Matric Support: Bursaries, International Scholarships, Internship programmes...

Matric Support: Bursaries, International Scholarships, Internship programmes…

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 Your future career starts with evaluating yourself and determining what you enjoy, the working environments that appeal to you and whether your personality matches your career choice.
Take some time to do research and to consider your options. Read up on career websites and newspapers and consider job shadowing, learnerships, or volunteering in your field of choice before making your final decision. 
We’ve put some information together on the various options available to help you make the best decision for your future.

1. Bursaries 

A bursary is a financial award made by an institution to those individuals who cannot afford to pay full fees. Bursaries are usually renewed each year, on condition that the student is making satisfactory progress. In terms of national and provincial bursaries, bursaries are allocated based on the needs in a specific province and public entity. The following bursary opportunities are either a full, partial or work-back bursary. 

If you’re interested in applying for one of the bursaries listed below, you should contact the government department, university or public entity concerned directly. 

Western Cape Government bursaries

Western Cape universities

National Departmental Bursaries

Bursaries offered by public entities  

Tertiary Education Funding Options2

International bursaries

  • The Chevening Scholarships in South Africa offer opportunities and financial support to study for a Master’s degree at one of the United Kingdom’s leading universities, and to become part of an influential and highly regarded global network. Please read this important information before you apply.

2. Learnerships on offer in the Western Cape

Learnerships are learning programmes that lead to an occupational qualification. This includes classroom-based learning at the institute and on-the-job training at our research farms. The learnerships are available:


3. Internships, apprenticeships and artisanships  

Skilled artisanships on offer


Internships provide real-world experience to those looking to explore or gain the relevant knowledge and skills required to enter into a particular career field.  

Apprenticeships provide on-the-job training and are often accompanied by course work.

Artisanships offer practical training focusing primarily on employable skills training and development.

4. Volunteering

Want to lend a helping hand? Find out about charitable organisations in the Western Cape and how to volunteer your time. 

  • Volunteer Wildfire Services recruits new volunteers every year.
  • Cheetah Outreach welcomes part-time and full-time volunteers who like the outdoors and the big cats.
  • SANCCOB have limited permanent staff and welcome volunteers who show a long-term commitment. Volunteers are taught as much as they’d like to know about sea birds.
  • The Two Oceans Aquarium hosts an education and environmental facility and they welcome volunteers to assist. 
  • Monkeyland rehabilitates and frees previously captured animals and is home to a wide range of primates. They welcome full-time volunteers to stay for at least one month and help out with a range of tasks. 
  • Help2Read aims to recruit, train and support literate adult volunteers from local communities, in an effort to help disadvantaged primary school children who struggle to read.



Monash Bursary




Monash South Africa a campus of Monash University Australia is an institution of higher education situated in Johannesburg South Africa.

Who Can Apply

South African citizens, based on extreme financial hardship.

Bursary Levels

Matriculants, Postgraduate Students, Undergraduates


Full tuition fee for a full-time study load (48 credit points), for the specific year of application and approval of award.

Contact Details

144 Peter Road, Ruimsig, Roodepoort, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Admissions Office, Monash South Africa Private Bag X60, Roodepoort, 1725
(011) 950-4000


SAAWG (Awards to Female Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students) – Closing 31 October

The SAAWG administers a number of partial bursaries and Fellowship awards for South African female students who are completing undergraduate and post-graduate studies.

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Discovery Life – Nursery School Assistant – Closing 31 October

South African Weather Service – Closing 19 October
Weather Observation Learnership Programme 2016

AngloGold Ashanti – Closing 30 October  
Community Internship
• Opportunities are open to South African citizens below the age of 35 years and who are residents from Matlosana, Merafong and our major labour sending areas in the Eastern Cape and to children of the company’s employees.
• Only students with a full tertiary qualification (3 or 4 year Diploma or Degree) will be allowed on the programme.

FNB IT Graduate Learnership Programme 2016
Learnerships are being offered in the following academies:
Testing – Qualification requirement: IT degree/IT Diploma
Java – Qualification requirement: IT degree/IT Diploma
Preference will be given to candidates with no previous and/or current learnership or Internship experience.











ISS Scholarships for International Students at University of Oslo in Norway, 2015

Applications are invited for ISS scholarships available to applicants from certain countries i.e. Asia, Oceania, Africa, South America, Caucasus region and Balkans, Former Soviet Union states, EU and EEA countries, USA and Canada. Both full or partial scholarships are available for all students except from EU and EEA countries, USA and Canada as they can apply only for partial scholarships.

Hungarian Government Scholarship Programme for Developing Countries, 2015-2016

Applications are invited for Hungarian Government Scholarship to undertake Master of Science degree courses (MSc) at one of the participating universities. The scholarship will cover application and tuition fees throughout the study period; basic books and notes; dormitory accommodation; and subsistence costs. The application deadline is 28 February, 2015 for 2015-2016 academic year.


Development Scholarships for Developing Countries in Czech Republic, 2015-2016

Development Scholarships for Developing Countries in Czech Republic, 2015-2016
The Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, the Faculty of Social Sciences is able to offer a limited number of partial scholarships for students of all fee based programs in academic year 2015/16. A total of seven scholarships are available, ear-marked for students from developing countries and/or countries going through a process of political and economic transition. The deadline for scholarship applications is 30th April 2015.

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Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships for International Applicants, 2016

Applications are invited for Snorri Sturluson Icelandic fellowships available in the field of humanities. The Snorri Sturluson Fellowships are granted to writers, translators and scholars (not to university students) from outside Iceland to enable them to stay in Iceland for a period of at least three months. The amount of the Fellowship is based in principle on travel expenses to and from Iceland, plus living expenses while in the country. The application deadline is 31st October each year.

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SARS Learnership Operations Contact Centre

The SARS Contact Centre was launched to provide a dynamic and complete taxpayer service solution. The Learnership is an entry level position at South African Revenue Service based in Durban KZN.

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2015 Google Statistician/Quantitative Analyst, Engineering Internship In USA

 Google is offering Statistician/Quantitative Analyst, Engineering internship for the year 2015. Interns must have MS degree in Computer Science or Statistics and PhD in Computer Science or Statistics and also 2 years of experience in data analysis or related field. International students are eligible to apply for this internship programme.

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Internships At Google

Hey looking for Internships at Google? Google offers various internships for international students to gain professional exposure in their specific fields. Google attracts students all around the world by offering its interesting internships. Internships at Google are most demanding and appealing internships among the students in the present scenario. Internships are available for various study levels. Google worldwide offers financial aid for the national and international student to facilitate their technical education. It always offers paid internships for international students.

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Engineering Internships Worldwide

Engineering, a technical major always required in field experience to get expertise. Engineering internships play a vital role in offering hands on professional experience to the students in their specific trades. These engineering internships help in availing diverse career opportunities coupled with great earning prospects.  We have provided here significant information exclusively for students who are exploring for engineering internships. Please have a look on the engineering  internships for national and international students below.

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