PPS Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020

By | January 25, 2019

PPS Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020

ABOUT THE COMPANY – PPS

The Professional Provident Society (PPS) of South Africa was founded in the year 1941 by eight dentists. The aim of the organisation was to find a way to create a better system of financial protection due to the inability to practice after injury or sickness.

PPS is an authorised financial services provider, who provides customised investment, healthcare and insurance solutions for graduate professionals. In fact, PPS is the only company in South Africa that is a mutual financial services solely for graduate professionals.

PPS is one of the only South African financial services providers that is not listed on the stock exchange and does not have any external shareholders. The company allocates all profits to its members each year with qualifying products, via PPS Profit-Share Accounts.
 

 

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED & COVERAGE VALUE

PPS offer bursary awards to a selection of graduate professionals, who are studying full-time in their 4th year of study or postgraduate study within one of the preferred professions.

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Bursaries are awarded within the following fields:
COMMERCE:

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Economist
  • Human Resources Practitioner
  • Political Analyst

ENGINEERING (with 4 year degrees):

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

LAW:

  • Advocate
  • Attorney

MEDICAL:

  • Biochemist
  • Biokineticist
  • Audiologist
  • Doctors (belonging to the HPCSA)
  • Dietician
  • Dentists
  • Gynaecologist
  • Industrial Psychology
  • Nurses (with 4 year B.Cur degree)
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Speech and Hearing Therapist
  • Surgeon
  • Veterinarian

SCIENCE:

  • Actuary
  • Astronomist
  • Mathematician
  • Microbiologist
  • Statician
  • Scientists

ENVIORNMENTAL:

  • Agriculturalist
  • Anthropologist
  • Archaeologist
  • Biologist
  • Botanist
  • Farmer (with 4 year degree in agriculture)
  • Historian
  • Meteorologist
  • Radiographer
  • Radiologists
  • Researcher

CONSTRUCTION:

  • Architect
  • Ecologist
  • Land Surveyor
  • Town and Regional Planner

 

The cost of tuition and prescribed textbooks (within a specific budget) will be covered by the bursary programme.
 

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):

  • South African citizen
  • Completed Matric
  • Registered to study at a South African University (4th year or postgraduate), within one of the aforementioned fields
  • Achieved a minimum average of 75% in previous years of study
  • Proven financial need

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY

Applications must be done online at: https://www.pps.co.za/explorepps/bursariesandsponsors/Pages/Bursaries.aspx
 

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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 be disregarded):

  • ID document (certified copy of)
  • Exam results (June) or latest (certified copy),
  • Student account statement showing all fees paid up for previous years,
  • Declaration of yours/ your families financial position (affidavit)
  • Motivation letter describing where you would like to be in the future and why you should be awarded the bursary (word document, max 300 words)

 

CLOSING DATE

15 January annually.
(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 PPS directly:
Fax: 011 644 9629
Email: bursaries@pps.co.za

See Also: 

South African Bursaries Open All Year Round

South African Bursaries Closing In January 2019

South African Bursaries Closing In February 2019