2023 Northern Cape Provincial Government bursary

Northern Cape Provincial Government

Northern Cape Provincial Government (NCPG) is inviting South African students to apply for Bursaries Programme 2023 academic year.

The Bursary Application closing date is 18 November 2022

About our bursary

The Northern Cape Government creates laws for and provides services to residents within the Northern Cape province of South Africa. The Northern Cape Government works closely alongside the national government and municipalities within the province, to make sure that the citizens have access to services and facilities.

More about the field covered

Bursaries will be awarded to Northern Cape students, for undergraduate studies within these fields (which have been identified as scarce and critical within the province):

  • Bachelors Education – FET: Afrikaans, Xhosa and Setswana
  • Bachelor’s Education – Intermediate: Mathematics, Science, and Accounting
  • Digital Marketing
  • Electrical Diagrams/ Schematics
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Quality Management
  • Health and Safety
  • Health Sciences
  • Hydrogen Fuel Technician
  • Hydrogen Fuel Transporter
  • Hydrogen Production Engineers
  • Hydrogen Vehicle Electrician
  • Landfill Gas Collection Technician
  • Mining Minerals and Energy
  • Natural and Agricultural Sciences
  • Nature Conservation (Field Rangers)
  • Orthotics Assistant
  • Project Management
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Solar Installation
  • Solar Installation Technician
  • Tourism and Hospitality Management
  • Wind Turbine Technician

Aims of the bursary

The Northern Cape Provincial Transversal Bursaries Programme aims to empower unemployed youth within the Northern Cape, by providing funding to financially and academically deserving candidates.

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: registration fees, tuition fees, books, and accommodation.

The total value of the bursary is determined by a financial means test or sliding scale, according to the applicant’s household income:

  • If you have a total household income of R0 to R350 000 per annum, you will receive a bursary to the maximum value of R100 000
  • If you have a total household income of R350 001 to R550 000 per annum, you will receive a bursary to the maximum value of R80 000
  • If you have a total household income of R550 001 to R750 000 per annum, you will receive a bursary to the maximum value of R60 000
  • If you have a total household income of more than R750 001 per annum, you will receive a bursary to the maximum value of R50 000
  • The bursary will NOT cover outstanding or pre-existing study debt.

About the bursary selection

Bursary recipients will be required to partake in compulsory community service, for a minimum duration of 80 hours per academic year.

Shortlisted/ successful candidates will be contacted within 6 weeks of the application deadline. If you do not receive any feedback by 27 January 2023, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

Successful candidates will be required to enter into a contractual agreement with the Northern Cape Provincial Government.

Requirements you need to qualify for the bursary

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):

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must reside within the Northern Cape province
  • You must be between 18 and 35 years old
  • You must be currently in Matric or have completed Matric
  • You must be studying or intend on studying towards an undergraduate or first-degree qualification, in one of the fields listed above (full-time or distance learning)
  • You must be studying or registered to study at a recognised and accredited public Institution of Higher Education in South Africa
  • You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 60% for your current or most recent studies
  • You must be unemployed
  • Preference will be given to students in financial need, with a strong academic record

How to apply for the bursary

Download and complete the NCPG Bursary Application Form 2023 (.pdf)

Alternatively, hard copy application forms can be collected from any of these locations: Office of the Premier, Department of Labour Centres, Thusong Centres, Urban TVET Colleges, Rural TVET Colleges, and Department of Basic Education.

Submit clear copies of the following documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • A completed NCPG Bursary Checklist (Annexure A) (.pdf)
  • Identity Document (certified copy)
  • Matric latest results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Most recent academic results/ transcripts, if currently studying (certified copy)
  • Proof of acceptance at a tertiary institution (certified copy)
  • Proof of registration at a tertiary institution (certified copy)
  • Parents, guardians, or spouse documents (certified copies):
  • Identity Documents
  • 3 months’ latest bank statements
  • Letter from all registered banks confirming account details
  • Affidavit or proof from the Department of Labour, if unemployed
  • Official SASSA document, if receiving a child grant or pension
  • Latest financial statement and Tax assessment, if self-employed
  • Death certificate, if deceased
  • Marriage certificate, if married
  • Divorce decree, if divorced
  • Affidavit or confirmation from the school principal, if the parent is single
  • Affidavit from a legal guardian, if under the care of a legal guardian
  • Legal documents from the social worker or Department of Justice & CD, if an orphan or foster child
  • Note: documents must have been certified within the past 6 months.

Applications must be submitted in either of the following ways:
– Email: Bursary_Admin@ncpg.gov.za
(Insert the words “NCPG Bursary Application 2023” in the email subject line).

– Hand-delivery:
31A Angel Street
New Park

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the Northern Cape Provincial Government directly:
Email: Bursary_Enquiries@ncpg.gov.za (for bursary queries)
Email: Bursary_Payments@ncpg.gov.za (for payment queries)
Tel: 053 831 3550
Applicants must read the NCPG Bursary FAQ’s before making a query.

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