By | 2018-01-03

We have received your request for an Investec bursary administered by Studietrust for 2015 and have pleasure enclosing an application form.When completing the form, please take note of the following:

• Read the instructions carefully
• Return the application form to Studietrust before 30 September 2014
• Send the completed form, together with the required documents, to Studietrust, PO Box 29192, Melville, 2109. No faxed or   e-mailed applications will be accepted
• Applications that are not 100% complete will not be considered. Please ensure that all the requested documents are attached

1. Selection criteria

1.1 Only applications from South African citizens will be considered.
1.2 The main criteria for the selection of applications is financial need and academic potential.
1.3 Bursary applications are invited from young people who aim to study full time towards an undergraduate university (academic) degree in
Commerce (Economics, Business Economics, Accounting, Investments and Finance), BCom Informatics, BSc Computer Science,
BSc Information Technology, BIT-Bachelors of Information Technology, BIS-Bachelor of Information Science, Business Science, Science and Mathematics, Engineering or Commercial LLB
1.3.1 Students who apply for an Engineering degree may be considered for the Sasol Inzalo Foundation Bursary should they qualify
1.3.2 Only first year Actuarial Science students already at university will be considered.
1.4 Applicants currently in Grade 12 and applicants already in possession of a National Senior certificate should have obtained at least 50% in all their subjects with a minimum of 60% in Mathematics (not Maths Literacy) and 60% in English.

Please apply timeously for admission to the educational institution of your choice.

2. Instructions for submission of application forms

2.1 Applications will only be considered if completed in full and signed by the applicant and if all the supporting documents have been included.
2.2 Documents that accompany the application form must be certified (see checklist below.Please check if you have included a certified copy of the specific document. (Your application will not be considered without the relevant documentary proof, as applicable).

1. South African ID
2. Grade 11 results
3. This year’s June results (or your latest results if you are not studying this year)
4. Official Matric/ NSC results if you have completed Grade 12
5. Tertiary students: June results or progress report of all subjects (if no examinations were written)
6. Payslips for your parent(s)/ guardian if employed (or letter from employer and sworn statement or tax return statement stating income)
7. Latest financial statements if your parent/ guardian is self-employed
8. Sworn affidavits if your parent(s)/ guardian is/ are unemployed
9. Death certificates if your parent(s) is/ are deceased
10. Divorce certificate if your parents are divorced
11. Sworn statement from one parent if your parents are separated
2.3 Bursaries will only be offered to applicants who are currently in Grade 12 or in their first year of University.
2.4 Changing your degree after submitting your application form may lead to a cancellation of the bursary.
2.5 No bursaries are available for private tertiary institutions.

3. Bursary amounts

The bursary amounts are reviewed and are subject to change every year. For the 2014 Academic year successful applicants received a partial bursary to the value of R75 000. Applicants are thus advised to also apply through the Financial Aid Office of their university of choice for a study loan from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) to cover the shortfall.

How To Apply 

Completed application forms: acknowledgement of receipt Studietrust (Investec’s bursary administrator) will notify you by sms when your application form has been received. All properly completed applications will be considered and selection will take place from September to December 2014. All applicants will be notified of the outcome by sms not later than 21 December 2014.Please contact Studietrust only if you have not had a response by 15 January 2015 on:
Telephone: (011) 403 1632; E-mail:
Please note that only a select few candidates will be shortlisted for this prestigious bursary. Meeting the minimum selection criteria does not imply that an application will automatically be successful.