AVI Limited Bursary South Africa 2023 – 2024

AVI Limited Bursary South Africa 2023 – 2024


AVI LIMITED owns many of South Africa’s well known and loved brands which expand over numerous categories. The company savoury and sweet biscuits and snacks include Provita; Jumping Jack; Bakers; Baumann’s; Pyotts and Willards, while their hot beverages range includes Five Roses; Ellis Brown; Koffiehuis; Frisco; Freshpak; Douwe Egberts; House of Coffees; Lavazza; Ciro and Cafitesse.

AVI also provides personal care products, which brands include Lentheric; Yardley and Coty, as well as fashion apparel, accessories and shoes which include Lacoste; Spitz; Green Cross Shoes; Kurt Geiger; Carvela and Gant.

The JSE (Johannesburg Stock Exchange) listed company currently employs over 10 000 staff members and had an impressive turnover of over R13 billion for the 2017 financial year.



The AVI Limited Bursary, administered by the StudyTrust, are awarding bursaries to full-time students within the Engineering, Commerce and Food Technology fields. These are full cost bursaries, which will cover all study-related expenses.

The AVI Bursary Programme also provide their bursars with vacation work opportunities, as well as graduate development positions to students who have successfully graduated.

Bursaries will be awarded within 2 categories:
Degree studies:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Commerce (Marketing and Finance)

Diploma studies (National Diploma or B Tech):

  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Food Technology



Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • South African citizen
  • Strong academic merit
  • Completed Matric OR currently in Matric
  • Studying or intending on studying full time within one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Proven financial need
  • Commerce and Engineering degree studies:
    • Achieved a degree endorsement on their NSC certificate
    • Achieved a minimum result of 60%/ C symbol/ level 5 for Mathematics and English FAL
    • Studying or intending on studying at one of the following institutions: the University of Johannesburg, University of Pretoria, University of the Witwatersrand, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Engineering and Food Technology diploma studies:
    • Achieved a diploma endorsement on their NSC certificate
    • Achieved a minimum result of 50%/ D symbol/ level 4 for Mathematics, Physical Science and English FAL
    • Studying or intending on studying at one of the following institutions: the University of Johannesburg, Vaal University of Technology, Tshwane University of Technology, Durban University of Technology
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Applications must be done in one of the following ways:
1) Online at http://www.studietrust.co.za
2) By downloading and completing the AVI Limited StudyTrust Bursary Application Form (.pdf)

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with the application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document (certified copy of)
  • Matric June results, if currently in Matric (certified copy of)
  • Matric certificate/ results, if completed Matric (certified copy of)
  • Complete tertiary academic record, if at tertiary level (certified copy of)
  • Proof of admission/ provisional admission to the institution you applied at, if not currently at tertiary level
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Essay about your life (to be completed on the application form)
  • 2 testimonials (1 from an educational official and 1 from a community or spiritual leader – to be completed on the application form)
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income:
    • if unemployed: sworn affidavits
    • if employed: latest payslips (certified copies of)
    • if self-employed: sworn affidavit declaring monthly income or latest audited financial statements (certified copies of)
    • if deceased: death certificate or a sworn affidavit (certified copies of)
    • if residing with your guardian while parents are alive: guardians latest payslips (certified copies of)
    • if parents are divorced: divorce certificate (certified copy of)
    • if parents are separated: a sworn statement from one parent confirming separation
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Hardcopy applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Email: apply@studytrust.org.za
2) Fax: 086 538 1537
3) Post:
The National Director
Private Bag X16


30 September 2021.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)


For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact Study Trust directly:
Contact Person: Mr Themba Mdluli (Bursary Applications | Enquiries: The Applications Officer) / Mr Sibusiso Lukhele (Bursary Administration | Support)
Tel: 011 403 1632
Email: apply@studytrust.org.za

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive confirmation that your application has been received. The final outcome of your application will be sent to you via email by no later than 31 December. Please only submit a query regarding your application status if you have not received any feedback by 15 January.

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