Chemistry, Sciences, Engineering Bursary Opportunity At BASF

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Bursary Details

The BASF South Africa Trust Bursary Applications Now Open BASF is the world's leading chemical company offering intelligent solutions for customers and for a sustainable future.

In order to support the advancement of women in science, the BASF South Africa Trust offers full cost bursaries to Black female South Africans who are financially disadvantaged and who have, strong academic records.

The following disciplines are accepted for bursary support in 2022:

  • Chemistry
  • Sciences 
  • Engineering

Candidate Requirements

The BASF South Africa Trust Bursary Requirements and Eligibility Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying.

(Please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • South African citizen
  • Black female student (in terms of the BBBEE codes)
  • Registered to study in one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • From a financially disadvantaged background (meet NFSAS funding requirements)
  • Have a strong academic record
  • Studying at a recognised University in South Africa
  • Applicants should have no criminal record in any country
  • Except NSFAS funding, applicants should not have received another scholarship, bursary, grant, etc for the 2022 academic year


Conditions of Bursary

The bursary is only available from the second year of study (i.e. studying for your second or third year in 2022).

Bursary Inclusion

The bursary will provide for the following expenses: tuition fees, textbooks, a monthly stipend and accommodation.

How to Apply

How to Apply and Application Details:

Please ensure all required documents are submitted to be eligible for a bursary

  • Your CV (max 3 pages)
  • A minimum 2 page and maximum 4 page essay. Microsoft Word/PDF format (12pt font with 1.5 line spacing) The essay topic is ‘The current state of my field of study and the possible future state of the said industry’. Your essay should address what your contribution will be in the future state or how you fit into the future state of your field of study and why you feel that you are a suitable candidate for support.

The following additional certified documents are required:

  • Matric results and certified academic record.
  • Certified ID document
  • Parent/guardian proof of income (pay slip, audited financial statements, sworn affidavit for self-employed or unemployed parent/guardian
  • Send your completed application and supporting documents in PDF format to:
  • Closing date for applications is 10 December 2021
  • Decisions regarding the award of bursaries to short-listed candidates will be made after receipt of a certified academic record showing 2021 final results which should be submitted to by 4 January 2022
Field of Study: Science


NSFAS Articles

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