Closing Date: 14 October 2016

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 living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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

  • Certified copy of birth certificate or identification document (ID).
  • Certified copies of salary statements of both parents/ guardians. In the case of death of one or both parents, submit certified copies of death certificates. In the case of orphans, submit a letter from social worker
  • Certified copies of Grade 12 certificate (or certified copy of Grade 12 June examination results if you are currently in Grade 12) AND latest examination results if you are already studying at a higher education institution.
  • In the case of applicants who state they have a disability, provide proof from a registered medical doctor or clinic/ hospital
  • Year end results if you are already studying at a tertiary institution or a university acceptance letter if you are not registered at a tertiary institution.
  • Proof of residential address e.g. municipal water and lights account that is not older than three months. For those who live in informal settlements, you can provide a letter and/or affidavit from a school, church or retail store where you receive your post (this letter must be on an official letterhead or have the stamp of the school, church or retail store).
  • A stamped letter from the CRDP coordinator at the local municipality confirming proof of residence for those who reside in CRDP municipalities.
  • A letter from local social worker confirming indigent status, if applicable

Bursaries are offered in the following fields:

Dept of Agriculture, Rural Development and Land Administration
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)
  • B.Sc in Animal Health National Diploma in Veterinary Technology
  • B.Sc in Animal Production
  • National Diploma in Veterinary Nursing
  • B.Sc in Agricultural Engineering (Bio Resource Engineering)
Dept of Sport, Culture and Recreation
  • Information Science : Archival Studies
  • Human Museum Scientists
  • Library Information Studies
  • Indigenous knowledge System
  • Heritage Management / Heritage Site Management
  • Sports Science or Human Movement Science
  • Degree / National Diploma (Siswati and IsiNdebele) practitioners
Dept of Economic Development 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
  • Bachelor of Education Undergraduate (UG) Technology and Vocational – Senior Phase to Further Education and Training
  • Bachelor of Education Undergraduate(UG) Foundation phase
  • Bachelor of Education Undergraduate Mathematics and Natural Science Intermediate
  • Bachelor of Education Undergraduate Mathematics and Natural Senior Phase
  • Bachelor of Education Undergraduate Mathematics and Physical Science or Computer Science Further Education and Training Sports Science or Human Movement Studies or BA in Sport Science / Music in Education or BA Music
  • Bachelor of Education Undergraduate Accounting and Business Management Further Education and Training
  • Bachelor of Education Undergraduate African languages ( Sepedi , IsiZulu, IsiXhosa , IsiSotho, SeTswana , XiTsonga, IsiNdebele and SiSwati ) Senior Phase to further Education and Training
  • Bachelor of Education Undergraduate English & Geography or History , Senior Phase further Education E ducation and Training
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or Advance Diploma in Education (ADE) Foundation Phase and Intermediate Phase Strong in African languages referred above and Maths and natural Science for Intermediate Phase
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or Advance Diploma in Education (ADE) Senior Phase to Further Education and Training in the following specializations:
    • Technical Subject
    • Vocational Subject
    • Mathematics
    • Accounting ·
    • African Languages
    • Foundation phase
    • Computer Science
    • Physical Science
    • Natural Science · Geography
Dept 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
  • BCur Nursing ( University Degree)
  • Dietetics / Nutrition
  • Clinical Psychology ( Master’s Degree)
Dept of Human Settlements
  • Construction Management or Construction Science
  • Land & Property Development Management
  • Urban and Rural Studies
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Architectural Studies
Dept of Public Works
  • 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
Provincial Treasury
  • National Diploma / BCom Financial Management / Financial Accounting
  • National Diploma / BCom Internal Auditing
  • BSc Information Technology
Dept of Safety, Security Liaison
  • Crime Prevention Management (Criminology)
  • Road Transport / Road Safety Management / Engineering
  • Road Traffic & Municipal Management
  • Bachelor of Police Practice
  • Transport Engineering
Office 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 Survey ing
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) or Bachelor of Technology : Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science ( Hons) or Bachelor of Technology: Building Science
Dept of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
  • Water and Sanitation Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering

How to Apply

Download Application Form here

date for submission of all application forms is 14 October 2016.

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

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
    Mpumalanga Department of Education
    Private Bag X 11341

Kindly note that faxed or emailed application forms will not be considered