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VWSA 2024 Bursary


Bursary Details

Volkswagen Group South Africa “VWSA” is committed to addressing the skills shortage in our country and supports the skills development of our youth. VWSA will be offering a limited number of comprehensive bursaries to qualifying candidates, studying towards a qualification at a formal tertiary institution in South Africa.

This Bursary is for the 2024 academic year.

You need to be studying full-time in 2024 to qualify. 

Undergrad Student (in 2023)

  • Certified copy of the latest Official academic transcript/s- For applicants that have enrolled at multiple institutions during their tertiary studies* 
  • Did you get funded by another bursary/NSFAS?; upload your bursary agreement/letter/offer* 
  • 2023 Official University Fee Statements- If you have off-campus accommodation, please include your lease agreement* 

Scholar in Matric

  • Grade 12 Term 2 Report (stamped) – With official school stamp
  • Grade 11 Final year Report- With official school stamp

Gap Year Student

  • Certified copy of valid matric certificate (Grade 12)

The bursary programme will be aimed at candidates who meet the following criteria:

  • All students registered for full-time studies at any DHET/CHE registered tertiary Institution, in 2024. 
  • This opportunity IS NOT OPEN TO Masters/Doctoral students. 
  • South African Citizen

Students registered as full time (undergrad & honours) students may apply in the following fields of study:

  • Mechanical Engineering; 
  • Electrical Engineering;
  • Mechatronics;
  • Industrial Engineering;
  • Information Technology; Software Development; Computer Science;  Data Sciences; 
  • Finance / Accounting; 
  • Marketing;  Public Relations
  • Purchasing / Logistics / Supply Chain.

Academic performance:

  • -Grade 12: Bachelor’s Pass with a minimum average of 70% 
  • -Tertiary level: A minimum average of 65%

Depending on application stage, candidates may be required to undergo screening, shortlisting, interview, and psychometric assessments.

Preference will be given in line with VWSA’s transformation/ employment equity objectives and requirements.Candidate Requirements

  • Certified copy of a valid South African identity document
  • A 1-2 page statement – Motivation for why you should be selected for this bursary
  • Recent certified Parents/Guardian’s valid South African ID (or death certificate if deceased)
  • A comprehensive CV of work experience and background
  • A copy of 2024 acceptance letter from an accredited institution. – Official letter showing you’ve been accepted (even provisionally) to study the qualification in 2024
  • All certified documents must be less than 3 months old. 
  • Where you have multiple documents for 1 submission, please combine/scan them into 1 file that you can upload.

For applicants under the age of 18, to comply with POPI regulations a signed consent form completed by your parent/legal guardian along with a certified copy of their proof of identity is required.

You can download the guardian consent form by clicking HERE.

Conditions of Bursary

  • Should you not have heard back from us by 31 November 2023, please consider your application as unsuccessful
  • Terms and Conditions apply.  Successful applicants will be required to sign an agreement provided by VWSA

Bursary Inclusion

  • Fees – Registration/Tuition, accommodation, meals, books and stationery;
  • Vacation work;
  • Mentoring and development 
  • Additional study support where regarded appropriate
  • Laptop provided for study purposes.

How to Apply

  • Applications that are incomplete and that include misrepresentations will immediately be disregarded.
  • Please ensure that you attach ALL of the Required Documents
  • Closing date for application type:
    • VWSA 2024 Bursary closes: Monday, October 30, 2023 at 12 midday
  • Bursary allocation year for application type:
    • VWSA 2024 Bursary will be allocated for the 2024 academic year


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