Academic Bursaries

We’re proud to have some of the best minds in the business working in our business. Electrum is always on the lookout for new talent – that means people with both a strong academic record and a good communication skills. We have several bursary programmes, including the AAA Electrum Academic Bursary, All About Awesome Women in Tech Bursary and the Electrum Foundation Bursary.

AAA Electrum Academic Bursary

Who can apply?

  • Students of Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related fields:
    • in 2nd or final year undergraduate or honours year
    • at UCT or Stellenbosch
  • Students with 65% minimum for all Computer Science modules
  • Students who maintain a 65% average, and no failed subjects

What does the AAA Academic Bursary entail?

  • Full tuition for final year
  • A new laptop
  • Textbooks
  • Accommodation fees covered
  • 1-year work-back contract
  • Internship
  • Mentorship

How to apply

  • Send an up-to-date CV and university transcripts to careers@electrum.co.za
  • Attend a 2-hour technical interview

All About Awesome Women in Tech Bursary

Who can apply?

  • Female students in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related fields:
    • in 2nd or final year undergraduate, or honours year
    • at UCT or Stellenbosch
  • Students with 65% minimum for all Computer Science modules
  • We encourage women from previously disadvantaged backgrounds to apply

What does the Electrum All About Awesome Women in Tech Bursary entail?

We’re doing our best to encourage more women to enter the Fintech field. This bursary covers the following:

  • Full tuition for final year
  • A new laptop
  • Textbooks
  • Accommodation fees
  • Career guidance from mentors
  • Assistance with CV building
  • Coaching on interview technique

How to apply

  • Send an up-to-date CV and university transcripts to careers@electrum.co.za
  • Attend a 2-hour technical interview

Electrum Foundation Bursary

Who can apply?

  • Students of Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related fields:
    • who do not have financial means for studies
    • in 2nd or 3rd year undergraduate or honours year
    • at UWC, CPUT, UNISA, UCT or Stellenbosch

What does the Electrum Foundation Bursary entail?

This is our way of helping deserving students with financial difficulties achieve their goals of becoming IT professionals, especially software developers. The bursary covers the following:

  • Full tuition
  • Textbooks

How to apply

  • Send an up-to-date CV and university transcripts to careers@electrum.co.za
  • Attend a 2-hour technical interview

Current Vacancies

Because we’re growing so quickly, check this page frequently to see what opportunities there are in our Cape Town offices.