Amazon: Bursaries and Internships 2025

StudyTrust, on behalf of Amazon, invites current undergraduate students who will in 2025 be entering into their final year of a three-year degree OR the third year of a four-year degree, to apply for this bursary

Closing date: 15 September 2024

Location: South Africa

Who Can Apply – Eligibility Criteria

Applicants should intend to continue studying for an Honours degree in 2026 (after completing the internship) and have a keen interest in Amazon and software development engineering.

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

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Field of Study: Applicants must be pursuing Undergraduate Degrees in fields related to Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Information Technology, or Information Systems. Specializations in Data Science, Machine Learning, or Artificial Intelligence are also eligible.

  • Education Completion: Candidates should plan to complete their Tertiary education (up to Honours level or NQF level 8) by the end of 2026.
  • Master’s Level: Master’s level students are not eligible to apply.

  • Availability: Applicants must be available to start full-time permanent employment with Amazon in January 2027, contingent upon receiving a job offer after the internship assessment.
  • Career Plans & Motivation: Applicants must display a keen interest in Amazon and the field of software development engineering. They must seek an opportunity to be assessed for a full-time permanent role with Amazon to start upon completion of their studies. 

  • South African Universities Only: The bursary is open to students from South African universities.
  • Academic Achievement: Current students who are consistently obtaining an average of 65% and above.
  • Citizenship: Only applications from South African citizens will be considered.


Successful applicants must be committed to completing a paid Amazon internship (during summer vacation), and participate in training opportunities at Amazon.

To qualify for 100% of the bursary funding, candidates who are awarded must be open to accepting a full-time, permanent position for a duration equal to the years of bursary received, contingent upon receiving a job offer after the internship assessment.

How to Apply

  • Applications open on 1 May and close on 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 in 2025.

  • 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.

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