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Which Bursaries Are Offered By The Government?

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There are many departments within South Africa’s government, and many offer bursaries for tertiary education. Here is a list of which bursaries are offered by the government.

Which Bursaries Are Offered By The Government?

Students who meet the following minimum entry criteria are generally eligible to apply for these bursaries, but please note that each bursary award may require additional unique eligibility criteria.

Some general eligibility requirements include:

  1. You must be a South African citizen
  2. You must be currently in matric and have obtained good academic results so far OR have completed matric with good academic results
  3. You must be studying or have been accepted to study in certain fields
  4. Certain bursary programmes may require that students be residing in a certain area

Wondering where to find government bursaries? Here is a list of government bursaries on offer from each province within the South African government:

Eastern Cape Government Bursaries

If you are a resident of the Eastern Cape province, here are some Government bursaries you could apply for:

  1. Eastern Cape Department of Health Bursary
  2. Eastern Cape Department of Public Works and Infrastructure Bursary
  3. Eastern Cape Department of Transport Bursary
  4. Engcobo Local Municipality Bursary
  5. Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) Bursary
  6. Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (EC) Bursary
  7. Department of Rural Development and Agrarian Reform (DRDAR) Bursary
  8. East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ) Bursary
  9. Alfred Nzo District Municipality Bursary
  10. Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality Bursary
  11. Chris Hani District Municipality Bursary
  12. FASSET Bursary
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Free State Government Bursaries

If you are a resident of the Free State province, here are some Government bursaries you could apply for:

  1. Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) Bursary
  2. FASSET Bursary

Gauteng Government Bursaries

If you are a resident of the Gauteng province, here are some Government bursaries you could apply for:

  1. City of Johannesburg Bursary
  2. City of Johannesburg EMS Bursary
  3. Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality Bursary
  4. Emfuleni Local Municipality Bursary
  5. Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Bursary
  6. Gauteng Department of e-Government Bursary
  7. Gauteng Department of Health Bursary
  8. Gauteng Dept of Infrastructure Development Bursary
  9. Compensation Fund Bursary
  10. Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) Bursary
  11. FASSET Bursary
  12. Gauteng City Region Academy (GCRA) Bursary
  13. Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport Bursary
  14. Gauteng Department of Social Development Bursary
  15. Gauteng Film Commission (GFC) Bursary
  16. Gauteng Provincial Department of Human Settlements Bursary
  17. Johannesburg Water Bursary
  18. O.R. Tambo District Municipality Bursary

KwaZulu-Natal Government Bursaries

If you are a resident of the KwaZulu-Natal province, here are some Government bursaries you could apply for:

  1. Compensation Fund Bursary
  2. Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) Bursary
  3. Dube TradePort Bursary
  4. eThekwini Municipality Bursary
  5. Emadlangeni Municipality Bursary
  6. FASSET Bursary
  7. KwaDukuza Municipality Bursary
  8. KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA) Bursary
  9. KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health Bursary
  10. KwaZulu-Natal Department of Transport Bursary
  11. KwaZulu-Natal Government Bursaries
  12. KZN Provincial Treasury Bursary
  13. Mhlathuze Water Bursary
  14. Newcastle Municipality Bursary
  15. Okhahlamba Local Municipality Bursary
  16. The Msunduzi Municipality Bursary
  17. Ubuhlebezwe Municipality Bursary

Limpopo Government Bursaries

If you are a resident of the Limpopo province, here are some Government bursaries you could apply for:

  1. Ba-Phalaborwa Municipality Bursary
  2. Blouberg Municipality Bursary
  3. Bushbuckridge Local Municipality Bursary
  4. Capricorn District Municipality Bursary
  5. City of Polokwane Bursary
  6. Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) Bursary
  7. Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality Bursary
  8. Ephraim Mogale Local Municipality Bursary
  9. FASSET Bursary
  10. Limpopo Provincial Treasury Bursary
  11. Limpopo Department of Public Works Bursary
  12. Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality Bursary
  13. Mopani District Municipality Bursary
  14. Musina Local Municipality Bursary
  15. Polokwane Municipality Bursary
  16. Vhembe District Municipality Mayoral Bursary
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Mpumalanga Government Bursaries

If you are a resident of the Mpumalanga province, here are some Government bursaries you could apply for:

  1. Mpumalanga Department of Health Bursary
  2. Mpumalanga Provincial Government Bursary
  3. Bushbuckridge Local Municipality Bursary
  4. Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) Bursary
  5. FASSET Bursary
  6. Nkangala District Municipality Bursary

Northern Cape Government Bursaries

If you are a resident of the Northern Cape province, here are some Government bursaries you could apply for:

  1. Northern Cape Dept of Transport, Safety & Liaison Bursary
  2. Northern Cape Provincial Government Bursary
  3. Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) Bursary
  4. FASSET Bursary
  5. Joe Morolong Assmang Bursary

North West Government Bursaries

If you are a resident of the North West province, here are some Government bursaries you could apply for:

  1. North West Department of Health Bursary
  2. North West Provincial Government Bursary
  3. City of Matlosana Bursary
  4. Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) Bursary
  5. Dr Ruth S Mompati District Municipality Bursary
  6. FASSET BursaryRatlou Local Municipality Bursary

Western Cape Government Bursaries

If you are a resident of the Western Cape province, here are some Government bursaries you could apply for:

  1. Bergrivier Municipality Bursary
  2. Bitou Municipality Mayoral Bursary
  3. Breede Valley Municipality Bursary
  4. Cape Agulhas Municipality Bursary
  5. Stellenbosch Municipality Bursary
  6. Western Cape Department of Health Bursary
  7. Western Cape Dept of Agriculture – Elsenburg Agricultural Training Institute Bursary
  8. Mossel Bay Municipality Bursary
  9. Cederberg Municipality Bursary
  10. City of Cape Town Bursary
  11. Compensation Fund Bursary
  12. Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) Bursary
  13. Drakenstein Municipality Bursary
  14. FASSET Bursary
  15. Oudtshoorn Municipality Bursary
  16. Western Cape Provincial Treasury Bursary
  17. Garden Route District Municipality Bursary
  18. Hessequa Local Municipality Bursary
  19. Masakh’iSizwe (WC Dept of Transport and Public Works) Bursary
  20. Saldanha Bay Municipality Bursary
  21. Prince Albert Municipality Bursary
  22. Cape Winelands District Municipality Bursary
  23. Swartland Municipality Bursary
  24. Knysna Municipality Bursary
  25. Langeberg Municipality Bursary
  26. Overberg District Municipality Bursary
  27. Overstrand Municipality Bursary
  28. West Coast District Municipality Bursary
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Some various other government bursaries include:

  1. Compensation Fund Bursary
  2. Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) Bursary
  3. Department of Correctional Services Bursary
  4. Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) Bursary
  5. Department of Military Veterans Bursary
  6. Department of Mineral Resources Bursary
  7. Department of Public Works Bursary
  8. Department of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) Bursary
  9. Department of Tourism Bursary
  10. Department of Water & Sanitation Bursary
  11. FASSET Bursary
  12. National Agricultural Marketing Council (NAMC) Bursary
  13. National Department of Social Development Bursary
  14. National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) Bursary
  15. National Treasury Bursary
  16. NFVF Bursary

Make sure to take note of the eligibility requirements you need to meet in order to qualify.

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