SAPPI: Bursaries 2023

Last updated on June 17th, 2022 at 09:30 pm

SAPPI invites student to apply for Bursary Programme 2023 academic year.

Bursary Application Closing Date: 30 September 2022

Bursaries will be awarded for undergraduate studies, towards the following qualifications:

  • Chemical Engineering (BEng or BSc)
  • Civil Engineering (BEng or BSc)
  • Electrical Engineering (BEng or BSc)
  • Forestry and Wood Science (BSc)
  • Industrial Engineering (BEng or BSc)
  • Mechanical Engineering (BEng or BSc)
  • Mechatronics Engineering (BEng or BSc)

The bursary will provide coverage of the following expenses: registration fees, tuition fees, prescribed textbooks, accommodation and a living allowance. The total bursary value will be dependent on the students household income.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited to attend an interview and psychometric assessments. If you do not receive any feedback within 2 weeks of the application deadline, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

Sappi is an equal opportunity employer, therefore all applications will be considered, regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. 


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 be between the ages of 17 and 25 years old
  • You must be currently in Matric OR have completed Matric
  • You must be studying OR intend on studying full time, towards one of the qualifications listed above, in 2023
  • You must be studying OR intend on studying at a recognised and accredited university in South Africa
  • You must have achieved a minimum result of 70% for Mathematics (NOT Mathematical Literacy) in Matric
  • You must have achieved a minimum result of 70% for Physical Science in Matric
  • You must have achieved a minimum result of 60% for English in Matric
  • You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 70% for current undergraduate studies (if currently studying)
  • Preference will be given to students who reside in areas close to Sappi’s main business operations

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online at: Sappi Bursary Application 2023
(Reference number: 43246)

Applicants must first Create an Account before they can Login and apply.

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):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric latest results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Any other relevant academic qualification certificates (certified copies)
  • Full tertiary academic record to date, if currently at tertiary level (certified copy)
  • Proof of tertiary registration or provisional registration (on university letterhead)
  • Updated Curriculum Vitae
  • Proof of household income or affidavit stating total household income
  • Vaccination card

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