Mpumalanga Provincial Government Bursary South Africa

Mpumalanga Provincial Government Bursary South Africa


Mpumalanga province is located in the eastern part South Africa, bordering on Mozambique and Swaziland. The Government of the Mpumalanga Province are awarding bursaries to unemployed students who wish to further their studies in one of the scarce skills sectors within the country.


Bursaries will be awarded within the following fields of study:
Department of Agriculture, Rural Development and Land Administration:

  • BVSc Veterinary Science
  • BSc Veterinary Public Health
  • BSc Agricultural Engineering (Bio Resource Engineering)
  • National Diploma in Veterinary Nursing
  • National Diploma in Veterinary Technology

Department of Health:

  • Medicine
  • Dental Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech and Hearing Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiography
  • Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics
  • Clinical Engineering
  • Pharmacy
  • Diploma in Emergency Medical Services
  • Masters in Clinical Psychology
  • B Cur Degree

Department of Public Works, Roads and Transport:

  • Architectural Science/ Technology
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Land Surveying
  • Building Science
  • BSc Construction Science
  • Transport Economics
  • Transport Planning/ Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Aviation Technician/ Inspector

Office of the Premier:

  • Agricultural Manangement National Diploma
  • Work Study & Technology & Job Evaluation National Diploma or Degree
  • Organisational Design & Job Evaluation National Diploma or Degree
  • Bachelor of Arts: Youth Development
  • BSc Hons/ BTech: Building Science
  • BSc Hons/ BTech: Civil Engineering
  • BSc Hons/ BTech: Quantity Survey

Department of Human Settlements:

  • Construction Management
  • Construction Science
  • Land and Property Development Management
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Urban and Rural Studies
  • Architectural Studies

Department of Co-operative Governance & Traditional Affairs:

  • Environmental Engineering
  • Graphic Design

Department of Economic Development and Tourism:

  • BCom Economics
  • Economic Statistics and Analysis
  • Econometrics and Economic Modelling
  • Energy Economics
  • Mining Economics
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Geographic Information System (GIS)
  • Industry/ Infrastructure Development
  • Tourism Management and Development
  • Masters Local and Regional Economic Development

Department of Safety, Security and Liaison:

  • Criminology Degree or Diploma
  • Road Traffic and Municipal Management
  • Road Transport
  • Road Safety Management
  • Engineering

Provincial Treasury:

  • BSc Information Technology
  • B Com Financial Management
  • B Com Financial Accounting
  • B Com Internal Auditing
  • National Diploma Financial Management
  • National Diploma Financial Accounting
  • National Diploma Internal Auditing

Department of Culture, Sports and Recreation:

  • Human Museum Scientists
  • Indigenous Knowledge System
  • Library Information Studies
  • Heritage Management
  • Heritage Site Management
  • Information Science: Archival Studies
  • Siswati and IsiNdebele practitioners Degree or National Diploma

Department of Education:

  • BEd 4 year undergraduate degree – specialising in Foundation Phase
  • BEd 4 year undergraduate degree – specialising in Mathematics and Natural Science Intermediate
  • BEd 4 year undergraduate degree – specialising in Mathematics and Physical Science or Computer Science Further Education and Training
  • BEd 4 year undergraduate degree – specialising in African Languages-Sepedi, Isizulu, IsiXhosa ISesotho SeTswana, XiTsonga, IsiNdebele. And SiSwati, Senior Phase to further Education and Training
  • BEd 4 year undergraduate degree – specialising in Technology and Vocational-Senior Phase to Further Education and Training
  • PGCE or ADE 1 year undergraduate degree – specialising in Foundation Phase and Intermediate, Phase in African Languages, referred above and Maths and Natural Science for Intermediate
  • Phase Senior Phase to Further Education and Training – specialising in Technical Subjects, Vocational Subjects, Mathematics, African Languages, Foundation Phase, Computer Science, Physical Science, Natural Science



Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • South African citizen,
  • Currently in Matric or have completed Matric,
  • Currently studying or plan on studying in one of the aforementioned fields of study,
  • Reside in Mpumalanga province,
  • Proven financial need,
  • Engineering qualification students: achieved a minimum of 60& (or level 5-7) in Mathematics, Physical Science and English,
  • Female students and those with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

*Preference will be given to students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, as well as those from rural communities.


Download and complete the Mpumalanga Provincial Gov Bursary Application Form (pdf).

Alternatively, you can collect a hard copy of an application form at – Provincial Government Department (public libraries, Thusong Service Centres, Circuit and Districts offices).
The following documents must accompany your application form:

  • ID document (certified copy),
  • Parents/ Guardians proof of income (certified copy of payslips/ affidavit if unemployed/ death certificates if deceased),
  • If disabled: proof of disability from a registered medical doctor/ clinic/ hospital,
  • Previous academic qualifications (certified copies),
  • Proof of residence in Mpumalanga (utility bill – certified copy),
  • Residents of the CRDP municipalities: stamped letter proof of residence from the local municipality’s CRDP coordinator,
  • Current Matric students must add:
    • June results (certified copy),
    • Final Matric results must be submitted when available (in January of the following year),
    • Proof of acceptance/ provisional acceptance/ registration from tertiary institution (to be submitted by 18 December at the latest),
    • *Matric final statement of exam results (to be submitted as soon as they become available in January,
  • Current tertiary students must add:
    • Matric certificate (certified copy),
    • Latest tertiary academic results,
    • Final end of year results must be submitted when available (in November or December),


Complete application forms and all supporting documents must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Post:
The Bursary Unit
Mpumalanga Department of Education
Private Bag X 11341

2) Hand delivered:
The Department of Education (Provincial Office)
Riverside Government Complex Building
5 Upper Ground Floor

*Please do not fax or email any applications.


29 September Annually.


For any bursary queries, please contact:
Mpumalanga Provincial Government
Bursary Office
Building Five
Riverside Government Complex
Tel: 013 766 5355 / 013 766 5243 / 013 766 5368/ 013 766 5370/ 013 766 5077