South African Reserve Bank External Bursary Scheme 2025 for undergraduate studies.

June 4, 2024

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Bursary Description

Application Deadline: September 30, 2024

Applications are now open for the 2025 South African Reserve Bank External Bursary Scheme. The SARB, as part of addressing the severe shortage of skills in South Africa, provides scholarships and bursaries to students in relevant fields of study who are from disadvantaged backgrounds. In support of the corporate social initiatives of the SARB and its External Bursary Scheme, a number of external scholarships and bursaries are made available annually to needy qualifying Grade 12/Matric pupils (external bursars) to embark on full-time studies.


For students to be considered for the bursary, they have to meet the following requirements:

  • provisional acceptance into an undergraduate degree at a South African university;
  • achieved an average pass mark of 70% in the June Grade 12/Matric examinations, with the final awarding of the bursary subject to final results;
  • be younger than 30 years of age; and
  • be in financial need (unable to afford to attend university without a bursary).

How to apply

  • The closing date for the submission of applications is Monday, 30 September 2024.
  • Late applications will not be considered. Examination results, proof of acceptance at a recognised institution (a student number) and any other supporting documents must be submitted with the application.
  • Use PROMO CODE: SARB2025.
  • Submit by post to:
  • Dimpho Nkoana
    POSTNET Suite 101
    Private Bag X153 Bryanston 2021 or
  • Email: [email¬†protected]

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the South African Reserve Bank External Bursary Scheme