Vodacom Bursaries

Vodacom Bursaries – 2024

There is a widely known shortage of skills within the ICT markets in South Africa.  Vodacom is completely committed to aiding qualifying candidates in filling these positions.  To achieve this goal they are offering 50 bursaries per year to successful candidates, within the required fields where a shortage is seen.

Each year top achieving students are granted bursaries to study in the ICT field, as well as the Engineering sectors.  These candidates are from a previously disadvantaged background, aiding in building up the community.  Vodacom has since their entry in 1999, awarded more than 1000 bursaries.
Bursary amounts vary and are limited.  They take into consideration the student’s academic merit, in addition to their financial needs.  Bursaries are awarded for a period of one year, but it is renewable.  These bursaries are for study at any of the South African Recognized Universities.  After completion of each study year, candidates will be asked to work for Vodacom, depending on vacancies, one year correspondingly.

Vodacom Bursaries Available

If you are planning to study into one of the following directions, as indicated, these bursaries are just what you need.
Information Technology

  • Information Systems
  • BSc Computer Engineering
  • BSc Computer Science
  • Degrees and Diplomas from the University of Technology within similar fields.

Operations and Engineering

  • Electronic Engineering – light current
  • Electrical Engineering – light current
  • Degrees and Diplomas from the University of Technology within similar fields.

Vodacom Bursaries Requirements
If you would like to apply for a bursary from Vodacom, candidates must provide and meet the following requirements

  • Candidates must be a South African citizen and possess a South African ID
  • Candidates must live in South Africa
  • Candidates must pass their Grade 12 with exemption
  • Candidates who are younger than 25, may apply
  • Candidates are required to obtain a C symbol in Mathematics – Higher Grade
  • Candidates are required to obtain a C symbol in Science – Higher Grade
  • The total household income of candidates may not exceed R150 000 per year, to be eligible
  • Candidates will be required to take full-time undergraduate studies, at one of the South African accredited Tertiary Institutes
  • Candidates who are within their first year of study at such Institutes may also apply, only if they meet all other criteria as mentioned above

Vodacom Bursaries Application

Please include your latest school results and certified copy of your ID, along with completed application and all other relevant documentation.  You can apply for your Vodacom Bursaries Online at careerwise or download the form here.
Completed forms can be sent to the following address:
Career Wise (Pty) Ltd
P.O. Box 30632
Fax: 086609 7183
E-Mail: applications@careerwise.co.za
Candidates are also urged to answer the following questions, and include it with their application:
Did I achieve the required minimum academic results?
Is this field of study truly the right one for me?
Am I South African born, thus a South African citizen?
Is this application form the right one, for the bursary I am applying for?
If your answer is not YES to all these questions, please re-consider and rather not apply.
Preference will be given to South African individuals from a previously disadvantaged background.
Please note that this bursary is being administered currently, via Career Wise.
However if candidates have any queries, or would like more information they can direct their e-mails to externalbursars@vodacom.co.za.
Vodacom also offers extensive learner-ship programs in addition to internships.  These are within the field of Information Communication Technology, along with a variety of Business Management aspects.

Vodacom Bursaries Closing Date

The Yearly opening date is the 1st of March and closing for applications are usually the 30th of June.
Candidates who have not had any feedback on their application, by the 30th of November the same year can take it as being unsuccessful.
Only candidates who make the long list will be contacted and asked to an initial interview.  If you do not receive such an invitation, please know that your application was not successful.

We wish all candidates the best of luck in their application!

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