2025 Ninety-One Bursary Opened

Ninety-One SA (Pty) Ltd, previously known as Investec Asset Management has opened its 2025 bursary program and is inviting all unemployed youth to apply now. All interested applicants should apply using the details below.

CLOSING DATE: 30 September 2025.

BURSARY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must be under 22 years old in 2025
  • You must be currently in Matric OR have completed Matric
  • You must intend on studying full time within one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • You must be starting your first year at university in 2025
  • You must intend on studying at a recognised university in South Africa
  • You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 70% or Level 6 in English and Mathematics or Sciences in Grade 11
  • You must have proven financial need (family income of less than R600 000 per year) (special circumstances will be assessed if applicable)
  • You must satisfy the minimum entry requirements for your chosen field of study
  • You must have an excellent academic record
  • You must have strong leadership qualities

BURSARY COVERAGE

Bursaries will be awarded for studies within the following fields:

  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Financial services
  • Healthcare (excluding: Dentistry, Medicine and Veterinary Science)
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Psychology

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: full tuition fees, study materials, accommodation and meals.

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Applications must be done online at: Ninety One Bursary Application 2025

Applicants will be required to Register an Account before they can Login and Apply.

Please use the following as the promo code/ reference: “NINETY ONE”
 

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

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Grade 11 final results (certified copy)
  • Matric latest results (certified copy)
  • Proof of application or registration at university for 2025 (on institutes letterhead)
  • Proof of parents/ guardians household income (latest payslips if employed/ affidavit if unemployed/ SASSA or pension slip if applicable)

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.