DAFI Scholarships For 2019

DAFI has pioneered a new approach, moving beyond basic education by opening up access to tertiary education and developing highly qualified human resources in situations of displacement. This focus has lead to a wider recognition of the potential of academic education for refugees.

Since 1992, the Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Programme (DAFI, referred to by its German acronym Deutsche Akademische Flchtlingsinitiative) has provided scholarships to more than 6.000 deserving refugees worldwide to study at universities in their host country and, more recently, in their country of origin upon return.

Financed by the Government of Germany, DAFI has been and remains a unique opportunity for refugees to continue higher education while outside their country of origin.

Through scholarships for university education, DAFI contributes to the search for durable solutions for individuals of concern under UNHCRs mandate, who through this support have been enabled to provide vital support towards the reconstruction of conflict affected countries.

DAFI has pioneered a new approach, moving beyond basic education by opening up access to tertiary education and developing highly qualified human resources in situations of displacement.
This focus has lead to a wider recognition of the potential of academic education for refugees.

As the annual competition for scholarships is very high, only refugees who fulfil established criteria can be admitted to the programme.

DAFI scholarships are provided strictly for one academic year at the time. Extension is subject to demonstration of satisfactory performance and availability of funds.

Frequently asked questions about the DAFI scholarship programme:

Who can apply for DAFI?

In order to be eligible, candidates should normally meet all of the following criteria:

  • be in possession of a valid refugee permit/section 24;
  • have successfully completed secondary school with grades above the average standard;
  • have no other means of support for tertiary education studies;
  • should be below 35 years old for undergraduate studies and below 40 years old for Master’s studies;
  • must be admitted at a government owned institutions for full time studies and should have obtained a letter of admission or provisional admission letter;
  • study courses, such as medicine or engineering, are exceptionally granted on a case-by-case basis and normally only to students who have demonstrated outstanding academic performance.

What are the requirements and priorities in the DAFI Scholarship Programme?

  • Priority is given to refugees with specific needs, such as refugees with disabilities.
  • Women are encouraged to apply in order to achieve gender-balance;
  • The student’s proven academic performance;
  • Students who had to interrupt their studies due to flight, and who possess proof of previous university or college studies in their country of origin are encouraged to apply;
  • No more than one scholarship will be provided to a single refugee family;
  • Students who choose shorter and less costly courses from Government institutions with high chances of employment will receive a higher consideration in the selection;
  • Students attending courses from private institutions will not be considered;
  • Supporting documentation such as previous educational qualifications, a copy of valid refugee permit, letter of admission from a government institution must be attached to the DAFI application form.

Will I be entitled to a DAFI scholarship if I meet all the selection criteria?

  • Due to funding constraints, the number of scholarships is limited;
  • Qualified candidates who are not selected to join the DAFI programme are encouraged to take initiatives for identifying alternative sponsorships.

What are the selection procedures?

The selection process normally involves several steps:

  • Applications are received up to the fixed deadline and assessed for compliance with the criteria;
  • Those who meet the basic criteria are screened in line with the requirements and priorities outlined above and shortlisted;
  • Shortlisted candidates are submitted by UNHCR’s Partner StudyTrust to a panel consisting of representatives from UNHCR, Deutscher Akademisher Austausch Dienst (DAAD), German Embassy, UNICEF and UNISA upon request;
  • Short listed candidates are called for an interview by the panel which normally takes place in October;
  • Selected candidates are informed by telephone and in writing by the end of October of the Committee’s decisions;
  • The list of successful applicants for the 2018 bursary will be made available at the StudyTrust office, UNHCR offices, and at UNHCR partners’ offices (list attached).

Due to the large number of applications, StudyTrust will not be able to inform all applicants who have not been selected.

How do I apply?

What costs does the scholarship normally cover?

  • Annual registration/tuition fees;
  • Annual book allowance;
  • A monthly subsistence allowance covering basic expenses, such as food, local travel and rent during the semester.

CLICK TO APPLY FOR THE DAVI BURSARY PROGRAMME

NOTE:

All applications should be delivered directly to StudyTrust, 10B Clamart Road, Richmond, Johannesburg.
Email: email protected
Fax: 086 563 7495

Late applications will not be considered.

