The Sasol Foundation is offering all-inclusive bursaries to talented individuals who are planning to study full-time towards an undergraduate degree or diploma to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) for applicants nationally. To be considered, you must be a South African citizen and have acceptance or provisional acceptance for studies at a South African public University or University of Technology for the following year.
The Sasol Foundation is also offering STEM and Non-STEM bursaries exclusively for qualifying children of Sasol employees, Sasol Khanyisa/Inzalo shareholders as well as applicants from Sasol fence-line communities. To be considered, you must be a South African citizen and have acceptance or provisional acceptance for studies at a South African public University or University of Technology for the following year.
Sasol Foundation reserves the right to select qualifying individuals based on academic performance, household income, acceptance to University/University of Technology as well South African citizenship.
Please note that applicants who are in Grade 12 this year, must submit the Grade 11 final results. All other applicants may submit end of year results whichever year they have completed Grade 12. Applicants who were enrolled at a Higher Learning Institution may use their end of year results to apply.
To be considered for the Sasol Foundation bursary, the applicant must meet the following minimum criteria:
- Be a South African Citizen.
- Must have acceptance or provisional acceptance for studies at a South African University or University of Technology for the upcoming year.
- Combined Household Income must be less than 600 000 per annum
- Must have obtained a minimum of 50% in all subjects.
Non-STEM bursaries are reserved only for qualifying Children of Sasol Employees, Khanyisa/Inzalo Shareholders or Candidates from Sasol Fence-line communities.
- The final selection will prioritise financially needy and academically competitive candidates.
- Selected individuals must be willing to go through and Interviews as well as psychometric assessments.
- Please note that applicants who are in Grade 12 this year, must submit the Grade 11 final results. All other applicants may submit end of year results whichever year they have completed Grade 12. Applicants who were enrolled at a Higher Learning Institution may use their end of year results to apply.
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The Sasol Foundation bursary is a comprehensive bursary which includes the following:
- 100% of the prescribed university tuition fees, registration fees and exam fees.
- An amount equal to the average rate for accommodation in a standard single room at a university residence, at the university at which the Sasol bursar is studying. This rate is determined by Sasol Foundation in conjunction with the university.
- An amount for meals based on three meals per day, as determined by the university.
- An amount for book and pocket money
- Prescribed tuition fees, registration fees and exam fees are paid directly to the university.
- Fees for accommodation are paid directly to the university if the student is staying in university-administered accommodation Students will be required to pay for any repeat subjects.
- In cases where the student elects to stay in non-university administered accommodation, monies in lieu of accommodation and meals will be paid directly to the individual. In such instances, the amounts will be limited to that prescribed in points 2 and 3 above.
- Book and pocket money will be paid directly to the individual.
- Payments in respect of the above are made twice a year. The first payment is made at the beginning of the first semester, and the second payment is made at the beginning of the second semester.
- Full details of the payment process and the requirements which must be met are communicated to successful applicants once a bursary has been awarded.
Please Note: Applications are closed until further notice. Please visit this page regularly for information on the next intake.
Steps to follow when completing the bursary application form
- On the Home page Click on Log In
- Select Register
- Fill in the required details and tick the CAPTCHA button
- Click on – Create New Account
- You will receive an activation email, click on Activate Account
- It will lead you to screen to verify email and create password
- Upon creation, you will be back on the log in page
- Enter your email and password
- You have logged in
- Click on Sasol Foundation Bursary application (Top Left Corner)
- Supply required information
- Read Disclaimer
- Accept Disclaimer to proceed by clicking on the white button turning it blue
- You can exit the page once you receive a response on your application (which will also be emailed to you)
- Click on login
- Supply login information
- The form will take you to the section you have not completed
- Previously registered user forgot password
- Click on request new password
- Supply email address you registered with
- A password reset will be e-mailed to original registered e-mail address
- Once you receive your password via e-mail, continue with login process
- Each completed section will have a blue mark on the navigation at the top
- The save and continue button allocated at the bottom of each section enables you to save your data
- Click on save and continue before you exit or continue to the next section
- If a section is incomplete and you click submit, the page will give you error messages
- You may logout from the application form and use the login screen to complete your application form at a later stage before date of closure. You will not be able to edit sections that you have submitted.
- If you need to make changes to sections email Berlyne.Rasool@adcorpgroup.com for assistance
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
Applications by e-mail and/or not submitted via the Sasol bursaries website will not be considered.
How does the selection process work?
Applications by e-mail and/or not submitted via the Sasol bursaries website will not be considered as well as incomplete or late applications.
For more info go to the How do I Apply section.
Applicants, who do not have internet access or access to an internet café in their area, may contact our Sasol Bursary Application Helpline at 086 010 6235 for support.
All applicants will undergo screening based on the following criteria:
- South African citizenship
- Household income verifications
- Acceptance/ conditional acceptance to university/ University of technology
- Academic performance of the applicants
Selected candidates will further be invited for online interviews and psychometric testing, taking place 18-29 October 2021.
The final outcome of the selection events will be communicated to applicants by the end of November.
Successful candidates will be provided with comprehensive documentation relating to the Sasol Foundation Bursary Programme, as well as a written contract and other documentation for completion. Bursaries are awarded for commencement in the upcoming academic year and no payments are made in respect of studies already completed.