Harmony: Bursaries 2025

Harmony invites students to apply for Bursary Programme 2025 academic year.

Bursary Application Closing Date: 30 July 2025

Harmony is inviting first year students to apply for bursary funding for the rest of the 2025 academic year. Bursaries will be awarded for degree in ANY field of study (and are not limited to mining-related studies). Students residing within the Free State, Matlosana and Merafong communities are encouraged to apply.

The bursary is a once-off financial assistance, to be awarded to the maximum value of R100 000.
 

The Harmony bursary was initiated with the aim of financially assisting students from communities surrounding Harmony’s operations. Bursaries are awarded in various fields each year, dependent on Harmony’s future labour requirements.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted – should you not receive any feedback, please regard your application unsuccessful.

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):

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must reside in one of the following communities:
    • Free State: Allanridge/ Nyakallong, Hennenman/ Phomolong, Odendaalrus/ Kutloanong, Theunissen, Welkom/ Thabong, Virginia/ Meloding
    • Matlosana: Alabama, Hartebeesfontein, Jouberton, Kanana, Khuma, Klerksdorp, Orkney, Stilfontein, Tigane or Vaal Reefs
    • Merafong: Blybank, Blyvoor, Carletonville and including Ward 1 Farming Area, Driefontein, Fochville, Green Parks, Kokosi, Khutsong and Khutsong South (ext 2 and 5), Wedela and Welverdiend
  • You must have completed Matric or equivalent
  • You must be studying towards a degree qualification
  • You must be in your 1st year of study, in the 2025 academic year
  • You must be studying at a recognised tertiary institution (University or University of Technology) in South Africa
  • You must have a total household income of less than R600 000 per year

How to apply

Students who meet all of the above eligibility criteria, can apply by submitting clear copies of the following documentation (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Grade 11 final results (certified copy)
  • Matric NSC certificate or equivalent/ Matric latest results (certified copy)
  • Proof of residence in one of the above communities (signed affidavit or municipal account)
  • Proof of household income: parents/ guardians/ own (latest payslips if employed, affidavit if an informal trader, affidavit if unemployed, proof of pension if applicable, proof of SASSA grant if applicable, death certificates if deceased etc)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Financial statement from your University or University of Technology (on institutes letterhead)
  • Students banking details (on banks letterhead)

Note: all documents must not be older than 3 months.

Applications must be submitted electronically via email to Shereen Kloppers: SKloppers@Harmony.co.za
(Insert the words “Harmony Bursary Application – Your Full Name” in the email subject line).


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.