Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone (RBIDZ) Bursary South Africa 2024
ABOUT THE BURSARY PROVIDER – RBIDZ
The Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone (RBIDZ) is an industrial development company, located in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The company’s main objective is to stimulate the competitiveness of both internal and external exports. RBIDZ achieves this by providing first-class infrastructure, including tax and duty-free incentives, and providing input costs that are competitive. RBIDZ is owned solely by the KwaZulu-Natal government who reports to the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (DEDTEA).
ABOUT THE RBIDZ BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED
The Richards Bay Industrial Development Zone (RBIDZ) is inviting students to apply for their bursary programme, for the 2024 academic year.
Bursaries will be awarded to students who reside within the King Cetshwayo District, in KwaZulu-Natal, for undergraduate degree studies within the following fields:
- Actuarial Science
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Electronics Engineering
- Information Technology
- Marine / Maritime
- Mechanical Engineering
- Metallurgical Engineering
Zabusaries.com is committed to keeping you up to date with the latest bursary opportunities, and this article covers all details about the RBIDZ Bursary.
MORE ABOUT THE RBIDZ BURSARY PROGRAMME – SELECTION
Successful candidates will be selected based on 2 main criteria: academic merit and financial need. Students may also be selected for an assessment programme, depending on their performance.
The candidate’s acceptance into the bursary programme will be determined by the success of their interview; the bursary is also renewable annually based on the recipients conduct and academic performance.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by no later than 29 February 2024 – if you do not receive any feedback by this date, please consider your application unsuccessful.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE RBIDZ BURSARY
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):
- You must be a South African citizen
- You must reside within the King Cetshwayo District, in KwaZulu-Natal province
- You must be from a previously disadvantaged background
- You must be currently in Matric (in 2023) or have completed Matric
- You must have achieved a minimum of level 5 for English in Matric
- You must have achieved a minimum of level 5 for Mathematics (Core) in Matric
- You must have achieved a minimum of level 5 for Physical Science in Matric
- You must have achieved a minimum of level 5 for Accounting in Matric
- You must have achieved a minimum of level 5 for Economics in Matric
- You must be studying or intend on studying full-time, towards a qualification within one of the fields of study listed above, in 2024
- You must be accepted to study at a recognised and accredited University or University of Technology in South Africa
- You must have proven financial need
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE RBIDZ BURSARY
Download and complete the RBIDZ Bursary Application Form 2024 (.pdf)
Enter “Zabusaries.com” in the field asking how you heard about the RBIDZ bursary.
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
- ID document (certified copy)
- Matric certificate/ statement of results if certificate is not yet available (certified copy)
- Proof of acceptance from a University or University of Technology (on institutions letterhead)
- Parents or guardians proof of income (3 months payslips if employed, affidavit if unemployment, SASSA grant income or pension if applicable) (certified copy)
- Reference letter from a teacher or community leader (read our tips on getting a reference letter/ testimonial for your bursary application)
- Motivational letter stating why the RBIDZ should select you and your career prospects (read our tips on how to write a motivational letter for your bursary application)
- Proof of residence in King Cetshwayo District
Note: documents must be certified by commissioner of oaths, within the last 3 months.
Applications must be submitted in either of the following ways:
– Email: Gcinile.Lembede@rbidz.co.za
(Insert the words “RBIDZ Bursary 2024” in the email subject line).
– Hand delivery:
4 Harbour Arterial
CLOSING DATE FOR THE RBIDZ BURSARY
31 January 2024.
(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 RBIDZ directly:
Contact Person: Miss Gcinile Lembede
Tel: 035 797 2600
Office hours: Monday to Friday, from 08:00 to 16:00
Please do NOT contact Kouga Wind Farm if this bursary has already closed. View our other bursaries open for application here