National Economic Education Trust (NEET) Bursary Programme

The National Economic Education Trust aims to help disadvantaged students who otherwise couldn’t be able to fund their studies without the bursary. The National Economic Education Trust (NEET) bursary program 2019 is a good opportunity for you if you have difficulties fulfilling financial obligations to pursue tertiary education. The program also provides constant support throughout your studies and later help you in finding job placements or internship.


The National Economic Education Trust was established in the early 1990s as an education support system for all disadvantaged students. This non-profit organisation focuses on students who excel in Maths and Science.

NEET started with a government grant worth R 30 million. Over two decades later, up to R 44 million has been distributed in financial support and bursaries to over 5000 students in South Africa. Aside from the bursary, NEET also offers constant support for the students by way of the online Student Management portal along with providing internship programs and job placements upon students’ completion of their studies.

The National Economic Education Trust (NEET) bursary program 2019 will be awarded to students who are studying:

  • Technology
  • Science
  • Agricultural Training and Development
  • Accounting

The bursary consists of financial support for stationery and prescribed textbooks as well as continuous mentoring and monitoring to ensure that students will reach their full potential. The program is primarily focused on students who wish to study in areas of science, accounting, technology and closely related fields, for these are the sectors where skills are scarce.

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Note that the monthly fee contribution of R 120 is payable for capturing candidates’ information on the Student Management portal.

Entry requirements

  • Be a South African citizen
  • Must have finished matric
  • Intend to study or studying as a full time student at a South African university or university of technology

Application procedure

Please download and complete the application form below:

Aside from the mandatory application form, you must attach the following supporting documents within your application. In case there is any missing item, it will lead to the disqualification of your application.

  • Certified copy of ID document and matric certificate or final results
  • A passport sized photo which must be attached to the first page of your application form
  • Proof of residence
  • Proof of acceptance from a university or university of technology
  • Certified copy of a balance sheet in case self employed
  • Certified copies of income of parents/guardians such as latest payslip or balance sheet

Application for the National Economic Education Trust (NEET) bursary program 2019 must be directed via email to [email protected]

Alternatively, you can hand deliver it to:

3 Austin Rd.

Glen Austin



Apply before January 15, 2019 in order to be considered. Applications submitted after the stipulated deadline will not be accepted. Therefore, it is your responsibility as an application to ensure timely submission.

In case you have any questions, please forward your queries to the bursary program provider directly via:

Email: [email protected]

Fax: 086 729 3208

Tel: 010 224 0144