KZN Provincial Government Bursaries South Africa.

KZN Provincial Government Bursaries South Africa.


The KwaZulu-Natal are offering bursary awards within various fields of study through 4 of their departments. The bursary will cover the following expenses: tuition, accommodation, prescribed textbooks, meals or a meal allowance.


Bursaries will be awarded within the following fields of study:
Dept of Art and Culture
National Diploma in:

  • Performing and non Performing Arts
  • Drama
  • Practical Music
  • Popular Music
  • Jazz
  • Fine Arts
  • Graphic Design
  • Jewellery Design
  • Anthropology
  • Archival Studies
  • Languages

Dept of Public Works

  • Bsc Civil Engineering
  • Bsc Electrical Engineering
  • Bsc Quantity Surveyor (with Honours degree in Construction Project Managements)
  • BSc Mechanical Engineering
  • National Diploma: Construction Management

Dept of Transport

  • BSc Civil Engineering
  • B Tech Civil Engineering Technologist
  • National Diploma: Public Transportation Management
  • National Diploma: Transportation Economics

Office of The Premier
Degree/ National Diploma in:

  • Artisan qualifications
  • Aviation related studies
  • Engineering related qualifications
  • Engineering qualification (with focus on water & energy)
  • Emergency Medical Care
  • Maritime studies


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • South African citizen,
  • KwaZulu-Natal resident,
  • Between 18 and 35 years old,
  • Completed Matric,
  • Provisionally accepted to study/ currently studying at a recognised South African tertiary institution in one of the aforementioned fields of study,
  • Studying/ intend to study full-time.

*Preference will be given to student who are studying/ intend on studying at a tertiary institution within KZN.


Download and complete the KZN Provincial Government Bursary Application Form (pdf).

Please note: this application form applies to all departments – please be sure to note which department you are applying to on the first page.

The following items should accompany your complete application form:

  • ID document (certified copy),
  • Matric certificate (certified copy),
  • Statement of latest results (certified copy),
  • Official study record (certified copy),
  • Proof of acceptance/ registration from tertiary institution OR admission requirements if not yet accepted,
  • Curriculum outline from tertiary institution (incl. subjects and years to complete),
  • Tuition fees to complete the qualification on the tertiary institution letterhead,
  • A study plan explaining how you will complete the qualification over the bursary period,
  • Motivation letter stating why you should be awarded the bursary,
  • Parents/ guardians ID documents (certified copies),
  • Parents/ guardians statement of income and expenses,
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income (latest payslips/ pension receipt/ proof of unemployment from Dept of Labour/ certified death certificate).

Complete application forms and supporting documents must be submitted:
Dept of Art and Culture
The Bursary Unit, Department of Arts and Culture, 171 Boshoff Street, PIETERMARITZBURG, 3201

Dept of Public Works
The Bursary Unit, Department of Public Works, P / B X9041, PIETERMARITBURG, 3200
The Bursary Unit, Department of Human Settlements PBX54367, DURBAN, 4000

Dept of Transport
The Bursary Unit, Department of Transport, Private Bag X9043, PIETERMARITZBURG, 3200

Office of The Premier
The Bursary Unit, Office of the Premier, PB X9037, PIETERMARITZBURG, 3200