Sasol Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020

  • Sasol
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Apr 04, 2019
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Sasol will be awarding bursaries to deserving studies within the following fields of study:

Undergraduate studies:

  • Chemical Engineering (BSc/ BEng)
  • Civil Engineering (BSc/ BEng)
  • Electrical Engineering (BSc/ BEng)
  • Electronic Engineering (BSc/ BEng)
  • Industrial Engineering (BSc/ BEng)
  • Mechanical Engineering (BSc/ BEng)
  • Mining Engineering (BSc/ BEng)
  • Chemistry (Masters compulsory) (BSc)
  • Geology (Hons compulsory) (BSc)
  • Metallurgy (Hons compulsory) (BSc)

University of Technology studies:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mine Surveying
  • Process Instrumentation

Postgraduate studies:

  • Chemistry (Masters/ PhD)
  • Chemical Engineering (Masters/ PhD) 


The bursary will provide full cover for the following expenses for undergraduate students: registration fees, tuition fees, exam fees, accommodation (of a single room in university residence/ equal amount to stay in other accommodation), meal allowance and an allowance for books and pocket money (approximately R12 000 per annum).
Postgraduate students will receive an allowance of approximately R10 000 per month over the duration of their studies (24 months Masters Degree and 36 months PhD degree).

Once students have completed their studies and graduated, they will be required to enter a service-binding contract (work back obligation) with the Sasol Group – the duration of employment will be equal to the duration of funding received. 


Shortlisted applicants will be contacted and invited to attend an interview – this will be done telephonically and via written correspondence by 31 May 2019 at the latest.
Interviews will be held during the June/July school holidays, whereby candidates will be assessed by psychometric tests and a structured panel interview.
Notification of the outcome will be communicated by 31 August 2019 at the latest.
Bursaries will be awarded for 2020 studies (no funding will be provided for outstanding study debt). 


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
  • Completed Matric or currently in Matric
  • Studying or intend on studying full-time studies within one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Studying or intend at an accredited University or University of Technology in South Africa
  • Current Matric students: must have achieved the following minimum results: 70% (level 6) for Mathematics, 70% (level 6) for Science, 50% (level 5) for English
  • Current University of Technology students: must have achieved the following minimum results: level 5 for Mathematics, level 5 for Science, level 5 for English
  • Current University students: must have passed all subjects for the period of study already completed
  • Students with disabilities are welcome to apply
  • Genuinely interested in following a career in your chosen field of study 


Applications must be done online by following these instructions:
1) Register an account here:
2) Login here:
3) Fill in all the fields of the application form honestly
4) Attach the list of documents as listed below

(For further details on how to apply, visit: 

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation on your online application profile (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric latest results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Full tertiary record, if currently at tertiary level (certified copy)
  • Proof of registration/ acceptance to study at a tertiary institute
  • Proof of disability, if applicable
  • Postgraduate students: research project proposal and summary of proposed project 


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 Sasol directly:
Sasol Bursaries
Tel: 0860 106 235
Email: /

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