of Higher Learning:
*  University of Cape Town
*  University of the Witwatersrand
*  University of Pretoria
*  Rhodes University
*  University of Stellenbosch
*  University of KwaZulu-Natal
*  University of Johannesburg.

♦  Selection criteria
The prestigious Standard Bank CSI Bursary Programme targets high performing candidates who consistently obtained distinctions in Mathematics and, if applicable for the proposed study programme, Physical Science from the following Standard Bank CSI Centres of Excellence:
*  Hammanskraal Project (Gauteng)
*  Hulisani Education and Resource Centre (Limpopo)
*  Kutlwanong (also known as Promaths) (National)
*  Maths Centre Incorporating Sciences (Gauteng) 
*  Osizweni Education and Development Centre (OEDC) (Mpumalanga)
*  Sci-Bono: Secondary School Improvement Programme (SSIP) (Gauteng) 
*  SSP (Gauteng and the Eastern Cape)
*  Star Schools (Gauteng)
*  Sumbandila Scholarship Trust (Limpopo)
*  Targeting Talent Wits (Gauteng)
*  Thandulwazi Maths and Science Academy (Gauteng)
*  TRAC (National).

The main criteria used in the selection of successful applicants for the Standard Bank CSI Bursary Programme are academic excellence, financial need, year of study in 2017, and admission to the designated study programmes.

Academic excellence: Selection will be done on the basis of Grade 11 final results, Grade 12 June results and Grade 12 Pre-lim results

The minimum requirements are: A 70% average and not less than 75% for Mathematics, 70% for Physical Science and 70% for English FAL (or 60% for English HL). However, successful candidates in the past presented no fewer than 5 distinctions
*  The Standard Bank CSI Bursary Programme is for candidates whose parent(s) or guardian(s) would not be able to afford paying their fees and cannot secure a loan with financial institutions except NSFAS. 
*  Learners rural and township background will be given preference
*  Hard working learners who are able to demonstrate the ability that they are more likely to succeed in tertiary study
Please note that the Standard Bank CSI Bursary Programme is only for learners who participated in the centre of excellence mentioned above.

♦  Recruitment
Recruitment of learners will emanate from the alignment with various organizations across the country that specialise in learner development and or social support programme that position selected learner to succeed.

♦  Application procedure
*  Due to a possible postal strike and the likelihood of applications not reaching us before the closing date, we encourage applicants to make use of the Online Application Feature.
*  Alternatively, application forms can be downloaded from HERE.
*  Email your completed form and supporting documents in PDF format (not exceeding 1MB) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to 086 538 1537.
*  Completed application forms may still be submitted to the postal address, StudyTrust, Private bag X16, Braamfontein, 2017.
*  For applying online, please indicate in the relevant dropdown menu that you are applying for the Standard Bank CSI Bursary Programme under bursary type. We will, however, consider your application for other bursaries too, so you only have to apply ONCE.

 

Standard Bank 150 Bursary Programmes

n honour of Standard Bank’s 150th anniversary in 2012, we launched our 150 Bursary fund, providing full-cost sponsorship designed to promote academic excellence and shape the next generation of African talent and African leaders.

♦  We have below, the two categories of bursary programmes:



Standard Bank Group 150 Undergraduate Bursary
   The undergraduate fund is specific to students that are on track to successfully complete their 1st year and require funding from their 2nd year of studies. Applicants should be well-rounded with strong academic results in the fields of commerce, science, engineering, mathematics and technology at our preferred academic institutions. 
   Applicants should have a 65% aggregate
   Applicants must register for  full time undergraduate studies
   Applicants must meet the entry requirements of the University (preference is given to University of Cape Town, Wits University, the University of Pretoria, Rhodes University, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Stellenbosch University, the University of Johannesburg)
   Applicants will be required to participate in a formal assessment process including but not limited to Psychometric evaluation and interviews
   Financial need is considered in applications

Applications for 2017 are open from 15 July 2016 and close 30 September 2016.


