South Africa’s Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment has opened applications for undergraduate bursaries for 2024, according to a statement on the government website on Thursday (21 September).
The maximum bursary amount the Department will award is R50,000 per student, with the minimum requirement being Grade 12 (Matric). The closing date is 27 October 2023.
Environment bursaries for 2024
The Department said it will award bursaries for 2024 academic year in the following fields of study:
- Forestry Management
- Regulatory Compliance Sector Monitoring
- Fisheries Management
- Oceans and Coasts
- Biodiversity and Conservation
- Climate Change and Air Quality Management
- Chemicals and Waste Management
“This advert only applies to fulltime students enrolled with the institution of higher learning or currently doing Grade 12 (Matric) and not employed. Successful applicants will be expected to sign a bursary contract. No faxed or emailed applications will be accepted,” the Department said.
“Students who have previously participated in the public service internship program are ineligible for consideration. Upon completion of your studies, participation in the internship program is mandatory as part of the bursary contract agreement.”
How to apply
To apply for the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment’s 2024 bursaries, you need to fill the application form available here.
You should attach the following documents to your application:
- 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).
- Proof of registration (if already enrolled with the institution of higher learning).
- Latest Grade 12 results (if currently in High School).
- Proof of parents or guardian’s income.
- Proof if parents are deceased.
- Affidavit if parents are not working.
“Please indicate clearly on the application form the reference number and the study field. Incomplete applications will not be considered,” the Department cautioned.
Once you have filled the form and attached all the required documents, you should hand deliver or courier your application to either the Pretoria or Cape Town office as follows:
- Pretoria: Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Environment House, 473 Steve Biko Street, Cnr Steve Biko and Soutpansberg Road, Arcadia, PRETORIA.
- Cape Town: Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, 63 Strand Street, 13th Floor Nedbank Building, CAPE TOWN.
The Department said it will limit correspondence to successful applicants only. “If you have not been contacted by end of January 2024, please accept that your application was unsuccessful,” it added.
For enquiries about the bursaries, you may contact the following:
- Joshua Moepya (012) 399 8682/ 067 417 3739
- Busisiwe Stemele (012) 399-8685/066 156 0042
- Mokhobo Putu (012) 399 9018/ 066 081 2662
- Kgomotso Moela (021) 402 3329/ 081 492 5570
- Mooketsa Mabe (021) 402 3412/ 071 540 2685
- Neliswa Magwala (021) 814 8089/ 066 081 9858
- Postal Address: Attention: Learning and Development (Bursary Section). The Director-General, Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Private Bag X447, Pretoria, 0001
You can view the full bursary advertisement here. It lists all the degrees and diplomas under their respective fields of study. Good luck!