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Bridgestone Bursary 2024-2025

About the Company – Bridgestone:

Bridgestone Southern Africa is a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, a Japanese multinational auto and truck parts manufacturer established in 1931. Bridgestone Southern Africa develops, manufactures, and markets various tire brands for a wide range of vehicles, including passenger vehicles, light trucks, trucks, buses, earthmoving vehicles, agricultural vehicles, motorcycles, and aircraft. The company is one of the major tire plants in South Africa, employing over 4,000 staff members across the country. Bridgestone Southern Africa is also evolving from being a premium tire producer to a mobility solutions provider.

About the Bridgestone Bursary Program:

Bridgestone Southern Africa is offering bursaries to students from Port Elizabeth for the 2024-2025 academic year. The bursaries are available for various fields of study, including:

  • Business/Commercial/Finance (BCom degree)
  • Finance/Marketing/Human Resources/Project Management and related qualifications (BCom degree)
  • IT (BCom degree)
  • Engineering-related qualifications
  • Linguistic and Art-related qualifications
  • Safety-related qualifications
  • Property Management and Real Estate-related qualifications
  • Medical and Nursing-related qualifications
  • LLB/BA Law/BCom Law
  • Technical qualifications (N4, N5, N6, and related qualifications)
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Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for the Bridgestone Bursary, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • South African citizenship
  • Reside in Port Elizabeth
  • Completed Matric
  • Accepted or registered to study at a South African tertiary institute for the 2024-2025 academic year
  • Studying or registered for a qualification in one of the specified fields of study
  • Achieved a minimum overall average of 60% for the previous year of study (2020)
  • Undertaking part-time or full-time studies
  • Not receiving any other bursary funding from another organization or company

How to Apply for the Bridgestone Bursary:

Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria can apply by submitting clear copies of the following supporting documents (compulsory for application):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Latest academic record/transcripts (on institution’s letterhead)
  • Proof of admission or registration at a tertiary institute for the 2024-2025 academic year (on institution’s letterhead)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivational letter explaining why you should be selected to receive the bursary award (maximum 300 words)
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Applications must be submitted electronically via email to: Please include “PE 2024-2025 Bursary Application” in the email subject line. There is no application form; students need only submit the required documents to apply.

Closing Date for the Bridgestone Bursary:

The closing date for applications is 12 April 2024-2025. Late applications will not be accepted, so be sure to apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.

Contact Information:

For any inquiries related to this bursary program, please contact Bridgestone Southern Africa directly:

Regional Office Tel: 011 923 7500 Email:

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