MultiChoice Bursaries 2024

About MultiChoice

Founded in 1993, MultiChoice is a South African organization that runs the DSTV satellite television subscription service service all across Sub-Saharan Africa. The African company offers 5 services:

  • M-NET – a service for satellite television subscription
  • Showmax – a service for online video-on-demand subscription
  • Supersport – a sports channels collection on the DStv network
  • GOtv – a Digital terrestrial television platform
  • Irdeto – a company offering digital platform security

In the year 2018, MultiChoice Africa established their MultiChoice Talent Factory academies that offer a year-long academic and practical immersion programme. Around 60 students from 13 countries can participate in this programme.

As per the CEO of MultiChoice South Africa, the country must keep up with the technological advancements in today’s era and for that it needs dynamic workforce in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Launching such bursary programs will open the doors of opportunities for youth who want to hone up their skills within the technological industry, says the CEO.

MultiChoice Bursary

About the MultiChoice Bursary

The MultiChoice Bursary Scheme has officially commenced, offering a gateway for over 200 students to propel their academic pursuits with a generous allocation of R32 million.

This exceptional opportunity extends its embrace to students across all academic levels, encompassing those embarking on their initial postgraduate journey, with a specific emphasis on STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). The focal areas include:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Electrical, Electronic and Information Engineering
  • Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
  • Information Technology (AI and Robotics)
  • Data and Information Science
  • Digital Media Technologies

This initiative underscores MultiChoice’s commitment to fostering education and propelling aspiring minds forward. As the scheme unfolds, it beckons students from diverse academic backgrounds to seize the chance for advancement in these critical fields.

The bursary will encompass the following expenditures: registration fees, tuition fees, accommodation, and an annual living allowance.


Eligibility Criteria For The MultiChoice Bursary

The below qualifying requirements must be met for those looking to apply:

  • Applicant must be a South African citizen
  • Applicant must be studying or registered at a South African Institute of Higher Learning
  • Applicant’s age must be under the age of 28 years
  • Applicant must have completed Matric at a quantile one to quantile three schools.
  • Applicant must intend or be studying for a qualification, within one of the fields listed above

Applicants must meet the minimum entry criteria listed in the application form, before applying. Failure to do so will result in their application being rejected.

How to Apply For The MultiChoice Bursary?

Candidates must apply online for the bursary at MultiChoice Bursary Application 2024

Documents Required

When filling up the application, candidates must submit clear copies of the following documents along with the complete application form:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Recent academic record: Matric certificate, academic transcript (certified copies)
  • Preliminary acceptance or proof of acceptance from an accredited tertiary institute (on letterhead)
  • If applicable, disability medical certificate

It is compulsory to submit these documents; missing any item will result in the rejection of your application. The documents must be certified within the last 3 months.

Closing Date Of The MultiChoice Bursary

The application window will be closed on 27 January 2024.

Any forms submitted after this date will NOT be accepted.

Contact Details Of The Bursar

For any queries regarding the MultiChoice bursary programme, please contact MultiChoice company directly at:

Tel: 011 885 3918

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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