Sappi Engineering Bursary

By Mihlali · Jul 9, 2024
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Exciting news! Online applications for the Sappi Engineering bursary programme are officially open. Interested students have until the 31st of August 2024 to apply for this amazing opportunity to be considered for funding for the 2025 academic year.


Sappi Bursary - 2025

About the Sappi Engineering Bursary programme. 

The Sappi Bursary Programme is aimed at supporting deserving students who are pursuing qualification in fields related to the Sappi operations. The programme aims to develop skills and expertise that align with Sappi's business needs, foster a culture of excellence and innovation, and contribute to the growth and development of the industry. Through this programme, the Sappi Bursary Programme seeks to empower students to reach their full potential, become future leaders, and make meaningful contributions to the paper manufacturing sector. 



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

  • Chemical Engineering (BSc or BEng)
  • Civil Engineering (BSc or BEng)
  • Electrical Engineering (BSc or BEng)
  • Forestry and Wood Science (BSc)
  • Industrial Engineering (BSc or BEng)
  • Mechanical Engineering (BSc or BEng)
  • Mechatronics Engineering  (BSc or BEng)



To qualify for the Sappi bursary programme, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a South African citizen.
  • You must have completed matric or in matric 
  • You must demonstrate financial need. 
  • You must have achieved more than 70% for Maths (not Maths Lit), 70% for Physical Science and 60% for English in Matric or Grade 11 if you are currently in Matric.
  • Preference will be given to learners with an average of 75% and above in Mathematics and Physical Science.
  • You must intend to study or studying full time at a university supported by Sappi for Engineering studies
  • Preference will be given to applicants from areas where Sappi operates.



  • Tuition fees 
  • Books
  • Accommodation
  • Living allowance

NB: Bursary cover will be according to applicants financial need. 



  • Your certified copy of ID 
  • Your latest Matric results (if currently in Matric)
  • Your Grade 11 final results (if currently in Matric)
  • Your certified Matric certificate (if completed)
  • Full tertiary academic record (if currently at tertiary level)
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • You must be between the ages of 17 and 25 years old

How to apply for the Sappi Bursary for 2025

Applications for the Sappi bursary programme for the 2025 academic year should be submitted online. Below we have stipulated an easy guide you can follow through to get started with your online application. 

  • Visit the Sappi bursary application site HERE
  • Click on the "apply now" tab
  • Start with your online application (ensure that you fill in all the fields marked with*)



The closing date for the Sappi Engineering bursary programme applications for the 2025 academic year is the 31st of August 2024. Please not that applications received after this date will not be considered. Incomplete information will also not be allowed. Sappi needs your full and accurate information to make decision if you are the right person to receive funding. 


Don't miss this chance to invest in your future with Sappi! Apply today before the closing date - if you know someone who would be interested in this opportunity, don’t hesitate to share this post with them. 

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