Schauenburg Education Trust

The Schauenburg Education Trust awards bursaries to students who are in the process of obtaining scarce skills qualifications, thus ensuring that more of these skilled professionals are developed and produced for future employment in South Africa.

For the foreseeable future, the Schauenburg Education Trust will focus on providing bursaries to students in their second, third and fourth years of study in the fields of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, as well as Business Management and Business Administration, at specified Universities.

How do I qualify for a bursary for 2025 and what must I be studying currently?

Bursaries for the 2025 Academic Year are intended to cover second, third and fourth year students studying Electrical Engineering (BEng or BSc), Business Management and Business Administration (BCom) Degrees.

For purposes of the 2025 intake, only students from the following Universities in Gauteng Province may apply:

  • University of Pretoria
  • University of Johannesburg
  • North-West University (Vanderbijlpark)
  • University of the Witwatersrand

The students ought to be:

  • Black Persons as per B-BBEE Legislation, with preference given to Black women, Black students under 35 years of age, and Black students with disabilities;
  • South African citizens with valid ID Numbers;
  • Willing to attend interviews and undergo psychometric testing; and

  • Willing to spend a minimum of 3 (three) weeks of their mid-year University holidays attending a vacation work or job shadowing programme at Schauenburg Systems (Pty) Ltd.

To apply for this bursary, students must be:

  • Full time First, Second or Third Year students and;

  • Studying Electrical Engineering (BEng or BSc), Business Management and Business Administration (BCom) Degrees.

  • Studying at specified accredited South African Universities (no bursaries for the 2025 Academic Year will be awarded to students for studies at any University of Technology or a College).

Who can apply?

Current First, Second or Third Year students studying Electrical Engineering Degrees (BEng or BSc) or Business Management and Business Administration (BCom) Degrees may apply to be considered for bursaries for their second, third and fourth years of study from 2025.

Applicants must also be able to show that they have made good academic progress during their First, Second or Third years while studying towards obtaining their Electrical Engineering (BEng or BSc), Business Management and Business Administration (BCom) Degrees. Applicants must have passed all courses for which they have registered while at University.

What does the bursary include?

Bursaries in respect of the 2025 Academic Year will cover some or all of the following costs:

  1. 100% of the prescribed University tuition fees, registration fees and exam fees which will be paid directly to the University.
  2. An amount equal to the average rate for accommodation in a single room at a University hostel at the University where the student is studying. This rate will be determined by the Trustees of the Schauenburg Education Trust and may be paid directly to the University.
  3. An amount for text books and course material.
  4. An amount for living allowances.

All payments in regard to the Bursary will be paid as determined by the Trustees of the Schauenburg Education Trust. Full details regarding payments will be communicated to successful applicants.

Selection Process

Applications for the 2025 Academic Year must be received by Schauenburg Education Trust before 15 July 2024.

Applicants may apply online through or alternatively request an application form from Thembeka Mpati: and Megan Milburn:

Supporting Documents for Application

The online application platform provides for the applicant to submit a cover letter, and upload supporting documents such as their Matric certificate, academic record as well as a copy of their South African Identity Documentation.

Applicants must submit their Matric results as well as their full academic record, reflecting their most recent results, in respect of their Tertiary education using the following link:

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed by the Bursary Administrators as well as the Trustees.

Successful applicants will receive details relating to the Schauenburg Education Bursary Scheme, as well as a written contract and other information for completion.

Important Information

  • Bursaries will not be awarded to students who are already in receipt of any other Bursary for the 2025 Academic Year.
  • Bursaries will be awarded based on objective-merit and need, and other criterion determined by the Trustees.
  • Bursaries will be awarded at the Trustees sole and absolute discretion, and can be cancelled or withdrawn at any time should the conduct or academic results of the Applicant not meet the requirements of the Trust, the satisfaction of the Trustees, or should the Applicant breach the provisions of the Bursary Agreement.
  • The Trustees will identify the specified Universities for study and can amend the list of specified Universities at any time.
Schauenburg Education Trust Application

Step 1 of 7

  • Bursary Application Form

  • General Comments

    This application form should be submitted along with the applicant's ID, Matric Certificate, Academic Records, and a Motivational Letter. The Bursary is strictly offered for Degrees in the academic fields of Electrical and Electronic Engineering or Business Administration and Business Management, for undergraduate students in their second to final years of study. The Bursary Administrators will contact applicants who are eligible for proceeding with the selection process for the Bursary. Should you not be contacted by the Bursary Administrator within four weeks of your application, please consider your application to be unsuccessful.

  • Motivational Letter