ExpressVPN Scholarship Competition South Africa

About ExpressVPN

ExpressVPN is a VPN (Virtual Private Network) service that advertises itself as a privacy and security tool by encrypting users’ web traffic and masking their IP addresses.

The company was founded in 2009 and today provides millions of people in over 180 countries with private and secure access to the free and open internet.

The ExpressVPN Scholarship Competition

The ExpressVPN Scholarship Competition

Candidate applications are being accepted for the ExpressVPN Future of Privacy Scholarship award. The yearly essay contest is organized by VPN service provider ExpressVPN and is accessible to participants of any age and nationality.

To enter, candidates must reflect on the metaverse and examine pressing concerns of the digital age.

The scholarship provides the following benefits:

  • A 5,000 USD cash award
  • 1-year membership to ExpressVPN.
  • a one-year subscription to ExpressVPN will be given to each of the five runners-up.

In the expanding discussion about encryption, digital rights, internet privacy, and the struggle against censorship, the competition offers an additional chance to take the lead.

Note about the selection process:

  • The completeness and clarity of theses and arguments will be used to grade essays.
  • The prize money will be distributed via international wire transfer in US dollars (the winner must provide their bank information to make the bank transfer).
  • The winner’s name will appear on various communication platforms (see this as an opportunity to get your name out there).
  • The winner must submit a copy of their identity document as well as proof of enrollment in high school or a tertiary institution.
  • ExpressVPN will own the essays that are submitted. The winner must agree to have their name and essay published or printed by ExpressVPN.
  • Taxes on the prize money will be borne by the winners.
  • ExpressVPN’s decision is final, and no disagreements will be entertained.

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must check the eligibility criteria before applying for the scholarship. There should not be any exception or the application will not be considered.

  • Candidates from any country can apply.
  • There is no age limit for the application.
  • The candidate must either be studying in high school or pursuing tertiary-level studies.
  • The candidate must not be employed at ExpressVPN or be directly related to anyone employed at ExpressVPN.


How to Apply?

The applications have to be submitted online. Candidates can send their completed applications via email at

The subject line must contain the words “ExpressVPN Scholarship Application”.

Click here to apply.

Documents Required

The application must contain the mentioned information without any exceptions.

  • Full name of the candidate.
  • Contact details of the school where the candidate is studying.
  • Current grade level.
  • The essay (in .doc, .pdf, or .docx form.)

Candidates must read the following rules regarding the submission of the essay before submitting it:

  • The essay must be in English.
  • The essay must contain 600-800 words and not more than that.
  • Only one essay is to be submitted per application.
  • Essays must clearly state their opinion on the question being answered.

The winner is required to submit the following:

  • Valid ID document.
  • Proof of enrollment in any tertiary level institution or high school.

Closing Date

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

Interested candidates must apply before the season to avoid rejection of the application.

Contact Details

Candidates can contact the bursary provider directly for any queries regarding the scholarship.

Click on the contact us at the bottom of the page.

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