Southern Africa scholarships

Sappi Bursary And Scholarship For South Africans 2019

Applications for Sappi bursary and scholarship award are currently ongoing for undergraduate in any accredited university in South Africa who are studying one of the courses below.

This bursary and scholarship program is for the year 2019 and it will close on 30th September of every year.

About Sappi

At Sappi, we want to encourage the brightest young talent to join our ever evolving industry. That’s why we’ve created a bursary scheme in partnership with accredited universities, so innovative young South Africans are supported throughout their studies in line with real world business needs.

Sappi bursary and scholarship Eligibility

If you’re a school leaver or university student between 18 and 25 years old, and are studying (or intending to study) full time at any South African accredited university, you could be eligible for our bursary scheme. You should be studying in one of the below fields:

  • Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Science – Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Science – Electrical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Science – Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Science – Industrial Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Science – Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Science – Mechatronics
  • Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Science – Forestry and Wood Sciences
  • National Diploma – Pulp and Paper
  • National Diploma in Forestry.

In addition, you must also have:

  • South African citizenship
  • an average of 70-80% in Mathematics (not Maths Literacy), 70-80% in Physical Science, and 60% in English, and
  • qualifying points for entrance at the university, or acceptance confirmation.

Current university results will be considered for undergraduate students. Note that preference will be given to learners with an average of 75% and above in Mathematics and Physical Science.

How to apply

If you meet the minimum requirements, you can apply in the following ways:


Please click here to apply on our careers portal.

Hand in

Visit your local Sappi HR Department and hand in your application there.

Bolarinwa Olajire

An associate lecturer at MAPOLY with demonstrated history of working in the education industry. Skilled in analytical skills, C++, Fortran, and Entrepreneurship. Strong education professional with a M. SC focused in condensed matter from University of Ibadan and PhD student at FUNAAB.

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