The following bursary opportunities are available to students.

Undergraduates | Honours & Masters | PhD & postdocs

For more information:



  • The Mukuru Education Fund

    Are you a student excited about all the doors an education can open for you? We are too. Mukuru wants to invest in your education today to build a society of equal opportunity tomorrow. The journey starts now.

    We’re awarding bursaries to fourteen learners to study at a university or technical university of their choice in South Africa in 2023. Mukuru is a leading Next Gen Financial Services Platform in Southern Africa that provides digital innovation and cutting-edge payment solutions to the emerging consumer. As a fintech business, we are passionate about developing critical services that add value to the lives of the communities we serve.

    Fields of Study:

    • Software Development
    • Software Development Management
    • Software Architecture
    • Business Analysis
    • Information Technology Engineers
    • Software Quality Assurance

    Bursary Requirements:

    • Completed matric
    • Studying full time towards an undergraduate qualification, in one of the fields listed above
    • In your 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of full-time study
    • Registered to study at a recognised and accredited South African university or university of technology
    • A minimum overall average of 70% and a Bachelor’s Pass in Matric
    • A minimum overall average of 65% at tertiary level
    • Be in financial need

    Application Process:

    Complete the application form and provide the necessary documentation.

    Write a motivational letter or create a Tik-Tok telling us ‘Why Mukuru should invest in you?’

    Submit a signed reference letter from an educator, coach, or an adult who has led you or who has taught you.

    Applicants will be shortlisted, and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interviews. Closing date: 19 December 2022 Take the first step towards a brighter future.

    Apply today. Winners will be announced on 25th January 2023. Ts and Cs apply

Honours & Masters


PhD and postdocs

  • HPI Scholarships

    Applications are open for prospective PhD and postdoctoral students in Information Systems or Computer Science to join the HPI Research School at UCT.

    Deadline: 15 August annually

    Find out more here.