Standard Bank: Bursaries 2025

May 2, 2024

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Bursary Description

Standard Bank Group invites students to submit applications for the Bursary Programme for the academic year 2025.

Bursary application closing date: 30 September 2024

The Standard Bank Group Bursary Programme is designed to promote academic excellence and shape the next generation of African talent and African leaders.

Fields of study:

The Standard Bank Group bursary considers undergraduate and postgraduate studies in the fields of:

  • Agriculture,
  • Commerce,
  • Engineering,
  • Mathematics,
  • Science (Actuarial, Analytics, Business, Computer, Data, Information),
  • Statistics, Technology (Financial, Information)
  • Disciplines in the emerging field of Behavioural Economics (Economics, Behavioural Finance, Sociology, Psychology, Neuroscience).

The following Bursaries are offered:

  • Undergraduate Bursary: The Undergraduate bursary is specific to students that are on track to successfully complete their 1st year and require funding from their 2nd year of studies onwards.
  • Postgraduate Bursary: The PostgraduateBursary provides full-cost bursaries to financially deserving and academically sound students wishing to pursue postgraduate studies in the funded study fields. 

Selection criteria

  • Applicants should be well-rounded with strong academic results in funded qualifications. 
  • Applicants must have achieved an average of 65% and above in the latest examinations.
  • Applicants must be registered for full-time studies.
  • Applicants will be required to participate in a formal assessment process including but not limited to Psychometric evaluation and an interview.
  • Financial need is considered in applications.

What the Bursary Covers:

The Standard Bank Group Bursary Fund is a full-cost bursary, covering the following study and study-related costs:

  • University fees.
  • Accommodation – in a university residence or in private accommodation. Private accommodation costs will be subject to certain limits, to be explained to successful candidates upon the provisional bursary allocation.
  • Meals – provided by the university or self-catering.
  • Books and other study materials.
  • A laptop computer.
  • A monthly stipend to cover other living costs.
  • Transport between home and campus 4 times a year at the cost of a bus ticket.

NB. Bursary beneficiaries will be required to work for Standard Bank if they receive an offer of employment by the Bank upon graduation.

How to apply

Required Documents:

The following documents will have to be uploaded:

  • Certified copy of ID
  • Proof of all academic results to date (Gr 12 certificate and full tertiary academic record)
  • Proof of combined household income 

Applications must be submitted online at: Standard Bank Bursary Application 2025