SAPPI Bursaries

SAPPI Bursaries – 2024

Do you want to work within the paper industry?
Are you eager to learn and make a success of your life?
Sappi may be the ideal place, where you will fit in.
Sappi was started in 1936, then known as South African Pulp and Paper Industries Ltd. Their headquarters is located within Johannesburg, South Africa. They not only produce, but furthermore also sell timber, pulp, paper products, chemical cellulose and all industrial forest related products. They supply to the whole of Southern Africa, as well as the export market.
Sappi seeks talented candidates to join their firm via their bursary scheme.  They offer candidates a full scholarship based on their academic results, in addition to completion of a psychometric test. Their candidates will receive full support, tuition, books, meals, accommodation and more.
Candidates can find more information from any of the Sappi offices HR departments. They are seeking candidates who are eager to work within the forestry industry.

SAPPI Bursaries Available

If you are planning to study into one of the following directions, Sappi may have a bursary that is ideal for you.
Fields of study include:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Built Environment
  • Forestry
  • Finance
  • Legal
  • Marketing
  • Logistics
  • Sales
  • Supply Chain
  • Manufacturing
  • Corporate Affairs
  • Human Resources
  • Paper Technology
  • Pulp Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Procurement
  • Strategy
  • Research
  • Development

SAPPI  Bursaries Requirements

If you are currently still in grade 12 or studying at an institute of higher learning, in one of the fields mentioned, you may apply for a bursary.
To qualify for any of these bursaries, candidates must adhere to the following:

  • Must be between 18 and 25 years of age
  • Grade 12 level of education minimum
  • Provide academic results
  • Must be proficient in English
  • Must hold a minimum of 65% for English
  • Must hold a minimum of 70% for Mathematics
  • Must hold a minimum of 70% for Physical Science
  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Possess a valid South African ID
  • Must be committed to teaching and making a difference
  • Must provide proof of the need for financial aid

Candidates must also provide proof of acceptance at an institute of higher learning.  Candidates who hold a 75% or higher average within Physical Science, as well as Mathematics will be given preference.

Bursary Application

Online application process is not available, candidates wishing to apply must send their documentation to the bursary department of Sappi. Please include your latest school results and certified copy of your ID, Curriculum Vitae, motivational letter as well as all other documentation as is indicated.
Candidates can post their information to:
The ETQA Manager
Human Resources Department
Sappi Southern Africa Ltd
P.O. Box 31560
Applications can also be e-mailed to:
For any additional information please visit their website Bursaries Page and their Bursaries Support Page.
Sappy has an agreement with selected Institutes of Higher Learning within selected fields of study.
These are as follow:

  • University of Pretoria – offering – B.Sc. Electrical / Chemical / Mechanical
  • University of Witwatersrand – offering – B.Sc. Chemical / Electrical / Mechanical
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal – offering – B.Sc. Mechanical / Electrical / Chemical
  • University of Technology Durban – offering – N4 to N6
  • University of Stellenbosch – offering – B.Sc. Wood Science / Forestry
  • University of Technology Mangosuthu – offering – N4 to N6
  • University of Port Elizabeth – offering – Forestry National Diploma
  • University of Cape Town – offering – B.Sc. Chemical / Mechanical / Electrical
  • Nelson Mandela Metro University – offering – Forestry National Diploma
  • Ekurhuleni College – offering – Process Plant Operations / Pulp & Paper Making Technology – National Vocational Certificate – 2 / 3 / 4
  • Umfolozi College – offering – Pulp & Paper Making Technology / Process Plant Operations – National Vocational Certificate – 2 / 3 / 4
  • Nelspruit College – offering – Process Plant Operations / Pulp & Paper Making Technology – National Vocational Certificate – 2 / 3 / 4

Closing Date 

Opening date for applications is August to September, thus, candidates are welcome to send their information along during this time. They will let successful candidates know of acceptance, so please do not contact them to inquire.

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