First National Bank Bursaries

First National Bank Bursaries, The FNB Fund Bursary, administered by the StudyTrust, are awarding partial bursaries to those studying (or planning to study) towards a Commerce, Engineering or Science degree qualification.

The partial bursary will provide coverage for approximately 50% of the total study fees per annum – students will be required to cover the remainder of their fees via another method (student loan/ NSFAS etc).
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
  • Auditing
  • Economics
  • Economic & Management Sciences
  • Finance
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Statistics
  • Financial Management
  • Investment Management
  • Management
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Psychology
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Law

Engineering Faculty:

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

Sciences Faculty:

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



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):

  • South African citizen
  • Strong academic potential
  • Currently in Matric OR have completed Matric within the past 2 years (students who have completed Matric more than 2 years ago may not apply)
  • Studying or intend on studying full time within one of the aforementioned undergraduate fields of study
  • B Business Science/ B Com students must have achieved the following minimum results in Matric (June or final exams): 60% for English and 60% for Mathematics
  • BSc students must have achieved the following minimum results in Matric (June or final exams): 60% for English, 60% for Mathematics and 60% for Physical Science
  • Engineering students must have achieved the following minimum results in Matric (June or final exams): 60% for English, 60% for Mathematics and 60% for Physical Science
  • Accounting students pursuing their Honours qualification are welcome to apply
  • Students with disabilities are welcome to apply
  • Proven financial need
  • *Preference will be given to female students, as well as learners from previously disadvantaged communities and those residing in rural areas



Applications must be done in one of the following ways:
1) Online at:
2) By downloading and completing the FNB StudyTrust Bursary Application Form (.pdf)
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document (certified copy of)
  • Grade 11 final results, if currently in Matric
  • June 2018 results OR latest results if not currently studying
  • Matric certificate/ results, if completed Matric (certified copy of)
  • Complete tertiary academic record, if at tertiary level (certified copy of)
  • Proof of admission/ provisional admission to the institution you applied at, if not currently at tertiary level
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Essay about your life (to be completed on the application form)
  • 2 testimonials (1 from an educational official and 1 from a community or spiritual leader – to be completed on the application form)
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income:
    • if unemployed: sworn affidavits
    • if employed: latest payslips (certified copies of)
    • if self-employed: sworn affidavit declaring monthly income or latest audited financial statements (certified copies of)
    • if deceased: death certificate or a sworn affidavit (certified copies of)
    • if residing with your guardian while parents are alive: guardians latest payslips (certified copies of)
    • if parents are divorced: divorce certificate (certified copy of)
    • if parents are separated: sworn statement from one parent confirming separation


Hardcopy applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Email: [email protected]
2) Fax: 086 538 1537
3) Post:
The National Director
Private Bag X16


31 August 2018.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)


For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact Study Trust directly:
Contact Person: Mr Themba Mdluli (Bursary Applications & Enquiries: The Applications Officer) / Mr Sibusiso Lukhele (Bursary Administration & Support)
Tel: 011 403 1632
Email: [email protected]
Once you have submitted your application, you will receive confirmation that your application has been received. The final outcome of your application will be sent to you via email by no later than 31 December. Please only submit a query regarding your application status if you have not received any feedback by 15 January.