Cipla Bursary 2024 – Application form portal –

About The Cipla Bursary South Africa 2024 – The Cipla Bursary Program (CBP) aims to source, pre-select, and prepare young talent for the Cipla Graduate Skills Program. The aim of this program is to provide opportunities for people from different backgrounds by providing appropriate and relevant funding that aligns with the Cipla Graduate Skills Program required qualifications (fields of study). The Cipla SA bursary is for students studying at accredited PUBLIC tertiary learning institutions. Read through to know how to apply for this bursary.

About The Bursary Provider- Cipla 

Cipla Medpro South Africa (Pty) Limited is a prominent pharmaceutical manufacturer in South Africa in charge of producing high-quality medicines at affordable prices for both the public and private sectors. As part of Cipla India’s global pharmaceutical enterprise, Cipla Medpro has been leveraging advanced technology and innovation for 80 years to cater to the needs of patients worldwide.

In 2017, Cipla established the Cipla Bursary Program (CBP) as a strategic initiative to identify young talent for its Graduate Skills Program.The Cipla bursary aims to provide funding to candidates from different backgrounds for studies that have to do with the Cipla Graduate Skills Program required qualifications.

About The Cipla Bursary Program- Fields Covered

Cipla invites students to apply for the Cipla Bursary South Africa 2024.

Bursaries will be awarded for studies within these fields:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Computer Science and Information Science
  • Digital Marketing, Communications, Journalism, and Media Studies
  • Engineering (Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Mechatronics Engineering)
  • Economic Management Sciences (Accounting, Economics, and Taxation)
  • Environmental Science
  • Graphic Design
  • Industrial Psychology, Human Resources Management
  • Laws: Bachelor of (LLB)
  • Microbiology, Biotechnology
  • Pharmacy: Bachelor of
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Management

More About The Cipla Bursary Program

The bursary covers expenses like tuition fees, meals, accommodation, books, and a laptop. Recipients will receive one laptop for the entirety of their studies, with the institution purchasing it on their behalf. The ownership of the laptop will then transfer to the student, who will be responsible for all associated costs such as maintenance, repairs, insurance, and software updates.

Additionally, bursary recipients will enjoy the following benefits:

– Access to ICAS, the employee wellness program, which has a range of free counselling and wellness-related services
– A platform to apply for the Cipla Graduate Skills Program.
– Feedback on psychometric assessments.
– Vacation work opportunities.
– Access to Cipla Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).

More About The CIPLA Bursary Program- Renewal And Selection

Bursaries are awarded on a yearly basis, with funding renewable each year, all dependent on students fulfilling the following requirements:

1. Maintain a minimum overall average of 70% each year.
2. Keep Cipla informed about any information directly or indirectly affecting the bursary agreement.
3. Disclose any other sources of funding received and related contractual obligations.
4. Provide quarterly updates on any changes to subjects, field of study, postal address, physical address, contact details, mid-year and final-year exam results, studying status, etc.
5. Participate in vacation work.
6. Attend continuous development virtual workshops.
7. Apply to the CIPLA Graduate Program after graduation.

Successful candidates will receive notification no later than March 30, 2024.

If you do not receive feedback by this date, please regard your application as unsuccessful.


Before applying, applicants must meet the following minimum entry criteria (note that failure to satisfy all requirements will result in your application not being considered):

– Be a South African citizen.
– Be between 18 and 28 years old.
– Have completed Matric.
– Be pursuing a qualification within one of the listed fields.
– Have completed the first year of study.
– Be registered for the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or later year of study in 2024.
– Honours and Masters students may be considered if they have completed a qualification in one of the listed fields and meet all other bursary criteria.
– PhD students may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
– Have passed all subjects or modules from the previous academic year.
– Be studying at a recognized and accredited public tertiary institution in South Africa.
– Have achieved a minimum overall average of 70% for the most recent completed year.
– Candidates must be able to maintain a minimum overall average of 70% each year.
– Be willing to participate in vacation work during holidays.
– Candidatee must willing apply to the Cipla Graduate Skills Program after graduation.
– Be highly motivated.
– Be fluent in English (able to read, write, and speak).
– Not be receiving any other bursary funding.

How To Apply

To apply, candidates must follow these steps:

Step 1: Complete the Cipla Bursary Screening form 2024.

Step 2: Apply online for the Cipla Bursary Application 2024 (Reference Number: 75756). When prompted to indicate how you heard about the Cipla bursary, enter “”.

Step 3: Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your online application. It is compulsory to include these documents, and failure to do so may result in disqualification:

– ID document (certified copy)
– Matric certificate (certified copy)
– Most recent academic record/transcripts (on institution’s letterhead)
– Proof of registration (on institution’s letterhead)
– Curriculum Vitae in PDF format (must include: mobile number, residential address, and email address) (1 page)

Note: Documents must be submitted in PDF format and named with your name, surname, and document type (example: Name_Surname_ID_Document_CBP2023).

Closing Date
November 14, 2023. (Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please ensure your application is submitted before the closing date to be considered.

Contact The Bursary Provider
For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact Cipla directly:
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