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Department of Environmental Affairs Bursary 2018

The Department of Environmental Affairs is inviting full-time students to apply for bursaries to be awarded in the 2016 academic year, in the following fields of study.

  • LLB majoring in Environmental Law
  • BA Law (Administrative Law, Legislative Drafting) with major courses in Environmental Law,Contract Law
  • Diploma or Degree as Paralegal
  • ND/BTech/BA/BSc/Hons/Master’s: Environmental Management
  • BSc majoring in Geography
  • BTech/MTech: Oceanography
  • BA in Environmental Management majoring in Environmental Impact Assessment
  • BA: Information Management
  • BSc/ND/BTech: Environmental Sciences
  • ND: Environmental Sciences with Industrial Policy/Environmental Law and International Law
  • BSc: Ecotoxicology
  • ND/BSc: Environmental Engineering
  • BSc/BSc Hons/MSc: Biochemistry
  • BSc/ND: Chemical Engineering (Process Engineering)
  • BSc or ND: Chemistry
  • ND/Higher Diploma: Environmental Health
  • BSc or ND: Industrial Engineering
  • ND/BTech/BSc Hons/MSc/PhD: Marine Science
  • PhD: Taxonomy (Zooplankton/Phytoplankton)
  • BSc/BSc Hons/MSc/PhD: Marine Remote Sensing
  • ND: Civil Engineering: Buildings
  • ND: Horticulture
  • ND: Landscape Architecture/Technology
  • ND: Architecture
  • ND: Building
  • ND/BTech/MTech: Nature Conservation
  • Bachelor’s Degree: Ecology
  • BSc/Hons/MSc/BTech/MTech: Zoology
  • BTech/Master’s: Civil Structural
  • BTech/Master’s: Construction Management
  • BSc/ND: Botany
  • ND/BTech/MTech: Town and Regional Planning
  • ND: Natural Resource Management specifically Forestry (Forest Conservation)
  • Master’s: Marine Biology
  • ND/BA: Environmental Economics
  • BA: Development Studies
  • BSc: Biological Sciences/Microbiology
  • BA/ND: Natural Resource Economics
  • Bachelor’s Degree: Social Sciences
  • BSc: Natural Sciences
  • Bachelor’s Degree: Soil Science
  • BHCS: Heritage and Cultural Studies/Cultural

Consideration will be given to previously disadvantaged individuals and people with disabilities who are South African students and have successfully completed their first year of undergraduate study or those who are currently registered for postgraduate studies. However, strongly motivated applications from first-year students within the above-mentioned fields of study will also be considered. The bursary will cover the tuition fee to a maximum of R40 000.00

Interested students must submit the following documents:

  • Motivation as to why the bursary should be awarded to you
  • Certified copies of qualifications and recent academic records
  • Certified copies of Identity Document (applicant and both parents or guardian)
  • Confirmation of proof of registration (if already enrolled with the institution of higher learning) or admission letter
  • Proof of parents’ or guardian’s income
  • Must be a South African citizen.

How to apply

The closing date is on 23 October 2015Click here to download the bursary application form. The form is also obtainable directly from:

  • Pretoria: Environment House, 473 Steve Biko Street, cnr Steve Biko and Soutpansberg Roads, Arcadia, Pretoria
  • Cape Town: East Pier Building, Waterfront, Cape Town

Applications must be directed to: Environment House, 473 Steve Biko Street, cnr Steve Biko and Soutpansberg Roads, Arcadia, Pretoria , 0001, for attention: Learning and Development OR hand-delivered to:

  • Pretoria: Environment House, 473 Steve Biko Street, Cnr Steve Biko and Soutpansberg Road, Arcadia, Pretoria
  • Cape Town: East Pier Building, Waterfront, Cape Town

Enquiries can be directed to the followng officals:

  • Pretoria – Busisiwe Stemele, tel: 012 399 8685, Nita Makgohlo, tel: 012 399 8684 or Mokhobo Modiba tel: 012 399 9018
  • Cape  Town, Nkosikhona Zuma, tel: 021 819 2407 or  Nozuko Grootboom, tel: 021 819 2518

Note: These bursaries only apply to individuals who are registered as full-time students with an institution of higher learning and are not employed.

Correspondence will be limited to successful applicants only. If you have not been contacted by the end of January 2016, please accept that your application was unsuccessful. Successful applicants will be expected to sign a bursary contract. No faxed documents / applications will be allowed.

Via – Department of Environmental Affairs