IT Varsity Bursary 2021-2022

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IT Varsity Bursary 2021-2022

If you can see yourself as an App Developer within a year, determined to succeed and hard-working, then you should apply for the ITvarsity Bursary. Employers look for individuals who possess educational qualifications as they see qualifications and certificates as proof of knowledge and skills.

Because of financial reasons, many students cannot pursue further tertiary education. As a joint project between Youth Capital and ITvarsity, they have introduced the #AppHustle competition.

If you meet the criteria, you could win a bursary worth R25,000 and find yourself launched into a career in App Development, Coding, and Web Design. As an institute that teaches practical development, in touch with the outside world, that understands global technology they provide students all they need to find their best IT careers.

Qualified students will have a solid understanding of computer industry concepts and work in areas of Systems Development. Assisting qualified students to gain memberships of registered professional bodies within the ICT industry and encourage professionalism across the Information Technology sector.

Closing date of the bursary

The deadline for applications is 7 June 2021. By 16 June 2021, you will receive confirmation if your application was successful.

About This Bursary

You can study anywhere! From the comfort of your home, at a coffee shop, or any of your favorite places. The course is completely online and all assessments are online.

There are 12 modules that need to be completed, and ITvarsity provides full support through email, online chat, forums, and webinars. The duration of the course is 12 months (1-year). It will enable you to communicate with staff and IT users of information systems, understand the role of technology, systems development, problem-solving techniques, and create computer software.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a National Certificate in Systems Development accredited by SAQA, possess the skills, and afforded the opportunity to pursue a career in the following fields:


  • eCommerce Development
  • Data Analytics
  • Mobile App Development
  • Software Development
  • System Analysis

The assessments measure the quality and practical performance and knowledge. Methods that are used allow students to display thinking and decision making in practical performance and maintaining a balance in theoretical assessments.

Students will learn to create user-friendly apps for the web and mobile devices. Analyze the needs of the client, plan and develop apps using various software development tools that are used by experienced software developers.

What does this bursary cover?

The ITvarsity Bursary covers:

  • Full Tuition
  • Study content and assessment fees

Who Can Apply?

 Before applying you need to check if you meet the requirements for the ITvarsity Bursary by clicking ‘Who can apply?’ on the website.


  • South African Citizen
  • Completed Matric (minimum)
  • Aged between 18years old to 28 years old
  • Access to a computer
  • High-speed internet access
  • You can register at a center if you do not have a computer
  • Not studying at another educational facility
  • Commit to studying for at least 16 hours every week


  • Computer: Celeron with 4Gig RAM
  • Fast internet: 2mb per second
  • Data: 2Gig per month

How to Apply?

You can only apply online by completing the application form and provide the following documents.

  • Copy of ID Document
  • Matric certificate
  • Proof of residence
  • Provide an Affidavit confirming you are unemployed

Sign up for Module 0 of the Apptrepreneur course by completing the online form.

Once Module 0 is complete, you will begin learning how to code an App. At the end of the module, you are required to submit your project. A selection committee will evaluate and assess all projects submitted and the best project will win. Should you be the successful candidate you need to ensure all required documents are ready for submission.

Contact information

Click here for more information about the Apptrepreneur course and view the student showreel video.

For any queries, you can contact them directly by email: [email protected]

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