Vodacom Bursary South Africa 2021 – 2022
ABOUT THE COMPANY – VODACOM
Vodacom Group Limited (Vodacom), founded in 1994, is a South African mobile communications company that provides data; voice; messaging and converged services to its more than 50 million customers. Previously owned by Telkom and Vodafone (who each held 50% shares), in 2008 Vodafone increased its stake in the company to 65%, while Telkom declared to list their remaining shares on the JSE. Vodacom is South Africa’s top cellular network with around 58% of the countries market share.
The company now operates not only in South Africa but also has networks in Lesotho; Mozambique; Tanzania and the DRC, as well as providing services to customers in more than 40 countries in Africa, including Zambia; Nigeria; Angola; Ghana; Kenya; Cameroon and Côte d’Ivoire.
ABOUT THE VODACOM BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED
Vodacom are inviting students to apply for the academic Merit Bursary, for the 2022 academic year.
Bursaries will be awarded for Undergraduate studies within STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), specifically the following fields:
- Computer Engineering (BSc)
- Computer Science (BSc)
- Data Analytics
- Information Systems
- Information Technology
- Mathematical Sciences
Postgraduate students may also apply, however, bursaries will only be awarded at Vodacom’s discretion.
MORE ABOUT THE VODACOM BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE, SELECTION & CONTRACT
The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: registration fees, tuition fees, laptop, allowance for textbooks, allowance for meals and accommodation in a university residence or capped allowance for private accommodation.
Bursary recipients will also receive the following benefits: orientation workshop for all new bursary students, workplace exposure via the structured Vacation Work programme, work readiness skill training for final year bursars to gain skills to enter the working world and full access to ICAS services.
Bursaries will be awarded for the entire duration of the degree qualification – subject to recipients maintaining satisfactory academic results, and submitting proof of academic results each year.
All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by no later than 15 December 2021.
After the final selection is made, recipients will need to enter into a contractual agreement with Vodacom. Should selected students not accept the bursary offer, they must notify Vodacom within 48 hours.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE VODACOM BURSARY
Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
- You must be a South African citizen by birth
- You must have completed Matric
- You must be studying towards an undergraduate qualification, in one of the aforementioned fields of study
- You must be in the 1st, 2nd or 3rd year of full-time study
- You must be studying at a recognised tertiary institution in South Africa
- You must be in financial need
- You must achieve a minimum overall average of 70% and exemption in Matric
- You must achieve a minimum overall average of 65% at tertiary level
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE VODACOM BURSARY
Applications must be done online here: Vodacom Bursary Application 2022
Candidates will be required to “Register an Account” before they can “Login” and apply.
Note: applicants can view the status of their application via the bursary application website.
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
- ID document (certified copy)
- Matric certificate (certified copy)
- Full academic records, if currently at tertiary (on official letterhead)
- Proof of admission into a tertiary institution
- Proof of any other bursary awards currently held
CLOSING DATE FOR THE VODACOM BURSARY
31 August 2021.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER
For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the Vodacom Bursary Department directly:
(emails will be responded to within 48 hours)