Thebe Foundation Bursary

Thebe Foundation Bursary will provide funding to students who are interested in studying within the following fields of study:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy Engineering
  • Geology
  • Mining Engineering
  • Solar Engineering
  • Solar Photovoltaic Service Technician

Thebe Foundation Bursary Value

The bursary will provider cover for: tuition fees, textbooks, residence at university or accredited accommodation, meals and a transport allowance for students living at home.

Thebe Foundation Bursary Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • South African citizen
  • Black student (per the revised B-BBEE codes)
  • Completed Matric
  • Studying or intend on studying within one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Studying or have been accepted to study at a recognised tertiary institution in South Africa
  • Good academic record
  • Achieved a minimum overall average of 60%
  • In financial need (students who are part of the “missing middle” and NOT eligible for NSFAS)

How To Apply for Thebe Foundation Bursary

Download and complete the Thebe Foundation Bursary Application Form (.pdf)
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Latest academic results/ transcripts
  • Proof of acceptance to study at a tertiary institute
  • Parents/ guardians ID documents (certified copies)
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income (latest payslips if employed/ proof of SASSA grant if applicable/ affidavit if unemployed) (certified copies)
  • 2018 tertiary fee statement
  • Motivational letter to support your application (maximum 1 page)

Applications must be submitted electronically via email to:
(Insert the words “Thebe Foundation Dr EJ Mabuza Bursary Bursary Application – Your Full Name” in the email subject line).

Closing Date

30 January 2019.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

Contact details of the Thebe Foundation Bursary

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact The Thebe Foundation directly:
Contact Person: Ms Phindi Nontlaha