University Of Mpumalanga Bursaries

by Israel Boafo Bansah

University Of Mpumalanga Bursaries, The Mpumalanga Provincial Government endeavours to implement the Provincial Human Resource Development Strategy and the Mpumalanga Economic Growth and Development Path, and hence intends to award bursary opportunities to unemployed youth who resides in the province to further their studies in critical and scarce skills indicated in the table below. The bursary scheme prioritizes the previously disadvantaged and deep rural communities in the province of Mpumalanga. In addition, females and people living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

To qualify for the bursary scheme, the applicant must complete a bursary application form and attach the following:

  • 1.1 Certified copy of birth certificate or identification document (ID).
  • 1.2 Certified copies of salary statements of both parents/ guardians. In the case of death of one or both parents, submit certified copies of death certificates. In the case of orphans, submit a letter from social worker
  • 1.3 Certified copies of Grade 12 certificate (or certified copy of Grade 12 June examination results if you are currently in Grade 12) AND latest examination results if you are already studying at a higher education institution.
  • 1.4 In the case of applicants who state they have a disability, provide proof from a registered medical doctor or clinic/ hospital
  • 1.5 Year end results if you are already studying at a tertiary institution or a university acceptance letter if you are not registered at a tertiary institution.
  • 1.6 Proof of residential address e.g. municipal water and lights account that is not older than three months. For those who live in informal settlements, you can provide a letter and/or affidavit from a school, church or retail store where you receive your post (this letter must be on an official letterhead or have the stamp of the school, church or retail store).
  • 1.7 A stamped letter from the CRDP coordinator at the local municipality confirming proof of residence for those who reside in CRDP municipalities.
  • 1.8 A letter from local social worker confirming indigent status, if applicable

Online Application

Download Application Form here

Download International Application Form here

Closing date for submission of all application forms is 31 October 2018.

For general inquiries members of our communities are requested to contact the Department at: 013 766 5355 / 5243 / 5368/ 5370/ 5077

Applications can either be:

  • Hand delivered to Provincial office of Department of Education located at
    Riverside Government Complex building number 5 upper ground floor, or
  • Posted to the following address:
    The Bursary Unit
    Mpumalanga Department of Education
    Private Bag X 11341

You qualify to apply for a bursary if: 

  • You are a South African citizen;
  • Your combined annual household income does not exceed R350 000 per annum; You are a SASSA grant recipient;
  • You are registering for the first time for an undergraduate qualification at a public university or you are registered at a TVET college for one of the National Certificate Vocational or report 191 programme; 
  • You are applying to study at a public university or TVET college for a qualification; 
  • You are an already registered university student with an annual household income of less than R122 000 per year; 
  • You have passed Grade 9 & 10 to receive NSFAS funding to study at a TVET college; 
  • You have passed Grade 12 to receive NSFAS funding to study at a university.


1. General bursaries:

2. General bursaries:

3. Moses Kotane Institute:

4. Mpumalanga Department of Education:

5. Services SETA:

6. Wholesale & Retail SETA:

7. Potatoes South Africa:

8. Thebe Foundation:

9. Libuyile Farming Services:

10. JB Marks Trust:

11. Matsamo CPA: 

12. Agri SETA: 

13. National Disaster Management Centre:

14. DD Mabuza Foundation:
Tel. 0137522063

15. Cyril Ramaphosa foundation: 

16. National Skills Fund: 

17. EC Rural Development & Agrarian Reform: 

18. Gauteng City Region Academy: 

19. Public Investment Corporation: 

20. Motsepe Foundation: 

21. National Empowerment Fund: 

22. Education, Training and Development Practices (ETDP) SETA:

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