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The purpose of the Amazon bursary aims to develop a talent pipeline for Amazon (AWS) in South Africa. Bursaries are awarded to students in fields relevant to the technology sector.

Only the following programmes will be funded:

Degree Programmes:

  • Computer Science,
  • Computer Engineering,
  • Software Engineering,
  • Information Technology.
  • Year level: Third year, fourth year and Honours in 2023.
  • South African universities only.

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Candidate Requirements

StudyTrust, on behalf of Amazon, invites current students (third year, fourth year and Honours in 2023) with a keen interest in Amazon and software development engineering, to apply for this Amazon Bursary Programme.

Important: please ensure you meet the following eligibility criteria before submitting your application:

Academic Achievement:

  • Current students who are consistently obtaining an average of 65% and above.

Career Plans & Motivations:

  • Applicants must display a clear motivation for Amazon and the field of software development engineering, and are seeking an opportunity to be assessed for a full-time permanent role to start upon completion of their studies.


  • Successful applicants must complete an internship (during summer vacation), and participate in training opportunities at Amazon.
  • Successful applicants must commit to accepting a full-time permanent role if an offer is extended following internship assessment. Full-time roles start after completion of studies and applicants must commit to working in their full-time role for the equivalent number of years funded.


  • Only applications from South African citizens will be considered.


Bursary Inclusion

  • Tuition
  • Residence/private accommodation
  • Subsistence
  • Stationery and books
  • A personal computer
  • Transport

How to Apply

  • ID copy / Refugee permit
  • Consent form signed – Download it here
  • Mother proof of income / death certificate
  • Father proof of income / death certificate
  • Guardian proof of income (if applicable)
  • Profile picture
  • Proof of acceptance / registration
  • Proof of address
  • National Senior certificate
  • Full accademic record (if applicable)
  • Applications open 1 May and close 15 September. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, throughout the application timeline above.
  • Complete your application on StudyTrust’s online platform before the closing date of 15 September to be considered for a bursary to begin 2023.
  • After submitting an application via StudyTrust, shortlisted candidates will undergo an additional assessment with Amazon.
  • Carefully read the instructions on the Bursary Applications page before beginning your application.

Click Here To Apply

Closing Date: 15 Sep, 2022


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