Standard Bank Group 150 Postgraduate Bursary
   The 150 fund provides full-cost bursaries to financially deserving and academically sound students wishing to pursue postgraduate studies in commerce, science, engineering, mathematics and technology at our preferred academic institutions.
   Applicants should have a 65% aggregate
   Applicants must register for  full time postgraduate studies
   Applicants must meet the entry requirements of the University(preference is given to University of Cape Town, Wits University, the University of Pretoria, Rhodes University, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Stellenbosch University, the University of Johannesburg)
   Applicants will be required to participate in a formal assessment process including but not limited to Psychometric evaluation and interview
   Financial need is considered in applications

The 150 Bursary programme Applications for 2017 open 15 July 2016 and close 30 September 2016.


♦  Application procedure
*  Due to a possible postal strike and the likelihood of applications not reaching us before the closing date, we encourage applicants to make use of the  Online Application Feature.
*  Alternatively, application forms can be downloaded from  HERE.
*  Email your completed form and supporting documents in PDF format (not exceeding 1 MB) to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax 086 538 1537.
*  Completed application forms may still be submitted to the postal address, StudyTrust, Private bag X16, Braamfontein, 2017.
*  For applying online, please indicate in the relevant dropdown menu that you are applying for the Standard Bank 150 Bursary Programme under bursary type. We will, however, consider your application for other bursaries too, so you only have to apply  ONCE.

♦  Closing dates:
The closing date for submitting your completed application form with all supporting documents is  30 September. This deadline applies to all modes of application.

 

DAFISince 1992, the Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Programme (DAFI, referred to by its German acronym Deutsche Akademische Flüchtlingsinitiative) has provided scholarships to more than 6.000 deserving refugees worldwide to study at universities in their host country and, more recently, in their country of origin upon return. Financed by the Government of Germany, DAFI has been and remains a unique opportunity for refugees to continue higher education while outside their country of origin. Through scholarships for university education, DAFI contributes to the search for durable solutions for individuals of concern under UNHCR’s mandate, who through this support have been enabled to provide vital support towards the reconstruction of conflict affected countries.

DAFI has pioneered a new approach, moving beyond basic education by opening up access to tertiary education and developing highly qualified human UNHCRresources in situations of displacement.
This focus has lead to a wider recognition of the potential of academic education for refugees.
   
As the annual competition for scholarships is very high, only refugees who fulfil established criteria can be admitted to the programme.

DAFI scholarships are provided strictly for one academic year at the time.  Extension is subject to demonstration of satisfactory performance and availability of funds. 

Frequently asked questions about the DAFI scholarship programme:

Who can apply for DAFI?

In order to be eligible, candidates should normally meet all of the following criteria:

·         be in possession of a valid refugee permit/section 24;
·         have successfully completed  secondary school with grades above the average standard;
·         have no other means of support for tertiary education studies;
·         should be below 35 years old for undergraduate studies and below 40 years old for Master’s studies;
·         must be admitted at a government owned institutions for full time studies  and should have obtained aletter of admission or provisional admission letter;
·         study courses, such as medicine or engineering, are exceptionally granted on a case-by-case basis and  normally only to students who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance.

What are the requirements and priorities in the DAFI Scholarship Programme?
 
·         Priority is given to refugees with    specific needs, such as refugees with disabilities.
·         Women are encouraged to apply in order to achieve gender-balance;
·         The student’s proven academic performance;
·         Students who had to interrupt their studies due to flight, and who possess proof of previous university or college studies in their country of origin are encouraged to apply;
·         No more than one scholarship will  be provided to a single refugee family;
·         Students who choose shorter and less costly courses from Government institutions with high chances of employment will receive a higher consideration in the selection;
·         Students attending courses from private institutions will not be considered;
·         Supporting documentation such as previous educational qualifications, a copy of valid refugee permit, letter of admission from a government institution must be attached to the DAFI application form.

Will I be entitled to a DAFI scholarship if I meet all the selection criteria?

  • Due to funding constraints, the number of scholarships  is limited;  
  • Qualified candidates who are not selected to join the DAFI programme are encouraged to take initiatives for identifying alternative sponsorships.

What are the selection procedures?

