Khulisa Academy: Bursaries 2022

Khulisa Academy invites students to apply for Bursaries Programme 2022 academic year.

Bursary Application closing date  is 29 October 2021

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.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • 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

How to apply

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:
(Insert the words “Khulisa Academy Bursary Application – Your Full Name” in the email subject line).

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