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MultiChoice Bursary Scheme opens applications for 2022

Applications for MultiChoice South Africa's R20m bursary scheme have opened for the 2022 academic year and will aim to help approximately 200 students.
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Since its inception in 2020, a total of 188 students have received funding for their studies with a spend of R11.2m going towards bursaries.

For the 2022 bursary scheme, 10 of these students will be funded via the Nomzamo Lighthouse Foundation – an organisation that invests in the future of South African youth – of which MultiChoice is a partner. The bursaries extends beyond tuition fees and include registration fees, accommodation costs, and an annual living allowance.

The MultiChoice Bursary Scheme is open to students in all years of study, including students who have enrolled for their first post-graduate degree that is focused on the STEM discipline (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), particularly:
  • Actuarial Science
  • Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering
  • Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
  • Information Technology (AI and Robotics)
  • Data and Information Science
  • Digital Media Technologies
“As technological developments continue to advance at a rapid pace, there is a critical need for a dynamic workforce in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in order for our country to keep up with the rest of the world,” said Nyiko Shiburi, CEO of MultiChoice South Africa. “We see the value in opening doors for youth to build the skills within our industry, shaping the professionals who will lead us into the future.”

In order to apply applicants must:
  • Be a South African citizen.
  • Be registered at a South African Institute of Higher Learning.
  • Meet the eligibility and qualifying requirements as indicated on the application form.
An external bursary management entity (Skills 123) has been procured to support with facilitation of the bursary administration. This bursary management provider has partnered with youth marketing specialists, Student Village, who have a wide reach across different campuses countrywide.

Applications are now open and close on 15 February 2022. To register and apply, click here.

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