Academic Bursary

Electrum loves to help strong academic performers to become a leading computer scientists. 

We understand the importance of developing relationships with other individuals who have similar aspirations. Therefore, you will be given dedicated mentors to provide you with career guidance and interview preparation. You will also be invited to events to network with other bursary holders and attend workshops to help you professionally and personally.

On completion of your studies, you will have the opportunity to be considered for an internship and/or a  full-time role at Electrum upon completion of study.


ELECTRUM is a high growth FinTech company based in Woodstock, Cape Town. We’re South Africa’s leading payments software experts and build cloud-based transaction processing tech that is used by major banks and retailers.

We hire extremely smart people and offer great opportunities for personal growth and career progression. You will be joining a dynamic, highly skilled and delivery focused team. Our work environment is relaxed yet results-driven. Side benefits include cool colleagues, a trendy office space, free healthy cooked lunch, regular social events and flexible working hours.

Expenses covered by the bursary

  • University tuition fees
  • Textbooks


  • Enrolled as a final year undergraduate or honours student at the University of Cape Town or Stellenbosch University
  • Studying towards a computer engineering, computer science degree or other related fields
  • Achieve a minimum of 65% for all computer science modules
  • Maintain an average of 65%
  • No fails

Application process

Send updated CV and tertiary transcripts to

Screening call

Attend a 2-hour technical interview

You will receive feedback within 48 hours of completing your technical interview  

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