Khulisa Academy Bursary South Africa 2021 – 2022

Khulisa Academy Bursary South Africa 2021 – 2022

Khulisa Academy Bursary South Africa

ABOUT THE COMPANY – KHULISA ACADEMY

The Khulisa Academy got its name from the isiZulu word, ‘Khulisa’ meaning ‘nurturing.’ The Khulisa Academy is a High-Performance Computing (HPC) training academy that was established by Dell with the aim of aiding previously disadvantaged students in reaching their goal and furthering their capabilities in IT.

At Khulisa Academy, students undergo an intensive 2-year training program that helps them challenge and stretch their capabilities. The Khulisa Academy’s students are headhunted annually and are provided with employment that is gainful.

ABOUT THE KHULISA ACADEMY BURSARY PROGRAMME

Khulisa Academy is inviting students to apply for the 2-year comprehensive training program/ bursary, for studies in High-Performance Computing (HPC).

HPC refers to aggregating computing power to receive a higher performance than an average desktop computer or workstation. This is done to solve large problems pertaining to engineering, science, or business.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE KHULISA ACADEMY BURSARY

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must have achieved a minimum result of 60% for Physical Science, Pure Mathematics, English, and IT-related courses
  • You must be 18 to 25 years old
  • You must be 18 to 30 years old (if living with a disability)
  • You must be interested in High-Performance Computing or IT
  • You must intend on studying at Khulisa Academy in Johannesburg
  • You must be an Employment Equity (EE) candidate (preference will be given to female students)
  • You must NOT be involved in employment (part-time or full-time)
  • You must NOT be in receipt of another scholarship or bursary program
  • You must have excellent communication skills
  • You must be able to work in a high-pressured environment
  • You must have excellent interpersonal skills
  • You must be self-motivated
  • You must be able to complete the mandatory psychometric tests
  • You must be able to work and deal with ambiguity
  • You must be able to keep a calm composure
  • You must be willing to take action where and when necessary
  • You must be informative
  • You must have integrity and be trustworthy
  • You must be a critical thinker
  • You must be patient
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HOW TO APPLY FOR THE KHULISA ACADEMY BURSARY

Download and complete the Khulisa Academy Bursary Application Form (.pdf)
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document or Passport (certified copy)
  • Recent ID photograph
  • Latest exam results (certified copy)
  • Latest academic transcript (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate, if completed (certified copy)
  • An updated Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivational letter: stating why you should be awarded the bursary (including details about your biggest passion, your strengths and weaknesses, as well as achievements)
  • 2 contactable references who can recommend you (not family members)
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income: if employed – latest payslips with gross income and all other benefits
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income: if working in the informal sector – sworn affidavit stating the estimated gross monthly income
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income: if self-employed – audited financial statement
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income: if unemployed – sworn affidavit signed by parents/ guardians before a commissioner of oaths
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income: if pensioners – pension slip (certified copy)
  • Parents/ guardians divorce decree and details of any maintenance payments, if divorced
  • Parents/ guardians death certificate, if deceased
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Applications must be submitted electronically via email to: applications@khulisaacademy.co.za
(Insert the words “Khulisa Academy Bursary Application – Your Full Name” in the email subject line).

CLOSING DATE FOR THE KHULISA ACADEMY BURSARY

29 October 2021.
(Applications submitted after these dates will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the Khulisa Academy directly:
Tel: 011 575 3634 / 011 575 6269
Email: applications@khulisaacademy.co.za