All You Need To Know About The SASOL Bursary

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Sasol’s Bursary programme can provide great opportunities for prospective students who are looking to further their studies in STEM fields. Here’s everything you need to know about their bursary programme.

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Sasol offers all-inclusive bursaries for full-time students who are pursuing a qualification in any of the fields listed below:

University Undergraduate Studies:

  • Chemical Engineering (BEng or BSc)
  • Chemistry(BSc) 
  • Civil Engineering (BEng or BSc)
  • Computer Science (BSc)
  • Control Engineering (BEng or BSc) 
  • Geology (BSc) 
  • Industrial Engineering (BEng or BSc)
  • Mathematics (BSc) 
  • Mechanical Engineering(BEng or BSc) 
  • Metallurgy(BSc)
  • Mining Engineering(BEng or BSc) 
  • Operations Research (BSc)   

University of Technology Studies 

  • Mine Surveying (BEngTech - new 4-year programme)

Postgraduate University Studies 

  • Chemistry (MSc, MEng or PhD) 
  • Chemical Engineering (MSc, MEng or PhD) 

For postgraduate research in the following core disciplines (Which support Sasol Africa's energy and circular economy transition): 

  • Analytical Chemistry 
  • Environmental Science & Engineering 
  • Sustainable Catalysis 
  • Rector Engineering 
  • Process Modeling & Data Science
  • Separations 

Depending on your level of study this is what the bursary covers: 

The undergraduate University bursary covers registration fees, full tuition fees, exam fees, accommodation in residence or equivalent amount for private accommodation, meals and around R12000 per year for book and pocket money. 

The Sasol University of Technology Bursary covers registration fees, full tuition fees, exam fees, accommodation in residence or equivalent amount for private accommodation, meals and around R12000 per year for book and pocket money. Students will also be able to complete their practical training (P1, P2) at Sasol if applicable.

The Sasol Postgraduate University Bursary covers full academic costs and a monthly stipend for the full duration of your studies. 

It also covers registration fees, tuition fees, accommodation and other study-related expenses. Candidates will also have access to technical support mentors for support during and after graduation.

How To Apply For The Sasol Bursary

  1. Register on the Sasol Bursaries platform by filling all the required information. 
  2. You will receive an email to activate your account click on "Activate Account". 
  3. You will then be directed to a screen to verify your email address and to create a password. 
  4. After verifying your email and creating a password, you will be directed to the Login page. Fill in your email and password to log in. 
  5. Click on "South African Bursary Application" in the top left corner. 
  6. Click on the bursary you wish to apply for (Undergraduate or Postgraduate). 
  7. Fill in all the required information - do not leave any fields blank. 
  8. e an email response on your application - once you receive the email, you may close the application.  

For more information on the requirements to qualify for the Sasol bursary, click here

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