The National Youth Development Agency has a variety of bursaries / scholarships available. Their primary bursary fund has two applications available for candidates. The first is for secondary education, and the second is for further education. They also have funding available in conjunction with other agencies, such as the NYDA Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship / Bursary fund.
The NYDA wishes to aid candidates from previously disadvantaged background, that are in need of financial aid to complete their high school education and/or study at Colleges, to do so. With this funding all and any field of study is made available.
The NYDA believe that the youth is the future of South Africa, and all ought to have an equal opportunity to study. Their bursaries will equip the youth with knowledge, skills and the ability to provide for themselves and their families. Allowing them to become contributing, responsible adults.
Their first two bursaries provides for candidates in Grade 7 – 11, as well as candidates in Grade 8 – 12. The bursary for Colleges provide full time study for N1 – N6, only available at FET Colleges throughout South Africa. There are three closing dates for these bursaries and they are as follow:
- 1st Trimester or Semester – 31st October
- 2nd Trimester or Semester – 31st March / 31st May
- 3rd Trimester or Semester – 31st July
The NYDA’s Solomon Mahlangu Bursary fund is also in aid of empowering the youth of South Africa. Their main focus is to aid those from rural areas. Candidates whom have an outstanding academic background, which is motivated towards gaining a degree, is invited to apply. These will be offered through a range of selected Universities or the University of Technology. They offer more than a hundred bursaries per year.
The following will be included in these bursaries, however candidates must know that all funds will be paid to the chosen Institute, for study.
The bursary will cover:
- Full Cost of Tuition
- Full Cost of Books or Prescribed Learning Materials
- Full Cost of University Accommodation
- Full Cost of University Meals
Private accommodation will ONLY be looked at if candidate has applied for accommodation on time, but could not be accommodated.
National Youth Development Agency Bursaries Available
The NYDA tries to cover all areas within the workforce. They provide the youth with further study to fill positions within all parts of state departments, the private sector over and above all sectors within society. They aid in building up the country’s economy while also assisting in sustainable living.
They have the following fields of study available:
- Mining Industry
- Health Care
- Project Management
- IT Industries
- Aerospace Industry
- Financial Management
- Supply Chain
Candidates who wish to apply must adhere to all requirements. Candidates must be under the age of 25 and a South African citizen.
Candidates must supply the following:
- ID documentation of applicant
- ID documentation of parents / legal guardian
- Proof of income or parent / legal guardian
- Admission acceptance to one of the Universities in South Africa
- Grade 12 Results
- Must hold a minimum of 70% in their NSC exams
- Proof of residence
Candidates residing in a rural area will be looked at first. Candidates must ensure all documentation is certified copies when attaching to application form. Late or incomplete applications will be dismissed. Candidates must remember that all financial records will be checked, thus it is advised to not apply if you are not truly in financial stress.
Candidates must be open and honest at all times, when asked for a spending budget, please keep in mind, it is only for necessities, thus if you ask for too much, you may be disqualified.
Online applications for each bursary can be found online links or downloadable PDF forms.
The first two, thus the one for Secondary Education, as well as the one for study at FET Colleges can be found HERE, simply scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the link.
Applications for the NYDA Solomon Mahlangu Bursary can be collected, at any of the Youth Development agencies. Once you have completed your application it must be delivered to:
The NYDA Bursary Program
11 Broadwalk Avenue
For any additional detail candidates can contact:
011 – 651 7000
Or call 08600 YOUTH (96884
Or visit www.nyda.gov.za
The NYDA Solomon Mahlangu Bursary fund closes applications with the end of January each year.
Candidates are urged to please complete the application form fully, thus leaving NO empty spaces, and ensuring it is signed. Please share your future plans, ideals and all you feel may be of value with the NYDA. It is therefore advised to send a cover letter with your application, stating all of these and sufficient information about yourself with your application. Also please indicate why you feel you will be of value to the fund.
University of the Western Cape
The University of the Western Cape (UWC) administers a number of funds which make bursary awards to full-time students. The awards range from R1 400 to full-cost awards. You should apply for this assistance when you come to campus for registration. For more information visit the UWC bursaries and loans web page.
* NOTE: Closing dates for applications is 1 March every year for new students and 31 August the previous year for senior students.
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University of Stellenbosch
Depending on the qualification you are studying towards, Stellenbosch University offers various funding and bursary opportunities for:
* NOTE: Closing dates for the various undergraduate bursaries ranged from 31 July 2014 – 6 December 2014. Closing dates for the various postgraduate bursaries ranges from 12 September 2014 – 15 March 2015.
