Zutari Bursary South Africa 2021 – 2022
Zutari Bursary South Africa; ABOUT THE COMPANY – ZUTARI
Zutari, formerly known “Aurecon” which was founded in 2009, is an engineering consultancy and trusted advisory. The company will have officially completed their rebranding as Zutari by the 21 July 2020, this comes after Aurecon announced their separation from the Aurecon Group in October 2019.
The new name Zutari is a derivative of 2 Swahili words “mzulia” (which means invent) and “nectari” (which means nectar) – Swahili is the top spoken language on the African continent. The new name also represents the companies creativity and innovation, balanced with analytical and technical engineering.
ABOUT THE ZUTARI BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED & COVERAGE VALUE
Zutari is inviting students to apply for bursary awards, for the 2022 academic year. They are inviting current and future Engineering students, to apply for bursaries towards studies within the following fields (Undergraduate only):
- Chemical Engineering (BSc or BEng)
- Civil Engineering (BSc or BEng)
- Electrical Engineering (BSc or BEng)
- Electronic Engineering (BSc or BEng)
- Industrial Engineering (BSc or BEng)
- Mechanical Engineering (BSc or BEng)
- Mechatronics Engineering (BSc or BEng)
- other related disciplines (BSc or BEng)
MORE ABOUT THE ZUTARI BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE & OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
The bursary award will provide cover for tuition fees only – up to a maximum of R120 000 per year. Students will also have the chance to complete practical training with the company.
Bursary recipients will also have the opportunity to partake in vacation work at Zutari, whereby they will work in various areas relating to their field of study. Students will also have access to the companies graduate and bursar network for extra support.
MORE ABOUT THE ZUTARI BURSARY PROGRAMME – RENEWABILITY, SERVICE CONTRACT & SELECTION
Academic performance will be reviewed in June and in November each year, after receiving students exam results. Students will then continue to receive funding if their results are satisfactory, however students who do not satisfy the minimum requirements will have their funding placed on hold.
Once students have graduated, they are required to enter in to the Zutari graduate recruitment process, whereby they will be placed in a graduate role – graduates will complete one year of work for each year of bursary funding received.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited to panel interviews. Candidates will then be selected based on 4 main criteria: academic performance, field of study, financial need and interview score.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ZUTARI 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 OR must be currently in Matric
- You must be studying or intend on studying full-time within one of the aforementioned fields of study
- You must be studying or intend on studying at a university that is recognised or accredited by the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA)
- Matric students: you must have achieved a minimum overall average of 80% AND a minimum of level 7 for Mathematics and Physical Science
- 1st year students: you must have achieved a minimum overall average of 75%
- 2nd year students: you must have achieved a minimum overall average of 70%
- 3rd year students: you must have achieved a minimum overall average of 65%
- You must be creative, passionate about infrastructure engineering and passionate about making a positive impact in Africa
- Preference will be given to students from designated groups within South Africa
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE ZUTARI BURSARY
Applications must be submitted online at: Zutari Bursary Application 2022
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
- South African ID document or smart card (certified copy)
- Current Matric students: Grade 11 final results AND Matric latest results (certified copies)
- Current university students: Matric certificate AND full tertiary academic record (certified copies)
- Proof of University registration or acceptance (on institutions letterhead)
- Curriculum Vitae (in PDF or MS Word format)
CLOSING DATE FOR THE ZUTARI BURSARY
17 September 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 Zutari directly:
NSFAS National Student Financial Aid Schemes
NSFAS: What is NSFAS?
NSFAS, or National Student Financial Aid Scheme, was established according to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme Act of 1999 and incorporated the Tertiary Education Fund of South Africa (TEFSA), which stopped operating in 2000.