Amazon Recruitment Bursary

By Mihlali · May 16, 2024
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Do you want to use cutting-edge technology to address business problems? Do you like working in a team setting on innovative, scalable services technology? Do you enjoy working on projects that change the industry and make a difference?  If you answered yes to these questions, Amazon is inviting you to apply for the Amazon Recruitment Bursary programme for the 2025 academic year.


Amazon Recruitment Bursary - 2025

About the Amazon Recruitment  Bursary programme. 

In 2018, the Amazon Development Centre introduced the Amazon (Software Development Engineer) Recruitment Bursary, which is intended for individuals from underprivileged backgrounds who would like to pursue their studies in tertiary. The bursary covers all costs involved and offers selected candidates a paid summer internship at Amazon in order to be evaluated for a full-time permanent position as a Software Development Engineer (SDE).



The bursary programme is open to students who are pursuing an undergraduate qualification in the following fields:

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



  1. Tuition
  2. Accommodation (Private and University Residence) 
  3. Personal Allowance 
  4. Study materials
  5. Laptop
  6. Transport



To qualify for the Amazon Recruitment bursary programme, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must be studying one of the above mentioned degree qualifications
  • You must be entering into your final year of a three-year degree OR the third year of a four-year degree in 2025.
  • You must be studying at a recognised and registered tertiary institution in South Africa
  • If you are studying a three-year degree programme, you must be committed to return to education to complete an Honours degree in 2026.
  • You must be a strong academic performer with an average of 65% and above. 
  • You must be interested and motivated to work for Amazon and in the field of software development engineering. 



  • Certified copy of applicant's ID
  • Certified copy of applicant's Matric certificate and full academic records/transcripts
  • Proof of combined household income
  • Proof of residence
  • Clear head and shoulder picture


How to apply for the Amazon Recruitment Bursary for 2025

Applications for the Amazon Recruitment Bursary must be submitted online via the Study Trust application platform. To apply, interested students can follow these easy steps below:

  • Visit the Study Trust website HERE
  • Click on the "apply here" button
  • You will be required to enter your email address
  • Create an account
  • Login to start your online application



The closing date for the Amazon Recruitment Bursary programme applications for the 2025 academic year is the 30th of September 2024. Successful applicants must complete an internship (during summer vacation), and participate in training opportunities at Amazon. Successful applicants must commit to accepting a full-time permanent role if an offer is extended following the internship assessment.

Passionate about software development? then apply for this amazing bursary programme for the 2025 academic year at Amazon. If you know someone who might be interested in this opportunity, share this post with them. 

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