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BASF South Africa Trust: Bursaries 2022

BASF South Africa Trust invites students to apply for Bursaries Programme 2022 academic year.

The bursary Application closing date  is 10 December 2021

The BASF South Africa Trust is inviting Black female students, to apply for bursary funding for the 2022 academic year. Bursaries will be available for studies within these fields:

  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Sciences

The aim of the bursary is to support the advancement of women in science, within the country therefore Black females with strong academic records and financially disadvantaged backgrounds, are encouraged to apply.

The full cost bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: tuition fees, textbooks, accommodation and a monthly stipend.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted after 2021 final results are received (which are due by 4 January 2022). If you do not receive any feedback, please regard your application as unsuccessful.


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 Black female (in terms of the BBBEE codes)
  • You must be studying towards a qualification in the fields of Chemistry, Engineering or Sciences, in 2022
  • You must be studying at a recognised and accredited University in South Africa
  • You must have completed your 1st year of study and be entering your 2nd or higher year of study in 2022
  • You must be in financial need and meet the NFSAS funding criteria (find the NFSAS funding criteria here)
  • You must have a strong academic record
  • You must NOT have a criminal record
  • You must NOT be in receipt of any other bursary, scholarship, grant or other funding for 2022 (except for NSFAS funding)

How to apply

Students who meet the eligibility requirements may apply by submitting clear copies of the following supporting documentation (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate/ results (certified copy)
  • Full academic record, including most recent results (certified copy)
  • Parent or guardians proof of income (latest payslips if employed, audited financial statements if self-employed, affidavit if unemployed, proof of grant or pension if applicable)
  • Curriculum Vitae (maximum 3 pages)
  • Essay on the following topic: ‘The current state of my field of study and the possible future state of the said industry’. Explain how you will contribute in the future or how you will fit into the future state of your field of study, as well as why you should be awarded the bursary (12pt font, 1.5 line spacing in Microsoft Word or PDF, 2 to 4 pages)

Note: there is no application form to be completed for this bursary application – students need only submit the list of above documents to apply. Documents must be submitted in pdf format.
Note: 2021 final results academic record (certified copy) must be submitted by no later than 4 January 2022, via email to: basf_za_trust@basf.com.

Applications must be submitted via email to: basf_za_trust@basf.com
(Insert the words “BASF Bursary Application 2022” in the email subject line).

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