The Sasol bursary programme is a critical talent lever to enable us to meet our strategic and transformation objectives. It is a talent-based scheme for South African citizens, where applicants who meet the minimum criteria may be invited to a selection interview.
All applications are done electronically, in order to speed up the selection process as well as to enable electronic tracking of applications received within a particular period.
How do you qualify?
Grade 12 learners must have achieved the following marks in:
What does a bursary include?
The Sasol bursary is a comprehensive bursary which includes the following:
- 100% of the prescribed university tuition fees, registration fees and exam fees.
- An amount equal to the average rate for accommodation in a single room at a university residence at the university at which the Sasol bursar is studying. This rate is determined by Sasol in conjunction with the university.
- An amount for meals based on three meals per day, as determined by the university.
- An amount of approximately R12 000,00 per annum, towards book and pocket money
- Prescribed tuition fees, registration fees and exam fees are paid directly to the university.
- 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.
- 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.
- Book and pocket money will be paid directly to the individual.
- 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.
- Full details of the payment process and the requirements which must be met are communicated to successful applicants once a bursary has been awarded.
- Successful applicants will be bound contractually to work at Sasol after graduation for a period equal to the tenure of the bursary.
What does a Sasol Postgraduate bursary include?
Postgraduate students receive a monthly allowance around R10 000 for the duration of their studies (24 months Masters Degree and 36 months PhD degree).
What can I study?
Fields of study
The Sasol Bursary Programme offers bursaries on the basis of a service-binding (work back obligation after graduation) contract. Applications may be submitted for one of the following fields of study:
BEng or BSc Engineering
- Chemistry (Masters compulsory)
- Geology (Honours compulsory)
- Metallurgy (Honours compulsory)
- Accounting, CA Stream (CTA, PGDA)
- Masters and PhD bursaries in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
If you are already studying towards the degree course for which you are applying for a bursary, you must have passed all the courses for which you have registered at the university for the study period already completed.
- Applications must be for full-time studies towards an academic degree at an accredited South African university.
- Applicants must be South African citizens with a valid ID number.
- All applicants invited to attend an interview must be willing to undergo psychometric testing.
Candidates applying for the 2020 Undergraduate and Postgraduate bursaries must apply by 30 April 2019.