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.