Apply for the 2023 PPS bursary programme

Applications for the PPS bursary are now open.

The PPS Foundation Bursary Programme is comprehensive, covering tuition, textbooks, and accommodation payment. PPS bursaries are awarded to full-time university students studying within the STEM field, based on their financial needs and academic record. The 2023 PPS Foundation Bursary Applications are now open.


  • Applicants must be South African citizens with a government-issued ID Book or card.
  • In line with the Founder’s Transformation agenda, preference is given to historically disadvantaged, financially deserving individuals.
  • Preference is given to applicants studying towards a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) degree, which is considered scarce and critical within the financial sector and, more broadly, across the country.
  • A proportion of the funding may be provided to Humanities students (up to 15% of the funding available).
  • Funding is provided to applicants whose household income is from R0 – R1 000 000 per annum.
  • Only applicants studying or enrolled at public South African institutions of higher learning will qualify (universities and universities of technology).
  • Qualifying applicants are funded from the first year through to the Honours level.
  • PPS Foundation strives to fund all qualifying students comprehensively, including tuition, books, accommodation and meals.
  • It is a condition of the PPS Bursary/Sponsorship for all successful bursary recipients to attend on-campus contact support sessions as facilitated by the PPS Foundation from time to time.
  • All PPS Bursary/Sponsorship recipients are required to submit their statement of academic results at the end of each semester as soon as they are available. Failure to do so may result in fees being withheld.
  • Agree and specifically give consent to the PPS Foundation for purposes of the processing, including but not limited to, obtaining, sharing and retaining records of my personal information relating to this application.

For more info, applicants may contact via email at

To notify us of any bursaries, please send an email to

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