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Rural Development Bursaries Available

DRDLR Bursary

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform is currently offering bursaries to qualifying applicants who are South African citizens and wish to undertake tertiary academic studies during the 2020 academic year.

How to Apply

It is the student’s responsibility to seek admission with the tertiary institution and accommodation within the University or University of Technology residence.

Applicants will be expected to enter into a contract with the Department.

The bursary is for a full-time programme and will be renewed annually based on academic performance or results,

The bursary covers: tuition, registration, accommodation, meals, living allowance and book fees Applications should include the following information:

  1. Complete Fully CLICK HERE TO: Bursary application form .
  2. Proof of address (home), letter from traditional authority for those residing in villages, a letter from the municipality for those staying in town/townships/farms.
  3. Certified copy of identity document
  4. Curriculum vitae, showing all your contact details and biographical information.
  5. Certified copy of Matric/Grade 12 results (if currently still in matric, certified copy of Matric/Grade 12 to be forwarded as soon as available)
  6. Certified copy of academic record if already enrolled at university/university of technology
  7. Letter of acceptance from the tertiary institution
  8. NB: In the case that the university acceptance/admission letter and the end of year results (Grade 12 or Tertiary) are not yet received by the applicant, please submit the bursary application form with other supporting documents before the closing date. All outstanding documents must be submitted on or before 10 January 2020.

Applications to be posted to: The Special Bursary Committee, Department of Rural Development and Land Reform. Office of the Chief Surveyor General, Private Bag X954, Pretoria, 0001 or hand delivered to: The Special Bursary Committee, Department of Rural Development and Land Reform, Office of the Chief Surveyor General, 2nd floor Rentmeester Building, Bosman Street, Pretoria 0001

Applicants should consider their applications unsuccessful if they have not received a reply by 15 January 2020.


Opportunity Closing Date: 
Sunday, December 15, 2019


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