Sasol Undergraduate/Postgraduate Bursary Scheme Programme 2020

Applications are now ongoing for the Sasol Undergraduate/Postgraduate Bursary Scheme Programme for South African Students 2020 specially designed for South African students who are pursuing their undergraduate and postgraduate studies in the field of engineering and science in any of the South African universities.

This article is enriched with adequate information on what you need to know about the Sasol Undergraduate/Postgraduate Bursary Scheme Programme for South African Students and how you can apply for it.


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About Sasol

Sasol was established in 1950 and is an integrated international chemical and energy company with 30,300 people working in 33 countries.

Sasol produces a variety of essential products such as liquid fuels, chemicals and low carbon electricity. The company is listed on the JSE in South Africa and on the New York Stock Exchange in the United States.

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Sasol has established a reputation in the market as an employer of choice. Our bursary program does not differ either, as it is one of the most sought after scholarship programs in South Africa.

With the shortage of talent in South Africa and around the world, it is essential for Sasol to ensure the continued availability of skills to sustain our growth.

The Sasol bursary program is a lever of critical talent that allows us to meet our strategic and transformation goals. It is a talent-based scheme for South African citizens, where applicants who meet the minimum criteria can be invited to a selection interview.

The Sasol Scholarship Plan includes a comprehensive package that covers both financial support and development throughout the study period. The bursaries awarded are for full-time university studies in engineering and science.

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Upon successful completion of the study period, students can be employed within the Sasol Group through our Postgraduate Development Program.

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Sasol Bursary Scheme Benefits

The Sasol Scholarship is a full scholarship that includes the following:

  • 100% of the prescribed university tuition fees, enrollment fees, and exam fees.
  • An amount equal to the average rate of accommodation in a single room in a university residence at the university where Sasol’s bursar is studying. Sasol determines this rate together 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 year, for books and pocket money
  • The prescribed tuition fees, enrollment fees, and exam fees are paid directly to the university.
  • Accommodation fees are paid directly to the university if the student stays in university-managed accommodation. Students must pay for repeated subjects.
  • In cases where the student chooses to remain in a non-university managed accommodation, the money instead of the accommodation and meals will be paid directly to the individual. In such cases, the quantities will be limited to what is prescribed in points 2 and 3 above.
  • Books and pocket money will be paid directly to the person.
  • Payments regarding 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 that must be met are communicated to the selected applicants once a scholarship has been awarded.
  • Selected applicants will be contractually obligated to work in Sasol after graduation for a period equal to the duration of the scholarship.
  • Postgraduate students receive a monthly allowance of around R10,000 for the duration of their studies (24 months of master’s degree and 36 months of doctorate).
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Eligibility for Sasol Undergraduate/Postgraduate Bursary Programme for South African Students

To be considered for the ongoing bursary scheme, the applicants will be required to fulfill the following eligibility criteria;

  • Applications must be for full-time studies to obtain an academic degree at an accredited South African university.
  • Applicants must be South African citizens with a valid identification number.
  • All applicants invited to attend an interview must be willing to undergo psychometric tests.

If you are already studying to obtain the degree for which you are applying for a scholarship, you must have passed all the courses for which you have enrolled in the university for the period of study already completed.


Criteria for selection in Sasol Undergraduate/Postgraduate Bursary Scheme Programme

  • Applications for undergraduate and Postgraduate must be sent to Sasol no later than April 30, 2020
  • Applications must be submitted online.
  • Applicants, who do not have Internet access or access to an Internet cafe in their area, can contact our Sasol Scholarship Application Helpline at 086 010 6235 for help.
  • All shortlisted applicants to attend an interview will be notified at the end of May 2020. The notification is made by phone and written correspondence.
  • Selection interviews generally take place during the public school holidays of June / July of each year. Applicants will be evaluated through a structured panel interview, as well as psychometric tests and, therefore, will be required to stay in Secunda for one night.
  • Applicants will receive a reimbursement for travel expenses to attend the selection day up to a maximum amount, as determined by Sasol.
  • The result of the selection event will be communicated to the applicants at the end of August. Please note that no correspondence will be maintained in this regard before this date.
  • Selected candidates will receive full documentation related to the Sasol Scholarship Program, as well as a written contract and other documentation to complete.
  • Scholarships are awarded to begin in the following academic year and no payments are made with respect to studies already completed.
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How to apply for Sasol Undergraduate/Postgraduate Bursary Scheme Programme for South African Students

All applications are made electronically, to speed up the selection process, as well as to allow electronic tracking of applications received within a particular period.

The amount of bursary award given each year depends on the commercial need. Consequently, the failure to secure a Sasol bursary is not necessarily due to poor performance by the applicant but maybe a reflection of insufficient commercial demand.

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.

To apply for the Sasol Undergraduate/Postgraduate Bursary Scheme Programme for South African Students and to access more information about Sasol Bursaries, click on the application link.

Application Deadline

The deadline for the offer is 30th April 2020, 5:00 pm South African Time

Sasol Bursaries | FAQs

Is Sasol Bursaries for undergraduates only?

Sasol Bursaries are for students who are into full-time studies for a Bachelors degree or postgraduate degree in engineering and science at a South African University

Can I apply for the Sasol bursary online?

All applications are made electronically, to speed up the selection process, as well as to allow electronic tracking of applications received within a particular period.

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