Mpumalanga Provincial Government: Bursaries 2017 in Mpumalanga

Mpumalanga Provincial Government: Bursaries 2017 in Nelspruit,  Mpumalanga

The Mpumalanga Provincial Government endeavours to implement the Provincial Human Resource Development Strategy and the Mpumalanga Economic Growth and Development Path, and hence intends to award bursary opportunities to unemployed youth who resides in the province to further their studies in critical and scarce skills indicated in the table below. The bursary scheme prioritizes the previously disadvantaged and deep rural communities in the province of Mpumalanga. In addition, females and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Bursary Application closing date  is 14 October 2016

Bursary Provider:  Mpumalanga Provincial Government

Bursary Location: Mpumalanga

To qualify for the bursary scheme, the applicant must complete a bursary application form and attach the following:

  • Certified copy of grade 12 mid-year results (if currently in Grade 12) or Grade 12 certificate or NCV;
  • Certified copy of proof of residence in the Mpumalanga Province
  • A letter/ provisional letter of acceptance or proof of registration from a higher education institution. Under no circumstances will an application be considered without a letter/ provisional letter of acceptance or proof of registration from the Higher Education Institution;
  • Certified copy of a South African Identity Document;
  • Proof of income of Parent or Guardian;
  • Proof of disability from a registered medical doctor or clinic/hospital (if applicable)
  • Proof of indigent status

Fields of Studies

Department of Agriculture, Rural Development and Land Administration

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)
  • National Diploma in Veterinary Technology
  • National Diploma in Veterinary Nursing

Department of Culture, Sports and Recreation

  • Information Science : Archival Studies
  • Library Information Studies
  • Human Museum Scientists
  • Degree /National Diploma (Siswati and IsiNdebele) practitioners
  • Heritage Management/ Heritage Site Management
  • Indigenous language system
  • Sports Science or Human Movement Science

Department Of Economic Development and Environment and Tourism

  • Masters Local and Regional
  • Economic Development
  • Geographic Information System ( GIS)
  • Econometrics and Economic Modelling
  • Energy Economics
  • Economics Statistics and Analysis
  • B.Com Economics Information and knowledge Management
  • Mining Economics
  • Tourism Management and Development

Department of Education

  • Bachelor of Education Undergraduate
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or Advance Diploma in Education (ADE)

Department of Health

  • Medicine (MBCHB)
  • Diploma in Emergency Medical Services
  • Pharmacy
  • Speech & Hearing Therapy
  • Radiography
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Clinical Engineering
  • Dental Therapy
  • Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics
  • B Cur Nursing ( University Degree)
  • Dietetics /Nutrition
  • Clinical Psychology ( Master’s Degree)

Department of Human Settlements

  • Construction Management or Construction Science
  • Urban and Rural Studies
  • Land & Property Development Management
  • Architectural Studies
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Geotechnical Engineering

Department of Public Works, Roads and Transport

  • Architectural Science/ Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • BSc Construction Studies
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Building Science
  • Land surveying
  • Civil Engineering
  • Transport Planning/Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Aviation Technician/Inspector
  • Transport Economist

Department of Finance

  • National Diploma / BCom Financial Management/ Financial Accounting
  • National Diploma / BCom Internal Auditing
  • Bsc Information Technology

Department of Safety, Security and Liaison

  • Crime Prevention Management (Criminology)
  • Road Transport/Road Safety Management /Engineering
  • Road Traffic & Municipal Management
  • Bachelor of Police Practice Transport Engineering

Department of Co-operative Governance & Traditional Affairs

  • Water and Sanitation Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
Officer of the Premier
  • National Diploma or Degree in Work study & Technology & Job Evaluation / organisational Design & Job Evaluation
  • Bachelor of Science ( Hons) or Bachelor of Technology : Quantity Surveying
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) or Bachelor of Technology : Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science ( Hons) or Bachelor of Technology: Building Science


  • Only field of studies indicated on the template / advert will be considered for bursary award for 2017 academic year
  • Application forms are available in all the Departments of the Provincial Government including Circuit and Districts offices, Thusong Service Centres, public libraries,D.o.E websites and Municipalities.
  • The Mpumalanga Provincial government reserves the right not to award a bursary.
  • Successful candidates will be informed from 25 January 2017 after the Bursary Centralisation Committee has finalised the selection process and approval given by Head of Department of Education.
  • If you do not hear from the department by the end of January 2017, consider your application to be unsuccessful.
  • Verification of residential address and indigent status will be conducted without prior notification. Please note that verification visits do not imply that the applicant has been successful in receiving a bursary
  • Those applying for a bursary in Engineering must have obtained 60% or more or level 5, 6 or 7 in English, Mathematics and Physical Science Proof of registration at a Higher Education Institution is essential for those applying for Engineering

For general inquiries members of our communities are requested to contact the Department at: 013 766 5355 / 5243 / 5368/ 5370/ 5077

How to apply

Click here to download the applications form.

Completed Applications can either be Hand delivered to Provincial office of Department of Education located at Riverside Government Complex building number 5 upper ground floor, or

Posted to the following address:
The Bursary Unit Department of Education
Private Bag X 11341

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