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Information Technology (IT) bursaries and funding

Sanlam offers comprehensive bursaries and funding for school leavers enrolling for full-time IT-related degrees in South Africa in 2024. Find out what’s required and apply.

Apply now What’s required

Applications close on 8 December 2023.

Interested in studying IT in 2024? We’re looking for you

We’re looking for school-leaving learners who want to enrol full-time for one of the IT-related degrees below in 2024:

Technology degrees such as BCom, BSc, or BTech in

  • Information Technology / Information Systems / Computer Science

Degrees such as BCom, BSc, or BEng in

  • Data Science / Data Analytics / Business Intelligence
  • Statistics / Mathematics

Who we’re looking for

To be successful in this role, you should

  • Have an innovative mindset and problem-solving ability
  • Embrace continuous learning
  • Have the ability to juggle deadlines and tasks from various stakeholders
  • Hold a high value of client centricity and collaboration
  • Be open to receiving feedback for continuous personal growth

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We’ll cover your studies, accommodation and more

To help individuals launch their careers with Sanlam, our Information Technology (IT) bursaries and funding include:

  • Tuition and accommodation fees
  • Allowances for books, travel, and pocket money
  • Mentoring and academic support from Sanlam Information Technology professionals
  • Vacation work and networking opportunities with Sanlam staff
  • Guaranteed employment at Sanlam’s Head Office in Bellville after completion of studies

Work for Sanlam after completing your studies

After completing your studies, you’ll have the opportunity to join us and develop your technical, analytical, and business skills through working in teams within the Sanlam Business Intelligence and Group Technology ecosystems.

You can choose one of two routes:

  • If you are passionate about Data, you can grow your career in roles such as a Data Analyst, Data Scientist, Data Engineer, or AI/ML engineer
  • If you are more interested in the Digital side of things, you can be utilised in roles such as a Software Engineer, DevOps Engineer, Test Engineer, Integration Specialist, or Architect

What’s required to apply?

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Please double check that you have uploaded the required documents and remember to upload an updated CV and your latest academic transcripts as we will not be able to process your application without this information.

Academic results

To apply, we’ll need your:

  • Final 2022 Grade 11 results
  • Grade 12 mid-year 2023 results
  • An above 70% score in Mathematics and an overall A aggregate

Final grade 12 results may be used as a final deciding factor for consideration

Comprehensive CV


  • Academics
  • Extra-mural activities
  • Leadership skills

Application Motivation

Tell us:

  • Why you’re considering IT on your academic journey
  • What your ideal role or position looks like
  • Why you have what it takes to be successful
  • Why Sanlam should choose you

Why work for Sanlam?

Sanlam is the leading non-banking financial services group on the African continent, operating across 31 emerging markets. More recently, we established a dedicated FinTech cluster, which is applying cutting-edge technology to build and launch digital market propositions.

The application of technology, digital business and data is at the heart of our success, and we strive to transform into a technology company. Much of our focus lies in cloud-native architecture, regenerative AI, data mesh architecture, machine learning, insurance telematics, event streaming, advanced cyber security, and other technologies such as virtual reality.

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