Department of Environmental Affairs Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020

By | January 27, 2019

Department of Environmental Affairs Bursary South Africa 2019 – 2020

ABOUT THE COMPANY – DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS

The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), previously known as the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism until 2009, is responsible for protecting the environment and natural resources for present and future generations, as well as maintaining and conserving an environment that is not harmful to the wellbeing or health of its citizens.

As one of the departments of the South African government, the DEA are also responsible for providing leadership in conservation, protection, environmental management and sustainability, to benefit not only South African citizens, but also the international community.
 

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

Bursaries will be awarded within the following fields of study:
Environmental Programmes (Ref: EP/01/2019)

 
  • Biological Resources (BSc: Environmental Science)
  • Biological Sciences (BSc)
  • Botany (BSc)
  • Biochemistry (BSc)
  • Conservation Ecology (BSc)
  • Crop and Horticulture Science (Degree/ National Diploma)
  • Environmental Economics (BSc: Environmental Science)
  • Environmental Law (BSc: Environmental Science)
  • Environmental Science (BSc)
  • Forestry (BTech/ National Diploma)
  • Forensic Science (BTech/ National Diploma)
  • Genetics (BSc)
  • Industrial and Applied Biotechnology (Degree/ National Diploma)
  • Microbiology (BSc)
  • Molecular Biology (BSc)
  • Nature Conservation (BTech/ National Diploma)
  • People and the Environment (BSc: Environmental Science)
  • Procedural Law/ Law of contracts (LLM)
  • Water Resources (BSc: Environmental Science)
  • Zoology (BSc)

Biodiversity and Conservation (Ref: B&C/01/2019)

  • Aquatic health (MTech/ BTech/ BSc/ National Diploma/ Bachelor’s degree/ Postgraduate/ Honours/ Masters/ PhD)
  • BHCS Heritage and Cultural Studies (BSc/ Degree/ National Diploma/ Honours/ Masters)
  • Biodiversity Conservation (MTech/ BTech/ BSc/ Postgraduate/ Honours/ Masters/ PhD)
  • Biological Sciences (MTech/ BTech/ BSc/ Postgraduate/ Honours/ Masters/ PhD)
  • Botany (MTech/ BTech/ BSc/ Postgraduate/ Honours/ Masters/ PhD)
  • Climatology (MTech/ BTech/ BSc/ Postgraduate/ Honours/ Masters/ PhD)
  • Cultural and Natural Resource Management (BSc/ Degree/ National Diploma/ Honours/ Masters)
  • Development Studies (MTech/ BTech/ National Diploma/ Bachelor’s degree/ Postgraduate/ Honours/ Masters/ PhD)
  • Ecology (BSc/ Degree/ National Diploma/ Honours/ Masters)
  • Environmental Conservation (BSc/ Degree/ National Diploma/ Honours/ Masters)
  • Environmental Management (MTech/ BTech/ BSc/ National Diploma/ Bachelor’s degree/ Postgraduate/ Honours/ Masters/ PhD)
  • Environmental Planning (MTech/ BTech/ BSc/ Postgraduate/ Honours/ Masters/ PhD)
  • Environmental Science (MTech/ BTech/ National Diploma/ Bachelor’s degree/ Postgraduate/ Honours/ Masters/ PhD)
  • Genetics (MTech/ BTech/ BSc/ Postgraduate/ Honours/ Masters/ PhD)
  • Geography (MTech/ BTech/ BSc/ National Diploma/ Bachelor’s degree/ Postgraduate/ Honours/ Masters/ PhD)
  • Microbiology (MTech/ BTech/ BSc/ Postgraduate/ Honours/ Masters/ PhD)
  • Molecular Biology (MTech/ BTech/ BSc/ Postgraduate/ Honours/ Masters/ PhD)
  • Natural Sciences (MTech/ BTech/ BSc/ National Diploma/ Bachelor’s degree/ Postgraduate/ Honours/ Masters/ PhD)
  • Nature Conservation (BSc/ Degree/ National Diploma/ Honours/ Masters)
  • Plant Pathology (MTech/ BTech/ BSc/ Postgraduate/ Honours/ Masters/ PhD)
  • Resource Economics (Business Management & Administration/ Ecology/ CBNRM) (BTech/ National Diploma/ Bcom/ Honours/ Masters/ MBA)
  • Social Sciences (community) (Diploma/ BA social sciences/ Honours/ Masters)
  • Soil Sciences (MTech/ BTech/ National Diploma/ Bachelor’s degree/ Postgraduate/ Honours/ Masters/ PhD)
  • Town and Regional Planning (MTech/ BTech/ National Diploma/ Bachelor’s degree/ Postgraduate/ Honours/ Masters/ PhD)
  • Zoology (BSc/ Degree/ National Diploma/ Honours/ Masters)
  • Zoology Conservation Management (MTech/ BTech/ BSc/ Postgraduate/ Honours/ Masters/ PhD)
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Oceans and Coast (Ref: OC/01/2019)

  • Coastal Management (Bachelor’s degree)
  • Environmental Economics (BSc)
  • Environmental Management (BSc)
  • Environmental Science (BSc)
  • Marine Remote Sensing (BSc/ BSc Hons/ MSc/ PhD)
  • Marine Science (B Tech/ National Diploma/ BSc Hons/ M Sc/ PhD)
  • Oceanography (BTech/ MTech)
  • Social Development Studies (Bachelor’s degree)
  • Taxonomy (Zooplankton/ Phytoplankton) (PhD)
  • Town and Regional Planning (Bachelor’s degree)
  • Zoology (BSc)

