Amazon Bursary 2025 – Apply Now

The American multinational internet-based company, Amazon is now accepting applications for its 2025 academic year bursary program ( software and development engineer). The Amazon SDE Recruitment Bursary was launched by the Amazon Development Centre in 2018, to provide funding for students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, to further their studies.

Amazon Bursaries will be awarded for studies within these degree programmes (Undergraduate and Honours):

  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Information Technology
  • Software Engineering

The bursary will cover the following expenses, up to a capped amount: tuition fees, stationery, books, personal computers, accommodation in residence or private accommodation, transport, and general living expenses.

Bursary recipients may be required to work for Amazon after graduation (if a position is available), for the equal duration of funding received. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, throughout the application period. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by StudyTrust and required to undergo an additional assessment with Amazon.

Application Requirements for the Amazon Bursary 2025

Applicants must meet the criteria below before applying. Below are the application requirements for the Amazon Bursary;

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must have completed the Matric
  • You must be studying towards a degree qualification in one of the fields listed above
  • You must be entering your final year of study towards a 3 or 4 year Undergraduate degree
  • It would be best if you continued studying towards an Honours degree after completing the Amazon internship
  • You must have achieved and maintained a minimum overall of 65%
  • You must be studying at a recognized and accredited university in South Africa
  • You must be interested in software development engineering and in pursuing a career at Amazon
  • You must be willing to join the Amazon internship program, during the summer vacation

How to Apply for The Amazon Bursary

Applications must be submitted online at Amazon Bursary Application 2025

Enter “” in the field asking how you heard about the Amazon bursary.

Applicants must read the StudyTrust bursary instructions page before applying.
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your online application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • South African ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Full academic record/ transcripts (certified copy)
  • Parents or guardian’s proof of income (latest payslips or letter from employer if employed, latest financial statements if self-employed, affidavit if unemployed) (certified copy)
  • Parents or guardians death certificates, if deceased (certified copy)
  • Parents or guardian’s divorce certificate, if divorced (certified copy)
  • Parents or guardians sworn statement, if separated (certified copy)
  • Profile picture
  • Proof of address (certified copy)

Closing Date for The Amazon Bursary

15 September 2024.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

Also See: Margaret McNamara Education Grants (MMEG) Bursary 2025

Contact Details

For any queries related to these bursary programs, don’t hesitate to get in touch with StudyTrust (the administrators for this bursary) directly:
Bursary enquiries
Tel: 011 403 1632
Contact page:

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