South African Reserve Bank (SARB) Bursaries 2025

South African Reserve Bank (SARB) Bursaries 2025

South African Reserve Bank (SARB) invites South African students to apply for Bursary Programme 2025 academic year.

Bursary Application Closing Date: 30 September 2024

Bursaries will be awarded for undergraduate degree studies, including but not limited to, fields related to functions and activities of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB). (For example: Accounting, Actuarial Science, Economics, Finance, Information Technology, Law, Mathematical Statistics, as well as Dentistry, Medicine and Social Work).

Bursaries are reviewed annually, however students do not have to reapply for funding each year.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 1 month of the application closing date – if you do not receive any feedback by this time, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Candidates may be required to undergo testing and attend an interview before being awarded a bursary.

Bursary recipients will be required to sign an agreement with the SARB.


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 under the age of 30 years old
  • You must have completed Matric or be currently in Matric
  • You must intend on studying full-time, towards an degree undergraduate qualification, in a field of study that is not be limited to the functions and activities of the SARB
  • You must be entering your 1st year of study in 2025
  • You must have been accepted or provisionally acceptance to study at a recognised and accredited university in South Africa
  • You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 70% for your Matric June exams
  • You must be in financial need
  • You must be unable to afford to attend university without a bursary
  • You must be from a disadvantaged background

How to apply

Applications must be submitted in either of the following ways:

Option 1: Apply online for the SARB External Bursary Scheme Application 2025, on the TTI Bursary platform.

Option 2: Download and complete the SARB External Bursary Scheme Application 2025 (.pdf)

Submit your completed application form and supporting documents in any of the following ways:

  • Email:
  • Post: Dimpho Nkoana POSTNET Suite 101 Private Bag X153 Bryanston 2021


  • Use the promotional code SARB2025

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your online/ emailed/ posted application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric June results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
  • Matric final results/ certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Proof of acceptance/ provisional acceptance at university for the 2025 academic year (on institutions letterhead, with student number)
  • Motivational essay to support your application (approximately 250 words)