Eskom University Bursary Scheme for South African Students

University Bursary Scheme

Course(s) Offered: Several fields
Course Level: Undergraduate (bursary award)
Provider: Eskom Holdings SOC Limited
Country to Study in: South Africa

Scholarship Description
Eskom will be awarding University Bursaries to South African learners intending to study in the fields of Engineering, Accounting, Commerce, Communications and Human Resources and who qualify for selection.

The appointment of candidates into the Bursary Scheme is at Eskom’s sole discretion, taking into account factors that Eskom considers relevant, including but not limited to its employment equity policy. Eskom supports a smoke-free environment.

Eskom will only consider applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements. The Eskom bursary scheme application is open for the 2011 intake.

Minimum qualifications:
  • BSc / BEng Engineering: Heavy Current, Light Current or Computers
  • BSc: Business Systems
  • Land Surveying
  • Environmental Management
  • BCom: Financial Accounting
  • Supply Chain Management
Minimum requirements:
  • Grade 12 (Matric) subject requirements: 5 symbol or 60% on Higher Grade
    • Engineering disciplines: Core/Pure Maths, Science & English Financial disciplines: Core/Pure Maths, Accounting & English
    • Business Systems disciplines: Core/Pure Maths, Computers & English
    • Other disciplines: Core/Pure Maths & English

  • Students applying for the second or third year studies must also submit their complete academic record. Those applying for first year must submit their Grade 11 results and latest Grade 12 results. In addition to the minimum above-mentioned requirements, students will also be subject to the entrance requirements of the various tertiary institutions.
Eligible groups
Citizens of South Africa

Participating Institutions
All accredited universities in South Africa

Fields of study
Undergraduate level courses in the fields of Engineering, Accounting, Commerce, Communications and Human Resources

Number of awards
Not specified

Sponsorship duration
Inquire from the bursary provider

Scholarship benefits
Inquire from the bursary provider

Method of Application
If you meet the requirements, please forward a Bursary application / CV and a statement of results, to Adel Burgess Fax: 086 511 0619 / P.O. Box 36099, Menlo Park, 0102. You are also welcome to apply on-line at

Only the first choice of study selected by candidates will be considered. Blanket applications for all the positions will not be considered.Only candidates residing in the geographic area of the Distribution Northern Region will be considered.

The application process will close on 6 August 2010. Please note that applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

Late applications will not be considered.

If you have not been contacted within 28 days of the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

The University bursary does not include BTech degrees offered at the University of Technology.

About the company
Eskom generates approximately 95% of the electricity used in South Africa and approximately 45% of the electricity used in Africa. Eskom generates, transmits and distributes electricity to industrial, mining, commercial, agricultural and residential customers and redistributors. Additional power stations and major power lines are being built to meet rising electricity demand in South Africa.

Eskom will continue to focus on improving and strengthening its core business of electricity generation, transmission, trading and distribution. Eskom buys electricity from and sells electricity to the countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). The future involvement in African markets outside South Africa (that is the SADC countries connected to the South African grid and the rest of Africa) is limited to those projects that have a direct impact on ensuring security of supply for South Africa.

Application Deadline: 6 August 2010
Open to International Applicants: No (ONLY South Africans)

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