How to Apply for the Ninety One Bursary 2025


Application Closing Date: 31 July 2024

The Ninety One Bursary, part of the #Changeblazer programme, aims to support South African students in achieving their academic and career goals. Offered by Ninety One SA (Pty) Ltd, formerly known as Investec Asset Management, this bursary provides comprehensive financial assistance for students pursuing studies in various fields. With a strong commitment to nurturing talent and fostering educational development, Ninety One covers full tuition fees, study materials, accommodation, and meals for the selected candidates.

Overview of Ninety One

Ninety One SA (Pty) Ltd, formerly known as Investec Asset Management, is an authorized financial services provider established in 1991 and rebranded in 2020. The company has offices in Cape Town, South Africa, and London, United Kingdom, and is listed on both the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

Bursary Programme Fields

Ninety One is offering the #Changeblazer bursary programme for the 2025 academic year. This bursary is available for students in the following fields:

  • Business, Finance, and Economics
  • Education (Mathematics and Science)
  • Engineering
  • Healthcare (excluding Dentistry, Medicine, and Veterinary Science)
  • Technology and Computer Science
  • Psychology

Coverage Value

The Ninety One Bursary will cover:

  • Full tuition fees
  • Study materials
  • Accommodation
  • Meals

Administered by Career Wise, the bursary programme involves accepting, scanning, and shortlisting candidates. Shortlisted students will attend a panel interview assessment for final selection.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Ninety One Bursary, applicants must:

  • Be a South African citizen
  • Be under 21 years old in 2025
  • Be currently in Matric
  • Intend to study full-time towards a qualification in one of the listed fields
  • Be entering the first year of university in 2025
  • Intend to study at a recognized university in South Africa
  • Preferably have a minimum overall average of 70% or Level 6 in English and Mathematics or Sciences in Grade 11
  • Have proven financial need (family income of less than R600,000 per year; special circumstances will be assessed if applicable)
  • Meet the minimum entry requirements for the chosen field of study
  • Have an excellent academic record
  • Demonstrate strong leadership qualities

Application Process

  1. Online Application:
  2. Supporting Documents:
    • ID document (certified copy)
    • Grade 11 final results (certified copy)
    • Matric latest results/Matric certificate (certified copy)
    • Proof of application or registration at university for 2025 (on institute’s letterhead)
    • Proof of parents’ or guardians’ household income (latest payslips if employed/affidavit if unemployed/SASSA or pension slip if applicable)

Submission of these documents is compulsory; incomplete applications may be disqualified.

Important Dates

  • Application Closing Date: 31 July 2024
    • Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted. Ensure your application is submitted before the closing date.

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