2021/2022 Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) Bursaries Opened

The Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) has opened its 2021/2022 Bursary program and is inviting all interested applicants to apply ASAP.

CLOSING DATE:  30 September 2021


  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must be 35 years old or younger (youth age group, per the National Youth Policy)
  • You must be studying or intend on studying within a field of study related to ICT (Information and Communications Technology) (undergraduate studies only – funding is not available for postgraduate studies)
  • You must be studying or intend on studying at a recognised tertiary institution in South Africa (University, TVET, private FET college, or higher educational institution)
  • You must NOT be in receipt of any other bursary funding
  • You must intend on following a career within the ISP (Internet Service Provider) sector
  • Preference will be given to students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds


The bursary will be awarded to students who are either currently studying, or plan to study, towards a field of study related to ICT (Information and Communications Technology).


1) Register an account here: https://ispa.org.za/inspires/user/register
2) Wait for the confirmation email which will contain your login details
3) Login here using your email address and password: https://ispa.org.za/inspires/user/login
4) Fill in the online application form
5) Upload your supporting documentation
6) Wait for feedback on your application

Please note: you may save your application and login to return to it, but make sure that you submit your application before the deadline stipulated below.

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your online application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • Full academic record, including most recent results (certified copy)
  • Education background: details about your education, including school, higher institutions, qualifications, and year/s completed
  • Name of institution where you will study and proposed course
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivational letter explaining why you deserve to be awarded the bursary
  • Contactable references, including: name, contact details and relation to you (employer, teacher etc)