Department of Tourism Bursary Applications

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The tourism department of a country is one of the most crucial sectors as it contributes to the economy and also generates employment.  The development of the tourism department is essential and for this, the participation of youth is also needed.

To encourage the youth of the nation to participate in the tourism sector and contribute to its growth, the Department of Tourism is offering a bursary to needy students.

If you have an undying passion for tourism and want to pursue a profession in the same, then this bursary can help you to fulfill your dreams.

About the Department of Tourism

The Department of Tourism is managed by the South African government and is responsible for the promotion of tourism within South Africa and from other countries too. Minister Lindiwe Sisulu is the tourism minister and is supported by deputy minister Fish Mahlalela.

The vision of this department is to create favorable and sustainable conditions for the growth of tourism in the country and be among the top 20 tourism destinations. By enhancing tourism, the department aims to improve economic growth and also create employment opportunities for the population.

Among the values of the department are trust, accountability, responsible tourism, flexibility, adapting to change, transparency, integrity, etc.

Department of Tourism Bursary 2022

If you have a keen interest in making a career in the tourism industry and contributing to the nation’s growth then this bursary program is for you. The Department of Tourism is providing bursaries for the year 2022 in the following fields:

  • Economics
  • Environmental Management
  • Construction Management
  • Internal Forensic Audit
  • Infrastructure Project Management
  • Information Technology (Data Analytics, Data Warehousing, Soft Development)
  • Statistics
  • Tourism Management/Tourism Development
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Risk Management

Additional Information

  • Bursaries are available for both undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications
  • The bursary is available for the subsequent years based on the academic performance of the student
  • Selected candidates will be required to sign a bursary contract with the department

Bursary Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who wish to receive the bursary are required to meet the eligibility criteria set by the department. Those students who do not fulfill all the eligibility criteria will not be considered for the same.

  • Students must be citizens of South Africa
  • Staff members of the Tourism department do not qualify for the funding
  • One must have completed the Matric examination
  • Students should be willing to take up an undergraduate/postgraduate qualification in the fields mentioned above
  • Applicant should have the intention to study at a recognized and accredited

How to Apply?

One can download and fill pdf

Students can also collect a copy of the form from the reception of the Department of Tourism. It is important to fill the form accurately and thus the following points should be remembered:

  • Use capital letters to fill the form
  • Take a note of the closing date for submission
  • Incomplete applications will be disqualified and rejected
  • Keep the answers precise and mark where required
  • Students can email, mail, or hand-deliver the application form

Documents Required

Attach copies of the following documents along with the application to complete it:

  • Certified copy of Id proof
  • Certified Matric passing certificate
  • Certified copies of other academic certificates
  • Registration proof on the institute’s letterhead
  • Latest academic transcripts
  • Admission letter
  • Household income proof of parents/guardians
  • Honors and Master’s degree students must submit a research proposal
  • Motivational letter to convince the authorities that you deserve the bursary (Keep the motivational letter concise and crisp, convey your future academic and professional goals)

Students can submit their application in one of the following ways:

The Director-General
Department of Tourism
Private Bag X424

  • If you want to hand-deliver it, the address is as follows:

Tourism House
17 Trevena Street

Closing Date

The last date of application is 12 November 2021

Contact Details

Students can contact the Department of Tourism if they have any queries related to the bursary:

Mr. L Shiviti- 012 444 6172
Ms. K Taunyane- 012 444 6164
Ms. K Malemela- 012 444 6191

If the bursary has already been closed, you are requested not to contact the Department of Tourism. View our other bursaries open for application here:

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