Fully Funded Vodacom Bursary Programme 2025 for Young South African Students

By Stermy 2 Min Read

Applications are now open for the 2025 Vodacom Bursary Programme.

This prestigious academic Merit Bursary is available to full-time first-year, second-year, or third-year students aiming to study or currently studying in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields.

Many students may lack the essential resources to pursue their studies further; this bursary seeks to bridge that gap.

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Programme Requirements

  • South African Citizenship: Applicants must be South African citizens by birth.
  • Full-time Studies: You must undertake full-time undergraduate studies at a South African tertiary institution.
  • Grade 12 Performance: A pass in Grade 12 with exemption, achieving 70% or higher across all subjects.
  • Tertiary Academic Performance: If already in tertiary education, a minimum of 65% average or higher is required.
  • Eligibility for Current Students: Current students from the first year upwards at accredited South African tertiary institutions who meet all the above criteria are eligible to apply.

Key Offerings

  • Accommodation: Full university accommodation or a capped amount for private accommodation.
  • Financial Support: Coverage of full registration and tuition fees.
  • Textbook Allocation: Provision for required textbooks.
  • Meal Allowance: An allowance to cover meals.

Additional Benefits

  • Laptop and Cellphone: Provision of a laptop and cellphone.
  • Orientation Workshop: An introductory workshop for all new students accepted into the programme.
  • Vacation Work Programme: Structured workplace exposure through our Vacation Work programme.
  • Work Readiness Training: Skills training to prepare final-year bursars for the workforce.
  • Wellness Programme: Full access to our Wellness Programme (ICAS) services.

Application Procedure

  1. Eligibility Check: Ensure that you meet all the specified criteria before applying.
  2. Application Submission: Register and apply online. Upon receipt of your application, our Bursary Management team will confirm via email and keep you updated throughout the assessment process.

Deadline: Applications for the 2025 intake will close on 31 August 2024.

For More Information

Visit the Official Webpage of the Vodacom Bursary Programme here.

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