Detailed Breakdown of The Mukuru Bursary for 2023

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About Mukuru

Mukuru, which means "elder" in Shona, is a name that reflects the desire to be a trusted advisor and wise and supportive member of the Southern African community. Mukuru is committed to investing in your education today, to ensure equal opportunities tomorrow. Mukuru will award bursaries to 14 learners to help them study at the university or technical university of choice in South Africa in 2023. Mukuru, a South African Next Gen Financial Services Platform, provides cutting-edge payment solutions and digital innovation to the emerging consumer. They are passionate about creating critical services that improve the lives of communities as a fintech company. They offer the following value-added services:

·    Transfers of cash

·    Mukuru Funeral Cover

·    The Mukuru Card

·    The Mukuru Wallet

·    Mukuru Groceries

Bursary Entry Requirements:

You must apply during the Campaign Period to be eligible to participate in this Campaign

·    Have passed grade 12

·    Register to Study at a South African University or University of Technology

 You can study full-time in one of these fields:

·    Software Development

·    Software Development Management

·    Software Architecture

·    Analyze of Business

·    Information Technology Engineers

·    Software Quality Assurance

Core requirements

·    You have a minimum overall average score of 70%, a Bachelor's Pass (Matric), or a minimum overall score of 65% at the tertiary level.

·    Demonstrate financial need (a combined household income of less than R600 000 a year)

·    You must be at least 18 years old


·    This bursary is not available to employees of Mukuru.

·    Applying for a job under 18 is not permitted.

·    The household income cannot exceed R600 000

You will need to fill out the application form and upload the following documents.

·    Your passport and identity document

·    You must provide proof that you are eligible to travel to South Africa.

·    Your matric certificate

·    your latest study results;

·    Your CV

·    A motivational letter that answers the question "Why should Mukuru invest in you" - Explain why you deserve the bursary, and how it will benefit you both professionally as well as financially.

·    Refer to a coach, educator, or another adult who has coached you or taught you.

Mukuru will process your data to verify your entry, and if you win, to make the Bursary accessible to you. All personal information processed by Mukuru is done by Mukuru's Privacy Notice available at: link. You consent to Mukuru processing your data by entering the Campaign. Please do not apply for the bursary if you don't consent.

What is the application process?

Before Mukuru can honor the Study Bursary, a Qualifying Participant must sign a Bursary Agreement. Mukuru will compile a shortlist of Qualifying Participants between the 19th and 3rd of January 2022. A Mukuru panel will interview all Qualifying Participants (in-person and remotely) between the 9th of January 2023 & the 14th of January 2023. Mukuru will announce 14 Qualifying Participants it wants to award a bursary on the 25th of January 2023. Within 48 hours of the winner being chosen, the Study Bursaries will be sent to the Qualifying Participants. The announcement will also take place via social media on February 25, 2023. The Study Bursary will be forfeited if Mukuru fails to reach the winner within three (three) attempts.
Each of the fourteen (14) Study Bursaries consists of Mukuru paying R80,000 (eighty thousand rands) towards the Qualifying Participant's university tuition fees and university textbooks for one (1) year. Statements from the relevant university and textbook supplier will determine the actual amount payable, up to the maximum mentioned above.

Where to apply?

You can reach Mukuru on the following platforms:


·    Email: 

·    Call: +27(0)86 001 8555

·    WhatsApp: +27(0)86 001 8555

·    Free USSD: *130*567#

·    You can also use the chat box on their website ( which is available from 07:00 to 19:00 - Monday to Sunday)

Applications close once again on the 19th of December. All applications received after that date will not be accepted. To all qualifying candidates- best of luck.

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