Closing Date: 20 November 2012

The department of environmental affairs is inviting candidates to apply for bursaries to be awarded for the 2013 academic year, in the following fields of study:

  • BTech Marine Pollution
  • MSc/PhD Marine Pollution
  • Honours/MSc Mechanical Engineering
  • MSc/PhD Plankton and Biodiversity
  • Geoinformatics
  • BSc Marine Science
  • BSc. Zoology
  • ND: Analytical Chemistry
  • MSc/PhD Applied Mathematics/Oceanography
  • Environmental Law
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Landscape Horticulture
  • Environmental Management (Specialising in Integrated Environmental Management or Biodiversity and Conservation or Natural Resources Economics or Natural Resource Management or GIS).
  • Environmental Science
  • Natural Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Biological Science
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Urban Design
  • Community Development

Consideration will be given to previously disadvantaged South African Students, and students with disabilities who have successfully completed their first year of study or undergraduate study, or those who are currently registered for postgraduate studies. However, strongly motivated application from first year students within the above mentioned field of study will be considered.

Interested students must submit the following documents: A detailed CV ♦ Certified copies of qualifications and recent academic records ♦ Certified copy of ID ♦ Confirmation of proof of registration (if already enrolled with institution of higher learning) ♦ Proof of guardian income ♦ Motivation as to why the bursary should be awarded to you ♦ Proof of South African Citizenship ♦ Bursary application form (obtainable from or 1st Floor, Fedsure Forum Building).

How to Apply

Application must be directed to the Department of Environmental Affairs, Private Bag X447, Pretoria 0001, for attention: Learning and Development or Hand delivered to the 1st Floor, Fedsure Forum Building, 315 Pretorius Street, Pretoria.

Enquiries should be directed to Busisiwe Stemele on (012) 310-3038 or Nita Makgohlo on (012) 310 3457 or Mokhobo Modiba on (012) 310 3349.

NOTE: this advert only applies to individuals that are or will be registered as fulltime students with an institution of higher learner and who will are not employed. Correspondence will be limited to short listed candidates only. If you have not been contacted by the end of January 2013, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

Successful candidates are expected to sign a bursary contract.

No faxed documents/Applications will be considered.