Tertiary Bursary Programme

Unlock the door to your future

 

Investec, in partnership with StudyTrust, provides the funding necessary to see young South Africans with academic potential get to university. With our assistance, they are able to study towards financial sector related degrees at various local universities.

Bridging the gap between studies and work

An Investec bursary is so much more than funding for your degree. We are highly invested in developing well-rounded individuals so that our graduates are not only qualified but work ready too. We assist you with the job search and our programme is designed to help you navigate the jump from high school to university.

An opportunity of a lifetime

From the moment you are accepted into the Investec bursary programme, you are given the chance to rewrite your future. With a good education, nothing is impossible and you are given an opportunity to become the very best version of yourself.

Tertiary bursaries for 2019 are now open. Applications close on Friday 31 August.

Download form and apply now.
Tertiary bursary programme: Refilwe Mathamelo
‘The mentorship programme assisted in grooming the determined, passionate, courageous individual that I now am.’

Refilwe Mathamelo, Tertiary bursary beneficiary

A bursary in the right hands, is worth more than gold

 

Armed with a bursary and a determination to make his mother proud, Abonga Ngada left Khayelitsha to study Electrical Engineering at UCT. He's now working at Investec Sandton, as an IT developer.

Armed with a bursary and a determination to make his mother proud, Abonga Ngada left Khayelitsha to study Electrical Engineering at UCT. He's now working at Investec Sandton, as an IT developer.

 

Who can apply?

 

If you’re a young South African citizen who is committed to their academic achievements but doesn’t have the financial means to study further, we are interested in speaking to you. You must, however, hold or be working towards a matric exemption with a minimum of 70% in English and Mathematics (not Maths Literacy) and a 60% pass rate in all your other subjects.

 

Out of thousands of applicants every year, between 50 and 55 are shortlisted. From those between 35 and 45 are chosen.

Out of thousands of applicants every year, between 50 and 55 are shortlisted. From those between 35 and 45 are chosen.

 

Get in touch

Find out more about our Tertiary Bursary Programme

What degrees do our bursaries cover?

We offer full bursaries to learners who are planning to study towards the following undergraduate university degrees:  
  • Commerce (Economics, Business Economics, Accounting, Investments and Finance)
  • BCom Informatics
  • BSc Computer Science
  • BSc Information Technology
  • BIT-Bachelors of Information Technology
  • BIS-Bachelor of Information Science
  • Business Science
  • Science and Mathematics
  • Engineering
  • Commercial LLB

University Bursary Programme Participants

  • Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

    Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

    Each year, Investec offers Merit Awards to students who want to pursue degrees within the Commerce faculty at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. The merit award facilitates access to university and is awarded to financially deserving students in recognition of outstanding academic performance in their Grade 12 exams.
    For more information, please contact [email protected]
  • Rhodes University

    Investec has partnered with the Commerce Extended Studies Programme (CESP) at Rhodes University that offers students, who marginally missed the University entry requirements but have academic potential, the opportunity to complete a BCom degree over four years one year longer than required.
    For more information, please contact [email protected]
  • University of Cape Town

    Investec supports the Education Development Unit (EDU) housed in the Faculty of Commerce
    at UCT. The unit co-ordinates the academic development (AD) programmes for Bachelor of Business Science (B Bus Sc) and Bachelor of Commerce (B Com) degrees and promotes equity and excellence through attracting and retaining students who have experienced disparities in education and life experiences.
    These AD programmes foster the access and success of students from disadvantaged educational backgrounds and have been designed to allow for completion of a B Bus Sc degree over four or five years and a B Com degree over three or four years.
    Students in the EDU programme benefit from an optimised teaching and learning environment, including individual mentorship and additional support in Mathematics and language development, as well as a range of additional experiences and value-added opportunities that provide them with a broad education and life skills.
    With Investec’s support, the EDU has been able to expand its services to second year students, in financial accounting.
    For more information, please contact [email protected]
  • University of the Free State

    University of the Free State

    Learners wishing to pursue courses in either the Economic and Management Sciences, Human and Social Sciences and Natural and Agricultural sciences faculties that fail to meet admission requirements, still have opportunities through the University Preparation Programme (UPP).
    Learners on the programme can enroll for two university, credit-bearing first year courses, two further education and training courses, a compulsory course in skills and competencies in lifelong learning and a compulsory academic language course.
    This bridging programme is currently offered in Bloemfontein, Bethlehem, Welkom, Sasolburg, Phuthaditjhaba, Kimberley and Oudtshoorn.
    For more information, please contact [email protected]
  • Investec Rhodes Top 100

