Standard Bank Bursary South Africa.

Standard Bank Bursary South Africa.


Standard Bank (The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited) is one of the largest financial service firms in the countries. The bank operates in 32 countries (20 in Africa). As a way of contributing to the socio-economic future of the country, Standard Bank Foundation was created so that tertiary students could receive funding to complete their studies.


Students who intend on studying in one of the following fields should apply:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Applied Mathematics, Financial Mathematics
  • Business Mathematics and Informatics
  • Business Science
  • Econometrics
  • Economics
  • Finance/ Accounting
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Investment Management
  • Law
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Quantitative Risk Management
  • Risk Management
  • Software development
  • Statistics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Taxation


  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Construction
  • Economics and Management
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Forensics/ Compliance
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Quantity Surveying


  • Agricultural Science
  • Chemistry
  • Computational and Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Geographical Science
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Statistical Science

Students must also preferably be studying at one of the following tertiary institutions: University of Cape Town, University of Stellenbosch, University of Johannesburg, University of Pretoria, University of the Witwatersrand, University of KwaZulu-Natal or Rhodes University.
Students with high academic results, with Mathematics and Physical Science distinctions (where applicable to the study programme) from the following Centres of Excellence are encouraged to apply:

  • Kutlwanong (also known as Promaths)
  • TRAC


  • Hammanskraal Project
  • Maths Centre Incorporating Sciences
  • Sci-Bono: Secondary School Improvement Programme (SSIP)
  • SSP
  • Star Schools
  • Targeting Talent Wits
  • Thandulwazi Maths and Science Academy

Eastern Cape:

  • SSP


  • Hulisani Education and Resource Centre
  • Sumbandila Scholarship Trust


  • Osizweni Education and Development Centre (OEDC)


Applicants must meet the following minimal criteria before applying:

  • Currently in Matric,
  • Will be in their first year of study in the upcoming year,
  • Minimum average of 75% for Mathematics,
  • Minimum average of 70% for Physical Science,
  • Minimum average of 70% for English FAL OR 60% for English HL,
  • Minimum overall average of 70%,
  • Proven financial need and unable to secure a loan (except for NSFAS),
  • Participated in the aforementioned centres of excellence.

*Please note that preference will be given to students from rural and township areas.


Eligible students must apply online at: (between 1 May and 30 September annually).


30 September annually