Elevate your career with one of the world’s most successful automotive companies and get a head-start into the world of work by participating in the Mercedes-Benz South Africa Bursary. Learn all there is to know about the Mercedes Benz bursary for South Africans, including the application process and deadline.
The Mercedes Benz program’s main focus is to harness outstanding achievers at Grade 12 and tertiary levels into its fold of growing talent, by providing the participant with financial aid for studies, as well as quality learning.
Mercedes-Benz, founded by Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler in 1926 as “Daimler-Benz”, is a branch of Daimler AG, a German firm. The worldwide auto manufacturing firm is fabled for its luxury vehicles, buses, coaches, and lorries.
Headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, the company’s history actually dates back to 1886 when Karl Benz’s “Benz Patent-Motorwagen” was considered the first gasoline-powered automobile.
Mercedes-Benz has branches in several countries while the parent company is in Germany. South Africa is one of such countries where Mercedes-Benz has a subsidiary. The country is one of the four African countries where Mercedes-Benz has an alliance. The other African countries are Algeria, Egypt, and Nigeria.
As part of Mercedez-Benz’s corporate social responsibility in South Africa, the German luxury automobile company has established the Mercedes-Benz bursary scheme. This scheme provides eligible South African students the opportunity to study in any university of their choice.
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Mercedes-Benz program focuses on providing students with funds to support their studies. The bursary award by Mercedes-Benz will cover the student tuition expenses, food, and textbook.
Level/ Field study
The Mercedes-Benz bursary scheme is available to Grade 12 South African learners. Meanwhile, you must be enrolled for or currently pursuing, full-time studies – whether in your 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of study – to apply for the bursary program.
Also, Mercedes-Benz will award the bursary to students within the following fields:
Although the Mercedez-Benz is a German giant automobile company, its subsidiary in South Africa administers this scholarship to South African students. This does mean that it is still part of the parent company’s corporate plan for South Africans. In fact, the parent company sponsors the bursary scheme.
Meanwhile, International Scholarships are available for International students wishing to study abroad in any country. You can also check our scholarship by country category for more scholarship updates.
The Mercedes Benz South Africa bursary award will pay for the student’s tuition fees, meals, and textbooks at a university of their choice.
The bursary scheme also provides South African students the opportunity to work at the Mercedes-Benz plant at East London during holiday vacations.
Also, winning the bursary qualifies you to join the MBSA Graduate Development program after your undergraduate degree program.
Applicants should meet the minimum entrance standards below before applying for the Mercedez-Benz Bursary scheme.
Please note, however, that failure to meet each of the prerequisites will probably result in your application not being considered.
To be eligible for the Mercedes Bursary, applicants must be:
How To Apply Mercedes-Benz bursary
Time needed: 20 minutes.
Here’s a step by step procedure to apply for the Mercedes Benz bursary for South African students
- Log In
Log onto the Mercedes-Benz Careers website. You may have to create a new account if you haven’t created an account with the Mercedes-Benz career prior to the bursary application.
- Bursary Selection
Once logged in, select the MBSA Bursary Programme from the menu on the left to learn about the program.
- Upload and Apply
After you’ve gone through and understood the bursary program requirements, click on “Upload CV” below. Select the folder MBSA Bursary Applications to apply.
In the application process, Mercedes South Africa will require you to submit the following documents:
The submission (upload) of those documents is mandatory. When some of these items are lost or missing, your program will be dismissed.
The last Closing date for the South African Mercedes-Benz bursary entries was 12 October 2016. There has been no update from Mercedez-Benz Learning Academy, the administrator of the bursary, since then. There has also been no update on Daimler, the official website of Mercedes-Benz that has the career section.
However, the bursary may run again sometime in the future. This has happened before with other scholarships, so, let’s keep our fingers crossed and wait for Mercedes-Benz to announce an application for its Bursary scheme.
Do ensure to visit this page October of every year as we routinely update this bursary opportunity. You may also follow us on social media to get instant updates on bursaries, scholarships, and internship opportunities like this.
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