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If you are one of the brightest, most innovative young minds in South Africa studying engineering, technology or computer science, we can help you to unlock your full potential by sending you to one of the top three universities in the world.

The Nedbank Engineering, Technology and Computer Science Master's Programme will offer two successful candidates the opportunity to complete a two-year Master's degree in engineering, technology or computer science at Stanford, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) or Harvard.

Who qualifies?

  • You are a top-performing graduate and are finishing or have just completed your studies, and have started working (no more than three years' working experience)
  • You are a South African citizen
  • You meet the admission requirements of the relevant university
  • Your degree is equivalent to a US bachelor's degree from universities of recognised standing

Personal attributes

  • Critical thinker
  • Creative problem-solver
  • Independent thinker (thinking outside the box)
  • Ability to assess systems and evaluate long-term consequences
  • Willing to take risks by pushing boundaries
  • Solution-centred mindset
  • Entrepreneurial and innovative


Programmes include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Master of Science in Computer Science
  • Master of Science in Management Science and Engineering
  • Master of Science in Computational and Mathematical Engineering


  • Master's in Computation for Design and Optimisation
  • Master's in Business Analytics


  • Master of Science in Computational Science and Engineering
  • Master's in Design Engineering

On acceptance by the relevant institution Nedbank will fund:

  • registration and tuition fees
  • books and supplies
  • accommodation, as well as an allowance for living costs
  • healthcare insurance
  • two return flights per year (SA/USA)

Nedbank will arrange vacation work for you at the bank or other leading technology companies with which we have a relationship.

You will be liable for the application fees, including the cost of writing a language test and other relevant university tests, e.g. verbal and quantitative reasoning, as well as analytical writing.

Application process

If you are interested, you should apply directly to the relevant institution (Stanford, MIT or Harvard).

For most of these programmes, applications close at the end of November 2017 for their academic year starting in August 2018. Therefore please apply as soon as possible.

On acceptance by the institution, you can approach Nedbank for a full sponsorship.

Your application should reach us by no later than 30 March 2018.



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