Mukuru Education Bursary For Foreign Nationals South Africa

About Mukuru

Mukuru is an African tech company that creates fintech products. It is notable for its online money transfer service that enables cross-border payments. Other value-added services from Mukuru include funeral coverage, a payment card, a digital wallet, and grocery deliveries.

Founded in 2004 in the United Kingdom, it currently has payout locations in over 20 countries in Africa, including Nigeria, Rwanda, Zimbabwe, and Zambia. It has already served over 8 million customers and carried out 50 million transactions.

Mukuru Education Bursary For Foreign Nationals

The financial tech company is offering to fund the education of a select number of students. It has set aside a fund specifically for this purpose. The Mukuru Education Bursary for Foreign Nationals is meant for international students pursuing their studies in South Africa. For the upcoming year’s academic session, the company will select only two candidates from any of the following fields of study:

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

The bursary will only cover the tuition fees and textbook costs. Students are expected to pay for the rest of the expenses. The company will decide on the value of the bursary on a case-by-case basis. Depending on the need, it may cover part of the full tuition cost. More details will be offered to shortlisted candidates.

Eligibility Criteria

To be selected for the bursary funding, you must fulfill the eligibility criteria. These are laid out by Mukuru to select the appropriate candidates. Since there are only two bursaries on offer, it cannot offer funding to everyone. So before applying, cross-check with the below criteria. Failing to meet all of them will lead to the rejection of your application.

The eligibility requirements for Mukuru Bursary for Foreign Nationals are:

  • Must be an international student studying in South Africa
  • Must have completed Matric successfully
  • Must be willing to study towards a qualification in one of the fields of study mentioned above
  • Must have registered at a South African University or University of Technology

Fulfilling all of the criteria, however, doesn’t guarantee funding. The final decision regarding the selection rests with the company. The list of bursars published by them will be considered final.


How to Apply?

Eligible candidates should move forward with the application process and apply for the Mukuru Education Bursary For Foreign Nationals. It’s a short application process that shouldn’t take more than an hour to process. But it’s important to be diligent throughout the process. Incorrect submissions are not entertained. The steps involved in applying for it are:

The first step is to complete the online application for the Mukuru Education Bursary for Foreign Nationals. It’s an online application, so you don’t have to download anything. Start completing the sections on the page itself. The form asks certain questions about your personal and academic details. Answer all the fields that are marked with an asterisk (*) mark. Also, make sure to provide correct and updated information.

Documents Required

The next step is to prepare and upload the following documents on the application form:

  • ID documents
  • Proof of legal status in South Africa
  • Matric certificate
  • Latest academic results
  • Updated CV
  • A motivation letter stating why you’re the right candidate for the bursary (focus on how the bursary will help you financially and in your career)
  • A reference letter (from an educator or adult who has taught you at any level)
  • Proof of household income (latest payslips if employed; affidavit if unemployed)

It’s important to provide certified copies wherever possible. Scan the documents and save them in PDF format. Then, upload them at appropriate places. Once you’ve reviewed your application one last time, click on Submit your Application. You will see a confirmation page once your documents are successfully submitted.

Closing Date

Currently closed for application. Please check back later for the updated opening and closing date of this bursary.

Contact Details

For further information regarding the bursary programme, get in touch with Mukuru at:

  • Telephone: 086 001 8555

Call between 8:00 to 19:00, Monday to Sunday.

If the bursary has already been closed, please do not make any queries. View our other bursaries open for application here:

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