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North West Provincial Government Bursaries 2022

The Provincial Government of the North West encourages students to apply for the Bursary Programme for the academic year 2022.

Closing Date: 07 January 2021

The North West Provincial Government is inviting students residing within the North West, to apply for the Office of the Premier bursary programme, for the 2022 academic year. Bursaries are available at various departments within the NWPG, for the following fields of study:

Community Safety & Transport Management

  • Electrical Engineering (Advanced Diploma)
  • Road Safety Management (B Tech)
  • Road Transport Management Freight (Diploma)

Department of Agriculture & Rural Development

  • Agricultural Economics (BSc)
  • Agriculture Irrigation (Diploma)
  • Agriculture Mixed farming (Diploma)
  • Agro-Meteorology (BSc)
  • Agronomy (BSc Agriculture)
  • Animal Husbandry (BSc Agriculture)
  • Arable Farming (BSc Agriculture)
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc)
  • Land Survey (BSc)
  • Pasture Science (BSc Agriculture)
  • Soil Science (BSc Agriculture)
  • Veterinary Technology (B Vet)

Department of Arts, Culture, Sports & Recreation

  • Archival Studies/ Records Management, History, Sociology and Knowledge Management (Degree, Diploma)
  • Film and Television (Bachelor of Arts)
  • History/ Art History/ Archaeology/ Museums and Heritage Studies (Bachelor’s Degree)
  • Library and Information Science (Bachelor’s Degree)
  • Linguistics (Bachelor’s Degree)
  • Sign language (National Diploma)
  • Translation Studies (Setswana & English; Sesotho & English; English & Afrikaans; isiXhosa & English) (Bachelor’s Degree)

Department of Cooperative Governance & Traditional Affairs

  • Anthropology
  • Civil Engineering
  • Disaster Management
  • Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Organizational Development
  • Town & Regional Planning

Department of Economic Development, Environment & Tourism

  • Business Administration (Local Government) (National Diploma, B Degree)
  • Business Management (National Diploma, B Degree)
  • Conservation Planning (B Degree)
  • Conservation Planning (B Degree)
  • Disability Programmes (National Diploma, B Degree)
  • Entrepreneur Development (B Com)
  • Environmental Economics (National Diploma, B Degree)
  • Environmental Education (B Degree)
  • Environmental Law (National Diploma, B Degree)
  • Environmental Management (National Diploma, B Degree)
  • Environmental Management: Air Quality (B Degree)
  • Environmental Management: Climate Change (B Degree)
  • Environmental Planning (B Degree)
  • Geo –Informatics (B Degree)
  • Law (B Com)
  • LLB (specialising in BEE) (B Degree)
  • LLB (B Degree)
  • Local Economic Development (B Com)
  • Local Economic Development (Diploma)
  • Nature Conservation (National Diploma)
  • Public Administration Management (National Diploma, B Degree)

Department of Education

  • B.Ed (Mathematics) FET
  • B.Ed (Physical Science ) FET
  • B.Ed (Setswana) FET
  • B.Ed (Technical Math’s) FET
  • B.Ed (Technical Science) FET
  • Civil Engineering (Diploma, Degree)
  • Engineering & Graphic Design (Diploma, Degree)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Diploma, Degree)

Department of Health

  • Artisans: Boiler Making / Plumbing
  • Audiology
  • B Pharm
  • Civil Engineering
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Technology
  • Dental Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Dietetics (BSc)
  • Electrical Engineering (Technicians)
  • MBChB
  • Mechanical Engineering (Technicians)
  • Medical Orthotics and Prosthetics
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optical Dispensing
  • Optometry
  • Oral Hygiene
  • Pharmacy Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technicians
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Surgical Bootmakers

Department of Human Settlement

  • Building (National Diploma)
  • Civil Engineering (National Diploma, Degree)
  • Construction Project Management (Degree)
  • Policy Development & Research (Degree)
  • Quantity Surveying (Degree)
  • Town and Regional Planning (Degree)

