South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) Bursary

South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) Bursary 2021

South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) Bursary 2021

South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) Bursary

South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) Bursary

The South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA), founded in the year 1966, aims to protect the interests of the industrial and commercial property industry within the country. As a uniquely member-driven organisation, SAPOA’s goal is to encourage private property ownership and development.

The companies main aim is to be accepted and recognised (both nationally and internationally) as a leading property association.

The SAPOA bursary fund intends to address the shortage of skills shortage within the South African Commercial Property Industry. The fund is aimed at assisting young black deserving financially disadvantaged students, in the hopes that they can transform the countries commercial property industry.

Every year, SAPOA invite students to apply for their bursary programme, for property-related studies. Students who are pursuing full-time studies in these fields, may apply a bursary for the 2022 academic year:

  • Finance (BCom) (majoring in Property Valuation and Management)
  • Property Valuation and Management (BCom)
  • Property Management (BSc)
  • Property Studies (BSc)
  • Real Estate (BSc)
  • Town and Regional Planning (BSc)
  • Urban and Regional Planning (BSc)
  • Construction Studies (BSc)
  • Quantity Surveying (BSc)

SAPOA will award bursaries based on 4 main criteria: financial need; academic merit; availability of funds and university requirements. Bursary awards payments are made directly to the tertiary institution and can NOT be used to pay outstanding loans or debts.

Once students have graduated, they may be offered employment via the Graduate Development Programme, within SAPOA (or a member company) – employment is subject to availability within the company and is not guaranteed.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited to attend an interview before final selection is made.


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):

  • You must be a South African citizen OR a South African naturalized citizen
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must be studying or intend on studying full-time within one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • You must be studying towards an undergraduate qualification (postgraduate qualifications will only be funded if the qualification will allow the student to register in the property industry)
  • You must be studying or intend on studying at a University or University of Technology in South Africa (registered with the Council for Higher Education)
  • You must be a Black student, as defined by the BBBEE Act (i.e. African/ Coloured/ Indian)
  • You must have a strong academic record

Closing Date: 31 August 2021

How To Apply:

To apply, download and complete the SAPOA Bursary Application Form 2021 (.pdf)

Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Email:
(Attention: Bursary & Career Specialist)

2) Hand delivery:
SAPOA Bursary Fund
WeWork Offices
173 Oxford Road
(Attention: Bursary & Career Specialist)

3) Post:
SAPOA Bursary Fund
P O Box 78544
(Attention: Bursary & Career Specialist)

Please note: faxed applications will NOT be accepted.

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