Department of Environmental Affairs: Bursaries

Department of Environmental Affairs: Bursaries

Department of Environmental Affairs: Bursaries
Department of Environmental Affairs is offering bursaries for the academic year . The department offers bursaries to previously disadvantage South African citizens; the purpose of the programme is to establish an effective system for continuous development of qualified candidates for future appointments and mobility in both the public and private sector.
Bursary Application deadline is 31 October 2016

Bursary Provider: Department of Environmental Affairs
Bursary Location: South Africa

Field of study
Biodiversity and Conservation (BA05/ )
  • Bachelor’s Degree/ND Environmental Economics/Natural Resource Economics
  • Natural Sciences; Environmental Sciences/Management
  • Biological Sciences, Biochemistry; Microbiology
  • B Sc Zoology, Nature Conservation; Bsc Botany
Chemicals and Waste Management (Ref: BA01/ )
  • M Sc Environmental Science specialising in Solid Waste Management
  • M Sc Environmental Science (Waste Management)
  • M Sc Environmental Chemistry
Climate Change and Air Quality Management (Ref: BA02/ )
  • LLB specialising in Environmental Science
  • B Sc Environmental Science with Chemistry as a subject
  • B Sc Analytical Chemistry
  • B Tech Metrology
  • B Sc./B Eng in Environmental Engineering
  • B Sc Hons/M S c Atmospheric Science/Air Quality Modelling
Environmental Programmes (Ref: BA03/ )
  • B Sc Conservation Ecology
  • B Sc Forestry and Natural Resource Sciences
  • B Sc Biological Resources
  • B Sc People and the Environment
  • B Sc Environmental Economics
  • B Sc Environmental Sciences
Legal Authorisations and Enforcement (BA04/ )
  • LLB/BA Law specialising with Environmental Law or Contract Law or Administrative Law or Legislative drafting
  • Degree or ND: Paralegal
  • BA Environmental Management specialising in Environmental Impact Assessment
  • B Sc Chemistry specialising in Botany or Air Quality Studies
  • B Sc specialising in Geography or Oceanography
  • BA Information Management
Oceans and Coast (BA06/ )
  • ND/B Tech/B Sc Hons/M Sc/PhD: Marine Science
  • B Sc Zoology
  • B Sc Environmental Economics
  • B Tech/M Tech: Oceanography
  • B Sc Environmental Science/Management
  • PhD: Taxonomy (Zooplankton/Phytoplankton)
  • B Sc/B Sc

How to apply

Application form and advert:

» Download application form [PDF] (Form can be filled in electronically – you can type on the form while on-line and / or after downloading and print to sign)

» Download advert [PDF]

Enquiries and hand deliveries:


Environment House
473 Steve Biko Street,
C/o Steve Biko and Soutpansberg Road
Contact details:

Busisiwe Stemele
Tel: +27 12 399 8685
Nita Makgohlo
Tel: +27 12 399 8684
Mokhobo Putu
Tel: +27 12 399 9018

Cape Town:

Department of Environmental Affairs
63 Strand Street
Nedbank Building
Cape Town
Contact details:
Nkosikhona Zuma
Tel: +27 21 814 8085
Nozuko Grootboom
Tel: +27 21 814 8088


Applications must be directed to Department of Environmental Affairs, Private Bag X447, Pretoria, 0001, Attention: Learning and Development.

Procedures and information to apply

Consideration will be given to previously disadvantaged and people with disability who are South African students who have successfully completed their first year of undergraduate study or those who are currently registered for postgraduate studies. However, strongly motivated applications from first-year students within the above mentioned fields of study will also be considered. The maximum amount of the bursary is R40 000.00

Interested students must submit the following documents: • 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 the both parents or guardian) • Confirmation of proof of registration (if already enrolled with the institution of higher learning) or Admission letter • Proof of parents or guardian’s income • Must be a South African citizen.

Note: This advert only applies to individuals that are registered as fulltime students with the institution of higher learning and not employed. Please indicate clearly on the application form the reference number and the study field. Correspondence will be limited to successful applicants only. If you have not been contacted by end of January , please accept that your application was unsuccessful, Successful applicants will be expected to sign a bursary contract. No faxed documents / applications will be allowed.