Sanlam Bursary

Sanlam bursary programme invites student applicants to submit applications for bursaries to further their studies. For almost 100 years Sanlam has been in the business of planning futures.

Sanlam attitude is one of proper dedication to doing what we do exceptionally well.

Part of Sanlam’s commitment to trade is recognising that for one to be a master in their trade, support is a key ingredient. That is why we offer bursaries to scholars who have enrolled to study actuarial science in 2018.

Who Must Apply for Sanlam Bursary

If you are a whiz at maths, enjoy a good challenge by solving difficult problems and are willing to remain focused and disciplined through years of studying and training, then you are just who we’re looking for.

Sanlam Bursary Value

  • Tuition and accommodation fees
  • Allowances for books, travel and pocket money
  • Mentoring and academic support from Sanlam actuarial professionals
  • Vacation work and networking opportunities with Sanlam staff
  • Guaranteed employment after completion of studies
  • Continued support and payment towards actuarial board exams
  • Range of work rotation opportunities across a broad spectrum of disciplines

Sanlam Bursary Minimum Requirements

Final Grade 11 results
Certified copy of your identity document (ID)
An above 90% score in Mathematics and an overall A aggregate
A motivation to support your application that answers the following questions:

  • In your own words, can you describe what an actuary does?
  • Why do you want to study actuarial science?
  • Why do you believe you have what it takes to become an actuary?
  • Why should Sanlam choose you to be a bursary holder?

If you are not successful at becoming an actuary, what other career paths are you considering?
Grade 12 results may be used as deciding factor
Bursary Application Competencies

  • Strong Analytical Ability
  • Problem Solving Skills
  • Order and Accuracy
  • Attention to Detail
  • Adaptability
  • Ability to function independently
  • Good communication skills

We are committed to embracing and accelerating transformation. In accordance with Sanlam’s employment equity plan, preference will therefore be given to suitably qualified candidates from the designated groups (Black South Africans i.e. African, Coloured and Indian scholars).

How to apply

Note this bursary is now closed. Online Bursaries Available