Compensation Fund Bursaries 2024

Compensation Fund Bursaries 2024 – For details about eligibility, requirements, available positions, application procedure – how to apply, application form PDF download, interview, etc.

Compensation Fund invites students to submit applications for the Bursary Programme for the academic year 2024.

Bursary application closing date is 31 March 2024

The Compensation Fund invites South African citizens to apply for their Bursary Scheme for the 2024 academic year. Bursaries will be awarded to two groups of people:

Bursaries will be awarded to 2 groups of people:
Group 1: unemployed COID beneficiaries with a permanent disablement (PWD) as a result of occupational injuries/ diseases. Bursaries will cover studies towards programmes that will enable beneficiaries to be (re)integrated into the workplace or be self-employed

Group 2: dependants of COID beneficiaries with a permanent disablement and dependants of
fatally injured employees (between ages 17 and 35 years).
Bursaries will cover studies within the following fields (however, not restricted to the list):

  • Accounting Science
  • Actuarial Science
  • Aeronautical Engineering/ Aerospace Control/ Aviation
  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Culinary
  • Data Science
  • Economic Science
  • Engineering (including Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Mechatronics, Design and Development, Production and Process)
  • Environmental Health
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Graphic Design/ Digital Marketing/ Brand Communication or Management/ Digital design/ Film and Production/ Animation
  • Health and Clinical Science
  • Information Technology / Computer Science (specialising with Informatics/ System Development/ Artificial Intelligence/ Machine Learning/ Data Science & Analytics/ Data Engineering/ Cyber Security/ Cloud Computing/ Internet of Things (IoT)/ Quantum Computing/ Robotics/ Software Engineering/ Computer Networks)
  • Mathematical Science/ Statistics
  • Risk Management and Forensic Science
  • Teaching (Mathematics, Science, Information Communications Technology and Early Childhood Development)
  • Apprenticeship Qualifications (for capable candidates who exited the mainstream schooling system at Grade 9, have a General Education Certificate (GEC) and have the potential to excel in this programme)
  • * Other qualifications may also be considered

Bursary Coverage:

  • Tuition fees, prescribed study materials, accommodation, and a monthly stipend.

Eligibility Criteria: Group 1:

  • South African citizen
  • Unemployed COID beneficiary with a permanent disablement (PWD)
  • Studying or intending to study in specified fields
  • Accepted to study at a recognized TVET College, CET College, or HEI

Group 2:

  • South African citizen aged 17-35
  • Dependent of a COID beneficiary with permanent disablement or a fatally injured employee
  • Studying or accepted to study in specified fields

How to Apply:

  1. Download and complete the Compensation Fund Bursary Application Form 2024 (.pdf)

Documents to Submit: Requirements vary for each group, please check the application form.

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • COID pension/claim number
  • Academic transcripts
  • Proof of acceptance from an approved institute
  • Tuition fees and learning resources quotations
  • Proof of residence
  • Proof of disability (if applicable)
  • Pre-entry assessment (if applying for the apprenticeship programme)
  • Proof of income (latest payslip, affidavit if unemployed, SASSA grant proof, pension proof, or other income proof)

Submission Options:

  • Email: [email protected] (Subject: COID Bursary 2024)
  • Hand delivery: Compensation Fund Head Building, 167 Thabo Sehume & Madiba Street, Delta Heights Building, Pretoria, 0002
  • Post/Courier: The Sub-Directorate: Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Employment and Labour, Compensation Fund, Private Bag x 955, Pretoria, 0001

Closing Date: 31 March 2024

Ensure all required documents are included to avoid disqualification. Applications submitted after the closing date will not be accepted.