MultiChoice South Africa has opened applications for its R20 million bursary scheme for the 2022 academic year.
The bursary scheme aims to help approximately 200 students and is open to scholars in all years of study, including students who have enrolled for their first post-graduate degree that is focused on the STEM discipline (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), particularly:
- Actuarial science
- Electrical, electronic and information engineering
- Computer science and applied mathematics
- Information technology (AI and robotics)
- Data and information science
- Digital media technologies
For the 2022 bursary scheme, 10 of these students will be funded via the Nomzamo Lighthouse Foundation – an organisation that invests in the future of South African youth – of which MultiChoice is a partner. The bursaries extend beyond tuition fees and include registration fees, accommodation costs, and an annual living allowance, the group said.
“As technological developments continue to advance at a rapid pace, there is a critical need for a dynamic workforce in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics in order for our country to keep up with the rest of the world,” said Nyiko Shiburi, chief executive of MultiChoice South Africa.
“We see the value in opening doors for youth to build the skills within our industry, shaping the professionals who will lead us into the future.”
To apply for the scheme, applicants must:
- Be a South African citizen.
- Be registered at a local institute of higher learning.
- Meet the eligibility and qualifying requirements as indicated on the application form.
Applications are now open and close on 15 February 2022. Students can register and apply for the scheme here.