2024 Roche Diagnostics Bursary

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Roche Diagnostics is a division of Roche. We develop and integrate diagnostic solutions that address the challenges of today and anticipate the needs of tomorrow. In more than 100 countries, we offer the industry’s most comprehensive in vitro diagnostics solutions, covering molecular diagnostics, clinical chemistry and immunoassays, tissue diagnostics, point of care testing, patient self-testing, next-generation sequencing, and laboratory automation and IT, and decision support solutions. 

Roche South Africa employs over 400 people within the pharmaceutical and diagnostics divisions. We are committed to maintaining high ethical standards in our business dealings and in our efforts to protect the environment.

About The Bursary

The available funding opportunities serves as a commitment to skills development, meaningful socio-economic transformation, and the country’s broader development agenda. 

In most instances you can expect the sponsorship to offers the following:

  1. Full bursaries to attend ANY registered higher education institution covering tuition, textbooks, accommodation, food, and other approved necessities.
  2. On-going psycho-social support provided by Excel@Uni.
  3. Light-touch mentorship for developing essential skills imperative for personal and professional growth.  
  4. You have to be willing to accept a job from the sponsor if one is offered to you when you graduate. 
  5. The funding is renewable annually, based on performance & budget.

However, full details of what is covered by the sponsorship will always be confirmed by the donor during the drafting of the award letter. 

Who Can Apply

Applicants must be: 

  1. South African citizens.
  2. Under 26 years of age.
  3. In 2023; be studying matric or on a gap-year after matric in 2022
  4. In 2024; be studying for an Undergraduate or Honours degree (no Masters/PhD applicants). Preference will be given to applicants in their 2nd year onwards.
  5. Obtaining a good academic record with an average pass rate of 60% and above 
  6. Studying a degree (NQF 7 or higher) full-time (2024 onwards). [diplomas, etc do not qualify]
  7. Pursuing a STEM-related (Engineering/Science/Medical or Quantitative Commerce) degree, but HR/ Marketing/Legal will also be considered

Bursaries will be awarded in line with the Employment Equity plan of the organisation.


Please read these notes and instructions carefully before completing the form. Be sure to read every section and ensure that the information you provide is accurate.

  • Applications that are incomplete and that include misrepresentations will immediately be disregarded.
  • Please ensure that you attach ALL of the Required Documents
  • Applications are currently closed.

When will you receive feedback:

Feedback will ONLY be sent to successful candidates within 6 weeks after closing date. If you have not heard back from us within those 6 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful. 

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Required Documents

Please prepare the following documents:

    All Applicants: 

    1. Certified copy of a valid South African identity document
    2. Recent certified Parents/Guardian's valid South African ID (or death certificate if deceased)*
    3. A 1-page motivational letter explaining why you want to study this qualification and what makes you uniquely-valuable for the sponsor to invest in your studies & career. 
    4. Proof of household income (certified copy of SASSA docs or 3 months Payslips of parents/guardians) - Please attach affidavits confirming unemployment, if parent/s are unemployed*
  • All certified documents must be less than 3 months old. 
  • *Where you have multiple documents for 1 submission, please combine/scan them into 1 file that you can upload.

    Scholar in Matric (2023 or pre-2023) / Gap Year Student

    1. Certified copy of valid matric certificate (Grade 12)



    1. 2024 Official Proof of Registration at the university (for the 2024 academic year) - Must be an official document from the university

    2. Certified copy of the latest Official academic transcript/s- For applicants that have enrolled at multiple institutions during their tertiary studies*



    Optional Docs

    1. Disability? Dept of Labour Employment Equity Act (EEA1) Form AND a Doctors’ Letter *
    2. Did you get funded by another bursary/NSFAS?; upload your bursary agreement/letter/offer*
    3. A copy of 2024 acceptance letter from an accredited institution. - Official letter showing you've been accepted (even provisionally) to study the qualification in 2024*

For applicants under the age of 18, to comply with POPI regulations a signed consent form completed by your parent/legal guardian along with a certified copy of their proof of identity is required.

You can download the guardian consent form by clicking HERE.