ISPA Inspires Bursary Programme

Applications for the ISPA Inspires bursary programme 2022 closed on 1 October 2021, at 17:00.




ISPA launched the ISPA Inspires bursary programme in December 2020, and awarded the first recipients of its bursaries in March 2021.

ISPA has a long history of promoting educators and since 2004 has been responsible for the Super Teacher of the Year award. This award recognised teachers who have excelled in using technology in the classroom. At the end of this programme in 2019, over 3000 teachers had completed the teachers training course.

ISPA has now moved its focus to concentrating on unemployed youth development in South Africa and will be awarding bursaries to promising young persons to achieve their ambitions in the Internet industry. 

Mission Statement

To support, develop and invest in the youth of South Africa.

ISPA's Goals

  • To Improve the level of skills in the ISP industry by investing in skills development
  • To strengthen the information technology sector
  • To enable promising young candidates to pursue a career in the information technology sector by providing financial support to assist in covering IT and  computer courses relevant to the ISP sector, at recognised TVET or higher education institutions.

Who should apply 

  • South African Citizens 
  • Individuals recognised as youth age, as prescribed in the National Youth Policy
  • Individuals currently studying or intending to study at a recognised tertiary institution or vendor 
  • Must not be funded by any other bursary 
  • Priority will be given to previously disadvantaged individuals
  • Previous experience in the information technology industry is not a prerequisite for applying

How to apply

  • Step 1: Create login details and register. 
  • Step 2: You will receive a confirmation email with your login details once you have registered. 
  • Step 3: Log in to the website using your credentials and apply. 
  • Step 4: Upload all the required documents before the closing date. 
  • Step 5: Enter the information required and provide your motivation for receiving an ISPA Inspires bursary
  • Step 6: Await feedback.


The successful candidates will be notified directly. If you do not hear from ISPA, then please assume that your application has not been unsuccessful.


Signing up for the programme does not guarantee employment following graduation nor does it guarantee that if you apply that you will be awarded the bursary.