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Providing access to quality higher education for the next generation of South Africans


Naspers Bursaries

Applications for the 2022 academic year now closed.

Naspers is a global consumer internet group that has always been about
smart, entrepreneurial thinking. Our products and services improve the
everyday lives of more than 2 billion customers in over 100 countries,
making a difference to how people eat, trade, learn, pay and connect.

Africa has the youngest population in the world, and it is important that
we invest in their future. We believe that education can play a pivotal role
in empowering and transforming communities from the inside out. That’s
why we have established Naspers Bursaries, a bursary programme that
aims to widen access to quality higher education for the next generation
of South Africans.

The Naspers Bursary Programme offers holistic support, going beyond
just financial assistance to also address psychosocial health and career
readiness of our students. Our belief is that every individual’s needs are
different, and our programme will offer individual counselling, mentorship,
and monthly workshops to enable our students’ success.

We know better than anyone that there’s no silver bullet when it comes to
finding talent. It can come from anywhere.

Our aim is to foster change, and we’re on a mission to find talent who
are just as committed as us in taking South Africa forward.


The Naspers Bursary Programme will award academically and financially
deserving students pursuing degrees in STEM, commerce and business
sciences, the opportunity to study in the sought after fields of Science,
Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and commerce and
business sciences, at any recognised South African university. South Africa
needs more brilliant minds in these fields, and we want to help unlock the
potential of the next generations of scientists, engineers, doctors, business
professionals and tech gurus!

The bursaries are awarded to candidates from first year through
to honours level.

Unlocking potential

We partner with high schools, after-school programmes and local
organisations in previously disadvantaged communities to find young
bright minds with academic potential in STEM, commerce and business
sciences, and occupations in high demand, with limited to no financial
means to further their studies. We believe that talent can come from
anywhere and we want to ensure that all qualifying candidates can
apply for our bursaries.

Financial Support

Our bursaries cover the full cost of the degree for the duration
of our students’ studies and include:

  • Tuition fees
  • Accomodation
  • Meals
  • Prescribed textbooks
  • A living allowance
  • A laptop computer (first years only)
Holistic Support

We want you to succeed on all fronts and understand that adjusting
to university life can be challenging. That is why we provide access
to academic and psychosocial support. This will include:

  • Monthly counselling sessions
  • Monthly workshops
  • Career guidance and work readiness training
  • A mentorship programme
Giving back together

Giving back is important to Naspers in all the markets it operates and
invests in. We expect our Naspers bursars to be no different, and they
should want to build a better future for themselves and their
communities. They will all be expected to actively support local
community or charity organisations, giving back where they can.


Applicants must be South African citizens. Preference will be given
to those from previously disadvantaged groups. Their total
household income
should be under R650,000 per year.

Grade 12 students applying for 1st year studies:

  • Min 60% Maths (not Maths Literacy) for final Gr 11 results
  • Min 65% overall final Gr 11 results
  • Min 65% overall in June examinations

First year students applying for 2nd year studies

  • Min 65% aggregate in June results
  • Min 65% 1st year final results
  • Registered full time student

Third year students applying for Honours degrees

  • Min 68% average mid-year results
  • Min 68% final year results
  • On track for acceptance
Qualifying study courses:

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
and commerce and business sciences.

How to apply:

Applications for the 2022 academic year are now closed.
For information on how to apply for the 2023 academic year,
please check this page regularly.

Should you have any questions about the Naspers Bursary
Programme please send an email to [email protected].