Forge Academy Bursaries 2024

Forge Academy Bursaries – For details about eligibility, requirements, available positions, application procedure – how to apply, application form PDF download, interview questions/schedules, etc.

Are you looking for Bursary programmes in South Africa? Do you have the basic requirements to apply for Bursary programmes? If yes, you are welcome to this page.

This page contains information about the latest Bursaries programmes at the Forge Academy  for 2023/2024 and how to apply.

bursary is a monetary award made by any educational institution or funding authority to individuals or groups. It is usually awarded to enable a student to attend school, university or college when they might not be able to, otherwise. Some awards are aimed at encouraging specific groups or individuals into study.

Forge Academy invites South African student to apply for Bursary Programme 2023 / 2024 academic year.

Bursary Application Closing Date: 16 June 2023

This fully funded bursary opportunity will be awarded to five candidates in celebration of Youth Month, and hopes to grant candidates the opportunity to progress within the ICT sector. Forge Academy hopes to upskill the South African youth, allowing them to participate in the 4IR, develop essential skills and credentials, and adapt to the evolving global and digital economy.

The bursary award will cover studies towards any of the following online courses offered by Forge Academy:
Digital Marketing:

  • Digital Strategy and Planning
  • Professional
  • Search Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing

Information Technologies:

  • Cybersecurity Professional
  • Networking Professional
  • PC Professional
  • Routing and Switching Professional

ForgeX Subscription:

  • 3 month access to more than 1500 courses

Candidates who pass the application phase will need to complete an online skills test (including an aptitude and careers assessment test.) Thereafter, successful candidates will be awarded a fully-funded bursary award provided by Forge Academy and Labs.

Should you not succeed in the application process, you will still be eligible for up to 50% off selected courses as part of Forge Academy’s Youth Month celebration.

Please note: All eligible candidates will be selected based on reviews and assessments made by an appointed selection committee. As such, the most qualified students will qualify for the bursary award, with a final selection being made by Forge Academy’s panel of judges.


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 between the ages of 25 and 35 years old
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must be interested in studying within one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • You must have at least 1 year of working experience
  • You must have internet access
  • You must be computer literate
  • You must follow Forge Academy and Labs on social media (this includes Facebook (, Instagram (, and LinkedIn (

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online at: Forge Academy Bursary Application 2023

Applicants should read the Forge Academy Bursary T&C’s before applying.

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 certificate (certified copy)
  • Proof of employment (if employed)
  • 1 page motivational letter stating why you are interested in the bursary award, and how it correlates with your career goals

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