The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA) is offering three (3) bursaries to KwaZulu-Natal Grade 12 pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to pursue studies in Aeronautical Engineering with Wits University and the University of Pretoria for the 2018 academic year.
• KwaZulu-Natal residents and South African citizens• The student must be from a disadvantaged background and preferably from rural areas • The student must be accepted by Wits University and University of Pretoria to study the Aeronautical Engineering programme • Only selected candidates within the 15-34 years age cohort will be accepted.
Requirements: • A brief motivation will be required explaining why the bursary is required • Completed application forms • Proof of residence in KwaZulu-Natal (statement of water, lights, rates or taxes) • Parent’s/guardian’s certified copy of Identity Card • Grade 11 end of year and Grade 12 mid-year reports • Students are expected to forward their acceptance letters upon receiving them from Wits University and the University of Pretoria • Parent’s or guardian’s proof of income documentation (salary payslips, bank statements, etc).
The Bursary: • Covers tuition fees, residential, prescribed books, food and allowance • The bursary is renewable every year depending on the academic performance of the student • Closing date for submission of applications is strictly on 31 October 2017 (no late applications will be accepted).
Completed application forms must clearly state “Aeronautical Engineering Bursary Programme”. Forms are accessible from the Department and Wits University and University of Pretoria websites and must be posted to: Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Private Bag X9152, Pietermaritzburg 3200 or hand delivered to: Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, 270 Jabu Ndlovu Street, Pietermaritzburg 3201.
Enquiries: Mr Mfanafuthi Sikhakhane, tel. (033) 264-2635, e-mail: Mfanafuthi.Sikhakhane@kznedtea.gov.za
Kindly take note: Only selected candidates will be contacted