Intake for the MultiChoice Bursary Scheme has opened for the 2024 academic year.
The scheme is valued at R32 million and is open to over 200 university students in all years of study.
It includes students who have enrolled in their first post-graduate degree focused in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) discipline, especially:
- Actuarial science
- Electrical, electronic and information engineering
- Computer science and applied mathematics
- Information technology (AI and robotics)
- Data and information science
- Digital media technologies
The scheme will cover tuition fees, including registration, accommodation and an annual living allowance.
The DStv and Showmax owner said that South African universities are becoming more expensive, increasing the cost of living, and has urged interested students to apply for a bursary.
“Education is critical, and MultiChoice recognises that this Bursary Scheme is a crucial step in promoting and developing young talent and assisting students in making their dreams and aspirations a reality,” Tshepiso Malatjie, chief people officer at MultiChoice Group, said.
“As a result, MultiChoice encourages eligible students to apply and grasp this opportunity to reach their full potential,” Malatjie added.
To apply for the scheme, South African students will need to be registered at a South African Institution of Higher Learning as full-time students between quantile one to quantile three schools in all years of study up to NQF 9. The group said that all other requirements are on the application form.
Applications close on Saturday, 27 January 2024.