What Sets Us Apart
We support students through individual mentor conversations, creating communities of belonging and imparting important personal and career skills.
Advertising and Recruitment
We advertise bursaries through tertiary institutions, schools and NGO networks. Our website is optimised to show in “bursary” searches and we further recruit through social media channels.
We select bursary students based on set criteria or we guide the development of criteria to suit a funder’s development outcome. We also facilitate psychometric assessments and interviews to support the selection process. We have been trusted for 48+ years for being transparent, unbiased and fair.
Disbursements & reporting
Our bursary system has strict financial controls for payments and provides real-time financial reports. We are annually audited by and provide financial reporting to a funder on the disbursement of funds including issuing of Section 18A certificates for tax and BEE purposes.
We track and monitor students’ academic and psychosocial progress. We identify their need for social-emotional support and mentoring for workplace readiness. StudyTrust provides opportunities for students to belong to an aspirational community of mutual care.
Registered Educational Trust
PBO Tax Exempt
NPO Sustainability Rating
Level One (>91%)
48 Years experience
R1 billion+ in bursaries to students
25 000+ Bursaries & scholarships awarded
UNHCR Implementing Partner
StudyTrust is an educational trust and public benefit organisation, that connects learners with potential to their study opportunities.
We administer bursaries and scholarships, provide mentoring and support to help tertiary students thrive academically and personally.