Where To Find Bursaries To Study IT


Looking for bursaries to kickstart your journey into Information Technology (IT)? Here are a few companies and institutions offering bursaries in IT related fields of study. 


Information Technology (IT) is the use of computers to create, process, store, retrieve, and exchange all kinds of data and information. Typically used within the context of business operations, as opposed to personal or entertainment technologies, IT forms part of information and communications technology. 

Here is a list of institutions and companies offering bursaries for IT related fields: 

MTN Bursary 

One of South Africa's cellular network providers, MTN, will be awarding bursaries to deserving students within the following fields of study that are in relation to IT: 

  1. Computer Applications
  2. Computer Engineering
  3. Computer Science
  4. Software Development
  5. Information Systems
  6. Technology

The eligibility requirements of this bursary include: 

  1. ID document (certified copy)
  2. Matric certificate (certified copy)
  3. Full tertiary academic record (on tertiary institution letterhead)
  4. Latest academic transcripts (certified copies)
  5. Proof of enrollment in one of the aforementioned fields of study
  6. Proof of household income (latest payslips/ affidavit if unemployed/ pension statement if on state pension)
  7. Full Curriculum Vitae
  8. Motivational letter explaining where you see yourself in the future and how this bursary will help you achieve your dreams

WeThinkCode Bursary 

WeThinkCode is an institution with the goal of addressing the gap in the IT sector in South Africa.

Bursaries will be awarded within the following fields of study:

  1. Computer Engineering
  2. Computer Programming
  3. Computer Science
  4. Informatics
  5. Software Engineering

Eligibility requirements include: 

  1. South African citizen/ permanent resident (eligible to study and work in South Africa)
  2. Between 17 and 35 years old
  3. Able to study at the campus in Johannesburg
  4. No previous education required; those who have not completed matric are also welcome to apply

Amazon Bursary 

Amazon.com is an American multinational internet-based company focused on e-commerce, cloud computing, digital streaming, and artificial intelligence. The online platform sells a range of goods, including books, music, movies, housewares, electronics, toys, and many other items.

Amazon is inviting students to apply for the Amazon (Software Development Engineer) Recruitment Bursary

Bursaries will be awarded for studies within these degree programmes (undergraduate and Honours):

  1. Computer Engineering
  2. Computer Science
  3. Information Technology
  4. Software Engineering

Gauteng Department of E-Government Bursary 

The Gauteng Department of e-Government is inviting students residing within the Gauteng province, to apply for their bursary programme. 

Bursaries will be awarded to 10 students, for studies within these fields relating to IT:

  1. Computer Engineering
  2. Computer Science
  3. Informatics and Information Systems
  4. Information Technology (IT)
  5. Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  6. Software Engineering
  7. Software Development