Thermo Fisher Scientific Phambili Trust: Bursary Scheme 2024 for STEM studies in South Africa

Bursary Summary

The Thermo Fisher Scientific Phambili Trust invites applications for the 2024 Bursary Programme.

Closing date: 15 April 2024

The Thermo Fisher Scientific Phambili Trust, established by LTC Tech SA is a Broad-Based Ownership Scheme and aims to contribute towards the development and empowerment of Black students by providing academic support in the form of bursaries to afford them educational enrichment.

Value of the Bursary

The Bursary will primarily cover tuition fees and living costs. Further costs, ancillary to the applicant’s studies, can be covered if there are excess funds in the bursary provided for the applicant to the Tertiary Institution.

The Trust offers the bursary for one (1) academic year. The bursary is renewable, upon application and subject to the eligibility and academic performance of the applicant.

Eligibility and selection criteria

To be eligible for consideration for the bursary, applicants must be:

  • Black people as defined in the B-BBEE Codes of Good Practice.
  • From an economically disadvantaged background and demonstrate financial need.

  • Pursuing further studies or obtaining skills in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields at a South African tertiary institution.
  • Below the age of 35.
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Application Procedure

Applications can be completed online or through a hardcopy application form, which can be printed online at https://tfsphambilitrust.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/TFSPT- Bursary-Application-Form.pdf

Online applications: Online applications will be accepted through the online submission portal https://tfsphambilitrust.co.za/applications/

Hardcopy applications: Hardcopy applications with the supporting documents must be scanned and emailed to info@tfsphambilitrust.co.zaor posted to the Thermo Fischer Scientific Phambili Trust at 200 Smit Street Fairland, Johannesburg, 2195 South Africa.

Applications sent by post must reach the Trust by the closing date. The submission of incomplete and/or late scholarship applications will not be accepted.

Applications for bursary awards for 2024 open on 05 February 2024 and close on 15 April 2024.

Complete Application Form

The following supporting documents must be attached or uploaded along with the completion of the application form:

  • Certified copy of Identity Document;

  • Copy of full academic record (including the latest available results) (if you are already studying at a University);

  • Copy of final matric/National Senior Certificate results (if you have completed Grade 12 and are entering your first year at a University);

  • Proof of acceptance or registration by the tertiary institution;
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  • Tuition fee statement;

  • Accommodation invoice/quotation (where applicable);

  • Motivation letter as to why you should be awarded the bursary;

  • Certified copy of your parent(s)/legal guardian(s) ID;

  • Parent(s)/legal guardian(s) proof of income or unemployment (affidavit stating unemployment);

  • Certified copy of a SASSA letter if any of your family members are receiving a social grant and are contributing to your household income;

  • Proof of income or unemployment (affidavit stating unemployment)*; and
certified copy of a SASSA letter where the applicant is receiving a social grant (where applicable)*.

Application enquiries can be emailed to info@tfsphambilitrust.co.za

* Required for self-supporting students only


  • Itumeleng Tladi

    Itumeleng teaches high school Mathematics in Groote Schuur. In addition to curating career opportunities on Climativa.com, Itumeleng mentors a community group of youth in STEAM. At chess, he's Western Cape's best.

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