Telkom opens doors with their bursaries, widening opportunities for deserving candidates within the communication fields. This group is offering study at any University as well as the University of Technology. Candidates will be required to work for Telkom for a period equal to their bursary term.
Telkom Bursaries are made available yearly for candidates from their 1st year of study up until their 4th year of study. The Foundation was established in 1998 but only registered as a trust in 2002; their main focus is to aid talented deserving candidates from disadvantaged communities to reach their goals. They have many educational opportunities yearly while making a difference in many lives.
Their bursaries focus mainly on the fields within Engineering and Business. The usual amount of a bursary per candidate is about R95 000, these cover the tuition, the housing as well as meals and transport.
TELKOM BURSARIES AVAILABLE
Telkom Bursaries has the following fields of study available for qualifying candidates:
University Undergraduate Studies
- Computer & Electronic Eng
- Light Current Electronic Eng
- Light Current Electrical Eng
- Computer Science & Information Technology
- Computer Science
- Software Development
- Information Technology
- Information Technology – Marketing
- Information Systems – Marketing
- Business Science – Marketing
- Marketing Management
UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES
- Electrical Light Current Eng
- Computer Systems Eng
- Information Technologies
- Information Technology – Communication Networks
- Information Technology – Technical Applications
TELKOM BURSARIES REQUIREMENTS
Candidates wishing to apply for one of Telkom’s bursaries will require the following:
- Candidates must be a South African citizen
- Candidates in Grade 12 or 11 may apply (Grade 11 will be pre-evaluated)
- Candidates must provide proof of income and need for financial aid
- Candidates must have a valid South African ID book / card
- Candidates must pass English Communication Skills
- Candidates must provide full academic records
Depending on the field of study the NSC rating for candidates will differ ranging from 60% to 80% for a specific subject.
MORE TELKOM OPPORTUNITIES
Telkom also has a School Grant Program that focuses mainly on rural areas throughout South Africa. The program is in aid of high school education specifically for Science and Mathematics. This program provides aid for Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12 candidates from low household income families. This is only for candidates attending public schools. The program includes the registration, books as well as tuition fees and in specific cases also residence and extra tuition fees.
Candidates wanting to apply will require the following:
- Science with a 60% or higher symbol
- Mathematics with a 60% or higher symbol
- Candidates must also pass English
Interested candidates can follow the same directions for application as provided for the bursary program.
TELKOM BURSARIES APPLICATION FORMS
Online applications are not available but the application forms can be collected from your nearest Telkom Centre for learning in your community. Fill the form in completely and make sure all documents are certified copies and accompany your application. For more information visit the Telkom Website, their Foundation Website and you can also have a look at the Telkom application form here in pdf.
Completed application forms with all relevant documentation can be posted to the address found on the application. Candidates can also deliver their application forms with relevant documentation to one of the following addresses:
Telkom Bursary Contact Details:
Telkom Graduate Development Scheme
Corner of 16th Avenue and Main road
Old Kempton Park / Pretoria Road
14 Heronmere Road
4 Oliver Lea Drive
11 East Burger Street
8 Bosmansdam Road
For any additional information feel free to contact the Graduate Development Scheme at:
0860 77 66 55
TELKOM BURSARIES CLOSING DATE
Applications for bursaries open yearly on the first day of March and closes on the last day of July. Candidates, who have not heard from Telkom by the end of September after submitting their application, can assume their application has been unsuccessful.