The Naspers Bursaries program is looking for eager students looking to pursue a promising career in STEM and finance fields. The Naspers Bursaries fulfills the company’s goal to provide the best form of mentorship possible.
The best way the Naspers company can do this is by establishing various bursary programs to grow and develop career and education opportunities for financially needy South African students.
The Naspers Bursaries is fairly straightforward. However, there are various requirements that applicants need to meet to be considered for a bursary. Below is a breakdown of how the bursaries operate and what they expect from applicants.
This Bursary closes on 25 October 2021, make sure to have your application and all supporting documents submitted before this date. Failure to do so will result in your application not being considered for selection for the 2022 academic year.
About Naspers Bursaries
If you are planning on studying or furthering your studies in STEM and commerce fields, then the Naspers Bursaries may just be what you are looking for. The bursaries are available to matriculants, second-year, and third-year students.
Depending on what year of study you are in, you will need to meet the set academic requirements for that class. Be aware that the Naspers Bursaries are awarded on a merit basis.
This means that applicants with a high academic record will be given preference. These bursary programs are a way in which Naspers can give back to the various markets they invest and operate in.
Who Can Apply?
The Naspers Bursaries are aimed toward black South Africans from financially disadvantaged backgrounds. The Naspers Bursaries will be awarded in the following fields:
- Business Sciences
To be considered for a Naspers Bursary, applicants will need to meet the following requirements:
- Applicants must be black South African citizens.
- Applicants must have completed or are currently in matric.
- Applicants must be studying or willing to study in a recognized tertiary institution.
- Applicants must come from a household where the income should not be over R650,000 per year.
Matric students need to meet the following academic criteria:
- Minimum of 60% in Mathematics or Maths Literacy in Grade 11 final results.
- Minimum of 65% for Grade 11 overall final results.
- Minimum of 65% for matric overall June exams results.
Students applying for their second-year:
- Must be enrolled in full-time study.
- Minimum of 65% for their overall June results.
- Minimum of 65% for their overall final results.
Third-year students applying for their Honours:
- Be on track for acceptance.
- Minimum of 68% for overall mid-year results.
- Minimum of 68% for overall final results.
What Do These Bursaries Cover?
The Naspers Bursaries will provide financial cover for the following:
- Tuition fees.
- Prescribed books.
Matriculants entering their first year of tertiary studies will also be given a laptop from Naspers, free of charge. This will allow them to have access to the various training and mentorship programs made available to them by Naspers. These programs are focused on having students ready to enter the working world once they have completed their studies.
How To Apply?
Applying for the Naspers Bursaries is simple. All you need to do is visit the Xhuma portal here. Create an account and provide your academic and personal details. You will also be required to provide various support documents. Once your profile is complete, select the funder, which is the Naspers company.
Make sure to include the following support documents:
- Certified copy of your ID.
- Proof of tertiary institution acceptance.
- Grade 11 final results (where applicable)
- Matric final results (where applicable)
- Certified copy of Matric certificate
- Complete university academic record (where applicable)
Make sure to include these documents as there are crucial for the application process. Without them, your application will not be considered nor accepted.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the Naspers Bursaries, you can contact the Naspers company through the following method: