Apply for Amazon Bursaries 2025

Amazon invites South African students to submit applications for the Bursary Programme for the academic year 2025.

Bursary application closing date: 30 September 2024

StudyTrust, on behalf of Amazon, invites current undergraduate students who will in 2025 be entering into their final year of a three-year degree OR the third year of a four-year degree, to apply for this bursary. Applicants should intend to continue studying for an Honours degree in 2026 (after completing the internship) and have a keen interest in Amazon and software development engineering.

Fields of study:

Must be studying any of the following:

  • Computer Science,
  • Computer Engineering,
  • Software Engineering,
  • Information Technology,
  • Information Systems.


Please ensure you meet the following eligibility criteria before submitting your application:

  • Must be studying any of the above mentioned fields of study
  • Must be in 3rd year of either a three-year or four-year undergraduate degree programme in 2025. 
  • Students in a three-year degree programme must be committed to return to education to complete an Honours degree in 2026.
  • South African universities only.
  • Only applications from South African citizens will be considered.
  • Current students who are consistently obtaining an average of 65% and above.
  • Applicants must display a clear motivation for Amazon and the field of software development engineering
  • Applicants must be available to be assessed for a full-time permanent role at AWS that will start upon completion of their studies.

What the Bursary covers:

The Amazon Bursary will cover the costs of the following:

  • Tuition
  • Residence/private accommodation
  • Subsistence
  • Stationery and books
  • A personal computer
  • Transport


  • Successful applicants must complete an internship (during summer vacation), and participate in training opportunities at Amazon.
    Successful applicants must commit to accepting a full-time permanent role if an offer is extended following the internship assessment.
  • Full-time roles start after completion of studies and applicants must commit to working in their full-time role for the equivalent number of years funded.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online at: Amazon Bursary Application 2025

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