Provincial Government Bursaries
What is a Bursary?
A bursary is a financial award made by an institution to individuals who can't afford to pay full fees. Bursaries are usually renewed each year, on condition that the student is making satisfactory progress. In terms of national and provincial bursaries, bursaries are allocated based on the needs in a specific province and public entity. The following bursary opportunities are either a full, partial or work-back bursary.
If you're interested in applying for one of the bursaries listed below, you should contact the government department directly.
Which Bursaries are on Offer?
Bursaries are on offer from the provincial departments listed below.
- The Masakh’iSizwe Bursary Programme, which is run by the Department of Transport and Public Works, offers bursaries for study towards a degree or higher diploma to develop professionals in engineering and the built environment.
- Nedbank, Provincial Treasury and the Western Cape Education Department jointly offer a Bursary Essay Competition for Grade 11 students who plan to pursue careers in maths, economics and accounting at one of the Western Cape's universities.
- The Provincial Treasury is advancing our youth by spending R13 million this year on bursaries, internships and its chartered accountant's training academy.
Bursaries are available to Grade 12 learners and post- and undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in, economics, accounting, finance and auditing. Applications close 30 September 2019.
- Every year the Western Cape Department of Health offers a limited number of bursaries for full-time study for professions in health.
- The Western Cape Department of Agriculture offers full-time undergraduate and postgraduate bursaries. Find out more about these bursaries from Elsenberg Agricultural Training Institute.