Amazon (Software Development Engineer) Recruitment Bursary

The Amazon (Software Development Engineer) Recruitment Bursary open for application .Apply now before the closing date.

The Amazon Recruitment Bursary will cover the costs (capped) of the following:

  • Tuition
  • Residence/private accommodation
  • Subsistence
  • Stationery and books
  • A personal computer
  • Transport

Who Can Apply – Eligibility Criteria

StudyTrust, on behalf of Amazon, invites current students (third year, fourth year and Honours in 2023) with a keen interest in Amazon and software development engineering, to apply for this Amazon Bursary Programme.

Important: please ensure you meet the following eligibility criteria before submitting your application:

Degree Programmes:

  • Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Information Technology.
  • Year level: Third year, fourth year and Honours in 2023.
  • South African universities only.

Academic Achievement:

  • Current students who are consistently obtaining an average of 65% and above.

Career Plans & Motivations:

  • Applicants must display a clear motivation for Amazon and the field of software development engineering, and are seeking an opportunity to be assessed for a full-time permanent role to start upon completion of their studies.


  • 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 internship assessment. Full-time roles start after completion of studies and applicants must commit to working in their full-time role for the equivalent number of years funded.



  • Only applications from South African citizens will be considered.

How to Apply

  • Applications open 1 May and close 15 September. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, throughout the application timeline above.
  • Complete your application on StudyTrust’s online platform before the closing date of 15 September to be considered for a bursary to begin 2023.
  • After submitting an application via StudyTrust, shortlisted candidates will undergo an additional assessment with Amazon.
  • Carefully read the instructions on the Bursary Applications page before beginning your application.


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