Limpopo Government Bursaries are awarded to applicants who are believed to be the future of the country. The bursary programme is designed to encourage financially disadvantaged students to realise their academic potential and ultimately enter the Engineering and technical fields.
Fields of study covered by the bursary:
- Asset Management
- Architectural Science
- Building Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Financial Management
- Mechanical Engineering
- Property and Facility Management
- Quantity Surveying
Limpopo Government Bursaries also cover registration fees, tuition costs, accommodation, meals and textbooks.
What do you need to qualify?
- Be a South African citizen
- Must have passed Grade 12 Mathematics and Science or NTC 3
- Be able to show financial need
- Current tertiary students studying at an established South African tertiary institution within the Limpopo province
- Current matric students aiming to study one of the above fields
The bursaries have a 31 October closing date annually. The successful applicant will be required to work back the bursary on completion of studies.
Why tertiary education is important:
Tertiary education facilitates the development of better-educated citizens and equips them to deal with new challenges and technological advances.
Research shows that only 40% of matriculants who enter the labour force after matric will find employment, which is likely to increase to about 78% if a child is a university graduate.
Tertiary education yields monetary benefits and gives individuals financial freedom. This often allows individuals to improve their living standards.
High-level work positions require continuous professional development to facilitate better decision-making skills. Tertiary education equips individuals with the diligence required to keep up with the demands of continuous education.
It’s a major driver of economic growth.
Limpopo Government Bursaries seek to address financial challenges that often prevent individuals from accessing tertiary education. The bursaries aim to fund students who want to study in the scarce skills fields.