Sasol Bursary Programme 2024

Sasol is a leading energy and chemical company, committed to developing and commercializing technologies to produce liquid fuels, low-carbon electricity, and value-added chemicals. Sasol is also committed to the education and development of South Africa’s youth, and offers a number of bursaries to talented students who are planning to study in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields.

The Sasol Bursary Programme comprises:

  • Undergraduate Studies (B.Eng. / B.Sc.)
  • Postgraduate (M.Sc. / M.Eng. / PhD.)

Undergraduate Studies (B.Eng. / B.Sc.)

Applications may be submitted for degrees (no diplomas) in one of the following fields of study:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry (Hons. is a requirement for Sasol)
  • Civil Engineering
  • Data Science (Computer Science / Mathematics / Operations Research / Statistics)
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Geology (Hons. is a requirement for Sasol)
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgy (Hons. is a requirement for Sasol)
  • Mining Engineering

Undergraduate Studies (B. Eng. Tech.) – University of Technology

  • Mine Surveying
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Instrumentation & Control Engineering (Electrical Light Current)
  • Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current)
  • Mechanical Engineering

Postgraduate (M.Sc. / M.Eng. / PhD.)

To support economic growth demands in South Africa and to satisfy our own requirements for highly skilled postgraduates in the science and engineering disciplines, Sasol awards postgraduate bursaries for M.Sc., M.Eng. and PhD. studies in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.

These awards will be made for postgraduate research supporting Sasol and South Africa’s energy and circular economy transition, through application in the following core disciplines:

  • Chemical Engineering – Fluid Dynamics
  • Chemical Engineering – Mathematical and Statistical Modelling
  • Chemical Engineering – Process Modelling
  • Chemical Engineering – Reactor Technology
  • Chemical Engineering – Separation Technology
  • Chemical Engineering – Thermodynamics
  • Chemistry – Advance analytical Chemistry in the areas of Vibrational Spectroscopy or Gas Chromatography
  • Chemistry – Catalysis or Polymer Science
  • Chemistry – Environmental Science in the areas of Water, Waste or Air, or in Air with focus on dispersion modelling
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Science – Applied Mathematics
  • Data Science – Statistics

Applicants are not required to have a formal project proposal ready but should know in which area of chemistry or chemical engineering they would like to study and must be able to discuss possible topics which will support the current sustainability imperatives.

Successful candidates will engage with Sasol technical experts and academic supervisors to finalise a project proposal.

How to Apply

Applications for the Sasol Bursary Programme 2024 are now open. To apply, click on the button below.

The closing date for applications is 23 May 2023.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Sasol Bursary Programme, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a South African citizen
  • Be a full-time student at a recognized South African university or university of technology
  • Be enrolled in a degree program in one of the fields of study listed above
  • Have a minimum academic average of 60% in Mathematics, Physical Science, and English
  • Demonstrate financial need


Sasol bursaries cover the following expenses:

  • Tuition fees
  • Registration fees
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Books and stationery
  • Pocket money

In addition, Sasol bursars also receive the following benefits:

  • Access to Sasol’s employee benefits, such as medical aid, dental aid, and life insurance
  • Opportunities for professional development and networking
  • The chance to work with some of the best minds in the industry

If you are a talented student who is passionate about pursuing a career in STEM, then the Sasol Bursary Programme is an excellent opportunity for you. Apply today and take your first step towards a bright future!

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