Sasol Bursary Programme for South African youth

Sasol Bursary Programme for South African youth.

Sasol is inviting undergraduate and postgraduate students who are South African citizens to apply for the 2023 Bursary Programme.

The scarcity of talent in South Africa and globally makes it essential for Sasol to ensure continuous availability of skills to sustain our growth.

Sasol Bursary programmes for South African youth are a critical talent lever to enable us to meet our strategic and transformation talent objectives.

Sasol Bursary programme comprises of a comprehensive package that covers both financial as well as developmental support throughout the study period.

Bursaries are awarded for full-time university studies in engineering and science.

Upon successful completion of the study period, students may be employed within the Sasol Group through our Graduate Development Programmes.

Applications may be submitted for degrees (no diplomas) in one of the following fields of study:

Undergraduate Studies (B.Eng. / B.Sc.) 

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry (Hons. is a requirement for Sasol)
  • Civil Engineering
  • Data Science (Computer Science / Mathematics / Operations Research / Statistics)
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Geology (Hons. is a requirement for Sasol)
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgy (Hons. is a requirement for Sasol)
  • Mining Engineering

Undergraduate Studies (B. Eng. Tech.) – University of Technology 

  • Mine Surveying

Postgraduate (M.Sc. / M.Eng. / PhD.)

To support economic growth demands in South Africa and to satisfy our own requirements for highly skilled postgraduate in the science and engineering disciplines. 

Sasol, in general, awards postgraduate bursaries for M.Sc., M.Eng. and PhD. studies in Engineering.

  • Cyber Security

Important information to all applicants:

Please note that:

  • Bursaries are awarded for standard degree courses over a minimum period of time (e.g. B.Sc. or B.Eng. for studies over a 4-year period).
  • Students already on a so called 5-year program / who intend to register for a 5-year study plan must not apply. (Should you still apply; and we realise at a later stage that you are already registered for 5 years or will register for a 5-year programme – the bursary will be withdrawn/terminated with immediate effect).
  • Students who apply for a 2nd/3rd/4th year bursary, must still be able to comply with the above-mentioned rule. If you have failed modules/have not registered some modules/cancelled any modules and thereby added a year to the study period (resulting in a 5- or 6-year study period), please do not apply. In summary – you must still be able to complete the applicable degree course in the minimum and standard prescribed period of time – for example 4 years for a B.Eng./B.Sc. Engineering degree.
  • Students must study full time at a recognised and approved standard South African University. NB. Students may (for example) not register at a so called distance-learning facility/institution – i.e. UNISA.
  • Bursaries will under no circumstances be awarded for studies towards a so called dual/combined/hybrid degree course (e.g. B.Sc. Chemistry with Chemical Engineering, B.Eng. Mechatronics, B.Sc. Environmental & Geology etc.)
  • Should an individual provide incorrect information during the application process and such information comes to the attention of Sasol at any later date, the invitation for the further selection process, the bursary offer or the bursary will be withdrawn/terminated with immediate effect – due to possible intentional/unintentional fraudulent action.
  • NB. It is imperative that students understand that should the information provided during the application and/or the possible bursary interview and/or any later date differs – the application/bursary will be regarded as null and void.

If you have what it takes to become part of this exciting team, the Sasol programmes for South African youth are ready to change your life.


  1. All applications should be submitted before close of business of the application closing date.
  2. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
  3. Applications by e-mail and/or not submitted via the Sasol bursaries website will not be considered.
  4. Applications from non-South African citizens will not be considered.

If you experience problems with your application, please contact: Berlyne Rasool | | 086 010 6235

Sasol Bursary Programme for South African youth.

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