Standard Bank Group Bursary Fund

By Mihlali · May 7, 2024
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Are you looking for financial aid to continue you undergraduate studies? Or have you recently completed your studies and want to pursue postgraduate studies? Well, look no further than the Standard Bank Group Bursary Fund! Apply today for a chance to be considered for 2025 academic year.


Standard Bank Group Bursary Fund - 2025

About the Standard Bank Group Bursary Fund

The Standard Bank Group Bursary Fund is a financial aid programme offered by Standard Bank to assist South African students with funding for their tertiary education. The goal of the Standard Bank Group Bursary Programme is to develop academic achievement and mould the next wave of African leaders. The bursary is available for undergraduate students in their second, third or final year, as well as postgraduate students who aim to pursue postgraduate studies up to master's level. 



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

  • Agriculture
  • Commerce
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Science (Actuarial, Analytics, Business, Computer, Data, Information)
  • Statistics
  • Technology (Financial, Information)
  • Behavioural Economics (Economics, Behavioural Finance, Sociology, Psychology, Neuroscience)


To qualify for the Standard Bank Group Bursary Fund, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a South African citizen.
  • You must have achieved an average of 65% and above in the latest examinations.
  • You must be registered full-time for undergraduate/postgraduate studies.
  • You must be pursuing or want to pursue your postgraduate studies up to Master’s level. 
  • Meet the admission requirements of your university if applying for a post-graduate bursary.
  • Funding for undergraduate studies starts from 2nd year onwards 
  • You must be in financial need. 

NB: Applicants will be required to participate in a formal assessment process including but not limited to Psychometric evaluation and an interview.



  • Tuition 
  • Accommodation (in a university residence or in private accommodation- private accommodation costs will be subject to certain limits, which will be  explained to successful candidates upon the provisional bursary allocation) 
  • Meals
  • Books and other study materials.
  • A laptop
  • A monthly stipend to cover other living costs.
  • Transport between home and campus (will be issued 4 times a year at the cost of a bus ticket)



  • Certified copy of ID
  • Proof of all academic results to date (Gr 12 Matric certificate and full tertiary academic record)
  • Proof of combined household income  


How to apply for the Standard Bank Group Bursary - 2025

Applications for the Standard Bank Group Bursary Fund can be submitted online via the Study Trust application site. Follow these steps below to get started with your online application: 

  • Visit the Study Trust website HERE
  • Click on the "Apply Now" button to begin your online application
  • You will be required to enter your email address to continue with your application



The closing date Standard Bank Group Bursary for the 2025 academic year is the 30th of September 2024. Late and incomplete applications will not be accepted. For more information visit the Standard Bank website



For any queries please contact Susan Dube: 

Email[email protected] 


Are you currently a registered student looking for a bursary? Apply for the standard bank bursary programme while there is still time to be funded in 2025. If you know someone who would be interested in this incredible opportunity share this post with them. Good Luck with your application! 

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