Standard Bank CSI Bursary South Africa 2024 – 2025

By | January 31, 2019

Standard Bank CSI Bursary South Africa 2024 – 2025


The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited, founded in 1862, is one of the biggest financial services groups in the country. However, Standard Bank as they are known today was only formed in the year 1962, under the name The Standard Bank of South Africa, as a subsidiary of the British overseas bank Standard Bank.

Headquartered in Johannesburg, Standard Bank not only operate in South Africa, they also have operations in 20 other African countries. The company is the biggest lender in Africa by assets.

The bank is a leader in business and commercial banking within South Africa, with a wide range of financial solutions including Borrowing; Saving and Investing; Current Accounts; Electronic Banking; Cash and Liquidity Management; Fleet Management; Vehicle and Asset Finance.



The Standard Bank CSI bursary, administered by the StudyTrust, is for students who have shown leadership and academic potential. The bursary will provide full coverage of the following study related expenses: tuition fees, prescribed books, study materials, transport, accommodation, meals, laptop computer and a monthly stipend for living expenses.

Bursaries will be awarded to students who intend on undertaking their studies in one of the following fields:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Business Mathematics and Informatics
  • Business Science
  • Econometrics
  • Economics
  • Finance (B Com)
  • Accounting (CA / Non CA)
  • Information Technology
  • Information Systems (B Com)
  • Investment Management
  • Law (B Com/ LLB)
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Quantitative Risk Management
  • Risk Management
  • Software Development
  • Statistics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Taxation
  • Compliance
  • Forensics


  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Architecture
  • Construction
  • Economics and Management
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  • Agricultural Science
  • Computational and Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics (BSc)



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
  • Currently in Matric
  • Strong academic potential
  • Strong leadership potential
  • Will be in your first year of tertiary study within one of the aforementioned fields of study in 2019
  • 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.
  • Achieved a minimum result of 60% for English HL OR 70% for English FAL in Matric
  • Achieved a minimum result of 70% for Physical Science in Matric
  • Achieved a minimum result of 75% for Mathematics in Matric
  • Achieved a minimum overall average of 70% in Matric
  • Proven financial need
  • Parents/ guardians would NOT be able to afford your study fees
  • NOT able to obtain a student loan through a financial institutions (except for NSFAS)
  • *Preference will be given to students from rural and township areas



Applications must be done in one of the following ways:
1) Online at:
2) By downloading and completing the Standard Bank CSI 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:
2) Fax: 086 538 1537
3) Post:
The National Director
Private Bag X16


31 August 2020.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

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