2025 Khulisa Academy Bursaries Opened

Khulisa Academy has open their 2025 bursary program and their inviting all interested applicants to apply ASAP. To apply, follow the details below.

CLOSING DATE: 29 October 2025

LEARNERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must have achieved a minimum result of 60% for Physical Science, Pure Mathematics, English, and IT-related courses
  • You must be 18 to 25 years old
  • You must be 18 to 30 years old (if living with a disability)
  • You must be interested in High-Performance Computing or IT
  • You must intend on studying at Khulisa Academy in Johannesburg
  • You must be an Employment Equity (EE) candidate (preference will be given to female students)
  • You must NOT be involved in employment (part-time or full-time)
  • You must NOT be in receipt of another scholarship or bursary program
  • You must have excellent communication skills
  • You must be able to work in a high-pressured environment
  • You must have excellent interpersonal skills
  • You must be self-motivated
  • You must be able to complete the mandatory psychometric tests
  • You must be able to work and deal with ambiguity
  • You must be able to keep a calm composure
  • You must be willing to take action where and when necessary
  • You must be informative
  • You must have integrity and be trustworthy
  • You must be a critical thinker
  • You must be patient

LEARNERSHIP COVERAGE

Khulisa Academy is inviting students to apply for the 2 year comprehensive training program/ bursary, for studies in High Performance Computing (HPC).

HPC refers to aggregating computing power to receive a higher performance than an average desktop computer or workstation. This is done to solve large problems pertaining to engineering, science, or business.

METHOD OF APPLICATION

Download and complete the Khulisa Academy Bursary Application Form (.pdf)
 

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document or Passport (certified copy)
  • Recent ID photograph
  • Latest exam results (certified copy)
  • Latest academic transcript (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate, if completed (certified copy)
  • An updated Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivational letter: stating why you should be awarded the bursary (including details about: your biggest passion, your strengths and weaknesses, as well as achievements)
  • 2 contactable references who can recommend you (not family members)
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income: if employed – latest payslips with gross income and all other benefits
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income: if working in the informal sector – sworn affidavit stating the estimated gross monthly income
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income: if self-employed – audited financial statement
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income: if unemployed – sworn affidavit signed by parents/ guardians before a commissioner of oaths
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income: if pensioners – pension slip (certified copy)
  • Parents/ guardians divorce decree and details of any maintenance payments, if divorced
  • Parents/ guardians death certificate, if deceased

Applications must be submitted electronically via email to: applications@khulisaacademy.co.za
(Insert the words “Khulisa Academy Bursary Application – Your Full Name” in the email subject line).


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.