Student Loans South Africa 2020/2021

Standard Bank 150 Bursaries South Africa 2020 – 2021

 

ABOUT THE COMPANY – STANDARD BANK

The history of the Standard Bank Group dates back to the year 1862 when the Bank of British South Africa Limited was formed. The bank offers various banking and related financial services, including Consumer Banking; Private Banking; Investment Banking and Commercial Banking; as well as Wealth Management; Investment Management; Insurance and Foreign Currency Exchange.

The Standard Bank Group currently employs over 55 000 staff members, is present in 20 African countries and is the biggest banking group by assets in Africa.

The JSE listed company is one of the countries 4 full-service banks, and owns a large stake in Liberty Holdings Limited, a South African listed insurance company.

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

The Standard Bank 150 bursary programme was established in honour of the banks 150th anniversary in 2012. Bursaries will be awarded for studies within the following fields:

Undergraduate:

  • Commerce
  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Technology

Postgraduate:

  • Commerce
  • Science
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Technology

 

MORE ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE, SERVICE CONTRACT & SELECTION

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: tuition fees, prescribed books, stationery, accommodation in residence or equivalent private accommodation and meals.

Once students have graduated, they will be required to work for Standard Bank for the equal duration of funding received.

Applicants can expect to receive the outcome of their application via email by 21 December 2020. If you have not received any correspondence by 15 January 2021, please contact StudyTrust.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
Undergraduate students:

  • South African citizen
  • Completed Matric
  • Studying full time within one of the aforementioned fields of study (currently in 1st year)
  • Studying at a recognised South African tertiary institution
  • Preference will be given to students at the following universities: University of Johannesburg/ University of Pretoria/ University of the Witwatersrand/ University of Cape Town/ Stellenbosch University/ Rhodes University/ University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Strong academic record
  • Achieved a minimum overall average of 65% in the latest exams
  • Proven financial need

Postgraduate students:

  • South African citizen
  • Completed Matric
  • Studying or registering to study full time towards a postgraduate qualification within one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Studying at a recognised South African tertiary institution
  • Preference will be given to students at the following universities: University of Johannesburg/ University of Pretoria/ University of the Witwatersrand/ University of Cape Town/ Stellenbosch University/ Rhodes University/ University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Strong academic record
  • Achieved a minimum overall average of 65% in the latest exams
  • Proven financial need

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY

Applications must be done in one of the following ways:
1) Online at: https://leap.ly/campaign/study-trust
You will be required to Register an account before you can Login and apply. This is the preferred method of application.

2) By downloading and completing the StudyTrust Bursary Application Form (.pdf)
Only for current Matric students and Gap year students who do NOT have internet access. A valid email address is required.

Applications must be submitted via email to apply@studytrust.org.za or faxed to 086 538 1537.
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your online or hardcopy application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric latest results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Full tertiary academic record, if at tertiary level (certified copy)
  • Proof of provisional admission to a tertiary institution
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Photo of you (head and shoulders only)
  • Testimonial from an Educational Official
  • Parents/ guardians/ household proof of income (salary or wage slips if employed/ affidavit if unemployed/ affidavit stating annual income if self-employed/ 3 months most recent bank statements or latest audited financial statement if they own a business/ SASSA letter stating grants received if applicable/ death certificate if deceased/ letter from the court stating child support amount if parents are divorced or affidavit from parent stating the child support amount received if parents are separated)

 

CLOSING DATE

30 September 2020.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact StudyTrust directly:
Fax: 086 538 1537
Email: apply@studytrust.org.za / applications@StudyTrust.org.za

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