How to Apply for the Nedbank Bursary 2025

Are you an aspiring student in need of financial support for your studies? The Nedbank Bursary Programme for 2025 offers a fantastic opportunity for students pursuing their first undergraduate or Honours degree. Nedbank, one of South Africa’s largest and most reputable banks, is committed to supporting academically deserving students who lack the financial means to further their education. Here’s everything you need to know about the Nedbank Bursary and how to apply.

About Nedbank

Nedbank’s origins date back to 1831 with the establishment of the Cape of Good Hope Bank. After various changes and rebranding, the Nedbank Group was officially formed in 2003. Today, Nedbank is a major financial institution in South Africa, listed within the “Top 40” companies on the JSE with a market capitalization of R93 billion. The bank operates in six countries within the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and owns subsidiaries in Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique, Swaziland, Malawi, and Lesotho. Nedbank offers a wide range of services, including wholesale and retail banking, wealth management, insurance, and asset management.

About the Nedbank Bursary Programme

Nedbank invites students to apply for their External Bursary Programme for the 2025 academic year. The bursary aims to address scarce-skills shortages in South Africa, focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM), and Green Economy skills. Green Economy skills involve areas of study that improve social well-being, social equity, and reduce environmental risks and ecological inefficiency.

Fields Covered

The bursary is awarded for studies towards a first Undergraduate or Honours degree in the following fields:

  • Science
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Green Economy skills

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Nedbank Bursary, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a South African citizen.
  • Must be currently in Matric or have completed Matric.
  • Must be studying or intending to study towards a first undergraduate or Honours qualification in 2025.
  • Must be studying or have been accepted to study full-time at a recognized and accredited public University or University of Technology in South Africa.
  • Must have a strong academic record.
  • Must have passed Mathematics in Matric (not Mathematics Literacy).
  • Must have achieved a minimum overall average of 65% for the 2024 academic year (at Matric or University level).
  • Must have achieved a minimum overall average of 65% for all subjects aligned to the University qualification.
  • Must have proven financial need, determined by household income.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online. Follow these steps to apply for the Nedbank Bursary 2025:

  1. Prepare Your Documents:
    • ID document or card (certified copy).
    • Grade 11 final results AND Matric mid-year results if currently in Matric (certified copy).
    • Matric certificate AND latest mid-year results if currently in 1st year at University (certified copy).
    • Latest tertiary results AND mid-year results if currently in 2nd or 3rd year at University (certified copy).
    • A completed Nedbank Financial Checks Affidavit signed by the applicant AND parent or guardian.
  2. Submit Your Application:

Selection Process

  1. Screening and Shortlisting:
    • All applications will be screened and shortlisted based on the qualifying criteria.
  2. Interview and Assessments:
    • Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend a virtual interview, partake in psychometric testing, and other assessments.
  3. Evaluation by Nedbank Educational Trust:
    • After the screening process, applications and results will be assessed by the Nedbank Educational Trust. Bursaries will be awarded at the discretion of the Trust.
  4. Notification:
    • All candidates will be informed of the outcome of their applications after the recruitment process is complete.

Additional Documentation for Shortlisted Candidates

Shortlisted candidates must provide the following additional documents:

  • Written consent from parents, guardians, and other income earners in your household.
  • Completed income and expenditure statement from parents, guardians, and other income earners in your household.
  • Combined single document with:
    • ID documents of parents, guardians, and other income earners in your household (certified copies).
    • Proof of income (most recent payslips or letters of employment, not older than 3 months, or other proof of income sources).
    • 3 months’ recent bank statements of parents, guardians, and other income earners in your household.

Closing Date

The closing date for the Nedbank Bursary application is 31 July 2024. Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted, so ensure you apply before the deadline.

Contact Information

For any queries related to the Nedbank Bursary Programme, please contact:

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to further your education and secure a bright future. Apply for the Nedbank Bursary 2025 today!

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