Arup Education Trust Bursary South Africa 2024 – 2024

ABOUT THE COMPANY – ARUP

Arup (Arup Group Limited) was founded in 1946 by Sir Ove Arup, as a multinational professional services company. The firm provides planning, design, engineering, consulting and project management services across the built environment sector.

Headquartered in London, within the United Kingdom, the company employs more than 13 000 staff members in their 92 offices. The companies offices are located throughout 35 countries, with a presence in Africa, Europe, Australasia, East Asia, the Americas and the Middle East.

The Arup Education Trust was formed in 2011, with the aim of bettering the lives of previously disadvantaged students by way of education. They are committed to helping female students advance their skills, with at least half of the beneficiaries being women.

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

The Arup Education Trust Bursary was created in the hopes of helping students with strong academic merit, but lacking financial funding.

The bursary will be awarded to students who are currently studying or intend on studying towards a degree qualification within the Built Environment field.

Once students have graduated, there is NO obligation to work for Arup. Students must however, remain within the country for a minimum of 3 years after graduation, in order to contribute to the country.
 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

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):

  • Must be black (per SA BEE codes),
  • Previously disadvantaged,
  • Currently studying towards a B Tech or degree in the built environment, or registered and accpeted to study in the upcoming year,
  • Studying at a university in the Eastern Cape/ Gauteng/ KwaZulu-Natal,
  • Strong academic record,
  • Combined household income of no more than R10 000/ month.

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY

Download and complete the Arup Bursary application form in either of the following formats:
Arup Bursary Application Form (.pdf)
Arup Bursary Application Form (.doc)
 

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 of)
  • Latest tertiary academic results (certified copy of)
  • Proof of household income (latest payslips) (certified copies of)
  • Recommendation letter from one of your lecturers

Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways;
1) Email: aet.enquiries@arup.com
(Insert the words “Arup Bursary Application – Your Full Name” in the email subject line)

2) Hand-delivered:
The Arup Education Trust
10 High Street
Melrose Arch
2076
 

CLOSING DATE

30 September annually.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
 

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact Arup directly:
Tel: 011 218 7613
Email: aet.enquiries@arup.com


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.