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Standard Bank: Bursary Programme 2025


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Standard Bank Group Limited is a major South African bank and financial services group. It is Africa's biggest lender by assets.

Standard Bank Group invites students to submit applications for the Bursary Programme for the academic year 2025.

About Standard Bank

Standard Bank Group Limited is a major South African bank and financial services group. It is Africa’s biggest lender by assets. . As a brand with a legacy of 161 years in Africa, we have a deep understanding and belief in the boundless opportunities that this continent presents. Our vision extends beyond mere geography; it encompasses a profound recognition of the potential for growth that resonates within our people, customers, entrepreneurs, and all who share our unwavering commitment and passion for investing in Africa. With a presence in 20 countries across sub-Saharan Africa, we have cultivated a diverse community of the most skilled, innovative, and creative minds in the industry. Our purpose is to drive Africa’s growth, acting as a catalyst for inclusive and sustainable economic development in the regions we serve. We strive to improve the lives of our fellow Africans by conducting business in an ethical and responsible manner.

The Standard Bank Group Bursary Programme is designed to promote academic excellence and shape the next generation of African talent and African leaders.

Fields of study:

The Standard Bank Group bursary considers undergraduate and postgraduate studies in the fields of:

  • Agriculture,
  • Commerce,
  • Engineering,
  • Mathematics,
  • Science (Actuarial, Analytics, Business, Computer, Data, Information),
  • Statistics, Technology (Financial, Information)
  • Disciplines in the emerging field of Behavioural Economics (Economics, Behavioural Finance, Sociology, Psychology, Neuroscience).

The following Bursaries are offered:

  • Undergraduate Bursary: The Undergraduate bursary is specific to students that are on track to successfully complete their 1st year and require funding from their 2nd year of studies onwards.
  • Postgraduate Bursary: The PostgraduateBursary provides full-cost bursaries to financially deserving and academically sound students wishing to pursue postgraduate studies in the funded study fields.

Selection criteria

  • Applicants should be well-rounded with strong academic results in funded qualifications.
  • Applicants must have achieved an average of 65% and above in the latest examinations.
  • Applicants must be registered for full-time studies.
  • Applicants will be required to participate in a formal assessment process including but not limited to Psychometric evaluation and an interview.
  • Financial need is considered in applications.

What the Bursary Covers:

The Standard Bank Group Bursary Fund is a full-cost bursary, covering the following study and study-related costs:

  • University fees.
  • Accommodation – in a university residence or in private accommodation. Private accommodation costs will be subject to certain limits, to be explained to successful candidates upon the provisional bursary allocation.
  • Meals – provided by the university or self-catering.
  • Books and other study materials.
  • A laptop computer.
  • A monthly stipend to cover other living costs.
  • Transport between home and campus 4 times a year at the cost of a bus ticket.

NB. Bursary beneficiaries will be required to work for Standard Bank if they receive an offer of employment by the Bank upon graduation.

How to apply

Required Documents:

The following documents will have to be uploaded:

  • Certified copy of ID
  • Proof of all academic results to date (Gr 12 certificate and full tertiary academic record)
  • Proof of combined household income

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