South African Reserve Bank Bursary Opportunity

The South African Reserve Bank (the Bank), provides bursaries to students in relevant fields of study who are from disadvantaged backgrounds. 

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In support of the corporate social initiatives of the Bank and the Bank’s External Bursary Scheme (the scheme), a number of external bursaries are made available annually to needy qualifying Grade 12 pupils (external bursars) to embark on full-time studies. 

The studies that students intend to pursue shall have a bearing on, but not be limited to, the functions and activities of the Bank.

This includes;

  • Economics,
  • Actuarial Sciences,
  • Mathematical Statistics,
  • Information Technology,
  • Finance,
  • Law
  • Accounting
  • Medicine,
  • Dentistry 
  • Social Work.

A bursary will be granted from the first academic year and reviewed annually.

Bursary holders need not reapply for the bursary each year.

The total number of students and related bursary costs will be reviewed annually.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Over and above the criteria set out in paragraphs 1 to 3 above, the following will be used as guidelines in the awarding of bursaries:

  • Bursaries will be awarded to qualifying bursary applicants who obtained an average of at least 70 percent in the June Matric/Grade 12 examinations with final awarding subject to final results and enrolment acceptance at a South African university.
  • Bursaries will be awarded to South African citizens only.
  • Only students who do not have the financial means of attending university would be considered for a bursary.

The closing date for submission of applications shall be 30 September of each year.

Examination results, proof of acceptance at a recognized institution (student number) and any other supporting documents must be submitted with the application form.

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