Department of Labour: Bursaries 2017 for Universities in South Africa

The Department of Labour is offering Bursary Programme for the academic year 2017. Prospective students must have successfully completed their Matriculation with a pass of 60% in Mathematics and Physical Science or currently busy with matriculation or completed their matriculation but still at home or those who are already registered with Universities or University of Technologies wishing to further their studies with recognised higher learning institutions.

Bursary application deadline is 14 June 2016.

Bursary Provider: The Department of Labour

Nationality: South African citizens and Non RSA Citizens

Field of Study:

  • Electrical Engineering (Heavy and Light current)
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Environmental Health Science.

Students with bursaries or other source of finance should not apply. Successful candidate will sign a contract with the Department of Labour which will be stipulating the terms and conditions.


  • Covering letter indicating your preferred field of study
  • Certified copy of results from Universities or Universities of Technology for those students who are already registered with higher learning institutions
  • Application form (Z83)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Certified copy of Matriculation Certificate
  • Certified copy of your ID Book.


Correspondence will be limited to short listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted within eight (8) weeks after the closing date of this advertisement, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Suitable candidates will be subjected to a personnel suitability check (criminal record, citizenship, credit record checks, qualification verification and employment verification). Where applicable, candidates will be subjected to a skills/knowledge test.

How to Apply:

Applications must be submitted on form Z83. The fully completed and signed form Z83 should be accompanied by a recently updated, comprehensive CV as well as recently certified copies of all qualification(s) including a Senior Certificate and ID- document [Driver’s license where applicable]. Non RSA Citizens/Permanent Resident Permit Holders must attach a copy of their Permanent Residence Permits to their applications.

Should you be in possession of a foreign qualification, it must be accompanied by an evaluation certificate from the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA). Applicants who do not comply with the above mentioned requirements, as well as applications received late, will not be considered.
Applications should be forwarded to:
Chief Director: Human Resources Management
Private Bag X 117
or hand deliver at 215 Francis Baard Street.
For Attention: Sub-directorate: Human Resources Operations, Head Office.
Enquiries: Mr Lucas Masango, Tel: (012) 309 4398

The Department does not accept applications via fax or email. Failure to submit all the requested documents will result in the application not being considered.
Application Deadline: The application deadline is 14th of June 2016.

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