Bigen Bursary Programme 2024 (South African citizens only)

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Applications for the Bigen Bursary Programme for the 2024 educational year are now open from qualifying students in South Africa.

Closing date: 11 September 2023

Bigen grows young engineering talent through our bursary program.


Established in South Africa 50 years ago, the Bigen Group is one of Africa’s leading infrastructure development solutions companies with solutions delivered through its bespoke development advisory & impact, financial, technical, environmental and institutional services that improve the quality of life, bring about social change, local economic development and create and share wealth for all its stakeholders.

Bigen offers bursaries to students studying towards engineering degrees related to our services at any of the recognised South African universities offering these qualifications.

Our bursary funding is a fixed amount, sufficient to cover tuition, registration fees, book fees and other necessary expenses.


The benefits of becoming a Bigen Bursary Student

  • Receiving regular communication.
  • Invitations to attend selected Bigen functions.
  • Inclusion in the Bigen Young Professionals Forum.
  • Paid vacation work.


Bursary eligibility criteria

  • Student must have acceptance to the university.
  • Students in 1st year a minimum 70% average.
  • Students in 2nd – 3rd year a minimum 65% average.

  • South African Citizen
  • Must not be a holder of any other bursary and/or sponsorship including NSFAS
  • Leadership Acumen


Online Bursary Applications open in July. You will have to attach the following documents to your online application:

  • A copy of your CV in PDF format
  • A certified copy of your South African ID or Smart ID card
  • A copy of your academic records as proof that you have obtained the minimum academic requirements of:
    – 1st year Students a minimum 70 % average.
    – Students in 2nd – 3rd year a minimum 65% average.

When completing the bursary application take note of the following:

  • Incomplete application forms will cause the applicant to be disqualified
  • Invalid or incorrect contact details will also result in disqualification.

After the closing date for applications Bigen will conduct an evaluation process whereafter successful shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview.

For additional info, please send your query to our expert: Yolande Estrela

T +27 (0)12 842 8876
E [email protected]

Please note that the closing date for the 2024 Bursary application is 11 September 2023.


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