JP Morgan offers full cost bursaries for young South Africans wishing to pursue degree programmes in:

  • Commerce
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Investment

Selection Criteria

  • The main criteria used in the selection of successful applicants are academic potential and motivation for a career with JP Morgan.
  • Applicants must have achieved an average of 65% and above for their undergraduate degree and in the latest examinations (mid-year / June).


  • Fortune: World’s most admired megabank 2019
  • Vault: Most Prestigious Internships 2019
  • Universum: World’s most attractive employer 2018
  • IFR Bank of the Year 2018
  • IFR Bank of the Year 2017We are committed to our business in South Africa, and we are one of the most prominent financial services firms in the country. Globally, through the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, we make philanthropic investments in cities where we have major operations, assisting those at a disadvantage by helping them build better lives for themselves, their families and their communities. Across the Middle East and Africa, the firm focuses its investment and attention on three pillars: Economic Development, Financial Empowerment and Workforce Readiness.
    J.P. Morgan is a global leader in financial services, offering solutions to the world’s most important corporations, governments and institutions in more than 100 countries. The Firm and its Foundation give approximately US$200 million annually to non-profit organizations around the world. We also lead volunteer service activities for employees in local communities by utilizing our many resources, including those that stem from access to capital, economies of scale, global reach and expertise.

Our programmes:

The JPMorgan Chase Foundation has an active portfolio of 9 grants in South Africa, focusing on skills training, work placement and job creation.
New Skills at Work: Training for low-income youth who risk unemployment:
• Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator
• International Youth Foundation
• Maharishi Institute
• YouthBuild International

Rural Education Access Program (REAP)

Small Business Development:

  • Fetola Foundation: mentorship and business development services for SMEs in the green economy
  • Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS): Business training for small businessesGlobal Cities Initiative: helping metropolitan leaders understand today’s dynamic economic landscape and making them more globally competitive

    Good Works: employee volunteering program


How To Apply

Apply Online for the JP Morgan: Bursary / Scholarship Programme 2020