KZN EDTEA: Aeronautical Engineering Bursary / Scholarship Programme


Closing Date: 31 October 2018

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA) is offering six (6) bursaries to KwaZulu-Natal Grade 12 learners from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue studies in Aeronautical Engineering with the University of Pretoria or Wits University for the 2019 academic year.

Selection criteria: KwaZulu-Natal residents and South African citizens. The applicants must be from a disadvantaged background and preferably from rural areas • The applicants must be accepted by University of Pretoria or Wits University to study the Aeronautical Engineering programme • Only selected candidates within the 15-35 years age cohort will be accepted.

Requirements: • A brief motivation will be required explaining why the bursary is required • Fully completed bursary application form/s. Proof of residence in KwaZulu-Natal (eg statement of water, lights, rates) • Originally certified copy of Identity Card/Birth Certificate of the applicant • Parent/s/guardian’s • Originally certified death certificate/s of parents. Grade 11 end of year and Grade 12 reports. Applicants are expected to attach proof of acceptance letter (admission from the University of Pretoria or Wits University • Parent’s or guardian’s proof of income documentation (salary payslips, bank statements, etc) or a letter from Department of Labour or an affidavit from parent/s stating that they are unemployed

The Bursary: Covers tuition fees, residential, prescribed books, food and allowance • Is renewable every year depending on the academic performance of the student. Closing date for submission of applications is strictly on 31 October 2018 (no late applications will be accepted).

How To Apply

Completed bursary application forms, clearly stating “Aeronautical Engineering Bursary Programme” must be posted to HRD, Department of Economic Development and Environmental Affairs, Private Bag X9152, Pietermaritzburg 3200, for attention: Ms Cheryl Singh or be hand delivered to: HRD, Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, 270 Jabu Ndlovu Street, Pietermaritzburg 3201, for attention: Ms Cheryl Singh.

Enquiries: Mr Mfanafuthi Sikhakhane, tel. (033) 264-2635 or e-mail:

Kindly take note: Only selected candidates will be contacted.

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