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BBD Bursary South Africa

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROVIDER – BBD

BBD was formed by 3 developers – Tom Budge, Sandra Barone and Ralf Dominick, in 1984. The companies services and expertise include the following areas – systems integration, user experience design, mobile app services, software development, IT & development consulting, as well as maintenance and support.

The company also has an in-house research and development team who provide guidance, training and insight regarding the newest technology tools, trends and framework.

BBD has been a market leader in providing custom application design and software development solutions for the past 30 plus years. The company has assisted major banks, insurance firms, telecommunication companies and government institutes to get their systems online. Some of the companies top clients include: Alexander Forbes, Absa, Nedbank, Standard Bank, African Bank, Discovery, Momentum, Old Mutual, Liberty, Vodacom and MultiChoice.

The IT company currently employs a workforce of 700 staff members, which include application designers, system architects, software engineers, tech-trend enthusiasts and digital strategists. BBD are headquartered in Johannesburg but also have offices in Cape Town, Pretoria, India and Bulgaria.

ABOUT THE BBD BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

BBD is inviting students to apply for the Bursary & Beyond Programme, for the 2023/ 2024 academic year.

Bursaries will be awarded for studies within the following fields (BSc, BEng, BCom or BIS degree at Bachelors, Honours, Masters or Doctorate level):

  • Computer and Software Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Game Design
  • Informatics
  • Information Technology

www.zabursaries.co.za is committed to keeping you up to date with the latest bursary opportunities, and this article covers all details about the BBD Bursary.
 

MORE ABOUT THE BBD BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE & OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

The bursary will provide coverage of university tuition fees and a monthly allowance for living expenses and incidentals. Apart from the financial aspect of the bursary, students will also receive support and mentorship throughout their studies.

For 1 week of every year, all BBD bursary recipients are required to attend an onsite workshop where they will meet other bursars and experience the BBD culture. The Vac Week workshop will include partaking in a group project where you will use the latest tech to create fun, practical solutions.

Students will also gain practical experience throughout the programme and have exposure to a variety of technologies and tools. After graduation, students will be placed in the BBD Graduate Programme and begin working on real project teams.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BBD 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 be currently in Matric OR have completed Matric
  • You must be studying or accepted to study towards a qualification within on of the fields of study listed above (Bachelors, Honours, Masters or Doctorate)
  • You must be studying or accepted to study at a recognised and accredited University in South Africa
  • You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 70% in Matric, if currently in Matric
  • You must have achieved a minimum overall average of of 65% for tertiary studies, if currently studying
  • You must be passionate about technology, and creating and building software
  • You must be interested in software development

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BBD BURSARY

Applications must be submitted online at: BBD Bursary & Beyond Programme

Enter “www.zabursaries.co.za” in the field asking how you heard about the BBD Bursary.
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 (certified copy)
  • Matric latest results or Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Most recent academic transcripts, if currently studying (on tertiary letterhead)
  • University acceptance letter (on tertiary letterhead)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Link to your personal coding projects on GitHub or equivalent platform, if applicable

 

Please note: by applying for this bursary, you are consenting to BBD verifying your educational qualifications and employment history, as well as conducting a credit check and criminal check from a registered credit bureau or SAPS.

CLOSING DATE FOR THE BBD BURSARY

Applications are currently OPEN. A closing date has not been disclosed – students are encouraged to apply ASAP.

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact BBD directly:
Tel: 011 532 8300
Email: [email protected] / [email protected]
or submit your query via their contact form: https://bbdsoftware.com/contact-us/

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