Investec Bursary 2024

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Investec, a global financial services company founded in South Africa in 1974, has long been committed to fostering talent and driving positive change in communities. One of the notable ways it achieves this is through its comprehensive bursary programme, designed to support students in their pursuit of higher education and empower them to become leaders in their respective fields. 

Investec traces its roots back to a small leasing and financing company established in Johannesburg over four decades ago. Since then, it has evolved into a diversified international specialist banking and asset management group, operating primarily in the UK, South Africa, and Australia. Investec's ethos of entrepreneurialism, innovation, and commitment to excellence has been central to its growth and success over the years.

The Investec Bursary Programme is a flagship initiative aimed at providing financial assistance and developmental support to promising students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership potential, and a commitment to making a positive impact in their communities.

Note: Investec has a bursary programme for students pursuing teaching as well.

Minimum Requirements:

·         South African citizenship or permanent residency.

·         Strong academic performance, usually a minimum of 70% aggregate.

·         Financial need, as assessed through a means test.

·         Admission or registration at a recognized tertiary institution for a relevant degree programme.

·         Recent high school graduates with a matric exemption (Bachelor pass) and scores of 60% or higher in Mathematics, Sciences (Life Science or Physical Sciences), and English is eligible.

·         Tertiary students who have attained credits in Mathematics and Sciences (Life Science or Physical Sciences) are also eligible.

·         Graduates with majors in Mathematics and/or Science are eligible for the bursary.

Eligibility:

The Investec Bursary Programme is open to students pursuing undergraduate or postgraduate studies in various fields, including but not limited to:

·         Finance

·         Accounting

·         Economics

·         Engineering

·         Information Technology

·         Business Management

·         Law

·         Science

·         Mathematics

·         Humanities

Investec offers full bursaries and bursars are awarded depending on the financial need and academic merit. Full bursaries typically cover tuition fees, prescribed textbooks, accommodation, and a living allowance, while partial bursaries may cover specific expenses such as tuition fees or textbooks.

Successful applicants can expect a comprehensive bursary package tailored to their individual needs and circumstances. This may include:

·         Tuition Fees: Coverage of all or a portion of tuition fees for the duration of the academic programme.

·         Prescribed Textbooks: Financial assistance to purchase required textbooks and study materials.

·         Accommodation: Provision of funds towards accommodation expenses, either on-campus or off-campus.

·         Living Allowance: A monthly stipend to cover living expenses such as meals, transportation, and personal necessities.

·         Mentorship and Support: Access to mentorship programmes, career guidance, and networking opportunities to enhance personal and professional development.

·         Internship Opportunities: Potential opportunities for internships or work placements within Investec or its partner organizations, providing valuable practical experience and exposure to the industry.

The application process for the Investec Bursary Programme is designed to be accessible and straightforward, ensuring that eligible candidates have the opportunity to apply for financial assistance and support for their tertiary education.

 Below is a step-by-step guide to the typical application process:

Step 1: Check Eligibility Criteria

Before beginning the application process, it's essential to review the minimum requirements and eligibility criteria outlined by Investec. Ensure that you meet the necessary qualifications, including academic performance, citizenship or residency status, and field of study.

Step 2: Gather Required Documents

Prepare all the necessary documents required for the application process. These may include:

·         Academic transcripts or results from secondary school or previous tertiary education (if applicable)

·         Proof of admission or registration at a recognized tertiary institution

·         Proof of South African citizenship or permanent residency

·         Proof of household income or financial need (such as payslips or a letter from a parent or guardian)

·         Personal statement or motivation letter outlining your academic achievements, career aspirations, and reasons for applying for the bursary

·         Curriculum vitae (CV) or resume detailing your academic qualifications, extracurricular activities, work experience, and community involvement (if applicable)

·         Any additional documents or information specified by Investec

Ensure that all documents are accurate, up-to-date, and well-organized before proceeding with the application.

Step 3: Complete the Online Application Form

Visit the Investec website or the dedicated page for the bursary programme to access the online application form (Study Trust). Provide all the requested information accurately and completely. Double-check your entries to avoid any errors or omissions that could delay the processing of your application.

Step 4: Submit Application

Once you have completed the online application form and attached all required documents, submit your application electronically through the Investec website or the designated online portal. Be sure to review your submission one final time to ensure that all information is accurate and complete.

Step 5: Await Confirmation

After submitting your application, you will receive confirmation of receipt from Investec via email or other communication channels. Keep track of any correspondence from Investec and follow any instructions provided regarding additional documentation or next steps in the application process.

Step 6: Assessment and Selection

Investec will review all received applications and assess them based on the eligibility criteria, academic merit, financial need, and other relevant factors. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews, assessments, or further evaluation as part of the selection process.

Step 7: Notification of Outcome

Once the selection process is complete, Investec will notify applicants of the outcome of their bursary applications. Successful candidates will receive formal confirmation of the bursary award, including details of the bursary package and any additional requirements or conditions.

Step 8: Acceptance and Confirmation

If offered a bursary, carefully review the terms and conditions of the award, including any obligations or commitments required of recipients. Accept the bursary formally by following the instructions provided by Investec, which may include signing and returning acceptance documents.

Step 9: Enjoy the Benefits

Upon acceptance of the bursary, recipients can begin to enjoy the benefits of the programme, including financial assistance, mentorship, and support throughout their academic journey. Take full advantage of the opportunities provided by Investec to excel academically, develop professionally, and contribute positively to your community and society as a whole.

By following these steps and adhering to the guidelines provided by Investec, eligible candidates can navigate the bursary application process successfully and position themselves for academic success and future leadership.

Additionally:

In relation to bursaries for students pursuing teaching: it includes mentorship by seasoned school educators, access to top-notch teaching materials and technology, training at ISASA schools, specialized academic enrichment sessions, and full coverage of UNISA fees and textbooks, among other benefits.

The Investec Bursary Programme exemplifies Investec's commitment to nurturing talent, promoting education, and investing in the future of South Africa. By providing financial support, mentorship, and opportunities for growth, Investec empowers students to pursue their academic aspirations, realize their potential, and contribute meaningfully to society as future leaders and change-makers.

Note:

Applications for 2024 are closed. Look out for the opening date of the 2025 applications.

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