Unisa Council Bursary 2018

Are you a student who could not graduate because of outstanding debt or a new student who could not be assisted by NSFAS? We’ve got good news! Applications for the Unisa Council Bursary are now open.

Unisa Council has again made money available to assist Unisa students in the following categories:

  • Students who could not graduate because of outstanding debt
  • Continuing students with outstanding debt
  • New students who could not be assisted by NSFAS

To Qualify For This Bursary:

  • Be a South African student
  • Be registered for a formal qualification
  • Must have obtained at least a 55% average

How To Apply
The vetting of applications will be done by an external service provider to verify the authenticity of the information submitted. A means test will be conducted to determine financial neediness. Incomplete forms will not be considered.

Click here for the application form. Application forms are also available at Unisa regional offices. Completed applications should be submitted via e-mail to email protected.

The deadline for applications is 31 May 2018.

Please note that the outcome of your application will be communicated to you via SMS and your myLife e-mail account.

Cummins: Winter Vacation Graduate Programme 2018

Education, Licenses, Certifications

  • Honours Degree in 2018
  • Finance: Students In All Fields of Study Welcome to Apply
  • Sales: University or college degree in the field of Sales or Marketing, or an acceptable combination of education and experience.
  • Engineering: Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s / Electrical Engineering Bachelor’s Degree
  • Have Achieved and overall average of 65% or better (In undergraduate studies)

Red & Yellow Opens Early Bursary Applications For 2019

Effective immediately, there are a limited number of bursaries available for Red & Yellow Creative School of Business’s 2019 programmes.

Red & Yellow is committed to a social promise, ensuring that at least 10% of all students at the Cape Town campus have bursaries. It is this commitment that has led the Creative School of Business to open up a limited number of bursaries for their 2019 programmes.

Currently, 17% Of Students At Red & Yellow Are Supported By Bursaries.
The full-time programmes for which bursaries are available include:

  • a 3 year BA Degree Visual Communication
  • a 1-year Advanced Diploma in Marketing and Advertising Communications
  • a 1-year Advanced Diploma in User-Centered Design
  • a 1-year Certificate programme in Creating Digital Content
  • a 1-year Certificate programme in Graphic Design

The bursaries on offer at Red & Yellow are only available to South African citizens and allow students to apply irrespective of their background.

Jeandri Robertson, Head of Education commented, “We have an opportunity, as a private tertiary institution, to really make a difference in the education of our country just as we’ve done since we were established in 1994. We’re in such a fortunate position in that we get to connect businesses with school-leavers, to the benefit of both. What we do is about more than just what happens in the classroom and this is our way of showing that.”

“We’re Here To Teach The Greats Of The Future”
“Our students come from all walks of life – different backgrounds, different languages, different goals – and we’re better off as a business school because of that,” comments Wesley Fredericks, MD of Red & Yellow. “We’re here to teach the greats of the future, and those greats are our students. We’ve been teaching business leaders to think creatively since 1994, and we don’t intend to stop.”

If you are interested in the bursaries offered by Red & Yellow, click HERE

Opportunity Closing Date:Thursday, May 31, 2018

Sasria Administration Graduate Opportunity 2018

Sasria, a state-owned company, is the only short-term insurer in South Africa that provides affordable
voluntary cover against special risks such as civil commotion, public disorder, strikes, riots and terrorism to any individual, business, government or corporate entity that has assets in South Africa.

Sasria has a dual mandate – the legislative mandate that directs our day-to-day business operations, and
a broader strategic mandate, like any other business in South Africa, to make a positive contribution to transforming our industry and our country, in order to make our country a better place for all her people.
Vision

“To protect the assets of all South Africans against extraordinary risks”

Mission

The vision will be achieved via our mission of driving sustainable and vibrant business by:

  • Balancing shareholder value creation with having a positive social impact;
  • Providing excellent customer service;
  • Being clear and consistent in our communication;
  • Developing the skills and capacity of own employees;
  • Improving our current strategic current strategic partnerships, and establish new ones; and
  • Providing innovative and relevant products;

The following values underpin Sasria’s pursuit of its stated vision and mission:

Professionalism – we will treat our stakeholders – i.e. customers, employees, and shareholders –
with respect and dedication while remaining accountable to them;
Integrity – we will conduct ourselves in a manner that is fair, transparent and ethical, and uphold
high levels of equality and trust;
Teamwork – in the performance of our tasks we will be guided by the ideals of unity of purpose,
cooperation and mutual respect;
Innovation – we will create opportunities for creativity and learning and encourage same amongst
our employees; and
Customer Centricity – We strive to meet and exceed our customer’s expectations.

