Bursary programmes

A bursary is financial assistance awarded to a student for further study or training.

Although bursaries are awarded for numerous reasons, primarily they acknowledge academic merit and/or financial need. 

Some bursaries may have conditions attached, such as performance targets, employment contracts or commitment to participation within the community.

Undergraduate bursaries

  • The FNB Fund Tertiary Bursary Programme – support is offered for studies in the fields of commerce, science and engineering.

Support is offered at honours level for accounting only.

Postgraduate bursaries

  • The FirstRand/Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship for International Postgraduate Study – a scholarship to the value of R350 000 per annum for a maximum of two years, is available to a South African citizen for study outside South Africa in any discipline at an internationally recognised university of their choice. Excellence is the only criteria for selection.

  • The Discovery Foundation Specialist postgraduate medical bursaries.

Potential applicants are advised to visit various fund pages on the bursaries offered by Tshikululu’s clients.