Department of Transport Bursary South Africa 2023 – 2024
ABOUT THE BURSARY PROVIDER – DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT
Department of Transport Bursary South Africa | The Department of Transportation is responsible for the safe and timely distribution of people and goods throughout the country and is led by political head Fikile Mbalula and his deputy Sindisiwe Chikunga.
The Department has exclusive responsibility for both international and national airports, railways, national roads, and marine transport. These objectives are further backed up by the Department’s vision to, “Transport, the Heartbeat of South Africa’s Economic Growth and Social Development.” Its mission is to create efficient integrated transport systems by establishing a framework of strong regulations and policies. This will allow the Department of Transport to create models that will enhance government strategies, leading to social, economic, and international growth.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED
The Department of Transport, partnered with UNISA, is inviting students to apply for their bursary program, for the 2023 academic year..
The program aims to aid candidates in achieving their academic and tertiary goals within the Transport sector and will fund studies at UNISA, in the following fields:
- Civil Engineering (Advanced Diploma)
- Civil Engineering (Diploma)
- Logistics (BCom)
- Transportation Economics (BCom)
- Logistics (Honours)
- Transport Economics (Honours)
MORE ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT BURSARY PROGRAMME – EXPENSES COVERED, RENEWAL & SELECTION
The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: tuition fees and prescribed textbooks. The bursary will NOT fund failed modules or modules that must be repeated.
Bursar recipients must reapply for funding each year. The bursary award may be canceled if the bursary recipient fails their studies.
Candidates will be selected by the selection committee and will be informed of the outcome of their application via their myLife email account.
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ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT BURSARY
Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying for the bursary (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 NOT be older than 35 years old
- You must have completed Matric
- You must be studying at UNISA
- You must be registered to study towards one of the qualifications listed above, at undergraduate or postgraduate level (NQF level 6 to 8)
- You must have achieved an average of at least 50% in your previous year of study
- You must have passed 50% or more in your previous year of registered/ funded modules (if you are a returning bursary recipient)
- You must be unemployed
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT BURSARY
Download and complete the Department-of-Transport-Bursary-Application-Form-2022 (.docx)
Enter “otagouni.com” in the field asking how you heard about the Department of Transport bursary.
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
- ID document (certified copy)
- Matric certificate (if applicable)
- Latest academic transcript/ record on official letterhead with the university logo, if already studying (certified copy)
- Proof of income for the person responsible for your needs (parent/ guardian)
Note: all certified copies must be no older than 6 months.
Applications must be submitted via your myLife email account, by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(Insert the words “Department of Transport Bursary 2022” in the email subject line).
CLOSING DATE FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT BURSARY
3 February 2022.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER
For any queries related to this bursary program, please get in touch with UNISA directly:
Contact Person: Ms. Makgae
Please do NOT contact UNISA or the Department of Transport if this bursary has already closed.
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NSFAS, or National Student Financial Aid Scheme, was established according to the National Student Financial Aid Scheme Act of 1999 and incorporated the Tertiary Education Fund of South Africa (TEFSA), which stopped operating in 2000.