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Title: Pursue Your Academic Dreams with the Sasol Foundation Bursary Programme

Introduction: Are you a South African student with a passion for pursuing a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or other fields? Look no further! The Sasol Foundation Bursary Programme is here to support and empower deserving students like you. Established by Sasol Limited, a global chemicals and energy company, this bursary programme aims to provide financial assistance to students for the 2024 academic year. Whether you dream of becoming an engineer, scientist, or educator, this opportunity can help turn your aspirations into reality.

About Sasol: Founded in 1950 in Sasolburg, South Africa, Sasol Limited holds the distinction of being the first oil-from-coal company worldwide. Today, Sasol is a renowned global player in the chemicals and energy industry, with listings on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) in South Africa and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in the United States. Sasol operates in two key business segments: Chemicals and Energy. Through its Chemicals Business, Sasol strives to meet the evolving needs of consumers, while its Energy Business focuses on providing innovative energy and mobility solutions.

The Sasol Foundation Bursary Programme: The Sasol Foundation Bursary Programme aims to empower South African students who demonstrate outstanding academic potential and a commitment to their chosen fields of study. The programme offers two categories of bursaries to cater to a diverse range of students:

  1. STEM Bursaries: If you are interested in pursuing studies in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or related fields, the STEM bursaries are tailored just for you. The programme covers a wide range of disciplines, including Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Computer Science, Data Science, Education (with STEM subjects), Engineering (all disciplines), Financial Science, Health Science, Mathematical Science, Technology, and more.
  2. Non-STEM Bursaries: The Non-STEM bursaries cater to students from Sasol’s fence line communities (municipalities/districts around Sasol plants/operations), children of Sasol Khanyisa shareholders, and children of Sasol employees. Regardless of your chosen field of study, this category provides opportunities for students in any discipline.
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Coverage and Benefits: Selected bursary recipients will receive comprehensive financial support to pursue their undergraduate studies. The programme covers various expenses, including registration fees, tuition fees, books, pocket money, accommodation, meals, and a once-off computer and calculator allowance. In addition to financial aid, bursary recipients will benefit from psycho-social support through student discussions, workshops, and access to Sasol’s Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).

Eligibility Criteria: To be eligible for the Sasol Foundation Bursary Programme, applicants must meet the following requirements:

STEM Bursaries:

  • South African citizenship (by birth only)
  • Currently in Matric or have completed Matric
  • Intending to study full-time at a public University or University of Technology in South Africa in 2024
  • Meet specific academic requirements based on the chosen field of study
  • Preference given to students pursuing degrees aligned with future capabilities such as Green Economy and Digitalisation
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Non-STEM Bursaries:

  • South African citizenship (by birth only)
  • From Sasol’s fence line communities, child of a Sasol Khanyisa shareholder, or child of a Sasol employee
  • Currently in Matric or have completed Matric
  • Intending to study full-time at a public University or University of Technology in South Africa in 2024

Application Process: To apply for the Sasol Foundation Bursary Programme, follow these steps:

New Users:

  • Register on the Sasol Bursaries platform and activate your account.
  • Fill in the required information and login.
  • Select “South African Bursary Application” and then “Undergraduate Applications.”
  • Complete the application form, ensuring all fields are filled.
  • Read and accept the disclaimer.
  • Await the email response confirming your application.

Previously Registered Users:

  • Log in using your existing account details.
  • Complete or update your application as needed.

Remember to submit all necessary supporting documents, including certified copies of your ID document, Grade 11 final results (if applicable), Matric certificate (if applicable), year-end results of the most recent year completed (if currently studying), and proof of acceptance or provisional acceptance to a University or University of Technology.

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Application Deadline:

The closing date for the Sasol Foundation Bursary Programme is 21 August, at 16:30. Make sure to submit your application before this deadline to ensure consideration.

Contact Information:

For any queries regarding the bursary program, feel free to reach out to Berlyne Rasool, the designated contact person at Sasol. You can contact Berlyne Rasool via telephone at 086 010 6235 or email at For further assistance, visit the Sasol Foundation Bursary Programme contact page at


The Sasol Foundation Bursary Programme is an incredible opportunity for South African students to pursue their academic dreams in STEM and non-STEM fields. By providing comprehensive financial support and additional psycho-social assistance, Sasol aims to empower and uplift talented individuals who are committed to making a difference in their chosen fields. Don’t miss out on this chance to unlock your potential and embark on a fulfilling educational journey with the Sasol Foundation Bursary Programme. Apply today and take a step closer to achieving your goals.

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