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4 Benefits of choosing a career in STEM

Are you currently in matric and not sure which university course is right for you? Sasol is urging students to consider studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects, and is providing all-inclusive bursaries to support students who choose this path.

If you’re not sure whether a STEM course is right for you, consider these benefits:

  • There is increased demand for STEM skills and, particularly in South Africa where there is a scarcity of these skills available. According to the New York Academy of Sciences, Sub-Saharan Africa requires 2.5 million more engineers to “address the continent’s gravest development problems”. This will make it easier for you to find a job and a rewarding career.

●     Studying STEM subjects will help you contribute to the growth and development of businesses and new products in South Africa, which will in turn grow the economy.

●     With technology becoming more and more advanced and changing our daily lives, acquiring STEM skills will allow you to be a part of this and give you a better understanding of the world around you, as well as equip you for the 4th Industrial Revolution. You have the opportunity of being part of cutting-edge innovation in fields like robotics, engineering, medicine and more.

●     Your skills in science, technology and problem solving can be used across various fields, which means you have a broad choice of where to work, and in which market. You’ll unlikely feel “stuck”, and there’s huge opportunity to grow, and move up in your career.

Sasol, as an international chemicals and energy company, relies heavily on STEM graduates, and is committed in helping learners develop these skills.

Not only does the Sasol bursary programme cover the costs of your studies and living expenses, bursars also have the opportunity to be part of the Sasol Graduate Development Programme, which will provide you with on-the-job training at Sasol upon completion of your studies. 

If you want to pursue a degree in STEM, apply now for a Sasol a bursary. The deadline for applications is 30 April 2020. The programme is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students hoping to study a degree in engineering and science.  This bursary is also open for those wishing to pursue Engineering studies at a University of technology.

The bursary covers tuition fees, accommodation, meals, textbooks and pocket money. Sasol bursars also receive allowances for study tools such as laptops and calculators, and comprehensive bursar support. To apply:

·         Register online at:

·         Log in and fill in an online application.

·         Alternatively, you can find more information 0860 106 235 (Monday to Friday 08:00 -16:00)

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