Coronation Exceptional Student Bursary 2025 (Coming Soon)

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Coronation Fund Managers is an independent asset management company that was founded in 1993. As a pure fund management business, we know that our people are the heart of our DNA - a group of talented professionals with an extraordinary blend of skills, insights, and passion. Teamwork, long-term thinking, and continuous learning that is actively encouraged by the company are all key components of our culture. 

Headquartered in Cape Town, we are one of the largest managers of third party assets in South Africa. We also have offices in London and Dublin.

About The Bursary

The Coronation Exceptional Student Bursary is looking for students who aspire to pursue any commerce degree, along with an exceptional track record. If you've got your sights set on the stars and are willing to put in exceptional effort, you could earn a place on our high performance team. The bursary programme seeks to provide full support to well-rounded individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds. In return, the bursary requires work-back commitment once their degree is completed.

Who Can Apply

Applicants should be well rounded and demonstrate character, leadership potential, and altruism. Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged students.

Current Grade 12 Students

  • South African citizens enrolling for full time studies at a South African university in 2025.
  • Aspirations to pursue any undergraduate commerce-related degree.
  • An exceptional academic track record that averages at least 75%.

Current University Students

  • South African citizens enrolled for full time studies at a South African university in 2024 and 2025.
  • Currently pursuing any commerce-related degree, and require funding as an undergraduate in 2025.
  • An exceptional academic track record that averages at least 70%.

Please read these notes and instructions carefully before completing the form. Be sure to read every section and ensure that the information you provide is accurate.

  • Applications that are incomplete and that include misrepresentations will immediately be disregarded.
  • Please ensure that you attach ALL of the Required Documents
  • Applications are currently closed.

It is your responsibility to apply for entrance for your intended course and university and to ensure that you are able to meet the entrance requirements stipulated for your course.

Please ensure that you complete all the sections of this application form.

Please select the correct funding opportunity when completing your application.

You will receive a confirmation e-mail once we have received your application.

You will be advised if your application is unsuccessful. Only shortlisted applicants will be invited to interviews.

Good Luck!

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Required Documents

Please prepare the following documents:

  • A one-page statement clearly setting out why you have chosen your field of study and how you intend to use it after graduation.
  • One letter of recommendation from an individual who can speak to your personal character and/or your academic performance. This person should not be a relative or friend. Please include their telephone details.
  • A certified copy of your barcoded ID.
  • A copy of your CV.
  • Proof of your family’s monthly income. (e.g. salary slips or if unemployed, an affidavit to support this. Please include any SASSA grants)
  • All high school applicants must attach a certified copy of their grade 11 reports and matric reports to date. If applicable, please provide proof of provisional university acceptance.
  • All tertiary students must submit certified copies of their grade 11 report, their matric results and their most recent official transcript. For applicants that have enrolled at multiple institutions during their tertiary studies, please combine all your transcripts into one document.
  • Proof of registration for students currently enrolled at a tertiary institution.

For applicants under the age of 18, to comply with POPI regulations a signed consent form completed by your parent/legal guardian along with a certified copy of their proof of identity is required.

You can download the guardian consent form by clicking HERE.