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Sappi Engineering Bursary 2024


The Sappi Engineering Bursary is an initiative designed to support South African students who wish to pursue degrees in engineering and forestry science. The bursary covers various

expenses, potentially including tuition, books, accommodation, and a living allowance.

The specific value of the bursary awarded depends on the household income of the student, ensuring that financial support is tailored to individual needs.

Sappi Engineering Bursary Fields of Study

  • Chemical Engineering (BSc or BEng)
  • Civil Engineering (BSc or BEng)
  • Electrical Engineering (BSc or BEng)
  • Forestry and Wood Science (BSc)
  • Industrial Engineering (BSc or BEng)
  • Mechanical Engineering (BSc or BEng)
  • Mechatronics Engineering (BSc or BEng)

Eligibility criteria for Sappi Engineering Bursary

To qualify for the Sappi Engineering Bursary, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Citizenship: Must be a South African citizen.
  • Age: Between 17 and 25 years old.
  • Academic Performance:
    • Completed Matric or currently in Matric.
    • Achieved more than 70% in Maths (not Maths Literacy), 70% in Physical Science, and 60% in English in Matric or Grade 11 if currently in Matric.
  • Intention to Study: Must intend to study full-time at a university supported by Sappi for engineering studies.
  • Community Preference: Preference is given to applicants from communities surrounding Sappi operations who meet the academic requirements.

Benefits of the Sappi Engineering Bursary

The bursary provides more than just financial assistance. Here are some key benefits:

  1. Financial Support: Covers tuition fees, textbooks, accommodation, and a living allowance based on household income.
  2. Practical Experience: Bursars have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through vacation work during July and December each year.
  3. Career Opportunities: Successful completion of studies enables entry into the Sappi Engineer-in-Training programme, setting the stage for a rewarding career.
  4. Holistic Development: Access to a network of professionals and mentors within the Sappi organization.

Application Process:

Interested students should follow these steps to apply for the Sappi Engineering Bursary:

  1. Prepare Documentation: Gather all necessary documents, including academic transcripts, proof of citizenship, and a motivation letter.
  2. Submit ApplicationApplications must be submitted before the closing date of August 31, 2024.
  3. Await Response: Successful applicants will be contacted for further steps, including interviews and assessments.

Important Dates

  • Application Deadline: August 31, 2024.
  • Vacation Work Periods: July and December each year.

The Sappi Engineering Bursary is an incredible opportunity for young South Africans to pursue their dreams of a career in engineering or forestry science. With comprehensive financial support and practical experience, bursars are well-equipped to succeed academically and professionally.

If you meet the eligibility requirements and have a passion for engineering, don’t miss this chance to apply for the Sappi Engineering Bursary and take a significant step towards a brighter future.