Title: Nedbank External Bursary Programme: Criteria, Supporting Documents, and Contact Details
Introduction: The Nedbank External Bursary Programme aims to provide financial support to academically deserving students who lack the means to study full-time for their first undergraduate degree or diploma at a South African public university or university of technology. The bursary program is designed to address South Africa’s scarce-skills shortages, with a specific focus on green economy skills. This article outlines the criteria for selection, required supporting documents, the screening process, and provides contact details for the Nedbank Bursary Team.
Criteria for Selection: To be eligible for the Nedbank External Bursary Programme, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- South African citizenship is a requirement.
- Proven financial need based on household income.
- Minimum academic results:
- An average of 65% in the year of application (e.g., grade 12 or university level).
- An average of 65% in the required subjects aligned with the intended degree.
- Applicants who completed grade 12 or senior certificate with Mathematics Literacy will not be considered.
- Admission to a South African public university or university of technology for the chosen undergraduate qualification.
Supporting Documents Required:
When applying for the bursary, ensure you have the following supporting documents:
- Certified copy of your South African identity card/document.
- Most recent academic transcripts:
- Grade 11 final results (including mid-year results if currently in grade 12).
- Grade 12 final results (including mid-year results if currently in the first year of university).
- Last academic year results (including current mid-year results if currently in the second or third year of university).
- Financial checks affidavit signed by parents/guardians and the bursary applicant. Download the affidavit, complete it, have all parties sign it, and include it with your application.
The Screening Process:
The screening process for the Nedbank External Bursary Programme follows these steps:
- Only online bursary applications submitted via the provided link will be considered.
- Incomplete applications will be rejected.
- Applications will be screened and shortlisted based on the qualifying criteria mentioned above.
Required Supporting Documents for Shortlisted Applicants:
Shortlisted applicants must provide the following documents from all income-earning members of their household:
- Written consent indicating understanding that personal information will be shared with third parties for income verification purposes.
- Completed income and expenditure statement for the combined household income.
- Certified copies of the following documents within seven working days of the application:
- Identity document(s).
- Most recent payslip(s) or employment letter(s) (not older than three months) for each parent or guardian.
- Proof of income, home loan account statement, and rates and taxes statement (not older than three months) if parents or guardians are informal traders or hawkers.
- IRP5, IT3, and IT12 forms for the past two years if parents or guardians earn commission only.
- Official pension slip or bank statement (not older than three months) if parents or guardians receive income from pension/grant/maintenance/rent/interest.
- Past three months’ bank statements.
Shortlisted applicants will undergo psychometric and other assessments and participate in a virtual interview.
Contact Details for Nedbank Bursary Team:
If you require assistance or have inquiries about the Nedbank Bursary Programme, you can contact the Nedbank Bursary Team via email at Unlockyourambition@nedbank.co.za.
The Nedbank External Bursary Programme provides financial support to academically deserving students pursuing their first undergraduate degree or diploma at South African public universities or universities of technology. By focusing on green economy skills, Nedbank aims to address scarce-skills shortages in South Africa. Ensure you meet the criteria, gather the necessary supporting documents, and submit your application online. For further assistance, reach out to the Nedbank Bursary Team using the provided contact details.