ABSIP Bursary

By Mihlali G · Jan 30, 2024
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The Association of Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP) invites South African students to apply for tertiary education funding for 2024 through their 2024 STANLIB Bursary. Applications for the bursary can be submitted online by the 17th of January 2024.

ABSIP Bursary Fund - 2024

About the ABSIP Bursary 

STANLIB, in collaboration with ABSIP, is providing full funding support, for historically disadvantaged students as defined by the BBBEE Act pursuing a career in investment management. The bursary program identifies and nurtures potential future leaders in the industry, equipping them with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in their chosen careers. ABSIP aims to contribute to overall economic development and empower Black communities through increased participation in the financial sector.


The bursary programme is open to students who are pursuing or want to pursue undergraduate qualification in the following fields:

  • Bsc/BCom/BBusSc in Business Finance
  • Bsc/BCom/BBusSc in Economics
  • Bsc/BCom/BBusSc in Financial analysis
  • Bsc/BCom/BBusSc in Investment Management
  • Bsc/BCom/BBusSc in Mathematics
  • Bsc/BCom/BBusSc in Statistics



BSc: Bachelor of Science

BCom: Bachelor of Commerce

BBusSc: Bachelor of Business Science


To qualify for the ABSIP Bursary you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • Must be Black (as defined by the B-BBEE Act)
  • Must be in financial need.
  • Must be studying or intend on studying full-time, towards an Investment Management qualification.
  • Must have a STRONG academic record if you are currently a student
  • Must have completed Matric.
  • Must NOT be a STANLIB employee or a relative of a STANLIB employee
  • Must NOT have permanent work experience (except for vacation work experience)
  • You must have achieved a minimum average of 75% for core academic modules/subjects.
  • Applicants must be intending to study or studying at the following universities:

 Nelson Mandela University
 North-West University
 Rhodes University
 Stellenbosch University
 University of Cape Town
 University of Fort Hare
 University of Free State
 University of Johannesburg
 University of KwaZulu-Natal
 University of Limpopo
 University of Pretoria
 University of Venda
 University of Western Cape
 University of Witwatersrand
 University of Zululand
 Walter Sisulu University

NOTE: Demonstration of leadership qualities and participation in extracurricular activities
such as sport or debating is preferable.


  • Tuition
  • Accommodation
  • Book Allowance
  • Stipend
  • Laptop



  • Your certified ID Document
  • Certified ID copies of parents or legal guardians
  • Academic Record (if studying)
  • Fee Statement from the institution
  • One-page motivational letter on why you wish to study or are studying towards an Investment Management qualification
  • Parents or legal guardians certified three months’ payslips and bank statements.
  • Parents or legal guardians affidavit (if unemployed)


How to apply for the ABSIP Bursary - 2024

Interested and would like to apply? follow these easy steps to apply online for the 2024 academic year.

         1. Visit the ABSIP application website HERE
         2. Click on the "APPLY" button.
         3. Fill in the GOOGLE application form.
         4. Submit the online application form.



Applications for the ABSIP bursary close on the 17th of January 2024 and late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. For more information visit the ABSIP website HERE. 



For any queries contact ABSIP:

Tel: 010 203 9025

Email: [email protected]

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