iSimangaliso Wetland Park: Bursary Programme 2021

iSimangaliso Wetland Park: Bursary Programme 2021

iSimangaliso Wetland Park: Bursary Programme 2021

iSimangaliso Wetland Park: Bursary Programme 2021

iSimangaliso Wetland Park: Bursary Programme 2021

iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority are offering bursary awards to youth who reside in communities surrounding the iSimangaliso Wetland Park in KwaZulu-Natal, and who wish to study in the Conservation or Tourism sector. iSimangaliso has been awarding bursaries since 2010, and has so far funded 98 students.

Bursaries will be awarded for studies in the following fields:

Conservation and related fields, including:

  • Applied and Environmental Microbiology
  • Biodiversity
  • Biology
  • Botany
  • Climatology
  • Conservation Ecology
  • Ecology
  • Environmental Planning
  • Environmental Science
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Horticulture
  • Hydrology
  • Land Management
  • Nature Conservation (Diploma)
  • Palaeontology
  • Veterinary Science
  • Wildlife Studies
  • Zoology

Park Infrastructure:

  • Architecture
  • Architectural Technology
  • Building Science
  • Civil Engineering
  • Land Surveying
  • Quantity Surveying

Business, Tourism and Hospitality:

  • Accounting (including Chartered Accounting, Cost and Management Accounting, Internal Auditing, Taxation)
  • Business Administration
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Science
  • Commerce
  • Computer Science
  • Cultural and Heritage Tourism
  • Eco-tourism
  • Hospitality and Catering Management
  • Marketing
  • Tourism
  • Tourism Management

Social Sciences:

  • Anthropology
  • Development Facilitation
  • Development Management
  • Development Planning
  • Development Studies
  • Environmental Law
  • Environmental Journalism
  • Environmental Planning and Development
  • History
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Town and Regional Planning

The bursary may provide cover for the following expenses: books, accommodation, meals, travel, laptop, data and other expenses (they will not cover tuition fees – that is for NSFAS expense).
Over and above the financial assistance, bursary recipients may also receive academic and psychosocial support, to help students adjust to university life and get support needed to pass – this will be conducted through REAP, iSimangaliso’s partner organisation.

Bursary recipients will also have the opportunity to take part in skills development workshops and community service initiatives during the holidays – this will improve work readiness.


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):

  • Must be a resident of a land claimant communities from iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority (including: Bhangazi, Dukuduku, Emandleni, Jobe, Mabaso, Makhasa, Mbila-Triangle, Mdletsheni, Mnqobokazi, Ngwenya, Nside, Sokhulu, Western Shores and Coastal Reserves
  • OR
  • Must be a resident of the Umkhanyakude District Municipality (in areas surrounding iSimangaliso Wetland Park) or Umfolozi Local Municipality (especially the Sokhulu area)
  • Must be currently in Matric OR have completed Matric
  • Must have achieved a minimum overall average of 55% in most recent results (Grade 11 or Matric)
  • Must have been accepted to start your 1st year of study in one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Must have been accepted to study at one of the following public tertiary institutions in South Africa: University of KwaZulu-Natal / University of Johannesburg / University of the Western Cape / University of the Free State / Nelson Mandela University / Central University of Technology
  • Must have applied for NSFAS funding or have proof that you have been successfully awarded a NSFAS bursary

Closing Date: 30 April 2021

How To Apply:

Click Here To Apply Online For iSimangaliso Wetland Park: Bursary Programme 2021

iSimangaliso Wetland Park, located in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, is one of the largest protected area in the country. The park was previously known as the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, but in 2007 was renamed to iSimangaliso Wetland Park – iSimangaliso means “miracle” and “wonder” in Zulu.

In 1999, the Park was listed as the first World Heritage Site in South Africa, owing to its exquisite beauty. The Park houses 3 major lake systems, 8 interlinking ecosystems, historic fishing traditions, majority of the countries remaining swamp forests, the continents biggest estuarine system, over 500 bird species and over 20 000 year old coastal dunes.

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