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Public Investment Corporation (PIC) Bursary South Africa 2018 – 2019

 

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

The Public Investment Corporation SOC Ltd (PIC) is under ownership of the South African Government and is the only South African investment management company, whose focus is solely on the public sector.

As a leading investment management company in Africa, its top clients include: the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF), the Compensation Commissioner Fund (CC), the Associated Institutions Pension Fund (AIPF), the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF) and the Compensation Commissioner: Pension Fund (CCPF).
 

ABOUT THE BURSARY

The PIC bursary programme is aimed at previously disadvantaged students who are from designated groups, with strong academic potential and the drive to study further.

Bursaries will be awarded within the following fields of study:

  • Finance (Corporate and Investment Finance)
  • Listed Investments (JSE Listed Companies)
  • Unlisted Investments (Asset Management (Properties), Structured Investments Products, Private Equity and Impact Investing)
  • Human Resources
  • Legal
  • Research and Projects Development (Fund of Funds)
  • Information Technology

Bursary recipients will have the opportunity to take part in vacation work, as well as an Internship/ Learnership programme, during the holidays.
 

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • South African citizen
  • Completed Matric OR currently in Matric
  • Good academic record
  • Studying or intend on studying towards a full-time qualification in one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Currently unemployed
  • Proven financial need – total household income of no more than R600 000 per year
  • Preference will be given to students under 35 years of age, and those currently in Matric/ those currently registered to study towards an undergraduate (NQF 6 and 7) qualification at a recognised South African Institute of Higher Learning

 

HOW TO APPLY

Applications must be done in one of the following ways:
1) Online at: https://www.pic.gov.za/index.php/bursary-application/
2) By downloading and completing the PIC Bursary Application Form (pdf format)
 

The following supporting documentation must accompany your application:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Grade 11 year end results and Matric mid year results, if currently in Matric (certified copies)
  • Matric Certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Full academic transcripts, if currently studying at a tertiary institution (certified copy)
  • Acceptance letter/ preliminary acceptance from a recognised tertiary institution
  • Proof of household monthly income and dependants
  • Proof of disability, if applicable (medical certificate)
  • Signed student loan agreement, if applicable
  • Tax invoice or pro-forma invoice from the tertiary institute, stating fees payable (including tuition, prescribed books, accommodation and meals)

 

For those applying via the application form, the application and supporting documents must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Email: Bursaries@pic.gov.za
2) Post:
The Bursary Office
Private Bag X187
Pretoria
0001
 

CLOSING DATE

8 December 2017.
 

CONTACT

For any bursary related queries, please contact:
The Public Investment Corporation SOC Ltd (PIC)
Email: Bursaries@pic.gov.za



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