APPLY FOR A 2018 LOAN FOR YOUR STUDIES

Department of Rural Development and Land Reform Bursary South Africa 2018 – 2019

 

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) was established in 2009 and are responsible for the economic and social development of rural areas in South Africa. The DRDLR’s aim is to ensure that rural-residing South Africans have the same benefits and rights as urban-dwellers.
 

ABOUT THE BURSARY

Bursaries will be awarded within the following fields of study:

  • Surveying/ Cartography (National Diploma)
  • Town and Regional Planning (National Diploma)
  • Geo-Informatics/ Geographic Information Science (BA/ BSc)
  • Land Surveying/ Geomatics (BSc)
  • Town and Regional Planning/ Urban Design (BSc)

The bursary award will cover the following expenses – tuition fees, registration fees, textbooks, meals, accommodation and a living allowance.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted – if you have not received any feedback by 31 January 2018, regard your application as unsuccessful.
 

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • South African citizen
  • Completed Matric OR currently in Matric
  • Studying or planning to study full-time towards one of the aforementioned qualifications
  • Proven financial need
  • Good academic record
  • Completed the following subjects in Matric:
    • Land Surveying/ Geomatics (BSc)/ Geo-Informatics/ Geographic Information Science (BA/ BSc)/ Surveying/ Cartography (National Diploma): Mathematics and Physical Science
    • Town and Regional Planning/ Urban Design (BSc): Mathematics, Physical Science and/or Geography
    • Town and Regional Planning (National Diploma): Mathematics and/or Physical Science, Geography

 

HOW TO APPLY

Download and complete the Dept of Rural Development and Land Reform Bursary Application Form (pdf format).

The following documents must be submitting with your application form:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Latest Matric results/ Matric certificate (certified copy) (*see note below)
  • Year end tertiary academic results, if currently at tertiary level (certified copy) (*see note below)
  • University acceptance letter (certified copy)
  • Proof of residential address (letter from your Municipality office if residing in a town/ township/ farm, letter from your Traditional Authority Office if residing in a village)
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income (latest payslips if employed/ death certificate if deceased)

*NOTE: If you have not yet received your year end results (Matric or tertiary) or University acceptance letter, please submit your application form and other documentation before the deadline. The results and acceptance letter must be submitted by 10 January 2018 at the latest, to one of the following email addresses:
Jonas.Semela@drdlr.gov.za / Masha.Mundalamo@drdlr.gov.za / Tamara.Simelane@drdlr.gov.za
 

Complete application form and all supporting documents must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Hand delivery:
Office of the Chief Surveyor General,
C/O Bosman and Pretorius Streets
2nd Floor
Rentmeester Building
Pretoria
0001

2) Post:
Department of Rural Development and Land Reform
Office of the Chief Surveyor General
Private Bag X954
Pretoria
0001
 

CLOSING DATE

30 November 2017.
 

CONTACT

For any bursary queries, please contact:
Department of Rural Development and Land Reform
Tel: 012 326 8050



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