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Sasol Foundation invites qualifying student to apply for Bursary Programme 2023 academic year.

Bursaries will be awarded in 2 categories, namely:
1) STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) bursaries: for undergraduate studies in these fields:

  • Agricultural Science
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science
  • Education (majoring in STEM subjects)
  • Engineering (All disciplines)
  • Financial Science
  • Health Science
  • Mathematical Science
  • Technology
  • Other

2) Non-STEM bursaries: for students from Sasol’s fence line communities (municipalities / districts around Sasol plants / operations); as well as children of Sasol Khanyisa shareholders; and children of Sasol employees.

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: registration fees, tuition fees, books, pocket money, accommodation, meals and a once-off computer and calculator allowance.

Bursary recipients will also receive psycho-social support (including student discussions, workshops, EAP – Employee assistance programme at Sasol, and more).

Applicants will be screening based on the following criteria:

  • South African citizenship
  • Household income verifications
  • Acceptance or conditional acceptance to a University or University of Technology, for a STEM field of study approved by the Sasol Foundation
  • Academic performance
  • Combined household income
  • Final preference will be given to financially needy and academically talented candidates

Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete the Online Odyssey Psychometric Testing. The final outcome of the bursary will be communicated to all applicants.

Bursaries will be awarded on the basis that the candidates 2022 end of year results do not differ drastically from the results submitted during the application process. Sasol reserves the right to withdraw the bursary award if the candidates academic performance is substantially worse than the academic results submitted during the application process.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must be a South African citizen (by birth only)
  • You must be currently in Matric or have completed Matric
  • You must fall into either of these categories:
    • 1) You must be studying or intend on studying towards a full time undergraduate qualification, in one of the fields listed above (postgraduate studies will NOT be funded)
    • 2) You must be from Sasol’s fence line communities (municipalities / districts around Sasol plants / operations); or a child of a Sasol Khanyisa shareholders; or a child of a Sasol employees and intend on studying towards a non-STEM qualification

  • You must be studying or have received acceptance or provisional acceptance to study at a public University or University of Technology in South Africa
  • You must have achieved a minimum of 60% in all subjects
  • You must meet the requirements for your degree, which are generally the following results:
    • STEM Bursary (BEng/ BSc Eng/ BSc degrees):
      • a minimum of level 6 (70%) for Mathematics & Physical Science
      • a minimum of level 5 (60%) for English Home Language/ English First Additional Language/ English Second Additional Language
    • STEM Bursary (BEng Tech degree):
      • a minimum of level 5 (60%) for Mathematics & Physical Science
      • a minimum of level 5 (60%) for English Home Language/ English First Additional Language/ English Second Additional Language
  • Non-STEM Bursary:
    • a minimum overall average of 60% for all modules

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online by following these steps:

NEW USERS (who have not previously registered on the Sasol Bursary website), must follow these steps to apply:
1) Register on the Sasol Bursaries platform by filling in all the required information.
2) You will receive a 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
5) Fill in your email address and password to login.
6) Click on “South African Bursary Application” in the top left corner.
7) Click on “Undergraduate Applications”.
8) Fill in all the required information – do not leave any fields blank.
9) Read and accept the disclaimer (the white button should turn blue).
10) You will then receive an email response on your application – once you receive the email, you may close the application.

Applicants who have PREVIOUSLY REGISETERED on the Sasol Bursary website, you may continue their application by Logging in

Applicants who have PREVIOUSLY REGISETERED on the Sasol Bursary website but have forgotten their password, may click on the Forgot Password – you will then receive an email to reset your password, after receiving your new password, you may continue your application from step 5 above.

Applicants who do not have internet access or access to an internet café, may contact Sasol Bursary Application Helpline at 086 010 6235 for support.

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation on your online application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Grade 11 final results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Year end results of most recent year completed, if currently studying (certified copy)
  • Proof of acceptance or provisional acceptance to a University or University of Technology (on institutions letterhead)


1. Only applications submitted via the Sasol Bursary website will be accepted – email or hard copy applications will NOT be accepted.
2. Applications that are late or incomplete will NOT be accepted.
3. If you do not have access to the interest or an internet café, please contact the Sasol Bursary Application Helpline for support (086 010 6235).
4. You may log out the application form and resume the application at a later stage, but the application must be submitted by the closing date.
5. You will not be able to edit details that you have submitted – if you need to make changes to your application, please email the Sasol Bursary department (email address below).
6. For further details on how to apply, visit the how to apply section.

Closing date: 23 September 2022


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