The Institute of Information Technology Professionals South Africa (IITPSA) Bursary South Africa stands ready to empower individuals on their educational journey. This initiative invites dedicated and motivated South African students to apply for an opportunity designed specifically for those aspiring to study IT-related fields.

Whether your interests lie in software development, cybersecurity, data science, or any other IT discipline, the IITPSA Bursary South Africa encourages you to apply and seize the chance to receive valuable financial assistance.

IITPSA Bursary South Africa Overview:

Here are the details in point form:

  • The bursary covers a three-year degree in the following fields:
  • Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Science, Information Systems, or Applied Computing
  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in Information Systems or Informatics.

Bursary Coverage Includes:

  • Full coverage of tuition fees, registration fees, and exam fees.
  • University-administered accommodation expenses.
    Provision of textbooks.
  • This presents an excellent opportunity for students to receive substantial financial support starting from their first year of study.
  • The bursary is awarded annually. Renewal for the subsequent academic years depends on achieving satisfactory academic performance in the preceding year and does not cover repeat subjects or modules.

Selection criteria:

Here are the minimum selection criteria in point form:

  • Applicants must have achieved an average of 65% and above in their latest examinations.
  • Applicants must be registered for full-time undergraduate studies.
  • Applicants must meet the entry requirements in commerce, science, engineering, mathematics, and technology fields at a registered public university.
  • Applicants will undergo a formal assessment process including Psychometric evaluation and an interview.
  • Financial need will be considered in the application process.
  • Only applications from South African citizens will be considered.
  • Preference will be given to students who have participated and excelled in The Computer Programming Olympiad, a project of IITPSA aimed at identifying and rewarding programming aptitude, promoting computer studies, and creating awareness of ICT career opportunities.
  • As an incentive to increase female participation in the Olympiad, IITPSA will prioritize the highest-ranking female candidate in the Top 3 rounds intending to pursue ICT-related studies at a recognized South African tertiary institution.

Application process:

Applications must be submitted through StudyTrust’s online platform by 30 September to qualify for consideration for next year’s bursary.

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Prospective applicants are encouraged to submit their applications through StudyTrust’s online platform by the deadline of 30 September to be considered for the upcoming year’s bursary. The IITPSA Bursary Programme offers a valuable opportunity for aspiring students in IT-related fields to receive comprehensive financial support, including tuition fees, accommodation, and textbooks. Selection criteria prioritize academic excellence, financial need, and participation in the Computer Programming Olympiad, with a special emphasis on encouraging female candidates in ICT.

Take advantage of this opportunity to pave the way for a successful academic journey with the support of the IITPSA Bursary Programme.