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When looking for bursary programs, one of the easiest methods for many students reading this article will be locating and applying for bursaries online. Unfortunately there is a lot of obfuscation on the internet, and finding legitimate or updated websites from which to apply for bursaries can sometimes be difficult or painstaking. This issue is further compounded because some supposedly online bursary programs simply cannot be applied for online, though in this day and age such things are becoming substantially less common. It is important to realize first that yes, online bursaries really do exist and yes, they are worth applying to. There are legitimate online bursaries applications to apply too but finding them is a little more difficult.

Students looking for bursaries online are typically trying to find them exactly because they need access to financial aid, but they should not allow this need to overwrite common sense, and students should be careful about where they are applying and what information they are providing over the web.

Finding bursaries online can be a tiring process while students attempt to negotiate the incredible amount of websites offering advertising over legitimate material. Those students who have spent a fair amount of time doing research on the internet may have an easier time locating online bursaries, but for many students who have not it will remain a problem.

One of the first things any students should do is search for government supported websites which will allow students to apply for government bursaries online through an official source. This is going to be easy to find for students in Canada and the United Kingdom where the national and provincial governments maintain a strong, modern presence on the web. For instance, the UK’s Directgov website connects people easily to government services, including online bursary applications. There students can apply for bursaries online through a single application which will check on their eligibility for multiple bursaries offered nationally. More work may have to be completed when looking for additional bursaries, and students should do further internet searches to find an online bursary application that will meet their needs.

One of the more difficult places to apply for bursaries in is South Africa, which has a series of both government and privately offered programs. Some of these bursaries are available online, but many of them will require students to print out an application and mail it in. Further, there is no simple one application form process which enables students to apply to all bursaries for which they are eligible, so students will have to be careful in making their selections. Fortunately, compared to the UK and Canada, there is an abundance of privately offered bursary programs, many of which can be applied to online. Because of their private sources, students applying to these bursaries online will want to review the company’s eligibility requirements to make sure the bursary they are applying to will be available to them. A simple search for “online bursaries South Africa” will yield far too many results, and the vague search terms will not help those students in specific fields. Because of this, students should narrow their searches and look for something along the lines of “engineering bursaries South Africa.” This search term will bring up a number of bursaries online, giving students search results such as the Anglo-American bursaries engineering or the CETA bursary application in engineering pages.

Take your time and be careful when applying to bursaries online. Remember that you are likely providing secure information about your person that you would probably like to keep private, or between you and the institution you believe you are applying to. Make sure that the website you are applying for is owned by the government, school or company to which you are applying, and if you are not entirely sure try contacting their support hotlines for further verification. Once you are sure that you are at an appropriate website, download or fill out the online bursary application, submitting it when you are finished. In all hopes you will win a few bursary awards and your financial aid will be set for the upcoming academic year.

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  42 Responses to “Finding Bursaries Online”

  1. Please email me the application forms.My contacts are 0846544741

  2. I am going to do medical engineering next year on 2012, i am applying for NHLS basaries as i will not be able to pay for my studies next year.I have completed matric on 2010.

  3. Please e-mail me the application forms.

  4. i just need some busaries for my daughter

  5. I am currently doing my first year at wits and can not perform well in my studies because my fees are too high and my parents are struggling to pay.I need a bursary what can i do.

    • Sibonelo,

      most bursaries are need based so look for the bursaries which you seem like a good fit for and them apply to them. Look into a government bursary where the guidelines are normally fair and apply to those. Have you talked with the financial aids office at your college to see if they can assist you on the bursary programs which could help you out?. Maybe there are other programs/grants/scholarships/ and possible work study programs you can fit into there. you won’t know unless you talk to them.

  6. i need to apply for an on line bursary and can’t seem to find any application

    • shakira,

      you must go directly to the bursary sponsors website and apply. If you can’t find their application to print out or submit then send them an email via their contact page on their website which most sites have. They should respond back to you within 3 days.

  7. I am a hard worker with self confidence and i have a good communication with people

  8. I am student, looking for Eskom bursary, doing Electrical engineering light current, I am done semester 3, going to semester

  9. Going to semester 4

  10. Im askn 4a bursary plz

  11. please send me government bursary application to study at any fet

  12. my mother is unable to pay for my fees because she doesn’t work an depend on our grandmother’s grant im doing my first year at university of limpopo (turfloop campus) in computer science i need a bursary to further my studies

  13. Sir,
    Thanks for what you are doing for mankind.Sir.how can I get burseries for my children aged 7,5,3 years respectively? Am unemployed.An a Ugandan.
    Thanks .
    Julius Muhangi

    • Muhangi,

      we write about college bursaries. You should contact your government educational department to research what bursaries/grants are available for your children. You should qualify for need based grants/bursaries/aid. In the USA this would be very possible.

  14. bursary of at least 1500 USD per year,for school fees in a day school

  15. why in south africa still tafe to get a bursary especially for black people,maybe our goverment do hv a strategy for people whose finishing their matric to help them with finincial assistance.

  16. im desparately in need of funding for my honours this year(2012) is there any bursary still available and open for this year?

    • mpumelelo,

      this site does not offer bursaries. We write about the various ones available today and you can apply to them by clicking on the links in the bursary articles.

  17. please email me the bursary application forms;im also interested in fulfuling my studies

    • SELOWA,

      their is no one bursary application form you can fill out to apply to all bursaries. You must go to the bursary sponsors website (college or company) and fill out their own bursary application form. They are all different.

  18. i m focus student and comment to o so i realy need this funding

  19. I WOULD LIKE TO STUDY FURTHER BUT DONT HAVE MONEY TO

    • JEANIKA,

      speak to a FinAids manager at a college to see what student aid programs you could qualify for, as well as apply online to as many bursaries you are a good fit for it – where your qualifications match up to the bursary criteria.

  20. Zikode funda. I would like to please Sasol to help to reach my destiny by giving me a bursary. I want to do animal science next year 2015. Right now I’m still upgrading my result in DUT.

    • Zikode,

      you must apply to bursaries to see if you qualify for them. Apply ASAP! Go to the bursary sponsors webpage and apply online to most any today.

  21. am hard work so my parents they don’t afford to pay my fees am looking for bursary.

    • nomvula,

      look into your government bursaries firstly because they are easy to apply to and easy to win. Then visit your college’s financial aids office to see which bursaries are right for you.

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