North West Provincial Government Bursary South Africa 2025 – 2025

The North West Provincial Government is one of the departments of the South African government. The Office of the Premier department is responsible for providing leadership for efficient, coordinated and integrated service delivery that will enable the growth and development of the province and its residents.

The other departments of the North West Provincial Government include: Health; Public Works and Roads; Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development; Local Government and Human Settlements; Education and Sports Development; Community Safety and Transport Management; Finance, Economy and Entreprise Development; Tourism; Social Development; Culture, Arts and Traditional Affairs
 

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

The North West Provincial Government will be awarding bursaries within the following fields of study (degree or diploma studies):

  • Education
  • Tourism
  • Agriculture
  • Culture & Arts
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Commerce
  • Construction
  • Building and Roads
  • Mining Engineering
  • Other Engineering sectors
  • Health related sectors
  • Aviation
  • Law
  • Mathematics
  • Sciences
  • Technology

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted, should you not receive any feedback within 4 months of the application deadline, please regard your application as unsuccessful.
 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • South African citizen
  • Reside within the North West province
  • 35 years old or younger
  • Completed Matric OR currently in Matric
  • Studying or intend on studying full-time within one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Studying or intend on studying at a recognized tertiary institution
  • Unemployed
  • Proven financial need
  • Good academic record

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY

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

Alternatively, you can collect an application form at one of these Offices/ Distribution Centers:

  • Office of the Premier: Bursary Offices (Ga-Rona Building, Ground Floor, Dr James Moroka Drive, Mmabatho)
  • District and Local Municipalities
  • Labour Centres
  • High Schools
  • Traditional Authority Offices
  • 45 Harrington Street, Brits, 0250
  • Mabe Business Park, Bojanala, Rustenburg, North West, 0299 (Opposite NW FM)
  • Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati: Vryburg Mini-Garona Building, North St & Molopo Straat, Vryburg, 8601
  • Dr Kenneth Kaunda: 309 West end Centre, Leask Street, Klerksdorp, 2571

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric latest results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy) (if not yet available, must be submitted by 10 January 2025, to: bursaries@nwpg.gov.za)
  • Latest academic record, if at tertiary level (certified copy) (if not yet available, must be submitted by 10 January 2025, to: bursaries@nwpg.gov.za)
  • Proof of University acceptance (certified copy) (if not yet available, must be submitted by 10 January 2025, to: bursaries@nwpg.gov.za)
  • Proof of residence (letter from Municipality Office if residing in town/ farm/ township, letter from Traditional Authority if residing in a village)
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income (latest payslips if employed/ affidavit if unemployed/ pension statements if on state pension/ death certificate if deceased)
  • Proof of disability if disabled (doctors letter/ medical record)

Applications must be submitted to:
Office of the Premier
Ground Floor
Ga-Rona Building: Bursaries Offices

OR to one of the Distribution centres/ Offices listed above
 

CLOSING DATE

11 January 2025.
(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 programme, please contact the North West Provincial Government directly:
Office of the Premier
Contact Person: Ms Bonolo Mohlakoana (Acting Head of Communication)
Cell: 082 901 2435
Tel: 018 388 3705/ 018 388 1212/ 018 388 1207/ 018 388 1259/ 018 388 1308/ 018 388 1510
Email: bmohlakoana@nwpg.gov.za / bursaries@nwpg.gov.za


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.