Department of Public Works & Roads

  • Architecture Studies (Degree, B Tech, Advanced Diploma, Postgraduate Diploma, Honours)
  • Building (National Diploma)
  • Civil Engineering (Bachelor, BSc, B Tech, Advanced Diploma)
  • Construction Studies (BSc)
  • Electrical Engineering (Diploma, Advanced Diploma, BSc, B Tech)
  • Horticulture (National Diploma, Degree)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Diploma, BSc, B Tech)
  • Municipal Finance, Local Government Finance (National Diploma, Degree)
  • Project Management (BSc, B Tech, Honours)
  • Property law, Conveyancing, Deeds Registry studies (National Diploma, Degree)
  • Quantity Surveying (BSc, B Tech, Honours)
  • Real Estate (National Diploma, B Degree)
  • Structural Engineering (Bachelor, BSc, B Tech, Advanced Diploma)

Department of Social Development

  • Information Technology (National Diploma)
  • Law (B Com, BA)
  • Logistics Management (B Com)
  • Organizational Development (National Diploma)
  • Project Management
  • Public and Business Administration (National Diploma)
  • Safety Management (National Diploma)

Office of The Premier

  • Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Performance Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Policy & Planning
  • Research and Evaluation
  • Strategic Planning

Provincial Treasury

  • Accounting / Financial Management (B Com)
  • Communications (BA)
  • Information Systems (B Com)
  • Internal Auditing (B Com)
  • Supply Chain Management (B Com)


Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 4 months of the closing date (by no later than 7 May 2022) – if you do not receive any feedback by this time, please regard your application as unsuccessful.


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 North West province
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must be studying or intend on studying full-time, towards one of the qualifications listed above, in 2022
  • You must be studying or intend on studying at a recognized and accredited tertiary institution in South Africa
  • You must be in need of financial need
  • You must have a strong academic record

How to apply

Download and complete the North West Provincial Government Bursary Application Form 2022 (.pdf)

Alternatively, you can collect an application form at one of these Offices or Distribution Centers:

  • Office of the Premier: Bursary Offices (Ga-Rona Building, Ground Floor)
  • Labour Centres, District Municipalities, Local Municipalities, High Schools, Traditional Authority Offices
  • Office of the Premier Regional Offices: Brits – 45 Harrington Street/ Bojanala – Opposite NW FM, Mabe Business Park/ Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati – Mini-Garona Building, Entrance B, Vryburg/ Dr Kenneth Kaunda – 309 West end Centre, Leask Street, Klerksdorp

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 may be disqualified):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric final results/ certificate (certified copy) (NSC certificate must be submitted as soon as possible after the release date)
  • Final results/ latest academic results, if currently studying (certified copy)
  • Proof of University acceptance letter, if available (certified copy)
  • Parents or guardians proof of income (latest payslips if employed, affidavit if unemployed, pension statements if on state pension, death certificate if deceased)
  • Proof of residence (letter from Traditional Authority Offices if residing in a village, letter from Municipality Offices if residing in a Town, Township or farm) (NOT statement of account, e.g. water bill, etc.)
  • Proof of disability, if disabled (doctors letter/ medical record)

Note: if you have not yet received your University acceptance and final year-end results (at Matric or Tertiary level), submit your application without these documents and send the outstanding documents at a later stage.

Applications must be submitted in either of the following ways:
– Uploaded online via the: North West Provincial Government Bursary Application Portal
– Delivered to the Office of the Premier (Ground Floor, Ga-Rona Building: Bursaries Offices)
– Delivered to the distribution centers: Brits – 45 Harrington Street/ Bojanala – Opposite NW FM, Mabe Business Park/ Dr. Ruth Segomotsi Mompati – Mini-Garona Building, Entrance B, Vryburg/ Dr Kenneth Kaunda – 309 West end Centre, Leask Street, Klerksdorp