Mercedes-Benz Bursary Programme 2016

Get a head-start into the world of work by participating in the Mercedes-Benz Bursary Programme, and transport your career with one of the world’s most successful automotive companies.

The Programme aims to harness outstanding achievers at Grade 12 and Tertiary levels into our fold of growing Talent, by offering the participant financial aid for studies as well as experiential learning.

Why a Mercedes-Benz Bursary?

· Tuition fees, meals and textbooks are paid for

· Work at Mercedes-Benz, Pretoria Head office during your vacations

· Join the MBSA Graduate Development programme after studying

Conditions Apply

Who can apply?

· South African citizens, or permanent residents

· Grade 12 learners

· Students enrolled for, or currently pursuing, full-time studies (1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th year students may apply)

· Anyone studying (or intending to study in):

      o Engineering (Mechanical & Industrial)
      o Human Resources
      o Logistics
      o Procurement/Purchasing
      o Commerce
      o IT
      o Communications


What are the criteria?

· Excellent Grade 12 results with 70% and above in Mathematics, English, Physical Science (or Accounting Stream)

· Maintenance of excellent Tertiary Results, average of 65%

Closing Date: 22 January 2016

Click Here to REGISTER and APPLY

Source: careersportal

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University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business

There are a limited number of scholarships/ bursaries available for MBA full time and modular students. Please note that a confirmed place on the programme is a precondition for all funding.

  • Bertha Centre MBA Scholarships were created in 2011 to nurture a new generation of social innovators, and to explore entrepreneurial solutions to help solve some of the urgent social and environmental problems of our time. These bursaries are open to both South African and African students each year. You can find out more information and apply for the scholarship on the Bertha Centre page.
  • Business Women’s Association for South African women with the desire to succeed as corporate managers and the ability to equip themselves appropriately – for more information, please contact the BWA directly as this is administrated by the BWA
  • Molteno Brothers’ Trust Scholarship for South African MBA students
    with an agricultural/economics background and the stated intention of working in the agricultural sector. Up to 75% of fees are paid with one student per year benefitting.
  • The Sainsbury Trust Fellowship for South Africans from previously
    disadvantaged backgrounds who are qualified engineers or scientists and intend to a) continue to work in South Africa and b) continue to work in the engineering sector. Between 5-10 full or partial scholarships are awarded annually.

Molteno Brothers’ Trust Scholarship and Sainsbury Trust Fellowship bursary applicants are required to complete and submit the following Funding Application Form (

  • Limited funding is available for Ph.D students from the UCT Postgraduate Funding Office. Please refer to the UCT website for more information.
  • South African citizens can approach any major bank as all the major banks can arrange study loans at a reasonable interest rate. You may have to have a guarantor if you are studying full time.
  • South African citizens can also approach EduLoan for a study loan
  • US and Canadian citizens may be eligible for their Governments’ funding programmes.
  • Other citizens should approach banks or loan institutions in their own countries as a first point of call. Alternatively, please see the “Helpful websites if you’re searching for International or Local Scholarships” section on the UCT website.

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MTN Bursaries 2016 – 2017

The MTN Foundation not only has bursaries to offer talented candidates, but moreover also Learnerships and Graduate Development programs.  MTN SA is proud to be building and developing South Africa’s economy, skilled work force and also contribute to creating jobs.  They are always looking for deserving candidates that can make a difference.

Their Graduate Development Program has much to offer.  With this program they also strive to fill the openings within the company, with specialized skilled workers.  The key focus of this program is to aid graduates in developing skills that are scarce and highly specialized.  Graduates who have completed their degree in a specialist field, which is specifically in alignment with MTN’s requirements, is invited to apply for this program.

MTN offers external bursaries to form part of their youth strategy development plan.  These bursaries are to develop skills within the communities, building economic stability and aiding in job creation.  These bursaries support talented candidates with a comprehensive study program.  Included in these bursaries are tuition fees, registration fees, books required, monthly allowance plus accommodation.

The fields of study for these bursaries may vary yearly, it will depend on the need of MTN’s skills base.  Bursaries will be given to qualifying South African citizens.  These candidates must also qualify for admission to a Higher Institute of Learning within South Africa.  Where they will study toward a bachelor degree.  Candidates who are currently receiving aid from an employer or another bursary, may not apply.

MTN Bursaries Available

Depending on the market need, as well as openings within MTN, numerous bursaries are made available within different fields of study.

