Bursary Programme at Department of Environmental Affairs

By on October 28, 2016

The Department of Environmental Affairs is inviting full-time students to apply for bursaries to be awarded in the 2017 academic year, in the fields of study listed below.

The department offers bursaries to previously disadvantage South African citizens; the purpose of the programme is to establish an effective system for continuous development of qualified candidates for future appointments and mobility in both the public and private sector.

The bursary programme seeks to achieve the following objectives:

● Enhance youth development
● Develop a culture of high quality lifelong learning within Department of Environmental Affairs

Fields of study:


Consideration will be given to previously disadvantaged and people with disability who are South African students who have successfully completed their first year of undergraduate study or those who are currently registered for postgraduate studies. However, strongly motivated applications from first-year students within the above mentioned fields of study will also be considered. The maximum amount of the bursary is R40 000.00

How to apply

Closing date is 31 October 2016.

Interested students must submit the following documents: • Motivation as to why the bursary should be awarded to you • Certified copies of qualifications and recent academic records • Certified copies of Identity Document (Applicant and the both parents or guardian) • Confirmation of proof of registration (if already enrolled with the institution of higher learning) or Admission letter • Proof of parents or guardian’s income • Must be a South African citizen.

The bursary application form is obtainable from www.environment.gov.za (download here) or Pretoria: Environment House, 473 Steve Biko Street, Cnr Steve Biko and Soutpansberg Road, Arcadia, Pretoria or Cape Town: 63 Strand Street, Cape Town.

Enquiries and Hand Deliveries:

Pretoria: Environment House, 473 Steve Biko Street, Cnr Steve Biko and Soutpansberg Road, Arcadia  Pretoria

Contact Details
Busisiwe Stemele (012) 399-8685
Nita Makgohlo (012) 399 8684
Mokhobo Putu (012) 399 9018

Cape Town: Department of Environmental Affairs, 63 Strand Street, Nedbank Building, Cape Town

Contact Details:
Nkosikhona Zuma (021) 814 8085
Nozuko Grootboom (021) 814 8088

Applications must be directed to Department of Environmental Affairs, Private Bag X447, Pretoria, 0001, Attention: Learning and Development


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