The selection process normally involves several steps:

·         Applications are received up to the fixed deadline and assessed for compliance with the criteria;
·         Those who meet the basic criteria    are screened in line with the requirements and priorities outlined above and shortlisted;
·         Shortlisted candidates are submitted by UNHCR’s 2016 Partner  - StudyTrust to a panel consisting of representatives from UNHCR, Deutscher Akademisher Austausch Dienst (DAAD), German Embassy, UNICEF and UNISA upon request;
·         Short listed candidates are called for an interview by the panel which
normally takes place in October;
·         Selected candidates are informed by telephone and in writing by the end of October of the Committee’s decisions;
·         The list of successful applicants for the 2017 bursary will be made available at the StudyTrust office, UNHCR offices, and at UNHCR   partners’ offices (list attached).
·         Due to the large number of applications, StudyTrust will not be able to inform all applicants who have not been selected.

How many students can benefit each year in South Africa?

The number of scholarships available each year depends on the funding available.

What costs does the scholarship normally cover?

·         Annual registration/tuition fees;
·         Annual book allowance;
·         A monthly subsistence allowance covering basic expenses, such as food, local travel and rent during the semester.

DAFI Monitoring

  • Studietrust monitors DAFI students’ academic performances with the respective institution at least twice a year and takes appropriate action when required.


Under which circumstances is the scholarship terminated?

·         Upon completion of studies, i.e. at the month of graduation from university or the educational institution;
·         Continuous poor academic performance and failure to produce academic records at the end of a semester;
·         Fraud, malpractices and dishonesty at examinations, or fraud on enrolment or receipt of multiple scholarships.

Can I apply for post-graduate studies?
 
Post-graduate studies such as M.A., M.Sc., and some postgraduate diploma courses are generally not supported under the DAFI programme. Post-graduates are encouraged to search for other sources of funding to sponsor the continuation of their academic studies.

Will DAFI help me to find an Internship or employment after completion of studies?
 
DAFI has limited options to guide refugee students in finding an internship or employment.  Students are encouraged to   on own initiative contact the career counselling services at their institutions, private sector companies and to make use of opportunities the internet provides.
The DAFI Programme may continue providing subsistence allowances to current DAFI students who have found internships on their own initiative subject to available funding.

How do I apply?

Download the 2017 application form here.

or
Application forms for DAFI scholarship programme can be obtained free of charge at the following places:
 
Gauteng:
StudyTrust
87 De Korte Street, 902 Heerengracht Building,
Braamfontein Johannesburg.
Tel: 011 403 1632

Jesuit Refugee Service
485 Madiba Street, Cnr Steve Biko & Madiba Streets, Arcadia.
Pretoria. Tel: 012 323 3116

Jesuit Refugee Service
493 Marshall Street, Corner Princess Street, Belgravia. Johannesburg.
Tel: 011 614 9380

Lawyers for Human Rights
357 Visagie Street, Kutlwanong Democracy Center, Pretoria.
Tel: 012 320 2943

Lawyers for Human Rights
87 De Korte Street, 4th floor, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
Tel: 011 339 1960

Future Families
357 Visagie Street,
Pretoria.
Tel: 012 3206838

Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation
23 Jorrissen Street, Braamfontein,
Johannesburg.
Tel: 011 403 5650

UNHCR Office in Pretoria                     
351 Francis Baard Street
Metro Park Building,
Pretoria.
012 392 1628

Kwazulu Natal:
Refugee Social Services
20 St Andrews Street
Room N242, Diakonia Centre
Durban. Tel: 031 310 3578

Lawyers for Human Rights
20 St Andrews Street,
5104 Diakonia Centre, Durban.
Tel: 031 301 0531

Western Cape:
UNHCR Office in Cape Town:
Protea Assurance Building, 9-11 Green Market Square, Cape Town
Tel: 021 483 9858

ARESTA
3 Beverly Road, Zhauns Beverly House, Athlone, Cape Town.
Tel: 021 696 5764

Cape Town Refugee Centre
123 Main Road, F12, 1st Floor, Wynberg Center, Cape Town
Tel: 021 762 9670

UCT Refugee Law Clinic 
1 Stanley Road, Kramer Law School Building, Level 3, Middle Campus, Rondebosch
Tel: 021 650 5652

