Unilever Scholarship in South Africa, 2023

Written by Michael Nz. on April 26, 2023

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Scholarship details

  • Area of study

    Engineering, Engineering-Related Technologies
  • Country of the Scholarship

    South Africa
  • Scholarship Valid Until (Year)

  • Type of scholarship

    Bachelor's scholarship
  • Scholarship amount given

    $5000 - $7000
  • Type of scholarship administrator

    Private sponsor
  • Mode of scholarship (Online/Offline)

  • Applier's country

  • Expenses covered

  • Scholarship Contact Details

    [email protected]

Unilever, a global consumer goods company, has announced the launch of its 2023 scholarship program in South Africa. The Unilever Scholarship program aims to support young, talented, and driven individuals to pursue their tertiary education dreams and is open to South African citizens and permanent residents.

The Unilever Scholarship program has been in operation for many years and has helped to empower numerous South African students who may not have otherwise had the financial resources to attend university. The program covers the cost of tuition fees, accommodation, and a monthly stipend to support living expenses. Successful applicants are also assigned a mentor, who provides guidance and support throughout their academic journey.

The Unilever Scholarship program is open to students studying a variety of disciplines, including engineering, finance, marketing, supply chain, and human resources. To be eligible for the program, applicants must have a minimum academic average of 70% in their Grade 12 final examinations and must have been accepted or provisionally accepted to a South African university or university of technology for the upcoming academic year.

In addition to meeting the academic requirements, applicants are also assessed on their leadership potential, community involvement, and commitment to making a positive impact in their local communities. Unilever is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from students from all backgrounds.

The Unilever Scholarship program is not just a financial aid program, but a platform for students to develop their leadership skills, build their networks, and gain exposure to the corporate world. Scholarship recipients are invited to participate in Unilever’s leadership development program, which includes workshops, training sessions, and mentorship opportunities. This program equips recipients with the necessary skills to excel in their studies and future careers, and to make a positive impact in their communities.

Applications for the 2023 Unilever Scholarship program are now open, and interested students can apply online through the Unilever South Africa website. The deadline for applications is 31 July 2023, and successful applicants will be notified by 31 October 2023.


Unilever was established as a result of the merger formed between “Margarine Unie”, a Dutch margarine producer, and the “Lever Brothers”, British soap manufacturers in 1930. The company has operations in many nations and has become a household name.

Today, Unilever is one of the oldest multinational companies in the world, is the largest international consumer goods company, and is considered to be the largest manufacturer of food spreads (such as margarine).

The organization’s services and products include beverages and food (ie drinks and ice cream), as well as health items and cleaning agents, which can be offered in approximately 190 countries.

The company owns more than 400 brands, some of which include: Paloma, Lux, Sunsilk, Domestos, Handy Andy, Omo, Surf, Vaseline, Axe, Magnum, Lipton, Robertsons, Knorr, Hellmann’s, and Rama.

Unilever South Africa has more than 3,500 full-time staff, in the state’s seven manufacturing locations and two corporate offices.

Scholarship/Field Level

The Unilever Bursary South Africa is available to university students who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in any of the fields of engineering study in South Africa;

  • Chemical engineering
  • Electric engineering
  • industrial engineering
  • mechanical Engineering

Host nationality

The scholarship is hosted in South Africa. If you are an international student and wish to study in South Africa.

Eligible Nationality

The Unilever South Africa Scholarship is available for students from South Africa.

Scholarship Worth

The accrued benefits for the scholarship recipients are not specified. However, the scholarship will have the tuition funds fully funded.

scholarship number

The number of offers was not specified.

Scholarship Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following minimum income standards before implementing the application (note that if you do not meet each of the prerequisites, an application will likely not be considered):

  • The candidate must be a South African citizen.
  • must have completed Matric or currently in Matric
  • are already enrolled in or intend to study in one of the above Engineering fields
  • Study or attempt to study at a recognized South African university
  • He has strong academic results in mathematics and physical sciences.

Application Procedures

Download and complete the Unilever Scholarship Application Type in any of these formats:
Unilever Scholarship Form (.Doc)
Unilever Scholarship Form (.pdf)

Alternatively, you can download the most recent form from www.unilever.co.za/careers/graduates

Please submit clear copies of this supporting documentation along with your completed Form (input of those documents is required; when some items are missing, your program will be discarded):

  • A certified copy of the identity document.
  • A copy of the latest Matric results, if you are currently in Matric
  • A copy of the Matric certificate, if Matric is completed
  • Last tertiary academic record, if it is a university.

The software must be archived in one of the following ways:
1) Mail: [email protected]
two) Item: The Emma O’Toole
Scholarship Offices PO BOX 4923 Durban 4000

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