Sasol bursary

Sasol bursary

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Sasol Mainstream Programme

Apply here: https://www.sasolbursaries.com/

Open 4 March 2024 – 18 March 2024

Sasol Mainstream bursaries is a performance-based programme with a work-back / pay-back obligation.

This is an all-inclusive bursary offered to talented individuals who are planning to study full-time towards an undergraduate / postgraduate degree, to pursue selected Engineering, Science and Technology qualification for applicants nationally.

To be considered, you must be a South African citizen, currently registered or qualifying for possible registration at an approved South-African University for the following year.

Applications may be submitted for degrees (no diplomas) in one of the following fields of study:

Undergraduate Studies (B.Eng. / B.Sc.) 

  1. Chemical Engineering
  2. Chemistry (Hons. is a requirement for Sasol)
  3. Civil Engineering
  4. Data Science (Computer Science / Mathematics / Operations Research / Statistics)
  5. Electrical Engineering
  6. Electronic Engineering
  7. Geology (Hons. is a requirement for Sasol)
  8. Industrial Engineering
  9. Mechanical Engineering
  10. Metallurgy (Hons. is a requirement for Sasol)
  11. Mining Engineering

To be considered for the Sasol Mainstream Undergraduate bursary, the applicant must meet the following minimum criteria:

  1. Must be a South African Citizen
  2. Registered or qualifying for possible registration at an approved South-African University for the following year
  3. Bursary offered to talented individuals who are planning to study full-time towards an undergraduate / postgraduate degree, to pursue selected Engineering, Science and Technology qualification for applicants nationally.

Application Criteria (Undergraduates)

B.Eng. and B.Sc.

  • Level 6:  70 -79% for Mathematics
  • Level 6:  70 -79% for Physical Science
  • Level 5:  60 – 69% for English First Additional language or
  • Level 5:  60 – 69% for English home language or
  • Level 4:  50 – 59% for English Second Additional language

General application criteria for students currently studying at university:

  1. Current 1st year students will apply with Grade 12 results.
  2. Current 2nd year students applying for third year will apply with 1st year results.
  3. Current 3rd year students applying for 4th year / Hons, will apply with 2nd year results.
  4. Hons. students applying for Masters, will apply with 3rd year results.
  5. Master students applying for PhD, will apply with Hons. results.
  6. Undergraduate students and Hons students must get 50% and above to meet minimum criteria.

Application criteria for current university undergraduate students –

(Academic year 1, 2, 3, 4 and Hons)

  1. A Minimum of 50% must be obtained for all courses which the student has registered for in the previous academic year.
  2. If a student is already studying towards the degree course for which he/she is applying for a bursary, the student must be registered for the degree course over the minimum study period for the degree involved (i.e. 4 years for engineering degree) and/or able to still complete studies in that minimum period of time.
  3. Students who are already on an extended study period or already added a year to the minimum study period (i.e. 5 years for an engineering degree) as well as individuals who are planning to register for an extended degree course, must not apply.
  4. Applications must be for full time studies towards an academic degree at an accredited and approved South African University.
  5. Studies at the University of South Africa (UNISA) will not be considered/allowed.
  6. No bursaries are awarded for studies at a University of Technology, except for studies in Mine Surveying.

What does the bursary include:

  1. Registration fees
  2. Tuition fees (no payment for repeat modules)
  3. Pocket money
  4. Meal allowance
  5. Accommodation money (An amount equal to the average rate for accommodation in a single room at a University residence at which the Sasol bursar is studying.)
  6. A once-off Computer and Calculator allowance
  7. Work opportunities (with a work-back obligation/pay-back obligation) – based on Company needs
  8. Development opportunities (e.g. possible vacation work after completion of 2nd and 3rd academic year of study).
  9. Psyche-social support (Student discussions / Workshops / EAP – Employee assistance programme @ Sasol etc.)

Please note:

  1. Prescribed tuition fees, registration fees and exam fees are paid directly to the university.
  2. Fees for accommodation are paid directly to the university if the student is staying in university-administered accommodation Students will be required to pay for any repeat subjects.
  3. In cases where the student elects to stay in non-university administered accommodation, monies in lieu of accommodation and meals will be paid directly to the individual. In such instances, the amounts will be limited to that prescribed in points 2 and 3 above.
  4. Book and pocket money will be paid directly to the individual.
  5. Payments in respect of the above are made twice a year. The first payment is made at the beginning of the first semester, and the second payment is made at the beginning of the second semester.
  6. Full details of the payment process and the requirements which must be met are communicated to successful applicants once a bursary has been awarded.
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