FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship 2019–2020


FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship

FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship 2019–2020 is available for South African students. Most of the Bursaries for South Africans are fully funded that covers for the whole study year. Read through for eligibility and requirements for the FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship

FirstRand established its foundation in 1998 to uplift and enhance the lifestyles of a lot of folks in need in South Africa. Certainly one of the foundation’s programme would be the FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholarship. This scholarship aims to provide South Africans with a chance to study a post-graduate degree abroad.

About FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar

FirstRand Limited was founded in 1970 as a specialist investment bank by GT Ferreira, Laurie Dippenaar and Paul Harris. FirstRand has its own portfolio of operating projects namely, First National Bank (FNB), Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), Wesbank and Ashburton Investments.

FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship

FNB (First National Bank) offers retail and business banking products such as home mortgages, debit and credit cards, personal loans and investment services and products in addition to transactional and deposit-taking, credit acquiring, credit facilities and distribution channels services.

RMB (Rand Merchant Bank) is a financial services company offering investment banking, fund management, corporate banking and advisory products and services.

Wesbank offers quality asset finance and fleet management solutions to several varieties of market sectors, while Ashburton Investments provides investment management products and services.

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FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholarship is for postgraduate international study, available to South African students in virtually any field at an international university of their own choice.

Host Nationality:

This Scholarship is to be taken in SOUTH AFRICA. If you are an international student and you wish to study in the UK, this is for you Complete Guide to Getting A UK Tier 4 Student Visa For International Students.

Eligible Nationality:

The Bursary is open to all South African students to study in any of the country university. Read also if you wish to study outside your home country Simple and Detailed Answers about Applying and Winning a Scholarship.

Scholarship Benefits:

The bursary may cover the following expenses: registration costs, tuition fees, prescribed textbooks allowance, accommodation, meal allowance, laptop allowance, and a living allowance. The bursary is worth R750 000 yearly. The successful candidate will be asked to come back to South Africa for five or more years after graduation.

Laurie Dippenaar Scholarship Requirements and Eligibility

The following qualifications will be considered in the awarding of the scholarship:

  • Excellent academic performance 
  • Leadership skills  
  • Community involvement
  • Applicants who are under 35 years of age will be given preference
  • Applicants should already be accepted by an accredited educational institution

How to Apply and Application Details

  1. Register for an online account at the FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholarship website.
  2. Go to the FirstRand Laurie Dippenaar scholarship application page.
  3. Prepare and upload your Curriculum Vitae to your online profile.


Applications open 16 December 2018 and close 21 February 2019.

No late applications will be accepted.

Contact Details

Beth van Heerden
Address: 4 Merchant Place Corner Fredman Drive & Rivonia Road, Sandton, 2196
Post: PO Box 650149 Benmore, 2010
Tel: +27 11 282 1808
Email: [email protected]



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