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About Sappi:

Sappi, founded in South Africa in 1936, started as a paper producer primarily serving the newsprint, business papers, packaging, and specialty paper industries. Over the years, the company has expanded its operations and product offerings. In addition to paper production, Sappi is involved in manufacturing dissolving wood pulp (DWP), which is used in various applications, including viscose fiber for clothing and textiles, acetate tow, pharmaceutical products, and consumer and household items.

Sappi is dedicated to developing products that meet the demands of various industries, including newsprint, uncoated graphic and business papers, packaging, specialty papers, and tissue products for household, business, medical, and industrial use.

The company’s South African headquarters, located in Johannesburg, oversees the following sub-divisions: Sappi Forests, Sappi Paper and Paper Packaging, and Sappi Specialised Cellulose.

Sappi Bursaries 2024:

Sappi offers bursary opportunities to support the education of bright South African students in line with the company’s business needs. These bursaries are open to students pursuing qualifications in Engineering and Forestry fields. The bursaries cover allowances and tuition fees, with the value determined based on the household income of the students.

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The eligible fields of study for the Sappi bursaries include:

  1. Chemical Engineering (BSc or BEng)
  2. Civil Engineering (BSc or BEng)
  3. Electrical Engineering (BSc or BEng)
  4. Forestry and Wood Science (BSc)
  5. Industrial Engineering (BSc or BEng)
  6. Mechanical Engineering (BSc or BEng)
  7. Mechatronics Engineering (BSc or BEng)

Selected candidates may also have the opportunity to participate in vacation work during December and July holidays to gain practical experience. Additionally, they can engage in various engineering programs.

Applicants will be evaluated based on their latest university results, and preference will be given to candidates with an average of 75% and above in Mathematics and Physical Science.

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Sappi Bursary Requirements and Eligibility:

To be eligible for the Sappi bursary, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a South African citizen aged between 17 and 25 years.
  • Have completed the Matric examination or be in the process of completing Matric.
  • For those who have completed Matric, a minimum of 70% in Mathematics, Physical Science, and 60% in English is required.
  • Pursue a full-time degree course in one of the specified fields at an accredited and recognized South African university.
  • Students residing near Sappi’s main business areas will be given preference.

How to Apply:

Applications for the Sappi bursaries must be submitted online via the following link: Sappi Bursary Application 2024

Applicants should ensure they provide clear copies of the following supporting documents along with their online application:

  • Matric certificate and any other academic qualifications.
  • Proof of registration or provisional registration at an academic institution.
  • Academic record to date.
  • Recent curriculum vitae (CV).
  • South African identity document (ID).
  • Proof of income or an affidavit stating the total household income.
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Shortlisted candidates will undergo an interview process and may be required to complete psychometric assessments.

Opening and Closing Date:

The closing date for the Sappi Engineering Bursary is August 30 2024-2025. Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered by the bursary panel.

Contact Details:

For inquiries related to this bursary program, please contact Sappi directly using the following details:

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