Climate Change, Air Quality Management and Sustainability Development (Ref: CCAQ/01/2019)

  • Chemistry (BSc)
  • Conservation (Bachelor’s Degree/ National Diploma)
  • Earth Science (Bachelor’s Degree/ National Diploma)
  • Environmental Management (BSc/ National Diploma)
  • Environmental Science (BSc/ National Diploma)
  • Hydrology (Bachelor’s Degree/ National Diploma)
  • Natural Science (Bachelor’s Degree/ National Diploma)

Chemicals and Waste Management (Ref: CWM/01/2019)

  • Applied Chemistry (MSc Natural Sciences)
  • Biochemistry (MSc Natural Sciences/ Bachelor’s Degree/ MTech/ MSc/ Hons)
  • Biology (MSc Natural Sciences)
  • Botany (MSc Natural Sciences)
  • Chemical Engineering (Bachelor’s Degree/ MTech/ MSc/ Hons)
  • Chemistry (Bachelor’s Degree/ MTech/ MSc/ Hons)
  • Ecology (MSc Natural Sciences)
  • Endocrinology (MSc Natural Sciences)
  • Entomology (MSc Natural Sciences)
  • Environmental Economics (Bachelor’s Degree/ National Diploma/ MSc/ Hons)
  • Environmental Health (Bachelor’s Degree/ MTech/ MSc/ Hons)
  • Environmental Management (Bachelor’s Degree/ MTech/ MSc/ Hons)
  • Environmental Science (Bachelor’s Degree/ National Diploma/ MTech/ MSc/ Hons)
  • Geography (Bachelor’s Degree/ M Sc/ MA/ Hons)
  • Microbiology (MSc Natural Sciences/ Bachelor’s Degree/ MTech/ MSc/ Hons)
  • Physiology (MSc Natural Sciences)
  • Waste Management (Bachelor’s Degree/ MTech/ MSc/ Hons)
  • Zoology (MSc Natural Sciences)

Chief Operating Officer (Ref: COO/01/2019)

  • Climate change and Sustainability Management (Degree/ Honours/ Masters)
  • Environmental Engineering (Degree/ Honours/ Masters/ PhD)
  • Environmental Health (Degree/ Honours/ Masters)
  • Environmental Management (BSc/ National Diploma/ Honours/ Masters)
  • Environmental Monitoring, Compliance, Enforcement and Control (Bachelor’s degree/ Honours/ Masters/ PhD)
  • Environmental Research and Development (Honours/ Masters/ PhD)
  • Environmental Science (BSc/ National Diploma/ Honours/ Masters)
  • Governance (Postgraduate)
  • Internal Audit (Degree/ National Diploma)
  • Information Management (Degree)
  • Information Systems (Degree)
  • Public Administration (Postgraduate)
  • Public Management (Postgraduate)
  • Risk Management (Degree)

Legal Authorisations and Enforcement (Ref: LACE/01/2019)

  • Chemistry (BSc)
  • Bachelor of Environmental Management (majoring in Animal and Wildlife Management/ Environmental Impact Assessment)
  • Botany (BSc)
  • Geography (BSc)
  • Law (B.A)
  • LLM
  • LLB (majoring in administrative law/ legislative drafting)
  • Paralegal (Diploma/ Degree)

 

MORE ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE & CONTRACT

Bursaries will be awarded to the maximum value of R40 000 per annum.

Successful bursary recipients will be required to sign a bursary contract with the DEA.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted – should you not receive any feedback by 31 January 2019, please regard your application as unsuccessful.
 

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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
  • Completed Matric
  • Studying full-time within one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Studying at a recognised South African tertiary institution
  • NOT an employee of The Department of Environmental Affairs
  • Not currently employed
  • *Preference will be given to previously disadvantaged students and those with disabilities

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY

Download and complete the Department of Environmental Affairs Bursary Application Form (.pdf)
 

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)
  • Recent academic record/ transcript (certified copy)
  • All academic certificates/ qualifications (certified copies)
  • Proof of tertiary acceptance (first year students)
  • Proof of tertiary registration (if currently at tertiary level)
  • Research proposal (Honours and Masters students)
  • Motivational letter (explaining why you deserve to be awarded the bursary)
  • Parents/ guardians ID documents (certified copies)
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income (certified payslips/ affidavit if unemployed/ death certificate if deceased)

 

Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Post:
The Director General
Department of Environmental Affairs
Private Bag X 447
Pretoria
0001
(Attn: Learning and Development – Bursary Section)

2) Hand delivery:
Cape Town
Department of Environmental Affairs
63 Strand Street
Nedbank Building
Cape Town
(Attn: Learning and Development – Bursary Section)

Pretoria
Environment House
473 Steve Biko Street
Cnr Steve Biko and Soutpansberg Road
Arcadia
Pretoria
(Attn: Learning and Development – Bursary Section)

*PS: please state the qualification and reference number you are applying for on the application form
 

CLOSING DATE

9 November 2018.
(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 Department of Environmental Affairs directly:
Cape Town
Contact People: Sarah Mathunyane / Nozuko Grootboom
Tel: 021 814 8084 / 021 814 8088

Pretoria
Contact People: Busisiwe Stemele / Nita Makgohlo / Mokhobo Putu
Tel: 012 399 8685 / 012 399 8684 / 012 399 9018

See Also: 

South African Bursaries Open All Year Round

South African Bursaries Closing In January 2019

South African Bursaries Closing In February 2019