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Sasol Foundation Bursaries

STEM bursaries

The Sasol Foundation offers an all-inclusive bursary to talented individuals who are planning to study full-time towards an undergraduate degree to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers. Priority will be given to degree studies that are in line with future needs including specialisations in study disciplines such as Engineering & Technology (including Green Technology), Data Science, Agricultural Science, Environmental & Medical Sciences, Construction & Manufacturing and Financial Sciences among others.

No postgraduate bursaries for 2023 academic year.

 

Non-STEM bursaries

These bursaries are reserved only for qualifying students from Sasol’s fence line communities (municipalities / districts around Sasol plants / operations); children of Sasol Khanyisa shareholders; and children of Sasol employees, wishing to study towards non-STEM qualifications.

 

  1. These bursary opportunities are limited to South African citizens (by birth only), who are / will be pursuing degree studies at a public South African University or University of Technology.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Please note that applicants who are in Grade 12 this year, must submit the Grade 11 (final year end) results. All other applicants must submit end of year results of whichever year they have completed.  (For example Grade 12 or those who were enrolled at a Higher Learning Institution must use their end of year results to apply.)
  5. No postgraduate bursaries for 2023 academic year.

Green Hydrogen Project

  1. Sasol Energy is offering opportunities for youth in the Northern Cape to apply for all-inclusive bursaries to study full-time towards an undergraduate degree, at a recognised and approved South-African University. The bursaries are linked to Sasol’s green hydrogen project being explored in the Namaqua and Richtersveld districts.
  2. Priority will be given to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) degree studies in line with green hydrogen future capabilities. These include, among key disciplines, Engineering, Technology, Chemical Sciences, Data Science, Construction & Manufacturing and include supporting degrees, such as Financial and Accounting Sciences.
  3. No postgraduate bursaries will be offered for 2023 academic year.

 

Call 0860 106 235 for more information.

  • A full-time undergraduate Degree to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and non-STEM careers.
  • A limited number of non-STEM bursaries are reserved only for qualifying children of Sasol employees, Khanyisa/Inzalo Shareholders or candidates from Sasol fence-line communities.

Study Discipline 

  1. Agricultural Science 
  2. Chemistry 
  3. Computer Science 
  4. Data Science 
  5. Education (majoring only in STEM subjects) 
  6. Engineering (All) 
  7. Financial Science  
  8. Health Science 
  9. Mathematical Science 
  10. Technology 
  11. Other 

 

No postgraduate bursaries for 2023 academic year.  Student will have to complete specific degree applied for. 

Undergraduate applications 

To be considered, you must have acceptance or provisional acceptance for degree studies at a South African University or University of Technology. Bursaries will only be awarded for full-time studies at undergraduate level, and you must be a South African citizen (by birth) and have acceptance or provisional acceptance for studies at a South African University or University of Technology. 

 

All applicants will undergo screening based on the following criteria: 

  1. South African citizenship 
  2. Household income verifications 
  3. Acceptance / conditional acceptance to an approved University / University of Technology, strictly for a STEM field of study approved by the Sasol Foundation.
  4. Non-STEM bursaries are reserved only for qualifying children of Sasol employees, Khanyisa/Inzalo shareholders or candidates from Sasol fence-line communities.
  5. Academic performance of the applicants
  6. Combined household income must be less than R600,000.00 per annum. The final selection will prioritise financially needy and academically competitive candidates.
  7. Must have obtained a minimum of 60% in all subjects

 

Online Odyssey Psychometric Testing: 

  1. All applicants short-listed must complete Psychometric Testing and will be notified thereof. 
  2. Applicants will be assessed online by means of a psychometric test. 

 

General Notes on Application Process 

  1. All applications should be submitted before close of business of the application closing date.  
  2. The outcome of the selection events will be communicated to all applicants. 

 

Application Criteria & Information 

Minimum requirements:  Grade 12 (Current Grade 12 students will apply with Grade 11 results) 

Bursaries can be accessed by those in matric or those who have completed matric but have not started with their first year of the studies. 

