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(EDTEA) Bursary South Africa 2021

KwaZulu-Natal Dept of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA) Bursary South Africa 2021



The KwaZulu-Natal Dept of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA) will be awarding bursaries to 6 Matric students who intend on studying Aeronautical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering at the University of Pretoria or the University of the Witwatersrand, starting in 2021. Bursaries are renewable each year dependent on the students academic performance.

The bursary will provide coverage for the following expenses: tuition fees, prescribed books, accommodation in residence, food and an allowance.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted – should you not receive any feedback, please regard your application unsuccessful.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • South African citizen
  • Between 15 and 34 years old
  • Reside within the KwaZulu-Natal province
  • Currently in Matric and will be completing Matric this year (2020)
  • Accepted to study towards an Aeronautical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering qualification
  • Accepted to study at the University of Pretoria or at the University of the Witwatersrand, commencing in 2021
  • From a disadvantaged background
  • Preference will be given to students residing in rural areas


HOW TO APPLY FOR (EDTEA) Bursary South Africa 2021

Download and complete the KZN Department of EDTEA Bursary Application Form (.pdf)
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document/ birth certificate (certified copy)
  • Grade 11 final report (certified copy)
  • Matric mid year report (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate, if available (certified copy)
  • University acceptance letter (from the University of Pretoria/ University of the Witwatersrand)
  • Copy of the course curriculum (including the number of subjects and years to complete the qualification)
  • Motivational letter explaining why you need and deserve to be awarded a bursary
  • Study plan explaining how you will complete your qualification over the bursary period
  • Proof of residence within KwaZulu-Natal (rates/ water/ taxes statement)
  • Parents/ guardians ID documents (certified copies)
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income (latest payslips or bank statement if employed, affidavit if unemployed)
  • Parents/ guardians income and expense statement
  • Parents/ guardians death certificate if deceased (certified copies)


Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Post:
Ms C Singh
Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs
Private Bag X 9152
(Attention: Aeronautical Engineering Bursary Programme)

2) Hand delivery:
Ms C Singh
Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs
270 Jabu Ndlovu Street
(Attention: Aeronautical Engineering Bursary Programme)

CLOSING DATE FOR (EDTEA) Bursary South Africa 2021

28 February 2021.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)


For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the KZN EDTEA directly:
Contact Person: Mr Mfanafuthi Sikhakhane
Tel: 033 264 2635
Mobile: 076 928 0686
Email: mfanafuthi.sikhakhane@kznedtea.gov.za


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