South African companies and associations have opened scholarships and bursaries to finance higher education for the 2023 academic year.

South Africa Scholarships, An online platform that provides students with up-to-date information on scholarships and other funding opportunities in the country said August and September are ideal times to apply for scholarships because students can use their half-year results to secure funding for the following year .

However, it is often the case that the scholarship is limited to certain years of study or degrees. For example, the Thuthuka Scholarship offered by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants is only an option for students working towards this career.

The government also encourages qualified South Africans to work in government agencies; however, they can be geographically specific, for example the Masakh’iSizwe Scholarship offered by the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works is available to university students in the province.

South Africa Scholarships listed the following top options:

Note: The scholarships below close in August and September 2022.


1. TETA Scholarship

Available for various fields of undergraduate and postgraduate education in the transport sector and related fields.

To be eligible, candidates must have a combined household income of no more than R350,000 per year and be under 35 years of age.

Applications must be submitted no later than August 17.


2. Tutuk Scholarship

Offered by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) for students studying towards a career in Chartered Accountancy.

Applications must be submitted no later than August 31.


3. Masakh’iSizwe Scholarship

Scholarship opportunity presented by the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works.

Available to study at the University of Cape Town, University of Stellenbosch and Cape Peninsula University of Technology in the fields of Transport, Engineering and Human Environment.

Applications must be submitted no later than August 31.


4. Vodacom Scholarship

Undergraduate opportunity in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) field.

Intended for students in good academic standing who have financial need.

Applications must be submitted no later than August 31.


5. Hollywood Foundation Scholarship

For undergraduate and graduate studies in:

  • accounting,
  • business management,
  • computer science,
  • digital marketing,
  • finance,
  • graphic design,
  • human resources,
  • Marketing, Media and Communications,
  • Supply chain and logistics.

Applications must be submitted no later than August 31.


6. Shopreitskaya bursa

A scholarship opportunity from one of South Africa’s largest retailers to study in:

  • Accounting (CA Stream – SAICA),
  • data science,
  • food science,
  • information systems,
  • pharmacy,
  • Retail Business Management,
  • Supply chain and logistics,
  • User Interface Design (Product Design).

Applications must be submitted no later than August 31.


7. MMEG Scholarship (Margaret McNamara Education Grants).

Open to female students from South Africa (and other African countries).

The scholarship covers all areas of study for a certificate, undergraduate, postgraduate or doctoral qualification.

Applications must be submitted no later than September 14.


8. Sapi Scholarship

Opportunity for undergraduate engineering, forestry and wood science students.

Applications must be submitted no later than September 30.


9. Coronation Exceptional Student Scholarship

This scholarship covers all commerce related degrees aimed at deserving students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Applications must be submitted no later than September 30.


10. SARB (South African Reserve Bank) Scholarship.

Available to students entering their first year of study in 2023.

In any of these bank-related fields:

  • accounting,
  • actuarial science,
  • economy,
  • finance,
  • information technology,
  • the law
  • Mathematical statistics

Other fields such as medicine, dentistry, social work may also be funded under this scholarship.

Applications must be submitted no later than September 30.


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