NYDA Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship Fund 2014

By on August 9, 2013
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THE NATIONAL YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (NYDA)’s SOLOMON MAHLANGU SCHOLARSHIP FUND

It serve as a living memorial to Solomon Mahlangu (1956-1979), a man of high principle and a Freedom Fighter, who was deeply committed to the revolutionary struggle for the people of his country.

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) is responsible for main streaming and integrating youth development in all organs of the state, private sector as well as civil society

The NYDA is calling South African young people who intend to study at registered Universities and Universities of Technology to apply for the Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship Fund for the 2014 academic year.

A total of 130 scholarships will be awarded for the 2014 academic year.

The following eligibility criteria will apply:

  • Students must be applying for admission to one of the participating universities as a 1st Year full time student in the courses listed in the table above
  • High school learners who plan to attend one of the participating universities after completing the National Senior Certificate
  • Must meet University Admission Points Score (APS) and achieve an average of 70% in the NSC exams
  • Must be South African citizens between 14 -35
  • Financial neediness – combined household salary of less than R15 000 a month
  • Reside in rural/semi-rural areas
  • Engage in community service

Priority Fields Of Study

  • ICT
  • Law
  • Tourism
  • Geology
  • Logistics
  • Pharmacy
  • Journalism
  • Agriculture
  • Engineering
  • Development Studies
  • Supply Chain Management

Costs Covered by the Scholarship

All payments shall be made directly into the tertiary institution for the duration of study. The Scholarship Fund will cover 100% of the cost for the following:

  • Books
  • University Residence Meals
  • Tuition
  • University accommodation
  • Private accommodation (learner to provide proof that she/he applied for accommodation within institution on time but cannot be accommodate in the university’s residence and requires private accommodation).

Private accommodation shall be prioritised for 1ST Year new scholarship holders who cannot be accommodated at university’s residence due to late application for admission.

How to apply

CLICK HERE to download the  application forms

Applications are to be made directly to the participating University/university of Technology which has full responsibility for receiving, processing applications, selecting and notifying recipients. Check out the list of participating institutions here

It is the responsibility of the applicant to fully complete an Application Form including the necessary documents which need to accompany the Application Form.

Closing date for applications: 31 October 2013

For more information contact Sihle Mlaba at 011 6517000 or NYDA Call Centre on 08600 96884

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