ROLE DESCRIPTION

  • Job summary statement/purpose
  • Provide administrative support to the Executive Manager and Managers

Upon completion of the programme the graduate would have acquired the following skills:

1. Administration

  • Provides general assistance in ensuring the smooth running of the office.
  • Assists the Office Manager with filing, archiving, and photocopying of documents.
  • Supports the Office Manager in communicating with relevant agencies to produce travel itineraries for directors, managers, and students’ events.
  • Assists the Office Manager in arranging meetings by scheduling appropriate meeting times, booking rooms, and organizing refreshments.
  • Provides general assistance in planning and arranging events, including organizing catering.
  • Assists with the handling of expenses and billing cycles.
  • Assists in managing reception area and looking after visitors.
  • Maintains stationery and other supplies under the supervision of the Office Manager.
  • Answers incoming telephone calls, correspondence (e-mail, letters etc.) and directs them to appropriate personnel.
  • Assists with formatting and printing of documents.
  • Assists with tracking stock of office supplies and placing of orders when necessary.
  • Data Capturing

2. Schools liaison & Graduate Support Programme

  • Assists the Programme Manager with the creation of an updating of schools’ records and databases.
  • Provides support to Programme Manager with regards to all schools visit activity.
  • Maintain appropriate filing and archiving of Students’ Application Forms.
  • Keeps and maintains attendance register and itinerary.
  • Supports the coordination of student selection process.
  • Maintains regular contact with schools’ teaching and non-teaching staff.
  • Liaise with SAADP Alumni to ensure an up-to-date Alumni database.

3. Projects

  • Attends organization’s functions.
  • Participates in event organization

Minimum requirements:

Tertiary qualification Administration, Marketing or Education

Attributes/values:

    • Detail oriented
    • Assertive
    • High attention to detail
    • Confidentiality
    • Sound judgment
    • Diplomatic
    • Use initiative
    • Ability to manage own time and ensure that deadlines are met with limited supervision

    Demographics

A South African citizen of any gender, preference will be given to an EE candidate.

The role will be located in Killarney, Johannesburg.

CLOSING DATE: 18 May 2018

CONTACT PERSON: careers@sasria.co.za

Sasria is committed to diversifying its staff profile in terms of its transformation agenda and encourages candidates from previously disadvantaged backgrounds to apply. Sasria will respond to shortlisted candidates. Candidates who have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date can assume that their application has been unsuccessful.

Thandulwazi Intern-Teacher Training Programme 2019

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A CAREER AS A TEACHER?

The Thandulwazi Intern-Teacher Training Programme, in partnership with St Stithians College, is offering prospective teachers the opportunity to study towards a part-time 4-year Bachelor of Education (BEd) or 2-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), through UNISA, while gaining workplace experience at St Stithians College.

Successful candidates will be appointed from January 2019.

Preference will be given to aspiring teachers who are:

  • Passionate about exploring a career in teaching Mathematics, Life Sciences, Physical or Natural Sciences, Languages (across the phases); and ECD/ Foundation Phase
  • Students already registered in one of the above courses
  • Grade 12 learners eager to explore a career in teaching who display strong academic results especially in Maths and/or Science.
  • From previously disadvantaged groups and/or students in need of financial assistance. (Students who wish to gain on-the-job experience, but don’t need financial assistance may also apply).

Benefits you will receive:

  • Mentoring by an experienced educator.
  • Valuable professional training and work experience within an independent school environment.
  • In addition, you may qualify for one or more of the following benefits, depending on your financial needs analysis:
  • Payment of tuition fees and a textbook allowance.
  • Daily meal allowance during term time.
  • Professional development allowance.
  • A monthly stipend.
  • Please note that accommodation and transport subsidies are not offered as part of this programme.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE

Closing date for Applications: 31 May 2018.

