Standard Bank 150 Bursaries South Africa 2019 – 2020

By | January 27, 2019

Standard Bank 150 Bursaries South Africa 2019 – 2020

ABOUT THE COMPANY – STANDARD BANK

The history of the Standard Bank Group dates back to the year 1862 when the Bank of British South Africa Limited was formed. The bank offers various banking and related financial services, including Consumer Banking; Private Banking; Investment Banking and Commercial Banking; as well as Wealth Management; Investment Management; Insurance and Foreign Currency Exchange.

The Standard Bank Group currently employs over 55 000 staff members, is present in 20 African countries and is the biggest banking group by assets in Africa.
The JSE listed company is one of the countries 4 full-service banks, and owns a large stake in Liberty Holdings Limited, a South African listed insurance company.
 

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMMES – FIELDS COVERED AND COVERAGE VALUE

The Standard Bank 150 bursary programme was established in honour of the banks 150th anniversary in 2012. The bursary, administered by the StudyTrust, provides full-cost sponsorship, including tuition fees; prescribed books; study materials; laptop computer; accommodation; meals; transport and a monthly stipendfor various living expenses.
 

 

There are 2 types of bursaries being awarded:
The Standard Bank Group 150 Undergraduate Bursary – aimed at students who are currently studying in their first year and need funding from their second year onward. Bursaries are awarded within the following fields:

  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Commerce
  • Technology

The Standard Bank Group 150 Postgraduate Bursary – aimed at students who are currently studying towards a postgraduate qualification. Bursaries are awarded within the following fields:

  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Mathematics
  • Commerce
  • Technology

 

Students will be required to undergo psychometric evaluation and interviews before final selection is made.
 

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
  • Undergraduate bursary:
    • Studying full time within the first year of one of the aforementioned fields of study
    • Strong academic record
    • Achieved a minimum overall average of 65%
    • Preferably be studying at one of the following tertiary institutions: University of Cape Town, University of Stellenbosch, University of Johannesburg, University of Pretoria, University of the Witwatersrand, University of KwaZulu-Natal or Rhodes University
    • Proven financial need
  • Postgraduate bursary:
    • Studying full time within the one of the aforementioned fields of study
    • Strong academic record
    • Achieved a minimum overall average of 65%
    • Preferably be studying at one of the following tertiary institutions: University of Cape Town, University of Stellenbosch, University of Johannesburg, University of Pretoria, University of the Witwatersrand, University of KwaZulu-Natal or Rhodes University
    • Proven financial need
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HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARIES

Applications must be done in one of the following ways:
1) Online at: http://www.studietrust.co.za
2) By downloading and completing the Standard Bank 150 StudyTrust Bursary Application Form(.pdf)
 

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document (certified copy of)
  • Matric June results AND grade 11 final results, if currently in Matric (certified copy of)
  • Matric certificate/ results, if completed Matric (certified copy of)
  • Complete tertiary academic record, if at tertiary level (certified copy of)
  • Proof of admission/ provisional admission to the institution you applied at, if not currently at tertiary level
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Essay about your life (to be completed on the application form)
  • 2 testimonials (1 from an educational official and 1 from a community or spiritual leader – to be completed on the application form)
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income:
    • if unemployed: sworn affidavits
    • if employed: latest payslips (certified copies of)
    • if self-employed: sworn affidavit declaring monthly income or latest audited financial statements (certified copies of)
    • if deceased: death certificate or a sworn affidavit (certified copies of)
    • if residing with your guardian while parents are alive: guardians latest payslips (certified copies of)
    • if parents are divorced: divorce certificate (certified copy of)
    • if parents are separated: sworn statement from one parent confirming separation
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Hardcopy applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Email: apply@studytrust.org.za
2) Fax: 086 538 1537
3) Post:
The National Director
StudyTrust
Private Bag X16
Braamfontein
2017
 

CLOSING DATE

30 September 2019.
(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 Study Trust directly:
Contact Person: Mr Themba Mdluli (Bursary Applications & Enquiries: The Applications Officer) / Mr Sibusiso Lukhele (Bursary Administration & Support)
Tel: 011 403 1632
Email: apply@studytrust.org.za
 

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive confirmation that your application has been received. The final outcome of your application will be sent to you via email by no later than 31 December. Please only submit a query regarding your application status if you have not received any feedback by 15 January.

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South African Bursaries Open All Year Round