Mercedes-Benz Bursary 2025

Mercedes-Benz has opened its 2025 bursary application for all students to apply ASAP. Bursaries will be awarded for studies within these fields:

  • Business Studies (Business Economics, Marketing, Sales and Aftersales)
  • Engineering (Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, etc)
  • Finance and Controlling
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology and Communication
  • Law (Legal and Compliance)
  • Procurement and Logistics

Closing Date: 10th January 2025.

Bursary Requirements:

  • You must be a South African citizen or you must qualify for a work visa or permit, if a foreign national (per the provisions of the Immigration Act 13, 2002)
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must be studying or intend on studying full-time towards a qualification in one of the above fields, in 2025
  • You must be studying or intend on studying at a recognised and accredited tertiary institution in South Africa
  • You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 70% in Matric (if not studying yet)
  • You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 65% at tertiary level (if currently studying)
  • You must NOT be an employee of the Mercedes-Benz group of Companies in South Africa
  • Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply

Bursary Coverage:

Method of Application:

Applications must be submitted online at: Mercedes-Benz Bursary Application 2025
(Reference number: MER0001ET9)

Candidates will be required to Register an Account before they can Login and apply.

Supporting Documents:

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 may be disqualified):

  • South African ID document (certified copy) or proof of foreign national status in South Africa (certified copy)
  • Grade 11 final results AND Matric latest results, if Matric results are not available (certified copies)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Full tertiary academic record, if currently studying (certified copy)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Proof of disability/ medical certificate, if disabled

Note: 2025 final/ year end results (Matric or tertiary) will be used in the selection process. Grade 11 results will be used as a placeholder, until Matric final results are submitted.


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.