Who qualifies for Mercedes Benz bursary

The specific eligibility criteria for the Mercedes-Benz Bursary in South Africa may vary from year to year and depend on the program’s current guidelines. However, in general, the bursary is typically open to South African citizens who meet certain academic and other requirements set by Mercedes-Benz South Africa.

While the exact criteria may change, below are common qualifications that applicants typically need to meet to be considered for the Mercedes-Benz Bursary:

  1. Academic Excellence: Applicants are often required to have a strong academic track record, particularly in subjects related to engineering, technology, or business administration.
  2. Intended Field of Study: The bursary is awarded to students pursuing degrees or diplomas in fields directly relevant to the automotive industry, such as engineering (mechanical, electrical, or industrial), technology, finance, logistics, marketing, or business administration.
  3. Financial Need: Although Mercedes-Benz is a prestigious company, they often prioritize supporting students with financial need who may struggle to finance their tertiary education.
  4. Admission to a Recognized Institution: Applicants should have gained admission to a recognized and accredited tertiary institution in South Africa for the relevant field of study.
  5. Other Selection Criteria: Mercedes-Benz may consider other factors, such as:
    • Must be a South African citizen or be in possession of a work visa or permit
    • Must have completed Matriculation
    • Must be pursuing a qualification in one of the fields of study mentioned above
    • Must be studying at a recognised and accredited tertiary institution in South Africa
    • Must be studying full-time and not part-time
    • Must have scored at least 65% overall average in Matric
    • Must have scored at least 65% at the tertiary level, if currently studying
    • Must not be an employee of the Mercedes-Benz group of companies

Students with disabilities will get preference over others for bursary funding. The company will also employ psychometric tests to evaluate applicants and select the bursars.

To obtain the most current and detailed eligibility criteria for the Mercedes-Benz Bursary, including specific application dates and requirements, it is recommended to visit the official Mercedes-Benz South Africa website or contact the program directly.