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South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) Bursary 2024-2025

About South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA):

The South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) was founded in 1966 as an organization dedicated to designating, preserving, and improving the property benefits of its members within the property industry. SAPOA provides valuable information resources to its members and governments through the collection and distribution of property data and statistics. The association currently holds a small enterprise B-BBEE verification certificate and is a level one contributor.

South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) Bursaries:

The SAPOA Bursary Fund aims to support deserving students who can make valuable contributions to the association and its members by providing educational funding through the SAPOA Bursary Scheme. The bursary recipients must be BBBEE defined Black individuals, including Africans, Coloureds, and Indians, who are citizens of the Republic of South Africa.

The following fields of study are accepted by the SAPOA Bursary Fund:

  • Architectural Studies (BSc)
  • Construction Studies (BSc)
  • Property-related Masters Programmes
  • Property-related PhD Programmes
  • Property Studies (BSc)
  • Property Development and Management (PGDipPDM – Postgraduate Diploma)
  • Property Valuation and Management (BCom)
  • Quantity Surveying (BSc)
  • Real Estate (BSc)
  • Urban/ Town and Regional Planning (Bachelor)
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Bursaries will be granted based on academic performance, financial need, and the availability of funds. Bursary funds are typically paid directly to institutions, and exceptions for direct payments to bursary holders are only made under exceptional circumstances.

Upon graduation, bursary holders may have employment opportunities with SAPOA and/or its partner companies through the Graduate Development Programme. However, employment opportunities with the association are not guaranteed, and SAPOA has no obligation to provide employment to bursary holders.

SAPOA Bursary Requirements and Eligibility:

  • South African citizenship.
  • Must be under 35 years old.
  • Must be currently in Matric or have completed Matric.
  • Current students or applicants must be registered as students for a property-related qualification at a CHE accredited Institution in South Africa.
  • Post-graduate students/applicants are not eligible except for certain qualifications that will award registration in the property industry.
  • Academic excellence.
  • Proven financial need.

How to Apply and Application Details:

  • Applications must be submitted online at SAPOA Bursary Application 2024-2025.
  • Attach certified copies of ALL the following documents to your application form:
    • A certified copy of your ID document.
    • Matric Term 2 Report, if currently in Matric (with an official school stamp).
    • A certified copy of your Matric certificate if you have completed Matric.
    • Proof of registration at a university for the 2024-2025 academic year if you are currently studying (official letter on letterhead).
    • An acceptance letter (or provisional) from an accredited institution for the 2024-2025 academic year (official letter on letterhead).
    • A certified copy of your most recent official academic transcripts if you are currently studying.
    • For postgraduate students: a recommendation letter from your Supervisor.
    • Bursary agreement/letter/offer if you received funding from another bursary or NSFAS.
    • A certified copy of your parents or guardians’ ID documents/death certificate if they are deceased (certified copies).
    • A certified copy of your parents or guardians’ proof of household income (3 months payslips if employed/affidavit if unemployed/SASSA documents if receiving a grant).
    • Motivational letter stating why you should be awarded the bursary/personal statement (maximum 2 pages).
    • Curriculum Vitae stating work experience and background (if not included in the personal statement).
    • Two letters of recommendation (1 page per letter, combined into 1 PDF or DOC).
    • Department of Labor Employment Equity Act (EEA1) Form AND a Doctor’s Letter if you are disabled.
    • For students under 18 years old: Parents or guardians’ ID document (certified copy) AND completed consent form.
  • Incomplete application forms or forms with incorrect information will be rejected. Faxed applications will NOT be accepted.
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Closing Date:

The application deadline for the SAPOA Bursary is September 15.

Contact Details:

For any inquiries or further information about this bursary program, you can contact the SAPOA Bursary Fund Department directly:

  • Address: 36 Wierda Road West, Hunt’s End Office Park, Paddock View, Wierda Valley, Sandton
  • Postal Address: PO Box 78544, Sandton 2146
  • Telephone: 011 883 0679
  • Fax: 086 458 6955
  • Email: bursaryfund@sapoa.org.za
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