Eastern Cape Office of the Premier (ECOTP) Bursary South Africa

Eastern Cape Office of the Premier (ECOTP) Bursary South Africa

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ABOUT THE BURSARY PROVIDER – ECOTP

Closing: 14 Aril 2024

The Eastern Cape is the second largest province in the country, providing an array of tourist attractions from sunny beaches to snow skiing. The province covers more than 170 000 square kilometers of land, housing six district municipalities, and another two metropolitan municipalities. The province is led by Premier Oscar Mabuyane, engaging in work at the province’s government offices located in Bhisho. The Eastern Cape province prides itself on its rich culture and heritage, fostered in Xhosa tradition.

MerSETA is one of 21 SETAs within the country, each broadly reflecting different sectors within the economy. MerSETA was created to encourage skills development within the youth in accordance with the terms of the Skills Development Act, and focuses on skills development within Engineering, Manufacturing and related services
 

ABOUT THE ECOTP BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

The Eastern Cape Office of the Premier, partnered with MerSETA is inviting students to apply for their bursary programme, for the 2024 academic year.

The programme is open to students residing within the Eastern Cape, engaging in studies that is relevant to MerSETA sector priority skills.

The bursary award will cover studies within the following fields:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Engineering (Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgy Engineering)
  • Finance
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing/ Advertising
  • Polymer Technology
  • Production and Operations Management
  • Supply Chain/ Logistics

ORE ABOUT THE ECOTP BURSARY – SELECTION

Received applications will not be acknowledged in writing. If you have not received a response within one month of the closing date, consider your application unsuccessful.

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ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ECOTP BURSARY

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 Eastern Cape province
  • You must be between the ages of 18 and 35 years old
  • You must be studying towards a Degree or Diploma qualification, within one of the fields of study listed above
  • You must be studying at a recognised and accredited University or University of Technology in South Africa
  • You must be unemployed
  • You must be willing to work within the related service sectors
  • You must NOT be engaged in any other form of government funding
  • Preference will be given to students from a previously disadvantaged background

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE ECOTP BURSARY

Students who meet all of the above criteria can apply by submitting the following supporting documentation (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate/ equivalent (certified copy)
  • Latest academic record
  • Proof of registration at a South African University/ University of Technology
  • Proof of any other form of financial assistance towards studies

Note: there is no application form to be completed for this bursary application – students need only submit the list of above documents to apply.
 

Applications must be submitted via email to either of the following addresses: youthsupportskills@ecotp.gov.za / amanda.zibi@ecotp.gov.za / ncumisa.bodio@ecotp.gov.za
(Insert the words “ECOTP Bursary 2024” in the email subject line).

CLOSING DATE FOR THE ECOTP BURSARY

15 April 2024.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
 

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the ECOTP directly:
Tel: 060 963 2992 / 073 656 1946
Email: amanda.zibi@ecotp.gov.za / ncumisa.bodio@ecotp.gov.za

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