To ensure the success of a nation it is necessary to encourage skillful and hard-working youth to participate in the required fields. To make up for the scarcity of skilled individuals, many institutions are offering bursary/scholarships programs to assist the youth.
If Engineering and Science is your area of interest, then the Sasol Bursary can help you to build a successful career.
Sasol is a renowned energy and chemical company that was founded in Sasolburg in the year 1950 and is the first oil-from-coal company. It has spread its wings across 33 countries and is known to have over 30 000 employees.
Sasol was established for the development and commercialization of technologies and also to build and run global operation facilities for creating electricity, chemicals, and fuel. The purpose and value of Sasol are innovation for a better world. This purpose helps them to strive to do things innovatively.
While Sasol is dedicated to its business commitment, it also strives to fulfill its social responsibility of paying back to the nation. In a quest to do so, they offer bursaries to the talented youth of the country so that they may achieve their academic goals and take the nation on to the path of success.
Sasol bursaries are offered towards full-time study in the field of engineering and science. Once a candidate completes the study he may also be employed at the Sasol group through its Graduate Development Program.
Sasol bursaries aim to provide both financial and development/mentorship support to the students. The following bursaries are offered by Sasol to the interested candidates.
Undergraduate Bursaries- Undergraduate bursaries are provided for full-time studies towards a bachelor’s degree (BSc or BEng) at any South African University. The following fields are covered under this program:
Engineering- Including chemical, electronic, mechanical, civil, computer, industrial, mining engineering courses.
Science- Includes Honors degree for chemistry, Geology, and Metallurgy
University of Technology- The University of Technology bursary is granted to those students who want to study a National Diploma or Bachelor of Technology at the University of Technology across South Africa for S1 level of study. It covers fields like process instrumentation, mine surveying, electrical engineering, and mechanical engineering.
Post Graduate- Such bursaries are granted towards studying full-time Science and Engineering at Master or Ph.D. degree level.
Sasol Bursaries Requirements and Eligibility
Students must fulfill the following eligibility criteria:
For Undergraduate Bursaries:
Be a South African citizen
Must be in Matric or completed Matric
Science students must intend to study towards an Honors degree
One must have the interest to study towards a bachelor’s degree in the fields mentioned above
Students must be willing to study at an accredited University and not a private one
Matric students or 1st-year students must achieve a minimum result of 70% (mathematics and Physical Science), 60% for English, 60% and passed for other subjects
Students currently in and passed 1st year must obtain a minimum result of 50% for all the subjects registered in 2019
For University of Technology:
Students must be a citizen of South Africa
One must have completed Matric or be in Matric currently
Students are required to obtain minimum of 60% results in Mathematics, Science, and English in Matric
One must be willing to study a Diploma or Degree at an accredited university in South Africa
Students must be starting level S1.
For Postgraduate University:
One must a South African citizen
Students must have completed Matric
One should have completed an undergraduate qualification
Must have a good academic record
Applicants must not have any criminal record
Students must be willing to study at an accredited university
One must be intending to study full-time towards Masters or Ph.D. degree
How to Apply and Application Details
Students are required to register an account at https://sasolbursaries.com/register. Once the account is registered and the email is verified, one can log in at https://sasolbursaries.com/login and fill up the application form carefully and honestly.
Along with the application form, students must attach the following documents:
Certified Id document
Latest Matric result and Grade 11 final results (certified copy)
Certified tertiary records, if applicable
Proof of acceptance/provisional acceptance from University or University of Technology
Postgraduate students need to submit a research project proposal and a summary of the proposed project
Incomplete, late applications, applications by e-mail and/or not submitted through the official Sasol website will be rejected.
The last date of application is 23 September 2021
Note: Sasol Bursaries open every year. The application date may change yearly but the date can be found on the Sasol Bursaries website Selection Process page.
Sasol Bursaries: Tel: 0860 106 235
Please do NOT contact Sasol if this bursary has already closed. View our other bursaries open for application here: https://allbursaries.co.za/notice/