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These bursaries are limited to certain fields of study and offer small amounts to a few selected students only. These bursaries are subject to the availability of funds. When allocations of the private bursaries are made, preference is given to SA citizens, with the highest level of study (degree programme) and the highest marks, unless otherwise specified. Some departments, especially those in the fields of science and technology, offer financial assistance from departmental funds to selected students.

List of Private Bursaries

 CURRENTLY CLOSED

Applications are closed at our portal  http://my.sun.ac.za 

​Field of Study​
​Bursary Available
Afrikaans

de Jager, CJ / de Villiers, Anna / Hymne
Weiss / Hertzog, JBM General /
Smith, JJ​
Anthropology
​​​​Uys, Dirkie
Arts​​​
​​​de Klerk, DP
Botany
​de Villiers, OT / Boonstra
Drama
Engelen, Fred​
Engineering​​
La Grange, Phillip (for Electronic
Engineering) / Louw, Tienie (for Astronautical
Engineering)
English​​

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​Victoria League (Honours student(s) who
would like to focus on teaching of the English
language)​
Economics
​Uys, Dirkie
History
​Blommaert / Dekker, HP / Conradie, GD
Mathematics
​​Cillié
Psychology
​La Grange​​, AJ
Political Science​
​Uys, Dirkie
​​Viticulture and Oenology​​​
​Theron, CJ

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Open: 15 June 2023

Closing date: First Friday in December, annually

Outcome: End of May 2024

Harry Crossley

CURRENTLY CLOSED

Scholarship details

Masters and Doctoral students in full-time study. Applications are open through the portal  http://my.sun.ac.za

Eligibility criteria

  • All fields of study except Theology and Political Science
  • Minimum average of 70% in the previous degree 
  • Weighted thesis component of 50% or more

Value

  • Masters  R 120 000
  • Doctoral R 140 000
Open: 15 June 2023
Closing date: 30 Septermber 2023

Outcome for 2024 Applications: December 2023

HB & MJ Thom

CURRENTLY CLOSED

Open: 15 June 2023

Closing date: 30 Septermber 2023

Outcome: End of December 2023

​Scholarship details

Only for SA citizens

For Full-time Honours, Masters and Doctoral study.  All fields of Study.

Criteria of award

Good moral values, positive post-matric leadership in the following fields: sport, cultural, academics, religion etc. Although not a requirement for the award, the University will give preference to applicants who, in addition to the stipulated conditions, obtained a good academic record in their previous degree/studies.

Two testimonials verifying the criteria must accompany the application form. A CV should also accompany the application.

In order to comply with the requirements, the applicant needs to state 3 outstanding achievements in at least 2 of the following leadership categories, i.e. participation in SU student leadership structures, sport, participation in cultural activities/community involvement or leadership roles in religion.  ​

Value

  • Honours R 50 000
  • Masters  R 60 000
  • Doctoral R 75 000​

Willem Punt Bursary Fund

CURRENTLY OPEN

Open: 23 June 2022

Closing date: Open all year round

​Scholarship details

Only for SA citizens

Applications are open for full-time Masters and Doctoral students.

Criteria of award

Please read the Terms and Conditions before completing this form in typescript, to ensure that you adhere to all the requirements. Incomplete, hand-written applications are not considered.

The Willem Punt Bursary Fund aims to support Stellenbosch University students or past students from their second year of study and beyond, in Afrikaans and/or Dutch, Theology, Law, Architecture and/or Visual Arts to study full-time at a Dutch University or School in any field related to the study of Dutch culture -or language -or related fields. 


SASOL-Stellenbosch University Bursary 2023

CURRENTLY CLOSED (To be announced)

Scholarship details

For Full-time Masters and Doctoral students in Chemistry and Process Engineering

Eligibility criteria

  • SA citizens only

Application made via memorandum with recommendation by supervisor emphasizing the importance/relevance of research with regard to SASOL.

Value

  • Variable

Closing date: 15 March 2023

Outcome: End May 2023


Ernst Ethel and Eriksen Trust​

CURRENTLY OPEN 

Scholarship details

Masters and Doctoral students in full-time study. Applications are currently open on http://www.eriksentrust.co.za/​

Eligibility criteria

  • Only for South African citizens
  • For study at a South African university
  • Student must have completed their Honours study to apply

Contact Information

Private Bag X 67,​

Bryanston, 2021

South Africa

eeetrust@eject.co.za