ABSA BURSARIES



Absa Bursaries Information


Students who have missed the bursary application deadline may call 0860 100 372 to find out how Absa can assist with a study loan.

Who qualifies for Absa Bursary Programme?

Bursaries will be made available to students studying degrees that will provide essential or identified skills within the Financial Services Industry. Any one is eligible to apply for a bursary, provided that you are able to show that:
  • you have not received any other bursary for the same period for which you are applying for sponsorship from Absa
  • you are pursuing a course of study in a discipline that will benefit the Financial Services Industry
  • you are academically proficient
  • you have registered at a recognised Tertiary Education Institution in South Africa
  • you are a South African or Namibian citizen
The bursary programme selection criteria


Applications will be assessed on the following criteria:

academic proficiency
tertiary level of education
field of study
behavioural competencies
Please note: bursary applicants will not be considered for a bursary if they fail any subjects in the current academic year or if they achieve an aggregate below a minimum of 65% for all their subjects in the current academic year.

After the completion of your studies

As a bursary student you will be required to enter the employment of Absa after the completion of your studies. You will be contractually obliged to remain in the employment of Absa on a year- for- year basis for the duration of the bursary received. After the completion of your studies, you may be channelled to the Absa Graduate Development Programme, or any other suitable vacancies which may be available at the time. This is at the sole discretion of Absa. Details

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