By Victoria N · Dec 8, 2023

The South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP) Bursary applications are open for 2024 academic year. Applicants have until 15 December 2023 to submit their funding applications.



About SAIBPP Bursary

The SAIBPP Bursary is a transformative program that empowers aspiring black property professionals to pursue their academic dreams and establish themselves in the industry. It goes beyond financial assistance, providing holistic support through mentorship, industry exposure, future-focused fields, and holistic development workshops. This bursary is an investment in the future of the property sector and a catalyst for change in South Africa. If you have the passion and the potential to succeed, the SAIBPP Bursary could be your key to unlocking a brighter future.



The bursary programme is open to students who  want to OR are pursuing undergraduate or postgraduate studies in the following fields:

  • BSc Property Studies
  • BSc Real Estate
  • BSc Property Development
  • BCom Honours Property Valuation and Management
  • National Diploma Real Estate
  • Finance (BCom) (majoring in Property Valuation and Management)
  • BCom Property Valuation and Management
  • BSc Property Management (BSc)BSc



To qualify for the SAIBPP bursary you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a South African citizen
  • Be currently in Matric (in 2023) or have completed Matric
  • Must intend or studying full-time, towards a degree qualification in one of the fields of study listed above
  • Must have a strong academic record
  • Must have proven financial need
  • Must be willing to become a student member of SAIBPP and engage in community outreach
  • Students who have graduated with an undergraduate qualification and are intending to register for postgraduate studies


Additional Requirements

You must intend to study at one of the following public institutions: 

  • University of Johannesburg
  • University of the Witwatersrand
  • University of Pretoria
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • University of Cape Town
  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Tshwane University of Technology



  • Tuition fees,
  • Textbooks and other study materials
  • Laptops
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • A monthly living allowance
  • Transport (where required)



  • Your certified ID Document
  • Certified copy of latest matric results, if currently in Matric
  • Certified copy of grade 11 final results,if currently in Matric
  • Certified copy of Matric certificate, if completed Matric
  • Certified copy of Full academic record, if currently studying at tertiary level
  • Proof of tertiary application and/or registration
  • Proof of residence
  • Parents or guardians proof of household income (latest pay slips if employed, affidavit if
    unemployed, proof of pension or grant if applicable)
  • Motivational letter to support your application
  • 2 testimonials (1 from an educational official and 1 from a community leader or personal associate)


Benefits of the SAIBPP Bursary Programme

There are many benefits to receiving a SAIBPP Bursary, including:

  • Financial Freedom: Focus on your studies, not your bank account. The bursary covers tuition fees, accommodation, learning materials, and even a living allowance. That's peace of mind and the freedom to excel!
  • Expert Mentorship: Get guidance and support from seasoned professionals in the property industry. Learn from their experience, gain valuable insights, and build a strong network that opens doors.
  • Industry Exposure: Not just theory! The SAIBPP bursary connects you with real-world opportunities through internships and industry events. Gain practical experience and build a competitive edge.
  • Future-Focused Support: The SAIBPP prioritizes fields aligned with the industry's needs, like real estate development, property valuation, and facilities management. Get future-proof qualifications that guarantee high demand.
  • More Than Just Money: The SAIBPP cares about your holistic development. They offer workshops on career planning, soft skills development, and entrepreneurship, equipping you for success beyond your studies.


How to apply for the SAIBPP Bursary - 2024

 To apply for the SAIBPP Bursary for 2024, follow the easy steps below:

Step 1: Download the SAIBPP Bursary application form HERE

Step 2: Fill in your personal details 

Step 3: Attach the supporting documents

Step 4: Email the scanned form to the following email address: [email protected]

All applications should be sent via email. Applications not sent by email will not be considered for funding.



The closing date for the SAIBPP Bursary is on the 15th of December 2023. Late applications will not be accepted. For more information on the SAIBPP bursary visit the SAIBPP website HERE.


To conclude, the South African Institute of Black Property Practitioners (SAIBPP) Bursary is your golden opportunity to kickstart a fulfilling and lucrative career in the property sector. So, don't let this opportunity slip away! Apply today and unlock your path to a successful and impactful career in property.


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