The National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC} hereby invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the external bursary programme for the 2019 academic year. The NDMC bursary seeks to fund selected students enrolled for a higher qualification in Disaster Risk Science and/or Disaster Management at a public institution in South Africa. Priority will be given to undergraduate students.


  • Applicants must have been admitted / accepted at a South African public institution of higher learning of their choice by the time the bursary is advertised; and
  • Students who are financially needy and are South African citizens.

    REQUIREMENTS: Applicants should submit the following documents with the application forms: •Brief Curriculum Vitae •Motivation letter •A National Senior Certificate, having passed all subjects with 50% and above (students already at Institutions of Higher Learning should have obtained an average of 50% and above in all major subjects and must attach the 2018 academic year results) •Proof of admission or acceptance letter from the public tertiary institution •Certified copy of a valid South African Identity Document •Proof of residence •Proof of income (for parents/ guardians in the case of dependents} or an affidavit with supporting documents in cases where the student does not have parents •Disclosure of other sources of financial support. Applicants will be required to enter into a contract with the NDMC.

    ALLOWANCES: The bursary programme will cover the following:
  • Tuition including registration • Book allowance (where applicable) • Research allowance (where applicable)
  • Application forms are available from the NDMC website: www.ndmc.gov.za. Successful students are expected to enter into a bursary contract with the NDMC. The agreement contains all general provisions related to the bursary programme.

  •  How to apply

     Application forms are available HERE.

    Applications should be posted to: The Director: Disaster Management, Education, Training, Awareness and Research, Private Bag X804, Pretoria, 0001.
    All enquiries should be directed to: Ms. R. Tau, tel. (012) 848 4614 or by email: rebonet@ndmc.gov.za  or Mr. M.H. Kgwetiane, tel. (012) 848 4615 or by email: mokhurumelok@ndmc.gov.za
    or Mr. T. Nzuza, tel. (012) 848 4660 or by email: thulanin@ndmc.gov.za

  Successful students are expected to enter into bursary contract with the NDMC. The agreement contains general provisions related to the bursary programme.