Sasol Mining extends an exclusive invitation to aspiring engineers through its Sasol Mainstream Undergraduate Bursary for 2025, turning dreams into tangible career paths. This opportunity empowers individuals to pursue their passion while contributing to the future of the industry.

Sasol Mining seeks talented individuals prepared to embark on an enriching educational journey, providing financial aid and immersive experience within the mining sector.

Sasol Mainstream Undergraduate Bursary Overview

  • Sasol Mainstream Undergraduate Bursary is performance-based, entailing a work-back/pay-back obligation.
  • The Sasol Mainstream Undergraduate Bursary is inclusive, open to talented individuals pursuing full-time undergraduate/postgraduate degrees in selected Engineering, Science, and Technology fields nationally.
  • Eligibility requires applicants to be South African citizens.
  • Applicants must be currently registered or eligible for possible registration at an approved South African University for the upcoming academic year.


Applications are accepted for degree programs (excluding diplomas) in specific fields of study. Undergraduate Studies (B.Eng. / B.Sc.) are eligible for the following disciplines:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry (Hons. required by Sasol)
  • Civil Engineering
  • Data Science (Computer Science / Mathematics / Operations Research / Statistics)
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Geology (Hons. required by Sasol)
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgy (Hons. required by Sasol)
  • Mining Engineering

Undergraduate Studies (B. Eng. Tech.) at the University of Technology are available for:

  • Mine Surveying

Selection Criteria

Application Criteria (Undergraduates – B.Eng. and B.Sc.):

  • Mathematics: Level 6 (70 – 79%)
  • Physical Science: Level 6 (70 – 79%)
  • English First Additional Language: Level 5 (60 – 69%) or English Home Language: Level 5 (60 – 69%) or English Second Additional Language: Level 4 (50 – 59%)

General Application Criteria for Current University Students

  • Submission of Grade 12 results for current 1st-year students.
  • Submission of 1st-year results for current 2nd-year students applying for third year.
  • Submission of 2nd-year results for current 3rd-year students applying for 4th year/Hons.
  • Submission of 3rd-year results for Hons. students applying for Masters.
  • Submission of Hons. results for Master’s students applying for PhD.
  • Minimum of 50% required for all courses in the previous academic year.
  • Must be registered for the degree course over the minimum study period and/or able to complete studies in that period.
  • Exclusions apply for students on extended study periods or planning to register for an extended degree course.
  • Applications must be for full-time studies at an accredited South African University.
  • Studies at UNISA will not be considered.
  • No bursaries awarded for studies at a University of Technology except for Mine Surveying.

Current University Postgraduate Students (Masters/PhD)

  • Minimum of 65% required for all courses in the previous academic year.

Sasol Foundation Bursary Criteria:

  • South African citizenship.
  • Acceptance or provisional acceptance for studies at a South African University or University of Technology.
  • Combined Household Income less than 600,000 per annum.
  • Minimum of 60% in all subjects.
  • Non-STEM bursaries reserved for qualifying Children of Sasol Employees, Khanyisa/Inzalo Shareholders, or Candidates from Sasol Fence-line communities.

Additional Notes:

  • Final selection prioritizes financially needy and academically competitive candidates.
  • Selected individuals must undergo Interviews and psychometric assessments.
  • Grade 12 applicants must submit Grade 11 final results.
  • Other applicants may submit end-of-year results for their completed Grade 12.
  • Higher Learning Institution enrollees may use their end-of-year results to apply.
  • For further inquiries, call 0860 106 235.

Sasol Mainstream Undergraduate Bursary Coverage

  • Registration fees
  • Tuition fees (excluding payment for repeat modules)
  • Pocket money
  • Meal allowance
  • Accommodation money (equivalent to the average rate for single-room accommodation at the student’s university residence)
  • Once-off Computer and Calculator allowance
  • Work opportunities (with a work-back obligation/pay-back obligation)
  • Development opportunities (e.g., possible vacation work after completion of 2nd and 3rd academic year)
  • Psycho-social support (Student discussions/Workshops/EAP – Employee Assistance Programme @ Sasol, etc.)

Important Notes:

  • Prescribed tuition fees, registration fees, and exam fees are paid directly to the university.
  • Accommodation fees are paid directly to the university for university-administered accommodation.
  • Students are responsible for paying for any repeat subjects.
  • If students choose non-university administered accommodation, payments for accommodation and meals are made directly to the individual.
  • Book and pocket money are paid directly to the individual.
  • Payments are made twice a year, at the beginning of each semester.
  • Full details of the payment process and requirements are provided to successful applicants upon bursary award.

Application Process

New User:

  1. Click on the provided link or visit the About Us page and select “Click Here to Apply” under the Now Open block.
  2. Choose Register and fill in the required details.
  3. Click on “Create New Account” and activate your account via the received email.
  4. Verify your email and create a password.
  5. Log in with your email and password.

Previously Registered:

  1. Click on Login and enter your login information.
  2. The form will guide you to any incomplete sections.

Forgot Password:

  1. Click on “Request New Password” and provide your registered email address.
  2. Follow the instructions in the password reset email.

General Notes:

  • Ensure all required sections are filled.
  • Each completed section will be marked blue on the navigation.
  • Use the “Save and Continue” button at the bottom of each section to save your data.
  • Incomplete sections will result in error messages upon submission.
  • You can log out and return to the application form later.
  • Submitted sections cannot be edited; contact for assistance.

Submit Application Form:

  • Complete all required information before submitting.
  • Accept the disclaimer by clicking on the button.
  • For queries, contact 0860 106 235 or email


  • Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
  • Applications via email or not submitted through the Sasol bursaries website will not be considered.

Related: SANRAL Bursary Program 2025

To ensure a smooth application process, all submissions for Sasol bursaries must be completed online. For those lacking internet access or unable to visit an internet café, assistance is provided via the Sasol Bursary Application Helpline at 086 010 6235. Short-listed candidates will receive notifications regarding interview attendance. The assessment process includes online evaluations, featuring a structured panel interview and psychometric tests.

It’s crucial that all applications are finalized and submitted by the specified closing date to be considered.