iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority’s Higher Education Programme offers a package of support to help young people from communities around the iSimangaliso Wetland Park to access tertiary education in the fields of Conservation or Tourism. Since its inception in 2010 the programme has provided bursaries and support to 140 students.
Fee Free Education provided by government may not cover all your study costs. Depending on where you are studying and what course you have registered for, the iSimangaliso bursary covers laptops, data, travel expenses and meals.
iSimangaliso bursary also provides academic and psycho-social support to students. This helps students to adjust to university life and get the support they need to be able to pass their courses and graduate. iSimangaliso provides you with opportunities to improve your work readiness through skills development workshops and community service initiatives during the holidays.
The Land Claimants Communities from iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority (Sokhulu, Bhangazi, Dukuduku, Western Shores, Mdletsheni, Makhasa, Mnqobokazi, Nside, Ngwenya, Jobe, Mabaso, Emandleni, (Mbila) and Triangle (Mbila), and Coastal Reserves); OR
A resident of areas of Mkhanyakude District Municipality that are close to iSimangaliso Wetland Park or the Mfolozi Local Municipality particularly in the Sokhulu area.
University of KwaZulu Natal
University of Zululand
Mangosuthu University of Technology
During Orientation week on the mentioned Universities iSimangaliso will be distributing application forms and they will also be available online for downloading to those who are interested.
You are encouraged to apply for NSFAS - Applications close on the 31st of January 2023