FNB Fund Bursary South Africa

FNB Fund Bursary South Africa


FNB (First National Bank) is the oldest bank in South Africa, founded in Grahamstown in 1838. Today, FNB is a division of First Rand Limited along with Wesbank and Rand Merchant Bank and is one of the “big four” banks in South Africa.



The FNB Fund Bursary Programme is a partial bursary intended to help students fund their studies. Students are advised to apply for funding to cover the remainder of their tuition fees, through their Financial Aid Office at their university or via the NSFAS (National Student Financial Aid Scheme).

Bursaries will be awarded to students studying in the Commerce/ Engineering/ Science field of study and majoring in one of the below:
Commerce Faculty:

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial Science
  • Auditing
  • Economic & Management Sciences
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources
  • Investment Management
  • Law
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Psychology
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Statistics

Engineering Faculty:

  • Aeronautical Engineering
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building Technology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Mining Survey

Sciences Faculty:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Business Information Technology
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Mathematical Statistics
  • Mathematics
  • Software Development
  • Statistics


Applicants must meet the following minimal qualifying criteria before applying:

  • South African citizen,
  • Currently studying or intend on studying full-time,
  • Have completed Matric/ NSC within the last 2 years,
  • Proven strong academic merit,
  • Proven financial need
  • Achieved the following minimum results in the June/ final exams in Matric:
    • B Business Science/ B Com: minimum of 60% in Mathematics & English,
    • Engineering: minimum of 60% in Mathematics, Physical Science & English,
    • BSc: minimum of 60% in Mathematics, Physical Science & English.

* Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged individuals, rural students, female students and disabled students.


Apply online at: http://www.studietrust.co.za/ (between 01 May and 30 September)

Please include the following supporting documents with your completed application form:

  • Copy of ID document,
  • Copy of June exam results/ latest exam results if you are not studying in this year,
  • Matric results & latest tertiary results,
  • Two x testimonials: one from an educational official (principal/ lecturer), and one from a political, community or spiritual leader,
  • An essay about your life (self-written),
  • Proof of salaries of parents, guardian or spouse (payslip/ tax return statement/ letter from employer/ sworn statement).

(PS: incomplete application forms and insufficient documents will results in your application not being considered.)


30 September annually