    Investec Rhodes Top 100

    The Oppidan Press, an independent student newspaper at Rhodes University, together with Investec have partnered on an initiative known as the Investec Rhodes Top 100 which is a student leadership award programme aimed at encouraging and acknowledging excellent performance and leadership qualities among students at Rhodes University.
    For more information, please contact [email protected]

University Bursary Programme Participants

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Rhodes University
University of Cape Town
University of the Free State
Investec Rhodes Top 100

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University

Each year, Investec offers Merit Awards to students who want to pursue degrees within the Commerce faculty at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. The merit award facilitates access to university and is awarded to financially deserving students in recognition of outstanding academic performance in their Grade 12 exams.
For more information, please contact [email protected]

Investec has partnered with the Commerce Extended Studies Programme (CESP) at Rhodes University that offers students, who marginally missed the University entry requirements but have academic potential, the opportunity to complete a BCom degree over four years one year longer than required.
For more information, please contact [email protected]

Investec supports the Education Development Unit (EDU) housed in the Faculty of Commerce
at UCT. The unit co-ordinates the academic development (AD) programmes for Bachelor of Business Science (B Bus Sc) and Bachelor of Commerce (B Com) degrees and promotes equity and excellence through attracting and retaining students who have experienced disparities in education and life experiences.
These AD programmes foster the access and success of students from disadvantaged educational backgrounds and have been designed to allow for completion of a B Bus Sc degree over four or five years and a B Com degree over three or four years.
Students in the EDU programme benefit from an optimised teaching and learning environment, including individual mentorship and additional support in Mathematics and language development, as well as a range of additional experiences and value-added opportunities that provide them with a broad education and life skills.
With Investec’s support, the EDU has been able to expand its services to second year students, in financial accounting.
For more information, please contact [email protected]

University of the Free State

Learners wishing to pursue courses in either the Economic and Management Sciences, Human and Social Sciences and Natural and Agricultural sciences faculties that fail to meet admission requirements, still have opportunities through the University Preparation Programme (UPP).
Learners on the programme can enroll for two university, credit-bearing first year courses, two further education and training courses, a compulsory course in skills and competencies in lifelong learning and a compulsory academic language course.
This bridging programme is currently offered in Bloemfontein, Bethlehem, Welkom, Sasolburg, Phuthaditjhaba, Kimberley and Oudtshoorn.
For more information, please contact [email protected]

Investec Rhodes Top 100

The Oppidan Press, an independent student newspaper at Rhodes University, together with Investec have partnered on an initiative known as the Investec Rhodes Top 100 which is a student leadership award programme aimed at encouraging and acknowledging excellent performance and leadership qualities among students at Rhodes University.
For more information, please contact [email protected]

Tertiary Bursary FAQs

  • Who can apply?

    Applications are open to: All young SA citizens with academic potential who are in need of financial assistance.
    Pupils holding or working towards a matric exemption with a minimum of 70% in English and Mathematics (not Maths Literacy) and a 60% pass rate in all other subjects.
  • What do successful candidates get?

    Investec offers a full bursary per year towards study-related expenses. Terms and Conditions apply.
  • Why apply for an Investec bursary?

    We have a vested interest in developing well rounded individuals and in ensuring graduates are employable. While a bursary provides financial assistance, our programmes help with the transition from high school to tertiary and with the challenges associated with the job search.

Teacher development

Bursaries for teachers in training

SAMSTIP, Investec and the Department of Basic Education are offering prospective Senior and Further Education and Training (FET) teachers specialising in the fields of Mathematics and the Sciences an opportunity to win bursaries to study for a four year Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) degree or a one year postgraduate (PGCE) certificate at UNISA.

What is included

  • Learn from and be mentored by experienced school teachers
  • Access to excellent teaching, learning resources and technology
  • Training in ISASA schools
  • Targeted academic enrichment programme
  • The bursary will fully cover, amongst others, UNISA fees and textbooks.

Who can apply?

  • School leavers with matric exemption (Bachelor pass) and 60% or more in Mathematics, Sciences (Life Science or Physical Sciences) and English
  • Tertiary students with Mathematics and Sciences (Life Science or Physical Sciences) credits
  • Graduates with Mathematics and/or Science majors.

Get in touch about teacher development

Find out more about our bursaries for teachers

World Readiness Programme

 

The World Readiness Programme previously known as Work Readiness is a week-long programme is held at Investec’s Sandton Offices, where students participate in activities and tasks geared towards equipping them with skills they will require when searching for a job or to strive in the world of work.

 

 

World Readiness is open to students who previously benefited from our CSI programmes who must apply to participate on the WRP.

World Readiness is open to students who previously benefited from our CSI programmes who must apply to participate on the WRP.

 

Mentorship

 

Investec bursary recipients are paired with Investec staff members who volunteer to be their mentor throughout their academic career.