INVESTEC bursary application 2017 – 2018

INVESTEC bursary application  2017 – 2018

Investec is a well-known company, established in 1974, which is not only based in South Africa but also internationally, including the United Kingdom and Australia. They offer a variety of financial products and services within their three core areas of asset management, wealth and investment, and specialist banking.

The idea for Investec bursaries was formed in order to develop the skills of young individuals by enabling them to further their education and to ensure that they are ready for employment after successfully completing their studies.

Investec Bursary Fields of Study

The bursary is available to students who aim to study full time within towards an undergraduate degree within the following fields:

  • Commerce
    • Economics
    • Business economics
    • Accounting
    • Investment
    • Finance
  • Bachelor of Commerce in Informatics
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Information Science
  • Business Science
  • Science and Mathematics
  • Commercial Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Investec Bursary Requirements for Application

The main criteria for the awarding of Investec’s bursary are financial need and academic potential. Further requirements include:

  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Must currently be in Grade 12 or in their first year at university
  • Working towards matric exemption with a minimum of 60% in both English and Mathematics (not Maths Literacy) and a minimum of 50% in all other subjects

Bursary Package

This bursary is a partial bursary so it may not cover all the study-related expenses. The exact bursary amount is reviewed annually and so is subject to change, the bursary at the moment covers R80 000.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for additional funding via Studietrust or the Financial Aid Office at their specific universities of choice – a student loan from the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) could assist in supplementing the full amount needed.

Apart from the financial aid, Investec also offers two other programs in order to further develop the successful bursars’ life skills.

1. Mentorship Programme
Bursars are paired up with Investec staff members who volunteer to be their mentors for the entire duration of their academic career. The mentors provide extensive support and guidance to the students as they face everyday challenges in their tertiary education.

2. Work Readiness Programme
This week-long program is held at Investec’s Sandton offices specifically for third year Honours students in order to better equip the students with the skills they will need when eventually joining the workforce. Students participate in activities and tasks that include self-development, self-branding (especially when searching for jobs), interview skills, teamwork, planning, pitching and presenting.

How to Apply For the Investec Bursary Programme

Those who wish to apply can either complete an Investec bursary online application or request a copy of the application to be sent either by email or regular post mail.

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