SAGE: Bursaries 2023

SAGE: Bursaries 2023

SAGE is inviting applicants to apply for Bursary Programme 2023 academic year.

Bursary Application Closing date is 30 September 2022

Bursaries will be awarded for Undergraduate degree studies in these fields:

  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Accounting and Finance (BCom)
  • Computer Engineering

Bursaries will also be awarded to students with disabilities, for undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in ALL fields of study

Sage South Africa is committed to the upliftment of previously disadvantaged youth and youth living with disabilities, by providing them with funding to further their studies at the university level.

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses (up to a capped amount): tuition fees, stationery, books, and accommodation in residence or private accommodation.

The bursary will cover current fees and outstanding student debt.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must be a previously disadvantaged individual (PDI)
  • You must be currently in Matric or have completed Matric
  • Students with a disability: you must be studying or intend on studying towards an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in any field
  • Students with a disability: you must have passed all your current subjects
  • Students without a disability: you must be studying or intend on studying towards an undergraduate degree in one of the fields listed above
  • Students without a disability: you must have achieved a minimum overall average of 65% in your current studies
  • You must be studying or have been accepted to study at a recognised and accredited public tertiary institution in South Africa
  • Current Matric students: you must have achieved a minimum result of 75% for Mathematics and Physical Science
  • Current university students: you must have consistently achieved a minimum overall average of 65%
  • You must have a total household income of less than R500 000 per annum (if you have a total household income of less than R350 000 you should apply for NSFAS – if you have not received NSFAS funding you may apply)
  • Preference will be given to students with disabilities

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online at Sage Bursary Application 2023

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your online application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • South African ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate or Matric latest results (certified copy)
  • Full academic record/ transcripts (certified copy)
  • Parents or guardians proof of income (latest payslips or letter from employer if employed, latest financial statements if self-employed, affidavit if unemployed) (certified copy)
  • Parents or guardian’s death certificates, if deceased (certified copy)
  • Parents or guardians divorce certificate, if divorced (certified copy)
  • Parents or guardians sworn statement, if separated (certified copy)
  • Signed consent form
  • Profile picture
  • Proof of address (certified copy)
  • Essay (answering the following: description of your personal background and family circumstances, description of all your achievements and leadership positions, your personal strengths and weaknesses, how your chosen study programme relates to your talents; interests, and envisaged career, your personal statement to headline your application profile)

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