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AVI Bursary Programme

AVI’s bursary programme provides vacation work opportunities for all their bursars, as well as graduate development positions to those who have completed their studies. The company also runs a volunteer industry mentor programme for its bursars and StudyTrust employees are regularly benefitting from the mentor training offered by AVI’s Learning and Development department. Vacation work opportunities are offered to non-AVI sponsored students through its Spitz and Kurt Geiger stores. StudyTrust works with beneficiaries from its other CSI programmes, providing bursaries for alumni of these programmes.

Degree's in Commerce and Engineering

Who can apply:

  • SA citizens interested in full-time undergraduate Commerce studies at the University of Johannesburg, the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pretoria University and Wits University in the fields of Marketing and Finance.  Only applicants with an NSC with degree endorsement and at least a level 5 rating (60%) for Mathematics and English First Additional Language, or Matric Exemption and a minimum “C” symbol (Higher Grade) for Maths and English or an NSC will be considered.
  • SA citizens interested in Mechanical Engineering degree studies at the University of Johannesburg, the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pretoria University and Wits University.  Only applicants with an NSC with degree endorsement and at least a level 5 rating (60%) for Mathematics, Physical Science and English First Additional Language, or Matric Exemption and a minimum “C” symbol (Higher Grade) for Maths, Science and English will be considered.

Preference is given to:

  • Current Grade 12 learners
  • Matriculated applicants waiting for a study opportunity

Full-time students in their first year studying towards degrees specified above.

Bursary type: Full Cost

Main selection criteria:  Academic merit and financial need.

Diploma's in Engineering and Food Technology

Who can apply:

  • SA citizens interested in full-time National Diploma/ B Tech studies in Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Food Technology studies at the Durban University of Technology, University of Johannesburg, Tshwane University of Technology and Vaal University of Technology.
  • Only applicants with an NSC with diploma endorsement and at least a level 4 rating (50%) for Mathematics, Physical Science and English First Additional Language, or matric exemption and a minimum “D” symbol (Higher Grade) for Maths, Science and English will be considered.

Preference is given to:

  • Current Grade 12 learners
  • Matriculated applicants waiting for a study opportunity
  • Full-time students in their first year studying towards the qualifications specified above.Bursary type: Full CostMain selection criteria: Academic merit and financial need.

Application Process

Due to a possible postal strike and the likelihood of your application not reaching us before the closing date, we encourage applicants to make use of the Online Application Feature.

  • Alternatively, application forms can be downloaded from our website.
  • Write your ID on every page of your supporting documents
  • Email your completed form and supporting documents in PDF format (not exceeding 1 megabyte) to apply@studytrust.org.za or fax 086 538 1537
  • If you require an application form to be posted to you, please sms the word STUDY, your name, surname, postal address & postal code to 31022. (Standard sms rates apply)
  • Completed application forms may still be submitted to the postal address, StudyTrust, Private bag X16, Braamfontein, 2017.
  • For applying online, please indicate in the relevant space that you are applying for an AVI bursary. We will, however, consider your application for other bursaries too, so you only have to apply ONCE.

How to apply

• Applications must be completed on StudyTrust’s online Leaply platform before 30 September to be considered for a bursary for next year.
• Only applications from South African citizens will be considered.

Closing date

Application Season: 01 April to 30 September.

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