Limpopo:
UNHCR Office in Musina:
10 Irwin Street, Musina.
Tel: 015 534 2381

Lawyers for Human Rights
18 Watson Avenue,
Musina.
Tel: 015 534 2203

Eastern Cape:
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University Refugee Rights Centre                                                       
1st Floor, Cuyler Street, Bird Street Campus, Central, Port Elizabeth.
Tel: 041 504 1310                                     

Cape Town Refugee Centre
30 Pearson Street,
Port Elizabeth.
Tel: 041 582 1787

Swaziland:
CARITAS
Cnr Sandlane & Tenburgen Street, Manzini, Swaziland.  
Tel: +268 2 505 6902                          

Since 2014, the DAFI scholarship programme is implemented through Studietrust. It is the same DAFI scholarship programme implemented previously by UNHCR directly.

NOTE: All applications should be delivered directly to StudyTrust, 87 De Korte Street, 902 Heerengracht Building, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fax: 086 563 7495

Closing date for submitting 2017 DAFI application is 15 September 2016.
Late applications will not be considered..

 

The Readers Unite Bursary Fund

The Readers Unite Bursary Fund

 

 

 

 

 

Ruda Landman’s  READERS UNITEbrings together people who believe that the future of South Africa lies in educating its people. 

To this end, we support the historic shift happening in our country at the moment.  With the help of study loans, thousands of families are sending children to university for the first time ever, opening up a completely different future for them, and through them for the country itself.

Many of these families cannot support these students beyond the study bursaries granted. The young people have to sink or swim, not only in the challenging new environment of tertiary education, but also financially. Many universities now have feeding schemes, because so many students are quite simply going hungry.

StudyTrust receives bursary applicants on behalf of the Readers Unite Bursary Fund.

Applicants who satisfy the following criteria will be considered:

  • Study at a public university towards any degree.
  • Financial need.
  • Academic excellence – they must be strong enough to survive the demands of university education.
  • Book clubs may nominate candidates, who will get preference if the above criteria have been satisfied.

What we expect from bursary beneficiaries

  • To work hard and make use of all the support available. 
  • Failing a subject once will not mean immediate disqualification, but there must be a clear commitment to catching up and graduating – not more than one year beyond the minimum time.
  •  As soon as the students start working, they have to contribute to the fund at the same level as the book club members, for at least the number of years of the bursary.  We do hope that they will find the means and the motivation to continue even beyond that.
  • Where practical, they must act as mentors for the next group.

Application procedure

Due to a possible postal strike and the likelihood of applications not reaching us before the closing date, we encourage applicants to make use of the  Online Application Feature .

Alternatively, application forms can be downloaded from  HERE.

Email your completed form and supporting documents in PDF format (not exceeding 1 MB) to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax 086 538 1537  

If you require an application form to be posted to you, please sms the word  STUDY, your name, surname, postal address & postal code to 31022. (Standard sms rates apply) 

Completed application forms may still be submitted to the postal address, StudyTrust, Private bag X16, Braamfontein, 2017.

For applying online, please indicate in the relevant dropdown menu that you are applying for the Readers Unite Bursary Programme under bursary type.We will, however, consider your application for other bursaries too, so you only have to apply  ONCE.

Closing dates:

The closing date for requesting an application form is  31 August.  
The closing date for submitting your completed application form with all supporting documents is  30 September.
This deadline applies to all modes of application.

Acknowledgement of receipt

StudyTrust (the Readers Unite bursary administrator) receives thousands of application forms each year and it is therefore not possible for us to acknowledge receipt of all completed forms. All applications will be considered and selection will take place from September to December. All applicants will be notified of the outcome not later than  31 December.

 

Subcategories

  • AVI

    The AVI Bursary Programme

Location & Hours

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Office hours:
   Weekdays 08:00 to 16:30
Visits by appointment only.

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Contact details:
   011 403-1632 (t)
   086 567-5604 (f)
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Postal address:
  Private Bag X16
  Braamfontein, 2017

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Physical address:
  902 Heerengracht Building
  87 De Korte Street
  Braamfontein, 2001

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