Sappi: Bursaries 2025

Sappi: Bursaries 2025

Sappi invites South African students to apply for Bursary Programme 2025 academic year.

Bursary Application Closing Date: 31 August 2024.

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 may provide coverage of the following expenses: 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 a selection interview.

Bursary recipients will have the opportunity to partake in vacation work during the July and December holidays each year, and successful completion will allow students to enter into the Sappi Engineer-in-Training programme.


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 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 2025
  • You must be studying OR intend on studying at a recognised and accredited university in South Africa
  • You must have achieved the following results in Matric if you have completed Matric (or in Grade 11 if you are currently in Matric):
    • A minimum result of 70% for Mathematics (NOT Mathematical Literacy)
    • A minimum result of 70% for Physical Science
    • A minimum result of 60% for English
  • 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 2025

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 and Grade 11 final results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Full tertiary academic record, if currently at tertiary level (certified copy)
  • Curriculum Vitae.