Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) Bursary 2025

April 30, 2024

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Bursary Description

The Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) invites students to apply for Bursary Programme 2024 academic year.

Bursary Application Closing Date: 7 June 2024

The Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) is inviting students to apply for their Bursary and Research Programme, for the 2025 – 2026 academic years.

The bursary will cover studies towards a Masters in Chemical Engineering, at a registered South African university.


The bursary will provide funding for 2 years of full-time study. During their studies, students will work on projects that include beneficiation of wood fibre, recycled fibre or process waste, and resource efficiency.

Bursary recipients may also be offered employment as an engineer-in-training at participating PAMSA member companies.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted and invited to attend an interview. Applicants who do not received any feedback, should consider their application as unsuccessful.


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 preferably be a South African citizen
  • You must be in your final year of BEng/ BSc Chemical Engineering studies OR you must have completed a BEng/ BSc Chemical Engineering degree
  • You must have completed your studies in 5 or less years
  • You must intend on studying towards a Masters in Chemical Engineering, in 2025
  • You must be studying at a recognised and accredited university in South Africa
  • You must have a strong academic record, with a minimum overall average of 60% in your final year

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online at: PAMSA Bursary Application 2025-2026

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

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Full academic record/ transcripts for all years of university study (on institutions letterhead)
  • Motivational letter stating why you should be awarded the bursary and your areas of interest (1 page)
  • Letter of reference from lecturer (with their contact details)