MultiChoice Bursary 2025

MultiChoice, established in 1993 has opened its 2025 bursary application and is inviting all interested applicants to apply ASAP.

Closing Date: 15 February 2025.

MultiChoice is inviting students to apply for their bursary programme, for the 2025 academic year.

Bursaries will be awarded for studies in the following fields (for all years of study, including 1st postgraduate degrees):

  • Actuarial Science
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Data and Information Science
  • Digital Media Technologies
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Information Engineering
  • Information Technology (AI & Robotics)

BURSARY REQUIREMENTS:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must be under the age of 28 years old
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must be studying or intend on studying towards a qualification, within one of the fields listed above (undergraduate or postgraduate)
  • You must be studying or registered to study at a recognised Higher Learning Institute in South Africa
  • You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 70% in Matric, if not studying yet
  • You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 65%, if currently studying at tertiary level

BURSARY COVERAGE:

MultiChoice will be awarding R20 million in funding, to approximately 200 students. 10 students will receive funding from the Nomzamo Lighthouse Foundation, a partner of MultiChoice and organisation that invests in the youth of South Africa.

The bursary will provide coverage for the following expenses: registration fees, tuition fees, accommodation and a yearly living allowance.

METHOD OF APPLICATION:

Applications must be submitted online for the following position:
MultiChoice Bursary Application 2025

Applicants will be required to Register an Account before they can Login and apply.

Supporting Documents

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 be disregarded):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Recent academic record: Matric certificate, academic transcript (certified copies)
  • Proof acceptance or preliminary acceptance from an accredited tertiary institution (on letterhead)
  • Disability medical certificate, if applicable

Note: documents must have been certified within the last 3 months.


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.