National Youth Development Agency Bursaries 2018-2019
About the NYDA Bursary
The NYDA has a variety of bursaries / scholarships available. The NYDA bursary fund has two applications available for candidates. The first is for secondary education, and the second is for further education. They also have funding available in conjunction with other agencies, such as the NYDA Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship / Bursary fund.
The NYDA wishes to aid candidates from previously disadvantaged background, that are in need of financial aid to complete their high school education and/or study at Colleges, to do so. With this funding all and any field of study is made available.
The NYDA believe that the youth is the future of South Africa, and all ought to have an equal opportunity to study. Their bursaries will equip the youth with knowledge, skills and the ability to provide for themselves and their families. Allowing them to become contributing, responsible adults.
Their first two bursaries provides for candidates in Grade 7 – 11, as well as candidates in Grade 8 – 12. The bursary for Colleges provide full time study for N1 – N6, only available at FET Colleges throughout South Africa. There are three closing dates for these bursaries and they are as follow:
1st Trimester or Semester – 31st October
2nd Trimester or Semester – 31st March / 31st May
3rd Trimester or Semester – 31st July
The NYDA’s Solomon Mahlangu Bursary fund is also in aid of empowering the youth of South Africa. Their main focus is to aid those from rural areas. Candidates whom have an outstanding academic background, which is motivated towards gaining a degree, is invited to apply. These will be offered through a range of selected Universities or the University of Technology. They offer more than a hundred bursaries per year.
The following will be included in the National Youth Development Agency bursaries, however candidates must know that all funds will be paid to the chosen Institute, for study.
The bursary will cover:
Full Cost of Tuition
Full Cost of Books or Prescribed Learning Materials
Full Cost of University Accommodation
Full Cost of University Meals
Private accommodation will ONLY be looked at if candidate has applied for accommodation on time, but could not be accommodated.
NYDA National Youth Development Agency Bursaries Available
The NYDA tries to cover all areas within the workforce. They provide the youth with further study to fill positions within all parts of state departments, the private sector over and above all sectors within society. They aid in building up the country’s economy while also assisting in sustainable living.
They have the following fields of study available:
Candidates who wish to apply for the NYDA bursary must adhere to all requirements. Candidates must be under the age of 25 and a South African citizen.
Candidates must supply the following:
ID documentation of applicant
ID documentation of parents / legal guardian
Proof of income or parent / legal guardian
Admission acceptance to one of the Universities in South Africa
Grade 12 Results
Must hold a minimum of 70% in their NSC exams
Proof of residence
Candidates residing in a rural area will be looked at first. Candidates must ensure all documentation is certified copies when attaching to application form. Late or incomplete applications will be dismissed. Candidates must remember that all financial records will be checked, thus it is advised to not apply if you are not truly in financial stress.
Candidates must be open and honest at all times, when asked for a spending budget, please keep in mind, it is only for necessities, thus if you ask for too much, you may be disqualified.
NYDA Bursary Online Application Forms
Online applications for each bursary can be found online links or downloadable PDF forms.
The NYDA Solomon Mahlangu Bursary fund closes applications with the end of January each year.
Candidates are urged to please complete the application form fully, thus leaving NO empty spaces, and ensuring it is signed. Please share your future plans, ideals and all you feel may be of value with the NYDA. It is therefore advised to send a cover letter with your application, stating all of these and sufficient information about yourself with your application. Also please indicate why you feel you will be of value to the fund.