The Nedbank External Bursary Program (bursary) aims to fund academically deserving students who do not have the financial means to study full-time towards a first undergraduate degree or diploma at a South African public university or university of technology. The aim of the bursary program is to address South Africa’s scarce-skills shortages, with a specific focus on green economy skills.
|Scholarship Type:||Partially Funded|
|Deadline:||21 August 2021|
Scholarship Eligibility for Nedbank External Bursary Program:
- Nedbank will only consider applications from South African citizens.
- You must have a proven financial need, as determined by household income.
- You must have obtained the following minimum academic results:
- An average of 65% in the year that you are applying for the bursary, ie in grade 12 or at university level.
- An average of 65% for the required subjects aligned to the degree you plan to study at university.
- Nedbank External Bursary Program will not consider applicants who completed their grade 12 or senior certificate with Mathematics Literacy.
- You must have obtained admission to a South African public university or university of technology for the undergraduate qualification you plan to study.
Supporting documents required for your application
- A certified copy of your South African identity card/document.
- Your most recent academic transcript, i.e:
- Grade 11 final results, as well as your mid-year results if you are currently in grade 12.
- Grade 12 final results as well as your mid-year results if you are currently in your first year at university.
- Your last academic year results as well as your current mid-year results if you are currently in your second or third year at university.
- The financial checks affidavit must be signed by:
- your parent(s) or guardian(s);
- you, the bursary applicant.
Download the affidavit here, completed it, make sure it is signed by all the parties above and add it to your application.
The screening process
- We will only consider bursary applications submitted online via the link we have provided.
- Incomplete bursary applications will be rejected.
- Bursary applications will be screened and shortlisted according to the qualifying criteria listed as mentioned above.
Required supporting documents for shortlisted applicants
Parents, legal guardians and all income-earning members of a shortlisted applicant’s household must provide the following:
- Written consent that they understand that personal information will be requested and given to third parties who will assist the Nedbank Educational Trust with verifying income.
- Completed income and expenditure statement for the applicant’s combined household income.
- Certified copies of the following documents in a single batch, within seven working days of the application:
- Identity document(s).
- Most recent payslip(s), letter(s) of employment, not older than three months, of each parent or guardian.
- Proof of income, home loan account statement, and city/town council rates and taxes statement (not older than three months), if parents or guardians are informal traders or hawkers.
- IRP5, IT3 and IT12 forms for the past two years, if parents or guardians are earning commission only.
- An official pension slip or bank statement (not older than three months), if parents or guardians receive income in the form of pension/grant/maintenance/rent/interest from investments.
- Past three months’ bank statements.