ESRI is a geographic information system (GIS) software vendor serving clients globally. The South African subsidiary is called ESRI South Africa and offers GIS products to several businesses in the country.
ESRI is the sole distributor of ArcGIS range of software products in South Africa. The main product is powerful mapping and spatial analytics software. Businesses use it to solve complex problems in real-time.
The company has founded the ESRI South Africa College to train and educate students on the latest technology trends in spatial engineering. The college offers certifications, diplomas, and various e-learning courses to eligible students.
GIS & T Bursary 2022
The company offers bursaries to a certain number of students each year who want to make a career in geoinformatics. The bursaries are for students who wish to pursue a Diploma in Geoinformation Science and Technology.
The course is accredited by the South African Geomatics Council. It consists of 36 modules that teach you how to plan, build, and implement a GIS from scratch.
For the academic year 2022, ESRI will select five students based on merit. It will pay for their course fee for the complete duration of the study programme. You can find more information about the diploma programme by visiting this link.
The location of the study is ESRI South Africa College, Midrand. As part of the bursary commitment, students will have to work part-time at the company as and when required.
They’d have to work on the following:
- Database services
- Implementation services
- Educational services
- Client solutions
- Consulting services
- Application development
Thus, it will prepare you to join the workforce after graduating from the programme. The company will also offer employment opportunities to certain candidates.
Bursary Eligibility Criteria
To apply for the bursary, you need to meet the eligibility criteria laid out by ESRI. You must fulfil all the criteria. Since the school receives hundreds of applicants and there are only five bursaries on offer, it rejects those that do not meet all the requirements. So you should always cross-check with the following eligibility requirements before applying:
- Must have completed Matriculation in 2020 and be in possession of the National Senior Certificate
- Must have scored at least 90% in Matric
- Must be interested in studying in the field of Geographical Information Science
- Must be willing to study at the ESRI South Africa College full-time
- Must be interested in working part-time whenever required to gain experience in GIS technology
- Must have strong ethical values, problem-solving skills, and be open-minded
However, fulfilling all the criteria does not guarantee selection. It’s at the sole discretion of the selection committee to award the five bursaries. Their decision will be considered final.
How to Apply?
The application process is entirely online. If you meet all the eligibility requirements, then move ahead with the process.
You’re only required to complete and submit an online form. Access the form here: GIS&T Bursary Online Application 2022
Find the online application form at the bottom of the page. It will ask for the following details:
- First Name
- Email Address
- Mobile Number
- ID Number
- Name of the School where you Matriculated
All of the fields are required, and you must answer them accurately.
Lastly, attach your 2020 National Senior Certificate. It must be in PDF format.
Once done, click on the “Send Message” button to apply for the bursary.
The last date to apply for the GIS&T bursary is 31st October 2021. Submissions made past this date will not be considered. ESRI will inform you about your selection via email. If you do not receive any communication, consider your application rejected.
To get in touch with the bursary provider, use the following contact details:
- Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone – 011 238 6300