Unlock a bursary worth R150 000 to study Big Data Analytics (Hons)

Prosper  | Written by Absa Staff Writer

20 September 2017

Did you know that 47% of jobs that exist today will disappear in the near future? At Absa, we recognise the big role technology is playing in transforming the jobs we do and the way we work.

That is why we have teamed up with Wits University in offering bursaries to qualifying students worth R150 000 each to study towards an Honours qualification in Big Data Analytics at Wits University in 2018.

Here’s what you need to qualify for the bursary:

  • Have a BSc or equivalent degree (NQF7) with at least 1 or 2 years of Computer Science or Software Engineering.
  • Have a BSc or equivalent degree (NQF7) with at least 1 or 2 years of Mathematics, Applied Mathematics or Statistics.
  • Be a South African citizen or permanent resident.
  • Have a passion for machine learning, data science and big data analytics.

Click here to find out more and apply.


Once your Wits application is processed and you’ve been shortlisted for the course, Absa will conduct interviews to assess and select applicants who will be offered bursaries.

Everyone wins

At Absa, we believe education is too important to put on hold.

If you don’t succeed with your bursary application, it’s not the end.

You can apply for a student loan with us to further your studies.

Click here to find out more and apply.


Own the future with the right qualifications.

Prepare for a better future. Prosper.

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