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:
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.