Nedbank External Bursary Programme 2024 for South African Students

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Supporting academically deserving students with proven financial need to take their first steps toward achieving their dreams and obtain their first undergraduate degree.

Application Deadline: 31st July 2024

About the Award: At Nedbank we believe in using our financial expertise to do good by helping bright young leaders to pursue their academic dreams.

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The Nedbank External Bursary Programme (bursary) aims to fund academically deserving students who do not have the financial means to study fulltime towards a first undergraduate degree or diploma at a South African public university or university of technology. The aim of the bursary programme is to address South Africa’s scarce-skills shortages, with a specific focus on green economy skills.

In short, green economy promotes sustaining and advancing economic, environmental and social well-being. Green-economy skills refer to those areas of study that focus on improving human well-being and social equity, while also significantly reducing environmental risks and ecological scarcities. Green-economy skills include the reducing of carbon emissions and pollution, increasing energy and materials efficiency and enhancing our natural capital.

Type: Undergraduate


  • We will only consider applications from South African citizens.
  • You must have a proven financial need, as determined by household income.
  • You must have obtained the following minimum academic results:
    • An average of 65% in the year that you are applying for the bursary, ie in grade 12 or at university level.
    • An average of 65% for the required subjects aligned to the degree you plan to study at university.
  • We will not consider applicants who completed their grade 12 or senior certificate with Mathematics Literacy.
  • You must have obtained admission to a South African public university or university of technology for the undergraduate qualification you plan to study.

The screening process:

  • 1. We will only consider bursary applications submitted online via the link we have provided.
  • 2. Incomplete bursary applications will be rejected.
  • 3. Bursary applications will be screened and shortlisted according to the qualifying criteria listed as mentioned above.

Eligible Countries: South Africa

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award:

How to Apply: Supporting documents required for your application

1. A certified copy of your South African identity card/document.

2. Your most recent academic transcript, ie:

2.1 Grade 11 final results, as well as your mid-year results if you are currently in grade 12.

2.2 Grade 12 final results as well as your mid-year results if you are currently in your first year at university.

2.3 Your last academic year results as well as your current mid-year results if you are currently in your second or third year at university.

3. The financial checks affidavit must be signed by:

3.1 your parent(s) or guardian(s);

3.2 you, the bursary applicant.

Download the affidavit here, completed it, make sure it is signed by all the parties above and add it to your application.

Apply here

  • It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.

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