Independent Field Advertiser (IFA) Bursary Scheme 2017 for Young South African Professionals.


Young African professionals are the driving force for change in Africa. IFA is committed to giving academically deserving learners the opportunity to lead a successful career in their chosen profession. IFA are proud to have invested over R8 million since 2009 in the IFA Bursary Scheme and given over 80 learners the opportunity to study at top tertiary institutions across the country.

Up to 10 bursaries are up for grabs nationally in 2017

Eligibility Requirements:

Candidates must be:

  1. The child of an active IFA whether biological or under legal guardianship
  2. Under the age of 21 at 30 April 2016
  3. A South African citizen
  4. Have a minimum matric aggregate of 60%


  • Bursary recipients will receive a bursary to the maximum value of R60,000 per annum for registration fees, tuition fees, examination fees, textbooks and thereafter accommodation costs
• Only original application forms that are complete and that have the required documentation and photograph attached will be considered.
• All applicants will be notified of the status of their application by 30 June 2016.
• Short-listed applicants will be required to attend an interview conducted by a member of the IFA Bursary Committee and will also be required to complete an online career assessment, which will be arranged by the company.
• The final list of successful bursary recipients for 2017 will be published by 12 January 2017. This will be on condition that their final Grade 12 results or first year university results (2016) meet the minimum prescribed criteria and confirmation of acceptance at an
approved tertiary institution has been received. A final confirmation will be sent in writing to the successful applicants by 19 January 2017.
  • Following this final confirmation, the bursary recipient must liaise with the CSI Officer to finalise the details of costs to be covered by the bursary. At this time, a contract between the bursary recipient and Clientèle/IFA will be entered into. The signed contract must be returned to the CSI Officer by no later than 31 January 2017.
• The IFA Bursary Committee determines which applicants are successful through a comprehensive review process. The committee’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.


Download Application Form

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the IFA Bursary Scheme 2016



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