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FirstRand Foundation Bursary

Degree Programmes Funded

  • Commerce, engineering, science and technology degree programmes majoring in the following disciplines:
  • Commerce: accounting, economics, financial management, law, risk.
  • Engineering: all specialisations.
  • Science:  actuarial science, agricultural sciences, biosciences, climate sciences, data science, electronics, environmental sciences, indigenous knowledge systems, mathematical sciences, physics, renewable energy, society and sustainability, statistics.
  • Technology: business information systems, computer science, information management, information systems, information science, information technology.

Selection Criteria

Only Black South African citizens will be considered

Applicants must have obtained a minimum of level 5 for Mathematics in Grade 12

Applicants must not be older than 21 years in their first year of study

Applicants must have applied for and been provisionally admitted into a South African public traditional university for fulltime studies in the degrees stated above

Only applicants currently in Grade 12 or who have completed Grade 12 not more than 3 years ago will be considered

Applicants must belong to the so-called missing middle – and be able to prove that their combined annual gross family income is between R350,000 and R600,000.

What’s included

Tuition fees, accommodation, meals, learning resources, a monthly stipend, and a computer for first-year students.

The Trust wishes to maintain regular contact with the selected cohort of students. The interaction with students includes but is not limited to:

  • Vacation Work
  • Hackathon
  • Mentoring
  • Think Tank
  • Invitation to FirstRand Offices
  • Students’ transportation to and from campus to provincial headquarters
  • Interaction with FirstRand personnel at the university campus
  • Driver’s License.

Applications open.

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