Vodacom Bursaries South Africa

About Vodacom

Vodacom started in 1993 when the company was awarded a license to operate a GSM cellular network in South Africa. It provides a variety of communication services such as mobile voice, messaging, data, financial and converged services. Vodacom’s network business has reached operations in Tanzania, the DRC, Mozambique, Lesotho and Kenya.

Vodacom established Vodacom Foundation as a commitment to giving back to communities. The foundation focuses on improved access to education, health and safety. To contribute to improved access to education, Vodacom started the Mobile Education Programme that provides Information and Communication Technology (ICT) resources to teachers and students, and the Bursary Programme to address ICT skills shortage.

Vodacom Bursaries

Vodacom bursary scheme started in 1999 through Vodacom’s commitment to approaching ICT skills shortage in South Africa. Since then, 1000 bursaries have been awarded where 50 students every year are financially assisted with bursaries to study in fields in which there are skills shortages. Qualified applicants from disadvantaged communities are selected to pursue studies in the ICT and engineering fields.

The following areas of study are accepted in Vodacom Foundation Bursary:

Engineering and Operations:

  • Electrical or Electronic Engineering (Light Current)
  • University of technology Diplomas and Degrees in related disciplines

Information Technology:

  • BSc Computer Science
  • BSc Computer Engineering
  • Information Systems
  • University of technology Diplomas and Degrees in related disciplines

Vodacom Bursary Requirements and Eligibility

  • South African citizens
  • Applicants who wish to pursue undergraduate studies in a South African tertiary institution
  • Maximum household income of R150 000 per annum
  • Passed Grade 12 with exemption
  • Minimum C symbol in Mathematics and Science
  • Not more than 25 years old
  • Applicants who are already 1st-year students in an accredited South African tertiary institution may also apply, provided all criteria and requirements are met

Applicants from historically disadvantaged backgrounds will be given preference.

How to Apply and Application Details

  1. You can apply Vodacom Bursary Online at careerwise or Download and complete the Vodacom Bursary Application Form. (pdf)
  2. Attach certified copies of the following documents to your completed application form:
    • Full academic record (Grade 11 and Grade 12 results)
    • Grade 11 results for current matriculants
    • Passport size photograph of the applicant, to be attached to the designated part of the application form
  3. Send your application form and required documents to either of the following methods:
    • Post: Career Wise (Pty) Ltd
      PO Box 30632, Braamfontein, 2017
    • Fax: 086 609 7183
    • Email: applications@careerwise.co.za

If you have not received feedback from Vodacom by 30 November, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

Closing Date

Usually, the Vodacom Bursary application opens on 1st March and closes on 30 June annually.

Contact Details

Career Wise (Pty) Ltd
Post: PO Box 30632, Braamfontein, 2017
Fax: 086 609 7183
Email: applications@careerwise.co.za / externalbursars@vodacom.co.za


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