2025 Grandslots Bursary South Africa

Grandslots has opened its year-round bursary program and they are inviting all applicants to apply now. All interested applicants should apply using the details below.  Students who are residents within the Western Cape and are pursuing Undergraduate Diploma or Degree studies in these fields should apply:

  • Business Administration
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

The Grandslots bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: registration fees, tuition fees, exam fees, books, equipment if required for the field of study, student accommodation, meals and transport.

Bursaries will be awarded for one year of academic study at a time, however students are encouraged to reapply for funding each year.
 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE GRANDSLOTS BURSARY

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must reside within the Western Cape province
  • You must be from a Designated group (includes: Black people, women and those with disabilities)
  • You must be between 18 and 25 years old
  • You must be studying towards a full time Undergraduate qualification in one of the aforementioned fields (Diploma or Degree)
  • You must be in the 1st or subsequent year of study (funding will only be granted from 2nd year of study and onward)
  • You must be studying at an approved educational institution
  • You must NOT be in receipt of any other bursary funding (including partial bursaries, government funding etc)
  • You must have a total combined family income of NO MORE than R800 000 per annum

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE GRANDSLOTS BURSARY

Students who meet the above eligibility criteria, must submit an email requesting a copy of the application form to: owildschutt@grandslots.co.za
(Insert the words “Grandslots Bursary Application Request” in the email subject line).

You will then be sent a copy of the Grandslots Bursary Application Form and Bursary Policy.
 

You may be required to submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Full academic record with proof of completion of the 1st year of study (certified copy)
  • Parents/ guardians proof of household income (payslip if employed/ sworn affidavit if unemployed)
  • Proof of residence within the Western Cape

CLOSING DATE FOR THE GRANDSLOTS BURSARY

Applications are currently OPEN – apply as soon as possible to be considered for the position.
 

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact Grandslots directly:
Tel: 021 421 7771
Email: owildschutt@grandslots.co.za / recruit@sunslots.co.za


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.