Sasol bursary applications for 2019

APPLICATIONS are now open for international chemicals and energy company Sasol’s all-inclusive bursary. The bursary programme is aimed at those top mathematics and science Grade 12 learners who want to study courses in engineering, science and accounting at approved South African universities and universities of technology in 2019.

Rated by South African Graduate Employers Association as the employer of choice in Africa’s chemicals and pharmaceuticals sectors, Sasol offers one of the most comprehensive bursaries in Southern Africa, which covers the following for undergraduate studies: registration fees; 100 per cent of the university tuition fees, exam fees, accommodation, food and R12 000 for books and pocket money.

The bursary also caters for postgraduate studies. Postgraduate students receive a monthly allowance of R10 000 for up to 24 months while they complete their master’s degree and up to 36 months for those studying towards their PhDs.

Furthermore, Sasol bursars also have the opportunity to do paid vacation work during the holidays and also to be part of the company’s Graduate Development Programme after graduating.

“With our bursary, we aim to put ambitious young South Africans on track for great careers in STEM-related fields,” said Monica Luwes, manager of the Graduate Centre at Sasol Corporate Bursary Services. “Students who receive our bursaries do not need to worry about their tertiary education costs, they can focus on achieving outstanding results. In addition to financial support, we give them career support as well as life guidance to help them succeed.”

Sasol is looking for top performing learners who want to study towards a B Eng or BSc Eng in various engineering disciplines, BSc in chemistry and accounting (CA route) or learners interested in studying instrumentation, mining survey and mechanical or electrical engineering at a University of Technology. Applicants need to obtain 70 per cent for maths, 70 per cent for science and 60 per cent for English to be considered.

To apply: Applications now open: or register online at

Answer a few questions regarding your field and level of study, log in and fill in an online application. Alternatively, you can find more information on how to apply here:

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Julie Maule
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