  • Human Resources
  • Business Risk Management
  • B Com Accounting
  • BTech Internal Accounting
  • BCS Computer Science
  • BSC Computer Applications
  • BCom Accounting Science
  • Marketing
  • Information Systems
  • Technology
  • Light Current Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • BSC Software Development

MTN Bursaries Requirements

If you would like to apply for a bursary from MTN, candidates must supply the following information along with their completed application.  This is only the basic requirements, there may be additional documentation depending on field of study.

  • Grade 12 certificate
  • Live in South Africa
  • Possess a South African ID
  • Candidates from previously disadvantaged background will receive preference

MTN Bursaries Opportunities

MTN is also proud sponsors of sport, arts and culture in South Africa.  They believe the people have amazing talent, and therefore also aids in developing such talent so that the world can see what can be achieved.  For more information feel free to check out their opportunities here.

Candidates who do consider applying for these sponsorships is urged, to carefully consider the following questions:

Is there a clear strategic link/fit, between the targeted outcome/market and that of MTN?

Will there be a favorable return on the investment made via the sponsorship?

Does the sponsorship clearly communicate MTN’s business and communication objectives?

Will the media element be strong enough to reach a broad market and targeted communities?

What advantages will MTN have from the sponsorship?

Keep in mind that these sponsorships will not be made in form of donations.

Also remember that TMN does not sponsor individuals with these specific sponsors.

MTN Bursaries Application

Online bursaries application is not available at the moment.  Please include your latest school results, matric certificate and certified copy of your ID, along with a well prepared CV (curriculum vitae) and any transcripts you have.  For more information visit the MTN page and also the Community page.

Applications for Bursaries can be send to the following mail address:

Applications for Learnerships can be send to the following mail address:

Applications for Graduates can be send to the following mail address:

Applications for Vacancies can be send to the following mail address:  this can also be used to send your application for Graduates

Fax submissions can be send to: 011 912 5127

Submissions or queries can also be mailed to:

Bursary Department

MTN Bursary Connection


P.O. Box 32597



MTN Bursaries Closing Date

Closing date for most submissions are the end of May each year.

Candidates are urged to complete and submit their applications prior to this date.

Please also ensure all required fields are completed and extra documentation attached.

Good luck and thank you for visiting our page, we do hope that the information is useful.

Source: bursaries-southafrica

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Commwealth Scholarships Tenable in the United Kingdom 2015/16

HESA has invited applications from South African citizens for the Commonwealth Scholarships tenable in the United Kingdom (UK) for the 2015/2016 academic year.

It is an online application process (details below) and the University may only nominate eight (8) applications from the list of applicants each year. Thus this is a highly competitive process both at RU and HESA. From the applications received Rhodes may only recommend eight, thus we have a screening process to complete in order to send the top eight (8) to HESA.

HESA in turn will assess all applications received from the various tertiary institutions in South Africa and only a limited number will be nominated to the UK. The UK in turn will make a limited number of awards.

PLEASE READ the instructions and information below CAREFULLY (as well as the attached documents.

Commonwealth Scholarships 2015 Prospectus‌

Commonwealth Scholarship 2015 Information‌

It’s an online process, select “Rhodes” option, not “Rhodes direct”

Hand in a printed completed copy to Postgraduate Funding, no later than Friday 17 October 2014.
(VNB: please do not look at dates on the attached documents pertaining to November dates, these are the dates for the University to meet so as to sign off your application and complete the nominations process)

We then send nominations to HESA in Pretoria (early November).
By end January 2015 they will select to send to the UK, who then advise by end April their final selection.
All starts with an online application – details in the info below.
Please email us ( to let us know you have applied so we can keep a record, and cross-reference to the paper applications received.

To quote HESA:

“The Electronic Application System (EAS) has automatically set the deadline for applications to be made via a University for 3 November 2014 (14 days prior to the closing date of the Nominating Agency). This means that candidates applying via your University will not be allowed to apply after 3 November 2014”, that is why we make our closing date earlier.

The following information should be noted by ALL applicants:

The EAS asks each applicant to upload scanned passport-size photograph, transcripts, birth certificate (copy of green ID will do) and any letters received from a UK institution listed in their application form.

The EAS will send an e-mail to each referee with a link to the applicants application form to write a reference. The e-mail is only sent when the application has submitted and therefore candidates are encouraged to do this well in advance in order for the referees to have time to submit their references before the closing date of 17 November 2014.

