Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer and a prominent cloud services provider, is offering an amazing bursary for 2022.
The Amazon Bursary has been created by the Amazon Development Centre SA. Amazon is in the multinational technology industry working alongside Google, Apple, Microsoft, and Facebook.
In collaboration with StudyTrust, a South African organization dedicated to the upliftment of disadvantaged students in South Africa, successful candidates will be employed by Amazon upon completion of their studies.
Who Can Apply?
The Amazon Bursary is available to first-year university students who are currently studying in the required degrees, and to Grade 12 students who are applying to the degrees, these include:
- Information Technology
- Software Engineering
- Computer Science
- Computer Engineering
What Are the Requirements?
Each year, there are many students applying for this bursary and the competition is fierce. As an applicant, you must be committed to becoming a future developer at Amazon. This bursary is aimed at previously disadvantaged students.
The overall requirements for the Grade 12 and first year university students are the following:
- South African citizen with a South African passport.
- The university that you are currently studying at, or applying to, is a South African public university.
For Current Grade 12 Students:
- Mathematics and Physical Science as matric subjects.
- Minimum marks of 75%.
For Current First Year University Students:
- Minimum average of 70% for all current first year subjects.
As with many bursaries, Amazon provides financial support for the degree. However, as a student, you need to be committed to working at Amazon once you have completed your degree. The dedicated time will equal the number of years that you received the bursary for.
You will also be required to do vacation work and join training opportunities at Amazon during your studies.
What will the Bursary Cover?
Amazon is really dedicated to the students who receive their bursary. They cover all the major costs for your studies, however, please keep in mind that these are capped. These include:
- Residence / private accommodation
- Stationery and books
- A personal computer
How To Apply:
Amazon is offering this bursary through StudyTrust, and all applications must go through them. You can apply for the bursary directly through the StudyTrust website by following this link – Bursary Application.
The bursary application process is powered by the Xhuma platform and gives you the option to apply either via WhatsApp or through the website. The application platform is user-friendly and guides you the whole way through the process.
Please read through it before you start your application.
The application dates are from 1 April 2021 – 30 September 2021.
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