The SAMRA Bursary Service brings together students in need and SAMRA members who are able to give worthy students the opportunity to complete their undergraduate or postgraduate studies at an accredited Southern African Higher Education Institution while also potentially gaining valuable work experience.
How it works: Students who qualify (see criteria below) submit their application forms online (see below). SAMRA Organisation members can then access the submissions and contact students whom they would like to offer bursaries to. SAMRA members are encouraged to offer bursaries aimed at students who are studying business and management, advertising, marketing, public relations, psychology, information technology, economics, statistics, finance, sociology, anthropology, etc. and that include funding for tuition, books, residence and allowance. Simple, really!
Criteria: SAMRA recommends that bursaries are offered to final year undergraduate students or postgraduate students, who are in need of financial assistance and are studying at accredited Southern African Higher Education Institutions, for courses/programmes that include a research component, in the fields of business and management, advertising, marketing, public relations, psychology, information technology, economics, statistics, finance, sociology, anthropology, etc. Recipients must be willing to gain work experience with the funding organisation, if applicable, during their studies and after completion.
What are we looking for, in general? Applicants must be interested in pursuing a career in in the insights industry as one of SAMRA’s members, thrive in a stimulating and challenging environment, and have intentions to grow into senior management. The industry favours confident individuals who are team players, have good communication skills, are driven, intelligent, organised and analytical, and who take the initiative.
How to apply: Complete the application form below. We will forward the information to our Organisation Members, who will get in touch with you if they are able to help you.