In 2022 Sasol granted 255 bursaries to undergraduate, postgraduate, and university of technology students studying in South Africa for the 2023 academic year. Sasol bursaries are currently being used by approximately 560 students.
The bursaries are available to students who are wanting to study towards a B. Eng. or B. Sc. Eng. in a number of engineering fields or for a B. Sc. in Science and Metallurgy as well as B. Eng. Tech. in a variety of fields.
By opening bursary applications, Sasol is offering an opportunity for students to apply for financial support to help fund their studies in the 2024 academic year. This can be particularly beneficial for students who may struggle to pay for their studies on their own, allowing them to pursue their academic goals without having to worry about financial constraints.
It’s important to note that bursaries are typically competitive, and applicants will need to meet certain criteria and provide supporting documents to be considered for the award. These may include academic transcripts, proof of financial need, personal statements, and letters of recommendation.
Monica Luwes , manager of the graduate centre at Sasol said, the bursary programme isn’t just about developing their own pool of talent for the future , it is about developing a STEM ecosystem that will help the nation become more competitive and create better opportunities for the youth.
“If you want to help innovate for a better world and solve problems for our communities, a career in STEM might be for you. If you’re granted one of our bursaries, you will not only gain tertiary education but also the opportunity to start and succeed in your career for the new decade,” Luwes said.
Luwes added that South Africa is facing a profound shortage of STEM skills. “ If you are in Grade 7 about to choose your subjects for matric, it’s a great idea to consider studying Mathematics and Physical Science. Good passes in these subjects will enable you to study STEM degrees at tertiary level. Remember, you will be using your Grade 11 results for your initial applications to universities and for bursaries,” Luwes explained.
The bursary covers tuition fees, accommodation, meals, pocket money and an allowance for a laptop and a calculator. It also provides comprehensive bursary support to help students to reach their academic potential and to maintain their personal well-being.
To be considered for the bursary, students need to get 60% for Mathematics, 60% for Physical Science and 60% for English. Upon the completion of studies, students may be offered an opportunity to join the Sasol Graduate Development Programme.
Applications close on 23 May 2023.
Sasol will be awarding various undergraduate / postgraduate bursaries in the following disciplines:
• B. Eng. Degrees (Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Industrial Engineering); and
• B. Sc. Degrees (Metallurgy, Geology, Chemistry, Data Science – Computer Science, Data Science – Mathematics, Data Science – Operations Research, Data Science – Statistics).
• B. Eng. Tech. Degree at a University of Technology (Mine Surveying and others)