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Thuthuka Bursary Fund
If you are interested in studying to become a Chartered Accountant but do not have the funds then this bursary opportunity is for you. Thuthuka Bursary Fund Trust is open.
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W&RSETA Bursary Programme for 2015
W&RSETA Offers 1000 bursaries to students studying Wholesale and Retail Qualifications at Universities and Universities of Technology
The Wholesale and Retail SETA (W&RSETA) has identified as one of its strategic objectives the need to support learners who have registered to further their studies at Public Higher Education Institutions thus addressing Outcome 4.2.3 of the National Skills Development Strategy which is to ensure that high-level national Scarce Skills are being addressed by work-ready graduates from Higher Education Institutions.
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Transnet Bursary Scheme
Transnet is a focussed and integrated freight transport company which is essentially driven by five operating divisions Transnet freight rail, Transnet engineering, Transnet national ports authority, Transnet port terminals, Transnet pipelines and specialist units (Transnet Capital Projects and Transnet Property).
These operating divisions, supported by Company-wide specialist functions, give meaning to our philosophy of “One Company, One Vision”.
It is with pride that we announce that our business philosophy of “delivering freight reliably” not only applies to our business practices but also to you as one of our prospective future bursary holders. This aligns to address Transnet’s skills needs in support of the Transnet Market Demand Strategy.
We welcome the interest you have shown in Transnet as a prospective future employer and trust that we can, through our bursary scheme, assist you to make your dreams come true.
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Anglo American Bursary Programme
Anglo American Platinum places a high degree of importance on the training and development of our employees. We are expanding to meet market demands, and introducing modern technology into our operations. For this reason, we need high calibre professionals to operate and manage our operations. Our bursary scheme is mainly designed to give young professionals an entry point into the Company. The scheme not only provides these bursars with an academic qualification, but it also gives them all the skills they will need to launch a successful career in the Company and in the mining industry.
The scheme is attractive in many respects – not only does it cover all of the financial needs of bursars, but it also provides medical cover and includes a computer allowance. And most importantly, it offers the prospect of a permanent position with the world leader in platinum.
Applications open from 1 January 2015 and close on 15 May 2015 and decisions for the following year are typically made during September.
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AfriSam Bursary Programme
To ensure the continued success of our business, our bursary scheme is meant to provide financial support to registered undergraduate students who are currently in their 2nd year at a recognised South African University of Technology.
We are offering bursary opportunities and inviting the following talented and high performing full-time students to apply:
- Civil Engineering
- Mining Engineering
Students with an excellent track record (minimum 65% average in academic results) and who are in need of financial assistance are invited to apply.
Send your application to:
Ntando Ngidi, e-mail: KZN.HR@za.afrisam.com
On subject line reference as follows: “Bursary 2015 – Diploma”
Applications must consist of a CV, certified copy of ID as well as latest academic results.
You must also submit a 500 word essay motivating why AfriSam is the ideal training ground for your chosen career.
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Closing Date: 23 January 2015
The Scholarship Fund provides financial support to young people who have been accepted to pursue full-time degrees in courses that fall within the priority growth sectors and critical and scarce skills areas as outlined in the labour planning frameworks of the country. Deadline for new applications is 23 January 2015.
The Scholarship Fund, which the NYDA is striving to make the biggest on the continent, will benefit deserving South African youth who meet the minimum entry requirements set by the NYDA – youth who have been admitted for study at Universities and Universities of Technology and Further Education and Training Colleges across the country. International scholarships will be considered if they have been endorsed by a South African government department or a credible public or private agency.
The Scholarship Fund covers 100% costs of the student’s studies, including tuition, books, meals and accommodation.
The Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship Fund is in honour of the late struggle icon, Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu, a young member of Umkhonto Wesizwe who was wrongfully arrested and in 1979, aged 23, executed under apartheid laws.
Students who will be considered for the scholarship are those who have been accepted to register in the following fields of study:
- Information Technology
- Development Studies
- Supply Chain Management
How to apply
Applications are to be made directly to the participating University / University of Technology which has full responsibility for receiving, processing applications and selecting recipients. Download Application Form 2015 for University Studies OR Download Application Form 2015 for FET Studies
are available on the NYDA website and all NYDA branches. The deadline for new applications is 23 January 2015.
Applications to FET Colleges must be submitted directly to NYDA for the attention of Mr Sihle Mlaba, 11 Broadwalk Avenue, Halfway House Midrand, 1683 or e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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