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Kindly note that the 2015 bursary applications are now closed.
Applications for the 2016 academic year will open in April 2015.

I have submitted my bursary application now what?

  • Study Trust, the Investec bursary administrator, will complete the initial selection process by the end of October 2014
  • Shortlisted applicants will be finalised in November 2014
  • Shortlisted candidates will be informed by SMS from Study Trust at the end of  November
  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to Investec for a three-day selection process in December 2014. They  will receive a formal invitation to this effect
  • If you do not receive any notification, please note that your application was not successful
  • Successful candidates from the selection process will receive provisional offers by 12 December 2014 at the latest. The offers are provisional as they are dependent on final academic results
  • Final offers will be made in January 2015 upon receipt of satisfactory final academic results.

Good luck to all the applicants

Unlock the door to your future

Investec, in partnership with Study Trust, awards young South Africans, with academic potential and in financial need, the opportunity to study towards financial sector related degrees at various local universities.

Investec is offering partial bursaries for the 2015 academic year to students who aim to study full time towards an undergraduate university degree in:

  • Commerce (Economics, Business Economics, Accounting, Investments and Finance)
  • BCom Informatics
  • BSc Computer Science
  • BSc Information Technology
  • BIT-Bachelors of Information Technology
  • BIS-Bachelor of Information Science
  • Business Science
  • Science and Mathematics
  • Engineering
  • Commercial LLB

The main criteria for the selection of applications are financial need and academic potential.

Applications are open to:

  • All young SA citizens with academic potential who are in need of financial assistance
  • Pupils holding or working towards a matric exemption with a minimum of 60% in English and Mathematics (not Maths Literacy) and a 50% pass rate in all other subjects

Useful Infographics

  • Minimum Academic Requirements
    Minimum Academic Requirements

    Find out about the minimum academic requirements for the 2015 Investec Bursary

  • Undergraduate University Degrees
    Undergraduate University Degrees

    These degrees represent fields of relevance to the financial services and other key industries.

  • Required Documentation
    Required Documentation

    This infographic details all the documents you will need in order to submit your 2015 Investec Bursary application.

Successful candidates can access funding
Investec contributes a partial bursary of R75 000 per year towards study-related expenses. To cover any shortfall, applicants are thus advised to apply for additional funding through the Financial Aid Office of their university of choice for a study loan from the National Student Financial Scheme (NSFAS).

Why apply for an Investec bursary?
We have a vested interest in developing well rounded individuals and in ensuring graduates are employable. While a bursary provides financial assistance, our programmes help with the transition from high school to tertiary and with the challenges associated with the job search.

All Investec bursary recipients are mentored by Investec employees. Mentors provide academic guidance and social support to students as they navigate the challenges of their tertiary career. Find out more.

Work readiness
Investec bursary students have the opportunity of attending a work readiness programme during their third or Honours year of study. This is a week-long boot camp at Investec Sandton to help students gain important skills to become employable graduates.. Read more.


On Tuesday 10 December 2013, we hosted 46 students at the Sandton office. The students came from across the country for a three-day selection process and were exposed to National Bench Marking Tests, Presentations, Individual interviews and had some fun at Rosebank with Ten Pin Bowling.