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Thandulwazi Intern-Teacher Training Programme 2018

The Thandulwazi Maths & Science Academy has Intern-Teacher Training Programme 2019. The Academy is an educational programme offered by the Thandulwazi Trust and St Stithians College. The academy is hosted by St Stithians College. Established in October 2005, the academy advances the teaching and learning of Maths and Science in schools in and around Gauteng.

Thandulwazi Intern-Teacher Training Programme 2019

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A CAREER AS A TEACHER?

The Thandulwazi Intern-Teacher Training Programme, in partnership with St Stithians College, is offering prospective teachers the opportunity to study towards a part-time 4-year Bachelor of Education (BEd) or 2-year Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), through UNISA, while gaining workplace experience at St Stithians College.

Successful candidates will be appointed from January 2019.

Preference will be given to aspiring teachers who are:

  • Passionate about exploring a career in teaching Mathematics, Life Sciences, Physical or Natural Sciences, Languages (across the phases); and ECD/ Foundation Phase
  • Students already registered in one of the above courses
  • Grade 12 learners eager to explore a career in teaching who display strong academic results especially in Maths and/or Science.
  • From previously disadvantaged groups and/or students in need of financial assistance. (Students who wish to gain on-the-job experience, but don’t need financial assistance may also apply).

Benefits you will receive:

  • Mentoring by an experienced educator.
  • Valuable professional training and work experience within an independent school environment.
  • In addition, you may qualify for one or more of the following benefits, depending on your financial needs analysis:
  • Payment of tuition fees and a textbook allowance.
  • Daily meal allowance during term time.
  • Professional development allowance.
  • A monthly stipend.

Please note that accommodation and transport subsidies are not offered as part of this programme.

If you would like to apply for this wonderful opportunity, please apply online by clicking on the following link:

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Closing date for Applications: 31 May 2018.

Please do not phone or email the College directly as we will only consider applications that have been submitted via the online application process. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Mercedes Benz Apprenticeship Intake For 2019 is On!

Mercedes Benz South Africa offers trade-related training for top achievers who show a strong interest in their field of study and who want to be trained in a world-class organization. This training will be offered at the MBSA East London Learning Academy.

Positions, subject to conditions being met, may be made available for persons wanting to pursue the following apprenticeship fields:

  • Apprenticeship: Millwright
  • Apprenticeship: Electrician (Industrial Electrician)
  • Apprenticeship: Automotive (Motor Vehicle) Electrician

Applications are invited from individuals interested in studying any one of the above technical fields through an apprenticeship.

Requirements
To be considered, applicants must meet the following minimum qualification requirements by the time the apprenticeship starts:

  • A full seven subject Grade 12/Matric/NCV 4 qualification
    • With good results in Mathematics and Physical Sciences, inclusive of applicable related subjects such as:
      • Electrical Technology
      • Mechanical Technology
      • Automotive Repair and Maintenance
      • Engineering Graphics and Design
      • etc, OR
  • A minimum of a full four subject N3 Technical Certificate
    • with supporting language subjects at Grade 12/Matric level OR
  • NCV level 4 in a related engineering field of study

Students in their final year of study in the qualifications mentioned above may apply.

Additionally, students must:

  • be a South African citizen
  • ensure compliance with company values and policies

Note that meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee further selection or screening for any apprenticeship positions that may be offered by MBSA.

All applications are invited, however, the following will apply: Code of good practice on the employment of people with disabilities. People with disabilities may apply, as long as the requirements indicated above can be met.

How To Apply
Please read the following instructions carefully:

