(SIOCCDT): Bursaries 2023


Sishen Iron Ore Company-Community Development Trust (SIOC-CDT) invites students to apply for Bursary Programme for the 2023 academic year.

Fields of study:

Bursaries are available for studies within these fields:

  • Agriculture (specialisation: Agricultural Economics / Agricultural engineer food technologist / Environmental officer / Food technician / Livestock product analyst / Veterinarian)
  • Business management and economics (specialisation: Accounting / Actuarial Science / Auditing and Tax / Economics / Project Management / Statistics and mathematics)
  • Education (specialisation: BEd. Foundation Phase / BEd.Natural Science / BEd. FET Mathematics / BEd. FET Physical Science / Economics and Management Science / BEd. Language / BEd. Special Needs)
  • Engineering and Science (specialisation: Architecture / Civil Engineering / Electrical Engineering / Environmental health / Geology / Quantity Surveying / Town planning)
  • Health and clinical related sciences (specialisation: Advanced EMS / Biochemistry / Chemical, Biological, Medical Lab sciences / Dentistry / MBChB / Nursing / Pharmacy)
  • Information Technology (specialisation: Computer Sciences and communication / Data Science or Analytics / Software Development / Web design and development)
  • Law (specialisation: LLB)
  • Tourism (specialisation: Arts and Culture Heritage / Ecotourism Management / Hospitality Management)

NB: students pursuing studies in other fields may also apply, however, students pursuing studies in the fields above will receive preference.


  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must be under the age of 35 years old
  • You must reside in or originate from a beneficiary area: Gamagara Local Municipality (Northern Cape), Ga-Segonyana Local Municipality (Northern Cape), Tsantsabane Local Municipality (Northern Cape), Joe Morolong Local Municipality (Northern Cape), or Thabazimbi Local Municipality (Limpopo)
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must be studying or intend on studying towards a qualification in one of the fields listed above
  • You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 65%, in your most recent academic results
  • You must have been accepted to study at a recognized public institution (University/ University of Technology/ TVET/ FET College) in South Africa
  • You must be in need of financial assistance (based on household income)
  • Preference will be given to students with disabilities
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The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses:

  • registration fees,
  • tuition fees,
  • prescribed study material,
  • accommodation and a stipend each quarter.
  • Students with disabilities will also receive assistive devices to enhance their learning.
How to Apply


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