Thursday, March 7, 2019

[All Degree] Sasol Bursary Programme 2019/2020 for young South Africans (Fully Funded)

Sasol has established a reputation in the market as an employer of choice. The bursaries programme does not differ, it is one of the most sought after bursary programmes in South Africa. With the scarcity of talent in South Africa and globally it is essential for Sasol to ensure continuous availability of skills to sustain our growth. The Sasol bursary programme is a critical talent lever to enable us to meet our strategic and transformation objectives. It is a talent-based scheme for South African citizens, where applicants who meet the minimum criteria may be invited to a selection interview.

The Sasol Bursary Scheme comprises a comprehensive package that covers both financial as well as developmental support throughout the study period. Bursaries awarded are for full-time university studies in engineering, science and accounting. Upon successful completion of the study period, students may be employed within the Sasol Group through the Graduate Development Programme.

All applications are done electronically, in order to speed up the selection process as well as to enable electronic tracking of applications received within a particular period. The number of bursaries awarded each year is dependent on the business need. Consequently, failure to secure a Sasol bursary is not necessarily due to poor performance on the part of the applicant but may be a reflection of insufficient business demand. 
Fields of study
The Sasol Bursary Programme offers bursaries on the basis of a service-binding (work back obligation after graduation) contract. Applications may be submitted for one of the following fields of study:

Undergraduate studies:
B Eng or BSc Engineering
B Sc
B Com
Chemistry (Masters compulsory)
B Com Accounting  CA Stream (CTA, PGDA compulsory)
Geology (Hons compulsory)

Metallurgy (Hons compulsory)





Postgraduate studies:

Masters and PhD bursaries in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
University of Technology:
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Process Instrumentation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mine Surveying 
Note: No bursaries are awarded in fields of study not listed above. Bursaries are not necessarily awarded in each field of study every year. Applicants should submit an application based on a real interest in the field and must be a South African citizen.
The Sasol bursary is a comprehensive bursary which includes the following:
  • 100% of the prescribed university tuition fees, registration fees and exam fees.
  • An amount equal to the average rate for accommodation in a single room at a university residence at the university at which the Sasol bursar is studying. This rate is determined by Sasol in conjunction with the university.
  • An amount for meals based on three meals per day, as determined by the university.
  • An amount of approximately R12 000,00 per annum, towards book and pocket money

  • Prescribed tuition fees, registration fees and exam fees are paid directly to the university.
  • Fees for accommodation are paid directly to the university if the student is staying in university-administered accommodation Students will be required to pay for any repeat subjects.
  • In cases where the student elects to stay in non-university administered accommodation, monies in lieu of accommodation and meals will be paid directly to the individual. In such instances, the amounts will be limited to that prescribed in points 2 and 3 above.
  • Book and pocket money will be paid directly to the individual.
  • Payments in respect of the above are made twice a year. The first payment is made at the beginning of the first semester, and the second payment is made at the beginning of the second semester.
  • Full details of the payment process and the requirements which must be met are communicated to successful applicants once a bursary has been awarded.
  • Successful applicants will be bound contractually to work at Sasol after graduation for a period equal to the tenure of the bursary.
What does a Sasol Postgraduate bursary include?
Postgraduate students receive a monthly allowance around R10 000 for the duration of their studies (24 months Masters Degree and 36 months PhD degree).
Grade 12 learners must have achieved the following marks in:

BEng and BSc
Required subjects

B Com  Accounting
Required subjects

If you are already studying towards the degree course for which you are applying for a bursary, you must have passed all courses for which you have registered at the university for the study period already completed.
  • Applications must be for full-time studies towards an academic degree at an accredited South African university.
  • Applicants must be South African citizens with a valid ID number.
  • All applicants invited to attend an interview must be willing to undergo psychometric testing.
Any bursary awarded is subject to the condition that the candidate’s end of year results in Grade 12 (if currently in matric) or end of year results at university (if currently studying at university) do not differ substantially from the results presented during the application process.
Sasol reserves the right to withdraw the offer of a Sasol bursary if the candidate performs substantially weaker academically than the academic performance presented during the application process.
Candidates applying for the 2020 Undergraduate and Postgraduate bursaries must apply by 30 April 2019.

How to Apply:
Steps to follow when completing the bursary application form
New User
  • On the Home page Click on Log In
  • Select  Register
  • Fill in the required details and tick the CAPTCHA button
  • Click on  Create New Account
  • You will receive an activation email, click on Activate Account
  • It will lead you to screen to verify email and create password
  • Upon creation, you will be back on the log in page
  • Enter your email and password
  • You have logged in
  • Click on Sasol Foundation Bursary application ( Top Left Corner)
  • Supply required information
  • Read Disclaimer
  • Accept Disclaimer to proceed by clicking on the white button turning it blue
  • You can exit the page once you receive a response on your application (which will also be emailed to you)
Previously Registered
  • Click on login
  • Supply login information
  • The form will take you to the section you have not completed
Forgot Password
  • Previously registered user forgot password
  • Click on request new password
  • Supply email address you registered with
  • A password reset will be e-mailed to original registered e-mail address
  • Once you receive your password via e-mail, continue with login process
General Notes
  • Fill in required sections
  • Each completed section will have a blue mark on the navigation at the top
  • The save and continue button allocated at the bottom of each section enables you to save your data, click on save and continue before you exit or continue to the next section
  • If a section is incomplete and you click submit, the page will give you error messages
  • You may logout from the application form and use the login screen to complete your application form at a later stage before date of closure. You will not be able to edit sections that you have submitted.  If you need to make changes to sections email for assistance
Submit Application Form
  • Only once you have completed all required information, will you be allowed to submit your bursary application. Remember to click on the button to accept the Disclaimer
  • If you have any queries contact 0860 106 235 or email
30 April 2019