  • Email your application to email protected – applications by other means will NOT be considered
  • It is strongly recommended you send your attachments as PDF documents. Word documents may also be used but PDF is preferred. No zipped, exe, or similar files are allowed as attachments and other file formats will be blocked. Applications with missing or blocked attachments will not be considered.
  • Please send only ONE email will all your attachments on it. Multiple emails from the same applicant will not be considered. If the attachment(s) size is too big, please reduce them before sending to enable all your documents to be submitted in one email.
  • It is strongly recommended that attachments be sent together as one PDF file to simplify processing of your application.
  • The total size of ALL submitted documents per application may not exceed 6MB/six megabytes.
  • Ensure that your typed submitted documents such as your covering letter, CV, contact details, etc are typed in a minimum font size of 14 to ensure legibility of documents.
  • The first page of the application must include a covering letter which must quote the reference number TECH 2019 and clearly show your preferred field of training: either Millwright, Electrician or Automotive Electrician. You are only allowed to apply for one trade/apprenticeship.
  • Clearly state in the covering letter why you are interested in the apprenticeship you have indicated.
  • All applicants who are currently writing Grade 12 must submit certified copies of their 1st term 2018 Grade 12 results as well as certified copies of their final Grade 11 results.
  • All applicants who have completed Grade 12, NCV 4 or any other related higher qualification must submit their certificate/statement of results together with any other applicable qualification and ID documents.
  • Certified copies of all qualifications mentioned on the submitted CV must be included – not just the applicant’s highest qualification.
  • All applicants who are currently studying NCV level 4 must submit copies of their NCV level 2 and 3 results, as well as their final year high school certificate/results irrespective of the level achieved at high school.
  • Candidates may only apply for one apprenticeship field and must not submit more than one application.
  • The applicant’s CV, ID and all other applicable certificates/examination results must be included.
  • Please ensure that certification stamps do not obscure important details on submitted documents.
  • Ensure that clear certification stamps with signatures are visible on all documents such as ID, all submitted certificates, etc.

Please note that if you have not been contacted by the end of July 2018 for further screening you should consider your application unsuccessful.

Events Intern at Médecins Sans Frontierès 2018

Doctors without Borders (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation committed to two objectives: providing medical assistance to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, healthcare exclusion, natural and man-made disasters; and speaking out about the plight of the populations assisted.

MSF offers assistance to people based only on need and irrespective of race, religion, gender or political affiliation.

Today, MSF is present in more than 60 countries, where thousands of MSF doctors, nurses, logisticians, water-and-sanitation experts, and other medical and non-medical professionals work together to bring essential health services to people caught in humanitarian crises.

We have an Events Internship at Médecins Sans Frontierès 2018.

What is Friends of MSF (FoMSF)?

  • The official student support organisation for MSF, run on a voluntary basis
  • Predominantly for Medical students
  • Not part of MSF and does not therefore represent MSF

Objective:

Raise awareness of humanitarian issues and MSF’s work in the field.
Encourage students to work with non-governmental organisations, specifically MSF, at some point in their carrier.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES:

Managing Friends of MSF (FoMSF):

  • Increase MSF involvement with FoMSF
  • Enhance Students interest based FoMSF growth
  • Expand FoMSF to other Medical universities e.g Limpopo, Medusa
  • Decide, organise and host events (lectures, talks, debates)
  • Support MSF initiatives through other departments
  • Interact with other Students and FoMSF using social media and newsletter
  • Participate in MSF events, debates e.g. Annual General Meeting
  • Work with other FoMSF internationally (example, MSF UK)

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Relevant Tertiary qualification
  • Good standard of spoken and written English
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be a good team-player
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good networking skills

POSITION DETAILS:

Location: Based in Johannesburg
Contract type: 6 months with possible extension
Basic monthly salary
Applicants need to have the necessary permission and valid documents to work in SA
Start date: ASAP

Closing Date: 27 March 2018.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Internal Audit Learnership at PwC 2018

PwC provides industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services to build public trust and enhance value for its clients and their stakeholders. More than 184 000 people in 157 countries across our network share their thinking, experience and solutions.

We currently have Internal Audit Learnership at PwC 2018.

Competencies:

  • Learnerships for 2018 intake are being offered to students who are currently studying BCom Honours in Internal Audit.
  • The learnership will be based in the Bloemfontein office.
  • Bursaries may be offered to students meeting minimum requirements for financial assistance.
  • Vacation work offered students who are successful in securing the learnership/ Bursary contract with the firm.
  • Students must maintain consistent passes in all subjects as evidenced by a copy of an academic transcript which is to accompany this application.

Other requirements –

  • Fluent in English with strong communication skills.
  • Must have participated in sport and/or extramural activities at school and/or university.
  • Must be driven and have a sense of initiative.
  • Must have leadership qualities.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Must be deadline driven.
  • Must pay attention to detail.

Responsibilities:

  • Must be studying at a recognised institution of higher learning.
  • Required to maintain a consistently good academic record.
  • Must be in a position to be appointed to PwC Bloemfontein upon completion of their studies for three years.

Location: Bloemfontein