There is a number of Government Departments offering bursaries to talented students in a wide variety of fields. The aim is to aid talented individuals to reach their goals and provide the country with a stable workforce in all fields. Bursaries are offered to students needing financial aid to gain great qualifications and become a productive member of society.
Here are some of the most commonly found study fields to consider:
- Nursing Science
- Ultra Sound Radiography
- Oral Hygiene
- Brick lying
- Social Work
- Food Service Management
- Information & Technology
- Financial & Management Accounting
- Internal Auditing
Candidates wanting to follow any of these fields of study will need to have the following to qualify for a bursary concerning these fields of study within South Africa. Each government department also has their own additional requirements.
- Candidates must be a South African citizen with a valid ID Book / ID Card.
- Candidates must be able to prove their need for financial aid.
- Candidates must have outstanding academic records with prove of acceptance at a higher learning institute.
- Candidates must prove that they are from a previously disadvantaged background.
There are a wide number of bursaries available yearly through many Government institutes for qualifying candidates. You can have a look at the ‘Correctional Department’ bursary program and ‘Health Department’ bursary program as well as the ‘National Treasury Department’ bursary program here for additional information, or have a look at any other departments for fields of study that might not be covered by these.
- Department of Higher Education
- Department of Finance
- Department of Social Development
- Department of Transport
- Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fishery
- Department of Public Works
With these fields of study available, the doors to South Africa and the world is open to successful students. There are many local and international companies one could consider when looking at any of the fields accessible although candidates have to confirm ahead of time with the departments if there will be a work-back period.
Many of these fields can also provide candidates the opportunity to head their own businesses if sufficient support is gained. These bursary programs have many perks to offer in addition to giving the candidates a future to strive for.
For additional information on requirements and fields of study plus the benefits have a look at the diverse bursaries available and decide what you really want to become. There are multiple possibilities and stable futures to be built, so take that step up and gain all the qualification needed to make a change.