Bursary Opened: South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) 2025 – 2025

South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) has opened their bursary program and are inviting all interested applicants to join. To apply for this program follow the details below to apply.

ABOUT THE SAPOA BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

Every year, SAPOA invite students to apply for their bursary programme, for property-related studies. Students who are pursuing full-time studies in these fields, may apply a bursary for the 2025 academic year:

  • Finance (BCom) (majoring in Property Valuation and Management)
  • Property Valuation and Management (BCom)
  • Property Management (BSc)
  • Property Studies (BSc)
  • Real Estate (BSc)
  • Town and Regional Planning (BSc)
  • Urban and Regional Planning (BSc)
  • Construction Studies (BSc)
  • Quantity Surveying (BSc)

MORE ABOUT THE SAPOA BURSARY PROGRAMME – SELECTION & OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

SAPOA will award bursaries based on 4 main criteria: financial need; academic merit; availability of funds and university requirements. Bursary awards payments are made directly to the tertiary institution and can NOT be used to pay outstanding loans or debts.

Once students have graduated, they may be offered employment via the Graduate Development Programme, within SAPOA (or a member company) – employment is subject to availability within the company and is not guaranteed.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited to attend an interview before final selection is made.
 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SAPOA 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 OR a South African naturalized citizen
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must be studying or intend on studying full-time within one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • You must be studying towards an undergraduate qualification (postgraduate qualifications will only be funded if the qualification will allow the student to register in the property industry)
  • You must be studying or intend on studying at a University or University of Technology in South Africa (registered with the Council for Higher Education)
  • You must be a Black student, as defined by the BBBEE Act (i.e. African/ Coloured/ Indian)
  • You must have a strong academic record

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE SAPOA BURSARY

Download and complete the SAPOA Bursary Application Form (.pdf)
 

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)
  • Proof of acceptance to study at tertiary institution (on tertiary letterhead)
  • Latest academic record/ transcripts, if currently studying (on tertiary letterhead)
  • Breakdown of costs for the relevant study programme for the year (on tertiary letterhead)
  • Curriculum Vitae (of background and working experience)
  • Parents/ guardians ID documents (certified copies)
  • Personal statement (max 2 pages)
  • Two written references

Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Email: bursaryfund@sapoa.org.za
(Attention: Bursary & Career Specialist)

2) Hand delivery:
SAPOA Bursary Fund
WeWork Offices
173 Oxford Road
Rosebank
Johannesburg
2196
(Attention: Bursary & Career Specialist)

3) Post:
SAPOA Bursary Fund
P O Box 78544
SANDTON
2146
(Attention: Bursary & Career Specialist)

Please note: faxed applications will NOT be accepted.
 

CLOSING DATE FOR THE SAPOA BURSARY

31 August 2025.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
 

CONTACT THE SAPOA BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact SAPOA directly:
Bursary Fund Department
Tel: 011 883 0679
Fax: 086 458 6955
Email: bursaryfund@sapoa.org.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.