Sasol is a leading energy and chemical company that is committed to developing and commercialising technologies, as well as building and operating facilities in order to produce liquid fuels, low-carbon electricity and more. Formed in Sasolburg, Johannesburg in 1950, the company has expanded on an international level to such an extent that it employs over 35 000 people across 37 countries.
As a company, Sasol is deeply passionate about the education of South Africa’s youth and developing that young talent. Thus, their highly competitive bursary scheme seeks to attract that young talent to eventually join the organisation; those who successfully complete their study period through one of Sasol’s bursaries will gain employment through their Novice Professional Development Programme.
Fields of Study
Bursaries are awarded for full-time university studies in the fields of engineering, science and commerce disciplines, at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as for the university of technology/technikon. See a complete list below:
Bachelor of Engineering or Bachelor of Science in Engineering:
Bachelor of Science:
- Chemistry (Masters is compulsory)
- Geology (Honours is compulsory)
- Metallurgy (Honours is compulsory)
- Accounting / BBScience CA Stream (CTA, PGDA is compulsory)
University of Technology:
- Mechanical Eng.
- Industrial Eng.
- Power (Process Instrumentation & Electrical Eng.)
- Mine Surveying
Sasol Bursary Requirements for Online Application
All applicants must fulfil the following basic criteria:
- South African citizen with valid ID
- Apply for full-time studies to achieve an academic degree at an accredited South African university
- Willing to undergo psychometric testing if invited for an interview
- In terms of minimum grades achieved, see the Sasol bursary requirements as stated.
For Grade 12 / Matric Learners the requirements are as follow:
- For Engineering or one of the Science fields: A (HG) in Mathematics, B (HG) for Physical Science and C (HG) for English
- For BCom degree: C (HG) in Mathematics and C (HG) for English
Candidates already studying can find requirements on the link provided above for the bursary requirements. If you are already enrolled in the degree course for which you are applying for the bursary, then you must have passed all your registered courses up until now in order to be considered. Also note that no fees already paid by the candidate for their studies will be refunded.
The bursaries cover the following:
- Full university tuition, registration and exam fees (to be paid directly to the university)
- University-administered accommodation (to be paid directly to the university)
- Meals (three meals per day as determined by the university)
- Books and pocket money (approximately R10 000 per year)
- If there are any subjects that need repeating, these will need to be paid for by the individual themselves.
Sasol Bursary Selection Process
Applicants who have been shortlisted will be invited to attend an interview – notification of this will be conducted via both telephone and written correspondence before the end of May. The interviews take place in June to July to make it easy for school students to attend during their holidays. The structured interview session and psychometric testing is expected to last for a full day.
Sasol will reimburse applicants for their travel expenses to attend the interview day, up to a predetermined maximum amount.
Successful candidates will be notified by the end of August; if no communication is received by then, it means that the application was unsuccessful. Those successful individuals will then be provided with documentation regarding the specific Sasol Bursary Scheme and a written contract.
After graduating from their studies, bursary holders will be contractually bound to work for Sasol for the same period of time as was spent studying.
Sasol Bursary Closing Date and How to Apply?
This date may change yearly but the date can be found on the Selection Process Page of the Sasol Bursaries Website every year.
In order to complete the Sasol bursary online application, prospective candidates can visit the Sasol Bursaries Website. At the bottom of this page candidates will find more detail on how to qualify, what is included in their bursaries program, what fields fo study they can apply for, as well as how to apply.