IFA Bursary – Independent Field Advertiser Bursary 2021-2022

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IFA Bursary – Independent Field Advertiser Bursary 2021-2022

The Independent Field Advertiser (IFA) Bursary is aimed toward providing financial aid to undergraduate students who wish to study in any field they choose. The IFA is a branch of Clientèle Life and is one of the largest networking companies in the country. The IFA Bursary is available to all children of active IFA members whether biological or under legal guardianship. The IFA is considered to be one of the most respected and trusted companies in South Africa’s financial sector.

Starting in 2008, Clientèle Life has played a major role in the IFA Bursary scheme by granting students who are deserving of the opportunity to lead a fruitful career in their chosen field. Clientèle Life is proud to have given over 90 students the opportunity to study at the most revered institutions in the country. Since 2009 the IFA Bursary scheme has had over R10 million worth of investments by Clientèle Life.

Closing Date

This Bursary closes on 30 April 2021.  Successful applicants will be announced by 18 January 2022, and all students will receive a notification on the status of their application by 30 June 2021 via SMS.

What is the IFA Bursary?

The IFA Division of Clientèle Life has a goal to rejuvenate and better the environment across the country. The IFA has a corporate and social responsibility to make real contributions to the betterment of local South African communities. Therefore to achieve these results, the IFA Bursary scheme was founded in 2008.

The IFA Bursary scheme is directly aimed toward the children of active IFA members. They will be assisted with their undergraduate studies in any field of their choice. Candidates that have been shortlisted will be required to attend an interview with a Bursary Committee Member. All successful candidates will receive financial aid with their study-related fees each year. The applicant will have to meet minimum entry criteria to apply for the bursary. Please be aware that if you do not meet the bursary’s requirements, you will not be considered. This bursary requires students to have a 60% academic average at the minimum for their Grade 11 or Matric year.

This bursary scheme has an extensive selection process and will shortlist successful candidates. Once they have had their interview and their bursary has been approved, they will have to provide proof of their bursary acceptance to their chosen institution by 31 January 2022. If a student is not currently at university, they will be required to take an online career assessment.

Who Can Apply For The IFA Bursary?

This bursary applies to all children of active IFA members (biological or under legal guardianship). The IFA member must remain active during the length of this bursary to ensure that it is not forfeited.

To be considered for the IFA Bursary, the following requirements are dependent on the student:


  • The student must be a South African citizen.
  • The student must be under the age of 21 at the time of the bursary’s closing date.
  • The student must have a minimum of a 60% average in their Grade 11 or Matric year.
  • The student must be studying or considering to study toward a full-time undergraduate qualification.
  • The student must be the only candidate in their respective family who is applying or has been awarded the IFA Bursary.
  • The student must be in Matric or have completed Matric.

Please note that if you don’t meet these criteria, your application will not be considered for the selection process.

What does the IFA Bursary cover?

This bursary covers financial aid for a student’s study-related fees. The bursary will cover R60 000 worth of fees, which can assist with the student’s payment of tuition, prescribed books, and accommodation. If these fees exceed R60 000, the committee can decide to assist with additional financial support.

How to Apply?

If you want to apply for this bursary you will first need the following documents. Please note that these are essential to your application:

  • A certified copy of your South African ID.
  • An ID photo of yourself.
  • A certified copy of your Matric certificate or your Grade 11 final results.
  • A certified copy of a Matric progress report if you are still in Matric.
  • A certified copy of your latest tertiary progress report, if you are in your first academic year of studies.
  • Certified copies of your parent’s or guardian’s proof of income.
  • Proof of legal guardianship (where applicable)
  • A motivational letter written by your parent or guardian.
  • University acceptance confirmation (sent by successful candidates by 31 Jan 2022)
  • An invoice of all study-related fees from the chosen institutions Bursary Office (to be sent by 31 March 2022)

These documents need to be attached and sent with your application which you can download here:


Once completed, you can send your application and documents in one of the following ways:

[email protected] (Make sure to have your full name and “IFA Bursary Application in the subject line.)

The CSI Officer IFA
Clientèle Office Park
Cnr of Rivonia and Alon Road

Contact information

If you have any questions about the IFA Bursary, you can contact IFA directly via their CSI officer.

Emily Molakeng
Email: [email protected]
Contact Number: 011 320 3064

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