*** 2015 Application Season Opens 15 April 2014 ***
♦ Studietrust Annual Application Season: April to 31 September
» Studietrust's online application facility will open in April and close strictly on 31 September.
» Bursary application forms may only be ordered if the applicant is not able to apply online. Details of where to apply for forms will be avialable from 1 April on this forum. Forms may only be ordered from April to 31 August!
» Only applications from South African citizens studying at public educational institutions will be considered.
♦ General Selection Criteria
» The main criteria used in the selection of successful applicants are financial need, academic potential and career-oriented study programmes.
» Preference is also given to applicants from rural areas and to female applicants.
» Studietrust school bursaries (Grade 9 to 12 only) are aimed at learners who maintain an average of at least 70% in all their subjects. Preference will be given to learners with Mathematics* and Science as subjects. (*Pre-2008: Mathematics Higher Grade; post-2008: Mathematics, not Mathematical Literacy.)
» Full-time students at Further Education and Training (FET) Colleges and Agricultural Colleges are eligible for bursaries.
» University of Technology and University students who study full-time, with above 50% in all their subjects, and who follow career-oriented programmes that are in demand in the labour market, are eligible. Agriculture, Commerce, Engineering and Education (with Maths and Science) are preferred study programmes.
» No bursaries are available for private tertiary institutions.
» Please apply timeously for admission for next year to the educational institution of your choice. Call the Helpline of the SAQA Career Advice Services (0860-11-16-73) or visit the websites of the different tertiary institutions for information on the relevant application procedures.
» Terms and conditions apply - see each type of bursaries' conditions.
♦ Bursary Amounts
» Most Studietrust bursaries are partial or access bursaries and university students in particular will have to make provision for a great deal more money to cover their study costs. Without additional funding, a Studietrust bursary in itself will not be sufficient to pay the costs of full-time study at a tertiary institution. Therefore, please do your financial planning in good time.
» University of Technology and University students in need of extra funds may apply in writing for National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) loans (administered by Studietrust), AFTER registration at their institutions. Approved loan applicants may expect to be granted loans to a maximum of R59 000 (2013). FETC students may inquire with their institutions about possible NSFAS bursaries.