The onus is on the applicant to ensure that references are available and submitted on time. Applications received without the requested references will not be considered.

Ideally, they need to be done by 17 October 2014, so that when we make our recommendations, we have reports to refer to as well, both visible on the online application, as well as signed letter headed copies we can add to your paper copy we send to HESA.

Please liaise with your referees now so that whilst you are preparing your application they can start preparing your referee report well in advance (i.e. now) so that they can merely cut and paste when the EAS email arrives requested the report once you have submitted your application.

The hard copy should reach us with your application on the 17 October 2014 (closing date), it can be placed in a sealed envelope marked “Confidential referee report – Commonwealth application” and your name.
Take time in preparing your application, seek advice from those who you may know that have received such scholarships, as well as an academic who is prepared to read through your application and advise accordingly. We are also look at your application if you come into the office and give comments and advice.

Do not leave this to the last minute – Start Now!


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Department of Transport Bursaries

The South African Government has many departments, the Department of Transport is one of these subsidiary divisions. Their main focus revolves around transportation, roads and means of transport. This department consists of one main division headquarters, with nine departments within the different provinces. Their tasks include railways, airports, marine transport and both national, along with provincial roads. They are additionally also responsible for road regulations, traffic regulations, vehicle licenses, public transport, as well as sea and air means of transport.

Their bursary scheme is known to be similar to the other bursaries provided by each department of Government. They include most fees of study for the candidates, and will cover tuition, accommodation, meal, transport and all prescribed learning material or books.

Successful candidates will be required to enter into a service agreement, with the department upon completion of their studies. They are seeking young, talented individuals who have a great need for further education and a love for all that is included in transport.

Department of Transport Bursaries Available

This bursary scheme has a wide selection of fields available for study, candidates interested can look at some of the following career paths:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Transportation Engineering
  • Human Resource Management
  • Construction Management
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Architecture
  • Logistics
  • Town Planning
  • Regional Planning
  • Transport Economics
  • Road Planning
  • Accounting

Bursary Requirements

Candidates who want to apply for a bursary through this scheme, must adhere to the following:

  • Candidates must be a South African Citizen
  • Candidates must hold a valid South African ID Document
  • Candidate must have excelled in their Grade 12 Academic Year
  • Candidates must provide proof of acceptance from an Institute of Higher Learning
  • Candidates must be in need of financial assistance
  • Must be proficient in English and have great communication skills
  • Must be a problem solver with quick decision making abilities
  • Must be able to work independently and within a team

Documentation to be certified and attached to application:

  • Candidates ID Document
  • Candidates Academic Records
  • Grade 12 Certificate
  • Acceptance letter from University
  • Proof of parents / guardians income
  • Parents / guardians ID Documentation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact Detail

Please ensure that the application is fully completed, no empty spaces and signed by the applicant.

Preference will be given to candidates from a disadvantaged background, from a rural area, as well as female candidates. Applications missing any of the documentation, will not be considered

Bursary Application

Online bursary application process is not available, candidates can however collect their application forms, complete them and return to the below mentioned District Assistants.

Name : Ms. N. Maganda

Number: 043 704 6656

Address: 32 Dyre Street


East London

Name : Mr. R. Block

Number: 041 508 2727

Address: 51 Govan Mbeki Avenue

ABSA Building


Name : Mr. D Gunxe

Number: 045 807 3752

Address: 1 Creamery Road

Public Works Building


Name : Mr. B. Qata

Number: 051 633 2871

Address: 29 Queen Terrace Street

Aliwal North

Name : Ms. P. Madikizela

Number: 047 501 8853

Address: 7th Floor

Botha Sigcau Building

Cnr. Of Owen & Leeds Street

Head Office

Name : Ms. Z. Sityebi or Mr. M. Charlie

Number: 043 604 7442

Address: Cowan Close

Stellenbosch Park


King Williams Town

Applicants must please ensure all documents are certified, and that you only submit the copies. Also include affidavits along with income statements. Any forms missing documents will be dismissed.

Applications can also be send to:

Senior Manager HRD

Department of Transport

Mrs. L. Bovana

Private Bag X0023



For any additional detail, contact:

Mr. S. Mxi – 083 706 2868

Ms. N. Ngaki – 082 551 0644

043 – 604 7471 / 99

Closing Date

The closing date for applications are the end of September yearly.

Please be sure, you complete all fields of the application.

Ensure all the documentations are copied and certified.

The Department will contact candidates who make the short-list.

Source: bursaries-southafrica

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