Astron Energy 2023 Bursary

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Astron Energy is a leading supplier of petroleum products in Southern Africa, with a vast network of over 850 service stations which makes us the second largest fuel retail network in South Africa.  A proud Level 1 B-BBEE contributor, we are strongly committed to being a responsible corporate citizen, promoting education and economic development in an effort to build stronger communities and drive sustainable growth. 

We own and operate the country's a crude oil refinery, located in Cape Town, as well as a lubricant manufacturing plant in Durban.  

Formerly known as Chevron South Africa, we have operated successfully in South Africa for over 100 years. We were renamed to Astron Energy in 2018 following a change in ownership, since which time we have been operating the Caltex brand under a licence agreement. As part of our bright new future, we are now rebranding our entire network of service stations in South African and Botswana in our vibrant new corporate identity. This rebrand marks a key milestone in Astron Energy’s ambition of becoming the next biggest fuel brand in South Africa.

Astron Energy plays a key role in the South African energy sector as well as in the broader economy. According to a 2019 Economic Impact Assessment, Astron Energy’s contribution to South Africa’s GDP was R48.9 billion (1%) and we supported a total of 72,052 direct and indirect jobs, or 0.5% of the country’s total employment.

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About The Bursary


The bursary scheme forms part of Astron Energy's commitment to skills development, meaningful socio-economic transformation, and the country’s broader development agenda. 

The sponsorship offers the following: 

  1. Full bursaries to attend ANY registered higher education institution covering tuition, textbooks, accommodation, food, and other approved necessities.
  2. On-going psycho-social support provided by Excel@Uni.
  3. Light-touch mentorship for developing essential skills imperative for personal and professional growth.  
  4. The goal is to fund students in the following faculties: Commerce, Science, Engineering & Built Environment 

Who Can Apply


  1. Applicants must be under 35 years of age.   

  2. Applicants must be South African citizens.

  3. Applicants must be pursuing a FULL-TIME qualification (Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Degree, Masters, Etc) 

  4. Applicants must be pursuing their qualification-level for the first time (ie, not repeating a degree, honours, etc)

  5. Applicants must be pursuing a qualification or intending to pursue a qualification at any tertiary institution registered with DHET and SAQA. (This includes private/community colleges and TVETS) 

Please read these notes and instructions carefully before completing the form. Be sure to read every section and ensure that the information you provide is accurate.

  • Applications that are incomplete and that include misrepresentations will immediately be disregarded.
  • Please ensure that you attach ALL of the Required Documents
  • Applications are currently closed.

 It is your responsibility to apply for entrance for your intended course and university and to ensure that you are able to meet the entrance requirements stipulated for your course.

Please ensure that you complete all the sections of this application form.

Please select the correct funding opportunity when completing your application.

You will receive a confirmation e-mail once we have received your application.

You will be advised if your application is unsuccessful. Only shortlisted applicants will be invited to interviews.

Good Luck! 

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Required Documents

Please prepare the following documents:

    All Applicants

    1. Certified ID 
    2. Proof of Income (combine into one document/scan for all household members, incl. SASSA & affidavits) 

    If you're in matric (2022), also submit the following:

    1. Grade 11 end-year report (with school stamp)
    2. Grade 12 term-2 school report (with school stamp)  

    If you are a Matric-graduate, Undergrad or Postgrad Student at university: 

    1. Latest Official Transcript 
    2. Matric Certificate (certified by commissioner of Oaths or police station) 

For applicants under the age of 18, to comply with POPI regulations a signed consent form completed by your parent/legal guardian along with a certified copy of their proof of identity is required.

You can download the guardian consent form by clicking HERE.