National Treasury Bursaries

National Treasury Bursaries are now available for the current academic year. The Constitution of the Republic (Chapter 13) mandates the National Treasury to ensure transparency, accountability and sound financial controls in the management of public finances.

National Treasury Bursaries Available

  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Taxation
  • Internal Audit
  • Public Policy
  • Social Policy
  • Financial Management
  • Econometrics
  • BCom Law
  • LLB
  • Risk Management
  • Development Finance
  • Financial Engineering

National Treasury Bursaries Requirements

  • You are a South African citizen
  • You meet the entry requirements for your chosen field of study (provide proof of registration or provisional acceptance at the university)
  • Financial need
  • You must be studying or intending to study in the fields stated in Q2 below
  • If you are in matric: You have a grade 12 certificate with university exemption and an aggregate of 65% or higher
  • If you are already in university: You have obtained an average of 65% or higher for the previous year of study at university

What does the bursary cover?

  • Tuition fees
  • Registration fees
  • Prescribed books only
  • Accommodation at an official university residence and meals

How to Apply

Complete and submit the bursary application form and attach the following:

Online bursaries available

  • Cover letter stating your field of interest and motivation
  • Certified copy of the applicant’s South African ID
  • Full official academic record or the latest statement of Grade 12 results
  • Proof of Registration or Provisional acceptance at University
  • Certified copies of parent/s or guardian’s South African IDs
  • Proof of Parent’s/Guardian income (salary advice) or affidavit
  • Submit completed applications via e-mail to or Post to:

The HR Specialist: Talent Management, National Treasury, Private Bag X 115, Pretoria, 0001