IFA (Independent Field Advertiser) Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020

  • Independent Field Advertiser
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Apr 04, 2019
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The IFA will be awarding bursaries to children of active members, within their chosen field of study.
The bursary value will be to a maximum of R60 000 per annum, which will help students to pay for tuition fees, prescribed books, accommodation and study equipment. 

Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend an interview with a Bursary Committee member. Students not currently at University will also be required to take part in an online career assessment.

All students will receive notification of the outcome of their application by 30 June 2019 (via SMS), however successful applicants will only be announced by 15 January 2020. 


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
  • The biological child/ child of a legal guardian of an active IFA who have paid their monthly business fee for a minimum of 12 months
  • IFA member must remain an active member for the entire duration of your studies
  • Under 21 years old at the time of bursary application deadline (30 April)
  • Completed Matric OR currently in Matric
  • Achieved a minimum overall average of 60% in Matric
  • Achieved a minimum of 50% for all subjects in Grade 11 and Matric, if currently at university
  • Studying or intend on studying towards a full-time undergraduate qualification (first and second year only)
  • Studying or intend on studying at a South African tertiary institute, accredited by the Department of Education
  • NOT currently in receipt of any other bursary funding from another institute


Download and complete the IFA 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)
  • ID photo attached to the form
  • Grade 11 final results (certified copy)
  • Matric results or progress report, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Latest tertiary progress report, if currently in your first year of tertiary studies (certified copy)
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income (if employed: latest payslips/ letter from employer/ tax return statement, if unemployed: sworn statement, if self-employed: latest financial statement)
  • Death certificates if one or both parents are deceased
  • Proof of legal guardian (where applicable)
  • Sworn statement from one parent if your parents are separated/ divorced
  • Motivational letter written by your parent/ guardian 

Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Post:
The CSI Officer IFA
P O Box 1316

2) Hand delivered:
Clientèle Office Park
Cnr Rivonia and Alon Roads

3) IFA Application Collection Box at your closest official IFA Presentation Venue 


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


For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact IFA directly:
Clientèle Limited
Contact Person:
Emily Molakeng (CSI Officer)
Tel: 011 320 3064 (Monday – Friday, 08:00 – 12:00 only)

Experience level of the applicant we want

Some work experience, Graduate