Sasol Foundation Bursary South Africa 2023 – 2024
ABOUT THE BURSARY PROVIDER – SASOL
Sasol Foundation Bursary South Africa | Sasol Limited was founded in Sasolburg, South Africa in the year 1950 and is the very first oil-from-coal company. Today, Sasol is a global chemicals and energy company, that is listed on both the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in South Africa and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in the United States.
Sasol is made up of two distinct market-focused businesses: Chemicals and Energy.
The Chemicals Business, made up of Base Chemicals and Performance Chemicals, is aimed at meeting evolving consumer needs, including the demands of a growing and urbanising middle class.
The Energy Business made up of Mining; Gas and Liquid Fuels is positioned to be responsive to global trends by providing new energy and mobility solutions, pursuing greenhouse gas emission reductions by developing and growing gas and renewables in Southern Africa and increasing cash generation.
ABOUT THE SASOL FOUNDATION BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED
Sasol is inviting students to apply for the Sasol Foundation Bursary programme, for the 2023 academic year.
Bursaries will be awarded in 2 categories, namely:
1) STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) bursaries: for undergraduate studies in these fields:
- Agricultural Science
- Computer Science
- Data Science
- Education (majoring in STEM subjects)
- Engineering (All disciplines)
- Financial Science
- Health Science
- Mathematical Science
2) Non-STEM bursaries: for students from Sasol’s fence line communities (municipalities/districts around Sasol plants/operations); as well as children of Sasol Khanyisa shareholders; and children of Sasol employees.
MORE ABOUT THE SASOL FOUNDATION BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE
The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: registration fees, tuition fees, books, pocket money, accommodation, meals and a once-off computer and calculator allowance.
Bursary recipients will also receive psycho-social support (including student discussions, workshops, EAP – Employee assistance programme at Sasol, and more).
MORE ABOUT THE SASOL FOUNDATION BURSARY – SELECTION
Applicants will be screened based on the following criteria:
- South African citizenship
- Household income verifications
- Acceptance or conditional acceptance to a University or University of Technology, for a STEM field of study approved by the Sasol Foundation
- Academic performance
- Combined household income
- Final preference will be given to financially needy and academically talented candidates
Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete the Online Odyssey Psychometric Testing. The outcome of the bursary will be communicated to all applicants.
Bursaries will be awarded on the basis that the candidate’s 2022 end-of-year results do not differ drastically from the results submitted during the application process. Sasol reserves the right to withdraw the bursary award if the candidate’s academic performance is substantially worse than the academic results submitted during the application process.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SASOL FOUNDATION 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 (by birth only)
- You must be currently in Matric or have completed Matric
- You must fall into either of these categories:
- 1) You must be studying or intend on studying towards a full-time undergraduate qualification, in one of the fields listed above (postgraduate studies will NOT be funded)
- 2) You must be from Sasol’s fence line communities (municipalities/districts around Sasol plants/operations); a child of a Sasol Khanyisa shareholders; or a child of Sasol employees and intend on studying towards a non-STEM qualification
- You must be studying or have received acceptance or provisional acceptance to study at a public University or the University of Technology in South Africa
- You must have achieved a minimum of 60% in all subjects
- You must meet the requirements for your degree, which are generally the following results:
- STEM Bursary (BEng/ BSc Eng/ BSc degrees):
- a minimum of level 6 (70%) for Mathematics & Physical Science
- a minimum of level 5 (60%) for English Home Language/ English First Additional Language/ English Second Additional Language
- STEM Bursary (BEng Tech degree):
- a minimum of level 5 (60%) for Mathematics & Physical Science
- Non-STEM Bursary:
- a minimum overall average of 60% for all modules
- STEM Bursary (BEng/ BSc Eng/ BSc degrees):
- You must have a total combined household income of less than R600 000 per annum
- Preference will be given to students pursuing degree studies that align with future needs
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE SASOL FOUNDATION BURSARY
Applications must be submitted online by following these steps:
NEW USERS (who have not previously registered on the Sasol Bursary website), must follow these steps to apply:
1) Register on the Sasol Bursaries platform by filling in all the required information.
2) You will receive an email to activate your account – click on “Activate Account”.
3) You will then be directed to a screen to verify your email address and create a password.
4) After verifying your email and creating a password, you will be directed to the Login page
5) Fill in your email address and password to login.
6) Click on “South African Bursary Application” in the top left corner.
7) Click on “Undergraduate Applications”.
8) Fill in all the required information – do not leave any fields blank.
9) Read and accept the disclaimer (the white button should turn blue).
10) You will then receive an email response on your application – once you receive the email, you may close the application.
Enter “zabusaries.com” in the field asking how you heard about the Sasol Foundation bursary.
Applicants who have PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED on the Sasol Bursary website, you may continue their application by Logging in
Applicants who have PREVIOUSLY REGISTERED on the Sasol Bursary website but have forgotten their password, may click on the Forgot Password – you will then receive an email to reset your password, after receiving your new password, you may continue your application from step 5 above.
Applicants who do not have internet access or access to an internet café may contact Sasol Bursary Application Helpline at 086 010 6235 for support.
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation on your online application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
- ID document (certified copy)
- Grade 11 final results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
- Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
- Year-end results of the most recent year completed if currently studying (certified copy)
- Proof of acceptance or provisional acceptance to a University or University of Technology (on institutions letterhead)
SASOL FOUNDATION BURSARY APPLICATION NOTES
1. Only applications submitted via the Sasol Bursary website will be accepted – email or hard copy applications will NOT be accepted.
2. Applications that are late or incomplete will NOT be accepted.
3. If you do not have access to the interest or an internet café, please contact the Sasol Bursary Application Helpline for support (086 010 6235).
4. You may log out of the application form and resume the application at a later stage, but the application must be submitted by the closing date.
5. You will not be able to edit the details that you have submitted – if you need to make changes to your application, please email the Sasol Bursary department (email address below).
6. For further details on how to apply, visit the how to apply section.
CLOSING DATE FOR THE SASOL FOUNDATION BURSARY
23 September 2022 (at 16:30).
(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 Sasol directly:
Contact person: Berlyne Rasool
Tel: 086 010 6235
Contact page: https://www.sasolbursaries.com/welcome/contact-us/
Office hours: 8 am to 4:30 pm
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