 

Students must comply with the requirements for registration for the degree involved at the University – in general that will be as follow: 

 

STEM – BURSARIES

B.Eng. / B.Sc. Eng. / B.Sc.

Level 6:  70% and above – Mathematics & Physical Science

Level 5:  60% and above – English First Additional Language or

Level 5:  60% and above – English Home Language or

Level 5:  60% and above – English Second Additional Language

 

B.Eng. Tech. 

Level 5:  60% and above – Mathematics & Physical Science

Level 5:  60% and above – English First Additional Language or

Level 5:  60% and above – English Home Language or

Level 5:  60% and above – English Second Additional Language

 

NON-STEM BURSARIES

Level 5:  60% – Average for all modules registered

NB! Students must comply with University requirements.

What the Sasol bursary includes 

  1. Registration fees  
  2. Tuition fees (no payment for repeat modules)  
  3. Book & pocket money 
  4. Meal and accommodation money 
  5. A once-off Computer and Calculator allowance 
  6. Psycho-social support (Student discussions / Workshops / EAP – Employee assistance programme @ Sasol etc.) 

Steps to follow when completing the bursary application form.

New User

  • Click here to apply or visit the About Us page, find the Now Open block and select Click Here to Apply
  • Select Register
  • Fill in the required details
  • Click on – Create New Account
  • You will receive an activation email, click on Activate Account
  • It will lead you to screen to verify your email and to create a password
  • Upon creation, you will be back on the login page
  • Enter your email and password
  • You have logged in
  • Click on South African Bursary Application (Top Left Corner)
  • Click on Undergraduate Applications
  • Supply required information
  • Read the disclaimer
  • Accept the 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)

Previously Registered

  • Click on Current Bursars Login
  • Supply login information
  • The form will take you to the section you have not completed

Forgot Password

  • Click on Request New Password
  • Supply email address you registered with
  • A password reset will be mailed to original registered email address
  • Once you receive your password via email, continue with login process

General Notes

  • Make sure to fill in required sections
  • 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 this button 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 log out 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

Submit Application Form

  • Only once you have completed all required information, you will be allowed to submit your bursary application. Remember to click on the button to accept the disclaimer.
  • If you have any queries contact 0860 106 235 or email Berlyne.Rasool@adcorpgroup.com

Notice:

  • 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.

Applications should be submitted online.

Applicants who do not have internet access or access to an internet cafe 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:

  1. South African citizenship
  2. Household income verifications
  3. Acceptance/conditional acceptance to an approved University/University of Technology, strictly for a STEM field of study approved by the Sasol Foundation.
  4. Academic performance of the applicants

 

Online Odyssey Psychometric Testing: 

  1. All applicants short-listed must complete Psychometric Testing and will be notified thereof. 
  2. Applicants will be assessed online by means of a psychometric test. 

 

General Notes on Application Process 

  1. All applications should be submitted before close of business of the application closing date.  
  2. The outcome of the selection events will be communicated to all applicants. 

 

Notes for all Sasol Foundation applicants 

  • Applicants must be South African citizens (by birth) with a valid ID document/card. 
  • Shortlisted applicants must be willing and able to avail themselves for online psychometric testing as part of the selection process.  
  • A full academic record is required when students apply. 
  • All bursaries awarded are subject to the condition that the candidate’s end of year results in Grade 12 (if currently in matric) or end of year results at university (if currently studying at university) do not differ substantially from the results presented during the application process. The minimum criteria will still be valid though.  
  • Sasol reserves the right to withdraw the Sasol bursary offer if the candidate performs academically substantially worse than the academic results submitted during the application process. The same will apply if the student applies or is registered for an extended degree course or due to a failed subject/subjects he/share is already on an extended study period or when a student intend to register/register for a so called dual/combined/hybrid degree course or a degree course not agreed upon. 
  • Students should be discouraged to apply for a bursary, well knowing that they plan to study in a different (although possibly related) degree course.