ABSA Bank Bursary South Africa 2021 – 2022

ABOUT THE COMPANY – ABSA

Absa Bank Limited (Absa), previously known as “Amalgamated Banks of South Africa”, was founded in the year 1991 as is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Barclays Africa Group. The bank currently serves customers throughout not only South Africa but also Botswana; Zambia; Namibia; Mozambique; Mauritius; Seychelles; Kenya; Ghana; Uganda; Tanzania and Nigeria.

Headquartered in South Africa, the South African financial services provider offers a range of business; corporate; retail; investment and personal banking, including wealth and investment management and credit cards.

The bank’s core values include Service (putting their clients and customers first and at the centre of what they do); Respect (valuing and respecting all the people they work with and their contributions); Excellence (utilising their best skills, energy and resources in order to deliver sustainable excellent results); Integrity (acting ethically and fairly at all times) and Stewardship (leaving things in a better state than which they found them).
 

ABOUT THE ABSA BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

Absa is inviting students to apply for bursary funding for the 2022 academic year. Each year, Absa awards bursaries to top-achieving students, allowing them to complete their studies without the worry of insufficient funding. Once students have graduated, they may be offered employment with Absa.

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This year, bursaries will only be awarded for Bachelors Degree studies in the following fields:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Computer Science
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Risk Management
  • Statistics

 

MORE ABOUT THE ABSA BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: registration fees, tuition fees, accommodation (in a university residence or other approved accommodation), laptop, textbook allowance, meal allowance and a transport allowance.

Bursary recipients will receive the following perks during their studies:

  • Structured vacation work programme to gain relevant workplace experience
  • A comprehensive range of counselling services, provided by ICAS
  • Buddy system to guide you through your studies
  • Soft skill training, to allow for easier integration into the working world

 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ABSA BURSARY

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):

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 75% in Matric
  • You must be studying towards a Bachelors Degree qualification, in one of the aforementioned fields
  • You must be studying at a recognised tertiary institution in South Africa
  • You must have a strong academic record

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE ABSA BURSARY

Applications must be submitted online at Absa Bursary Application

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Students will be required to “Sign Up” before they can “Login” and apply.
 

You may be required to submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your online application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Full tertiary academic record (on institutions letterhead)

 

CLOSING DATE FOR THE ABSA BURSARY

30 August 2021.
(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 Absa directly:
HR department – Tel: 0860 369 369
Head Office – Tel: 011 350 4000

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