MultiChoice launches bursary fund worth R26-million

Broadcasting company, MultiChoice has created a bursary fund worth R26-million that aims to assist 236 local students. 

 Applications for the bursary close on 31 January 2021

The available bursary fund aims to assist students in the following fields; Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, Broadcasting, Media, Film & Television, Human Resources, Finance, Economics, Law, Communications, UI/UX/CX Design, Consumer Insights, and Advertising. 

Nyiko Shiburi, MultiChoice South Africa’s CEO provides insight into why the company has chosen to focus on the above-mentioned fields of study.

“We believe investing in these fields of study is critical for the future of our industry and our country. “We are excited to provide access to the necessary resources for these future leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs to thrive and flourish in fulfilling their highest potential.” 

The bursaries

Interested applicants can apply here and applications close on 31 January 2021. 

The bursary will only be awarded for the 2021 academic year and reportedly may be renewed based on the availability of funds and a student’s academic performance. The funding provided to selected students will be used towards tuition fees, registration fees, accommodation, and a living allowance for the year. 

Application requirements

There are several requirements for interested applicants to qualify for the available funding. 

Here are the requirements: 

  • Must be South African  
  • Registered as a recognised South African institution of higher learning for either an undergraduate or post-graduate degree. This applies up to the Masters’s level. 
  • Students must meet the academic performance requirement of 65% or a higher aggregate mark in their previous year of study.

“Many families and households are struggling to make ends meet after either the loss of employment or, in many cases, the tragic loss of loved ones and breadwinners to Covid-19. Our 2021 bursary programme is one of our initiatives that seek to soften this blow. We hope it will make a meaningful contribution to our country’s recovery, and we wish all applicants the best,” Shiburi concluded. 

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Featured image: The University of Cape Town, Facebook 



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