National Treasury Bursary Programme 2015


As part of our commitment, the department’s bursary scheme provides financial support to South Africa students studying in the fields deemed critical and scarce to the National Treasury. It aims to build critical skills capacity and provide students with the opportunity to further their studies.


  • You are a South African citizen
  • You meet the entry requirements for your chosen field of study (provide proof of registration or provisional acceptance at the university)
  • Financial need
  • You must be studying or intending to study in the fields stated in Q2 below
  • If you are in matric: You have a grade 12 certificate with university exemption and an aggregate of 65% or higher
  • If you are already in university: You have obtained an average of 65% or higher for the previous year of study at university

Fields Of Study

  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Financial Management
  • Econometrics
  • Tax Law
  • Development Economics
  • Financial Engineering

No bursary will be awarded for studies outside the list above

What Does The Bursary Cover?

  • Tuition fees
  • Registration fees
  • Prescribed books only
  • Accommodation at an official university residence and meals

How to apply

Applications close on 12 June 2015. Complete and submit the bursary application form (download here) and attach the following:

  • Cover letter stating your field of interest and motivation
  • Certified copy of the applicant’s South African ID
  • Full official academic record or the latest statement of Grade 12 results
  • Proof of Registration or Provisional acceptance at University
  • Certified copies of parent/s or guardian’s South African IDs
  • Proof of Parent’s/Guardian income (salary advice) or affidavit

Send completed applications and accompanying documents to: GDP Specialist, Talent Management, National Treasury, Private Bag X115, Pretoria, 0001

E-mailed, faxed and late applications will not be accepted. Click here for further guidelines about the National Treasury Bursary Programme

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