This field includes a wide variety of career options and study directions. It usually revolves around the designing of computers, computer programs and components. Yet, it also includes the use of computers and complex systems. Studying computer science with aid of a bursary could give you the qualification required to move forward and reach your goals. Just as there are numerous career paths, there are companies offering bursaries for computer science study.
Universities offering Computer Science fields are:
- University of Pretoria
- Rhodes University
- North-West University
- University of KwaZulu-Natal
- University of Johannesburg
- Stellenbosch University
- Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
- University of Cape Town
- University of the Witwatersrand
Bursaries for Computer Science
Here are some bursaries for studying computer science you can look at if considering this field.
Bursaries for Computer Science offered by NedBank are only open to South African citizens. Students must be in grade 12 or have completed grade 12 within the past two years. Candidates must have passed matric with an average of 65% as it is required to qualify for a bursary. You need to meet the entry requirements for the university you want to go to as well. Application forms that are incomplete or incorrect will not be considered. The closing date is the 30 April the year before you choose to go to university.
This company is looking for South African candidates with a Matric (NQ4) qualification. The qualifying candidate must hold exceptionally high grades for Mathematics. Applicants must also submit an approval or acceptance letter for the University they intend studying at. Second and third year students may apply if they meet all other requirements. Bursaries provided by Trudon are unfortunately not available for first year candidates. Application open July yearly and is divided into four selection processes.
All candidates who are South African citizens may apply. Additionally they must accept full-time undergraduate studies at a South African institution. Only members of a family whose annual income is less than R150 000 may apply. Applicants must hold a valid Grade 12 certificate that is passed with exemption. The candidate must hold a minimum of a ”C” grade in both Science and Mathematics, on higher grade. Only applicants younger than 25 years will be considered. These applications open yearly on the 1st day of March and will close on the 30th of June annually.
BBD is looking for South African citizens with a valid certified ID document and great academic results. Candidates must have good written and verbal communication skills. Candidates still need to be in high school completing their Matric year. They need to have a minimum average of 65% in his or her chosen subject, such as, Computer Science, Informatics, Software and Computer Engineering or IT-related field. Closing date is usually the 15th of December yearly.
Friends of Design
First of all you need to be a South African citizen and older than 18years. You will have to submit a certified copy of your ID. You need to have a Matric or a Grade 12 certificate and also include any other qualifications you may hold. In an essay describee your strengths, background, and talents – your essay should be no longer than 1 page around 1500 words. Closing date for applications are on the 22 January 2016.
The students must be a South African citizen holding a valid ID book/card. Candidates in their 2nd, 3rd or honorary year may apply. Applicants with an average of 65% or higher in all his or her subjects will qualify. Closing date varies, however, usually closes in August yearly. Bursaries can be found on their careers page, however, they will only show if any bursary programs are available. You will have to register on their site to access and apply for bursaries.
Women In It
You need to be South African Female student dedicated to studying full-time in the ICT or IT field. Candidate needs to be in her second last year, thus, she will be in her final year the upcoming year (year of the bursary award). You must not be employed and must be in need of financial assistance to complete your studies. All applications must be accompanies by a 500 word motivational letter. Applications open in September and closes on the 30th October yearly.
This bursary program covers tuition, accommodation, books, computer allowance and more. Applicants must be born citizens of South Africa and not have or have had any other bursaries. If you are studying or intend to study in this field, you may apply if you meet all the requirements. Applicants who hold a minimum of 60% average for academics may apply. Applications will close on the 15the of August yearly.
Applications are open to matriculated candidates, as well as those in their first, second, third or fourth year of study at University. Qualifying applicants must hold a 65% academic average with Mathematics and/or Physical science as subjects. Applications must be submitted before the 12th of October to be eligible. Applicants who have not had feedback from the company by the end of November the same year they apply can assume their application was not selected.
Bursaries provided by Shoprite are awarded to a maximum amount of R60 000. These funds are used to cover tuition and book fees. If there are funds still available after these have been paid, the balance will be divided into monthly allowances. Successful applicants are required to sign a service contract with the company. Successful applicants are required to work one year per year of study for the company. There is not advertises closing date at this time.