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SAPOA 2021 Bursary

Every year, SAPOA invites students to apply for their bursary programme, for property-related studies. Students who are pursuing full-time studies in these fields, may apply for a bursary for the 2022 academic year.

SAPOA will award bursaries based on 4 main criteria: financial need; academic merit; availability of funds and university requirements. Bursary awards payments are made directly to the tertiary institution and can NOT be used to pay outstanding loans or debts.

The following fields of study will be considered for a bursary grant:

  • Finance (BCom) (majoring in Property Valuation and Management)
  • Property Valuation and Management (BCom)
  • Property Management (BSc)
  • Property Studies (BSc)
  • Real Estate (BSc)
  • Town and Regional Planning (BSc)
  • Urban and Regional Planning (BSc)
  • Construction Studies (BSc)
  • Quantity Surveying (BSc)

Once students have graduated, they may be offered employment via the Graduate Development Programme, within SAPOA (or a member company) – employment is subject to availability within the company and is not guaranteed.Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited to attend an interview before final selection is made.


  • You must be a South African citizen OR a South African naturalized citizen
  • You must be studying or intend on studying full-time within one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • You must be studying towards an undergraduate qualification (postgraduate qualifications will only be funded if the
    qualification will allow the student to register in the property industry)
  • You must be studying or intend on studying at a University or University of Technology in South Africa (registered
    with the Council for Higher Education)
  • You must be a Black student, as defined by the BBBEE Act (i.e. African/ Coloured/ Indian)
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must have a strong academic record

Required documents:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Proof of acceptance to study at tertiary institution (on tertiary letterhead)
  • Latest academic record/ transcripts, if currently studying (on tertiary letterhead)
  • Breakdown of costs for the relevant study programme for the year (on tertiary letterhead)
  • Curriculum Vitae (of background and working experience)
  • Parents/ guardians ID documents (certified copies)
  • Personal statement (max 2 pages)
  • Two written references

Closing date: 31 August 2021

How to apply:
Download and complete the SAPOA Bursary Application Form (.pdf)

Submit clear copies of the following required documentats along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Email application forms to bursaryfund@sapoa.org.za Subject line: Bursary & Career Specialist

2) Hand delivery:
SAPOA Bursary Fund
WeWork Offices
173 Oxford Road
(Attention: Bursary & Career Specialist)

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact SAPOA directly:
Bursary Fund Department
Tel: 011 883 0679
Email: bursaryfund@sapoa.org.za

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