Department of Environmental Affairs Bursary South Africa 2017 – 2018

 

ABOUT THE BURSAR

The mission of the Department of Environmental Affairs is environmental protection, for the sustainable development of our country. In order to continue the protection of our country, the department are awarding bursaries to student within related fields, to the maximum value of R40 000.
 

ABOUT THE BURSARY

Bursaries will be awarded within the following fields of study:
ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAMMES:

  • BSc (Environmental Science/ Botany/ Biochemistry/ Microbiology/ Molecular Biology/ Genetics/ Zoology)
  • BSc Environmental Science (Water Resources/ Environmental Economics/ Environmental Law/ Biological Resources/ People and the Environment)
  • BSc Biological Sciences
  • BSc ConsEcol
  • Degree/ National Diploma Forensic Science
  • Degree/ National Diploma Crop and Horticulture Science
  • Degree/ National Diploma Industrial and Applied Biotechnology
  • BTech/ National Diploma Forestry
  • BTech/ National Diploma Nature Conservation
  • LLM Procedural Law/ Law of contracts

ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY SERVICES:

  • BSc/ Honours International Relations Law
  • BSc/ Honours Masters Environmental Science
  • BSc/ Masters/ Honours Geoinformatics
  • BSc/ Masters/ Honours Geographic Information System
  • BSc/ Masters/ Honours Geomatics
  • BSc/ Masters/ Honours Remote Sensing

CLIMATE CHANGE AND AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT:

  • BEng/ BSc Environmental Engineering
  • BSc Analytical Chemistry
  • BSc Environmental Science (with Chemistry as a subject)
  • BTech Metrology
  • BSc/ National Diploma Environmental Health/ Environmental Science
  • MSc/ BSc(Hons) Air Quality Modelling/ Atmospheric Science
  • LLB (Environmental Sciences specialisation)

BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION:

  • BSc/ MTech/ BTech/ Postgraduate/ Masters/ Honours/ PhD: Climatology/ Biological Sciences/ Geography/ Environmental Management
  • BSc/ MTech/ BTech/ Postgraduate/ Masters/ Honours/ PhD: Plant Pathology/ Biological Sciences/ Microbiology/ Genetics/ Molecular Biology
  • BSc/ MTech/ BTech/ Postgraduate/ Masters/ Honours/ PhD: Zoology Conservation Management/ Botany/ Biodiversity conservation
  • BSc/ MTech/ BTech/ Postgraduate/ Masters/ Honours/ PhD: Environmental Planning/ Environmental Management/ Natural Sciences/ Biological Sciences
  • BSc/ B Tech/ National Diploma/ Masters/ Honours: Nature Conservation
  • National Diploma/ Bachelor’s degree/ MTech/ BTech/ Postgraduate/ Masters/ Honours/ PhD: Aquatic Health/ Soil Sciences/ Development Studies/ Town and Regional Planning/ Environmental Science/ Natural Sciences
  • National Diploma/ BTech/ BCom/ Masters/ Honours: Resource Economics/ Ecology/ CBNRM
  • National Diploma/ BTech/ Masters/ Honours: Cultural Studies/ BHCS Heritage
  • National Diploma/ BTech/ Masters/ Honours: Cultural and Natural Resource Management
  • National Diploma/ BTech/ Masters/ Honours: Environmental Conservation/ Ecology/ Zoology
  • Diploma/ BA Social Sciences, Masters/ Honours: Social Sciences

OCEAN AND COAST:

  • BSc Zoology
  • BSc Environmental Economics
  • BSc Environmental Science/ Management
  • BSc/ MSc/ BSc Hons/ PhD Marine Remote Sensing
  • National Diploma / BTech/ MSc/ BSc Hons/ PhD Marine Science
  • BTech/ MTech Oceanography
  • PhD Taxonomy (Phytoplankton/ Zooplankton)

CHIEF OPERATION OFFICER:
Bachelor’s degree/ Masters/ Honours/ PhD: Compliance/ Environmental Monitoring/ Enforcement and Control

  • BSc/ National Diploma/ Masters/ Honours: Environmental Management/ Environmental Science
  • Degree/ Masters/ Honours: Sustainability Management/ Climate Change
  • Degree/ Masters/ Honours: Environmental Health
  • Degree/ Masters/ Honours/ PhD: Environmental Engineering
  • Masters/ Honours/ PhD: Environmental Research and Development

LEGAL AUTHORISATIONS AND ENFORCEMENT:

  • BSc Chemistry
  • BSc Botany
  • BSc (Geography major)
  • Bachelor of Environmental Management (Animal and Wildlife Management/ Environmental Impact Assessment major)
  • BA Law
  • LLM
  • LLB (Administrative Law/ Legislative Drafting major)
  • Diploma/ Degree: Paralegal

CHEMICALS AND WASTE MANAGEMENT:

  • MTech/ MSc: Chemistry/ Chemical Engineering
  • MTech/ MSc: Biomedical Chemistry
  • MTech/ MSc: Biochemistry or Microbiology
  • MTech/ MSc: Environmental Science
  • MTech/ MSc: Environmental Chemistry
  • MTech/ MSc: Environmental Health
  • MTech/ MSc: Toxicology/ Eco-toxicology
  • MTech/ MSc/Honours: Waste Management
  • MSc Natural Sciences: Ecology/ Botany/ Biochemistry/ Microbiology/ Applied Chemistry/ Physiology/ Biology/ Endocrinology/ Entomology/ Zoology

 

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • South African citizen
  • Studying full-time in one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Studying at a recognised South African tertiary institution
  • Strong academic achiever
  • Not currently employed

*Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged students, those with disabilities and those who have completed their first year of study/ registered for postgraduate studies.
 

HOW TO APPLY

Download and complete the Dept of Environmental Affairs Bursary Application Form (pdf).

The following documents should be included with your application:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Parents/ guardians ID documents (certified copies)
  • All academic certificates/ qualifications (certified copies)
  • Recent academic record/ transcript (certified copy)
  • Proof of tertiary registration/ admission letter (if already enrolled)
  • Proof of parents/ guardians income (certified payslips/ affidavit if unemployed/ death certificate if deceased)
  • Motivational letter

 

Complete application packs should be submitted in one of the following ways:
Cape Town:
1) Hand delivery to:
Department of Environmental Affairs
63 Strand Street
Nedbank Building
Cape Town

Pretoria:
1) Hand delivery to:
Environment House
473 Steve Biko Street
Cnr Steve Biko and
Soutpansberg Road
Arcadia
Pretoria
(Attn: Learning and Development)
2) Posted to:
Department of Environmental Affairs
Private Bag X447
Pretoria
0001
(Attn: Learning and Development)
 

CLOSING DATE

27 October 2017.
 

CONTACT

For any bursary queries, please contact:
Department of Environmental Affairs
Cape Town:
Nozuko Grootboom / Sarah Mathunyane
Tel: 021 814 8088/ 021 814 8084
Pretoria:
Nita Makgohlo/ Busisiwe Stemele/ Mokhobo Putu
Tel: 012 399 8684 / 012 399 8685/ 012 399 9018

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