SANDF Education Trust Bursary

SANDF Education Trust Bursary


The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) was estalished in 1994 after the post-apartheid national elections in South Africa, replacing the South African Defence Force.


The SANDF Education Trust award bursaries to qualifying beneficiaries on a year-to-year basis. Bursaries will be awarded for one academic year – students must reapply each year.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • Dependant of a SANDF member severely injured or killed while on official duty prior to 27/04/1994,
  • Dependant of a Civilian member of the Department of Defence severely injured or killed while deployed in operations with SANDF prior to 27/04/1994,
  • Dependant of a South Africa citizen severely injured or killed during the course of an operation of SANDF prior to 27/04/1994,
  • Matric students & those who have not yet started tertiary studies: achieved an APS-score of 22 or more during the June Matric exams,
  • Tertiary students: achieve a minimum pass rate of 60% for modules completed.


Download and complete the SANDF Bursary Application Form (pdf).
The following items must accompany your complete application form:

  • First time applicants:
    • ID document/ birth certificate (certified copy),
    • ID document of parent/ guardian (certified copy),
    • ID document of the severely injured SANDF member (certified copy) OR death certificate of the deceased SANDF member (certified copy) OR medical report stating degree of injuries.
  • Matric students:
    • June exam results (school report).
  • First year tertiary students:
    • Matric exam results/ Matric certificate (certified copy),
    • Proof of registration OR provisional acceptance at tertiary institution.
  • Second to fourth year tertiary students:
    • Matric certificate (certified copy),
    • Latest academic results (certified copy),Proof of registration at tertiary institution.
  • Quote issued by the tertiary institution regarding academic fees for the year,
  • Proof of household income (from parents/ guardians): latest payslips OR letter from employer regarding salary if no payslip is received OR affidavit if unemployed. If parents/ guardians receive pension income, proof must be provided,
  • If anyone in your household receives a government pension/ child grant, please submit latest pension receipt or 3 months bank statements.

Application forms and supporting documentation must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Post:
Chairperson Board of Trustees
SANDF Education Trust
Private Bag X161
2) Hand delivered:
Chairperson Board of Trustees
SANDF Education Trust
Armscor Building, Room 1.3.137
C.O. Nossob and Delmas Road 012-355 5882
Erasmuskloof, Pretoria
3) Email:
4) Fax: 012 355 5882


Senior tertiary students (from second year of study): 1 October annually
First year tertiary students: 15 October annually


For any bursary queries, please contact:
Colonel Monica Muller/ Col M.E. Van Wyk
Tel: 012 355 5107
Fax: 012 355 5882

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