Amazon Web Services Bursary

AWS Skills Development Bursary

The Amazon Web Services Skills Development Bursary offers full cost bursaries to students who aim to study full time towards an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in Commerce, Business Science, Engineering, Computer Science and Information Technology. These degrees represent fields of relevance to the technology sector. Bursaries are awarded on the basis of merit and financial need and for studies at select South African universities.

The bursary prioritises students with a disability.

Who can apply

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • South African citizen
  • Strong academic and leadership potential
  • Achieved a minimum result of 75% for Mathematics and English in Matric
  • Achieved an overall average above 65% at Tertiary. 

Bursary details

The Amazon Web Services Bursary will cover the costs (capped) of the following:

  • tuition
  • residence / private accommodation
  • subsistence
  • stationery and books
  • a personal computer
  • transport.

Selection criteria

Undergraduate Degree programmes:

  • Computer Science or Engineering and Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Commerce (specialising in Accounting and Finance)
  • Electrical / Electronic / Mechanical / Mechatronics / Civil Engineering.

Year level: First to final year students.

Postgraduate Degree Programmes:

Honours or Post Graduate Diploma and Masters Degree in:

  • Computer Science or Engineering and Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Commerce (specialising in Accounting and Finance)
  • Electrical / Electronic / Mechanical / Mechatronics / Civil Engineering.

Students with Disabilities:

Undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in all study Programmes.

Academic achievement:

  • Current Gr 12 learners with Mathematics and Physical Science marks of 75% and above.
  • Current university students who are consistently obtaining an average of 65% and above.

How to apply

  • Applications must be completed on StudyTrust’s online application platform (hosted by Devman) before 30 September to be considered for a bursary for next year.
  • Only applications from South African citizens will be considered.

Closing date

  • Application Season: 01 May to 30 November.
  • Please carefully read the instructions on our Bursary Applications page before beginning your application.
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