Mercedes-Benz Bursary in South Africa 2022

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.

Just take your time and go through this article, the World Scholarship Forum has arranged every detail you need to be a participant in the Mercedes-Benz Bursary.

About Mercedes-Benz

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 such country 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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What you need to know about Mercedes-Benz

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:

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  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical/ Electronics Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Human Resources
  • IT (Information Technology)
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Finance

Host Nationality

Although 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.

Eligible Nationality

The Mercedes Benz Bursary South Africa is designed for South African students.

However, we recommend that you check out these 15 Important Tips on Winning a Scholarship.

Scholarship Benefit

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 in East London during holiday vacations.

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Also, winning the bursary qualifies you to join the MBSA Graduate Development program after your undergraduate degree program.

Eligibility

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:

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  • A South African citizen OR South African permanent resident
  • Currently matriculating OR have completed matriculation.
  • Studying or have a plan on studying full time in one of those above areas of research.
  • Studying at any recognized South African University of their choice.
  • Maintaining a minimum overall average of 70 percent in Matric, or a minimum overall average of 65 percent, if now at tertiary level.
  • Applying with a distinction in HG Mathematics and/or HG Physical Science as gives them an advantage over other applicants 
  • Someone who is not a worker at the Mercedes Benz group of companies in South Africa.

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

  1. 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.

  2. Bursary Selection

    Once logged in, select the MBSA Bursary Programme from the menu on the left to learn about the program.

  3. 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.

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Required Documents

In the application process, Mercedes South Africa will require you to submit the following documents:

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  • ID document (certified copy of)
  • Grade 12 final results, if currently in Matric (certified copy of)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy of)
  • Latest tertiary results, if currently at tertiary level (certified copy of)
  • Curriculum Vitae (preferably in pdf format)

The submission (upload) of those documents is mandatory. When some of these items are lost or missing, your program will be dismissed.

Application Deadline

However, the bursary is not ongoing. So, do ensure to visit this page always as we will routinely update you on the bursary opportunity when it starts.

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