South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) Bursary 2023

South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) Bursary 2023

About South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA)

The South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) was founded in 1966 is an organisation that aims to designate, preserve and improve its members’ property benefits within the property industry. SAPOA provides information resources for its members and governments through the collection and distribution of property data and statistics. The association currently holds a small enterprise B-BBEE verification certificate and is a level one contributor.

South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) Bursaries

SAPOA Bursary Fund aims to support deserving students who will provide a valuable contribution to the association and its members by awarding educational funding through the SAPOA Bursary Scheme. The recipients of the bursary scheme shall be BBBEE defined Black people including Africans, Coloureds and Indians, who are citizens of the Republic of South Africa.

The following fields of study are accepted by the SAPOA Bursary Fund:

  • BSc Property Studies
  • BSc Urban and Regional Planning
  • BSc Construction Studies
  • BCom Finance with Property Valuation and Management as a major
  • BSc Quantity Surveying
  • BCom Property Valuation and Management
  • BSc Town and Regional Planning
  • BSc Real Estate
  • BSc Property Management

Bursaries will be granted based on academic performance, financial need and availability of funds. Bursary funds are paid directly to institutions and ONLY under exceptional events that the funds will be paid directly to bursary holders.

Upon graduation, bursary holders may be offered with employment opportunities by the SAPOA and/or its partner companies through the Graduate Development Programme. However, employment opportunities from the association is not guaranteed and SAPOA has no obligation to provide employment to bursary holders.

SAPOA Bursary Requirements and Eligibility

  • South African citizenship
  • Current students or applicants who are registered as students for a property-related qualification at a CHE accredited Institution in South Africa
  • Post-graduate students/applicants are not eligible except for certain qualifications which will award the applicant registration in the property industry
  • Academic excellence
  • Proven financial need

How to Apply and Application Details

  1. Download and complete the SAPOA Bursary Application Form.
  2. Attach certified copies of ALL of the following documents to your application form:
    • Recent matric certificate (Grade 12)
    • Acceptance letter from an accredited institution
    • Latest official academic transcript or record
    • Recent South African ID
    • Recent breadwinner/parent/guardian valid South African ID
    • 1 – 2 pages of personal statement
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Written verification of the accredited programme’s average costs for one academic year
    • A detailed CV which includes work experiences and backgrounds
  3. Submit the application form and required documents through any of the following methods:
    • Post:
      SAPOA Bursary Fund
      P O Box 78544
      For Attention: Bursary & Career Specialist
    • Email: [email protected]
      For Attention: Bursary & Career Specialist
    • Hand deliver:
      SAPOA Bursary Fund
      36 Wierda Road West
      Paddock View Building
      Wierda Valley
      For Attention: Bursary & Career Specialist

Incomplete application forms, as well as application forms with incorrect information, will be rejected. Faxed applications will NOT be accepted.

Closing Date

 31 August annually 

Contact Details

Bursary Fund Department
Address: 36 Wierda Road West, Hunt’s End Office Park Paddock View, Wierda Valley, Sandton
Post: PO Box 78544 Sandton 2146
Tel: 011 883 0679
Fax: 086 458 6955
Email: [email protected]