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One of South Africa’s biggest all-inclusive bursary programmes is now open for 2024

Sasol, a South African energy and chemical company, has announced that it is accepting bursary applications for the year 2024. The company is looking for high-achieving Grade 12 students who are passionate about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The application deadline is 23 May 2023.

The undergraduate bursary is all-inclusive, covering tuition costs, accommodation, meals, pocket money, an allowance for a laptop and a calculator, and offering bursary support to help students reach their academic potential while maintaining their well-being. Sasol awarded 255 bursaries in 2022, with over 550 students currently studying on Sasol bursaries.

The company’s bursary programme aims to develop a STEM ecosystem that helps South Africa to be more competitive and create better opportunities for the youth. Monica Luwes, Manager of the Graduate Centre at Sasol, said, “If you want to help innovate for a better world and solve problems for our communities, a career in STEM might be for you. If you’re granted one of our bursaries, you will not only gain tertiary education but also the opportunity to start and succeed in your career for the new decade.”

To be eligible for the bursary, candidates will need to get a 60% for Mathematics, 60% for Physical Science, and 60% for English. Successful candidates are offered an opportunity to join the programme after they complete their studies. Sasol will be awarding undergraduate and postgraduate bursaries in B. Eng. Degrees (Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Industrial Engineering); and B. Sc. Degrees (Metallurgy, Geology, Chemistry, Data Science – Computer Science, Data Science – Mathematics, Data Science – Operations Research, Data Science – Statistics). Additionally, Sasol will award B. Eng. Tech. Degree at a University of Technology (Mine Surveying and others).

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