NDMC BURSARY APPLICATION 2024/2025
The National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) bursary is offered the Department of Cooperative Governance to suitable qualified applicants. The NDMC bursary makes funds available to applicants who wish to study towards an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification in Disaster Management.
Reciepients of this bursary must be South African citizens. Individuals who wish to pursue a PHD qualifications cannot apply for this bursary.
About National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC)
The NDMC was established in terms of Section 8 of the Disaster Management Act of year 2002 with the main objective of promoting an integrated and co-ordinated system of disaster management. The main goal is prevention and mitigation of disasters, by national, provincial and municipal organs of state, statutory functionaries, other role-players involved in disaster management and communities.
Furthermore the NDMC is an intergovernmental process, with each sphere of government playing a unique role and performing a specific set of responsibilities in the process. The Disaster Management Act makes provision for the establishment of Disaster Management Centres across all spheres of South African government.
NDMC Bursary Eligibility Criteria
- Applicants for the NDMC bursary must have applied or accepted at any South African university for a Disaster Management related qualification by the time the bursary is advertised
- Applicants who are not employed must produce proof of household income of less than R350 000.00 per annum or an affidavit in the case of zero-household income
- Employed applicants must have proof of income of less than R350 000.00 per annum
- Only South African citizens can apply
- First preference will be given to unemployed students studying towards a Disaster Management qualification
- Certificates or PHD qualifications applications will NOT be considered for this bursary
What Does The NDMC Bursary Cover?
- Registration fees
- Tuition fees
- Research allowance (R11 000)
If you application is successful you will be required to enter into a bursary contract with the Department of Cooperative Governance through the NDMC. The bursary contract consists of all general provisions related to the National Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) bursary Programme.
Brief Curriculum Vitae;
- A National Senior Certificate, with all subjects passed with an average of 62% and above
- Bursary applicants who have already completed a university qualification must attach academic transcript of their last enrolled qualification
- Students currently studying must attach the 2022 midyear academic transcript and must have obtained an average of 62% and above
- Proof of application/acceptance/registration for Disaster Management qualification at a South African university must be attached
- Certified copy of a valid South African ID document
- Proof of income (for parents/guardians in the case of dependents) or an affidavit with supporting documents in cases where the applicant is an orphan or in the case of a zero-household income;
- Proof of income in the case of employed applicants (no bank statements will be allowed); Disclosure of other sources of financial support.
How To Apply For The Bursary?
Closing Date For The National Disaster Management Centre Bursary
The closing date for both undergraduate and postgraduate applications is 10 October 2022. No late application will be considered.
Contact Details For The Bursar
Applicants who have technical queries must direct those to:
Ms. Tshifhiwa Shelter Muntswu, tel. (012) 848 4623 / Cell: 060 981 9700
email: ShelterM@ndmc.gov.za OR Ms. Koketso Muriel Mpshane, tel. (012) 848 4654
or email: [email protected]
OR Mr. Mokhurumelo Harold Kgwetiane, telephone number (012) 848 4615 / cellphone number: 060 983 6914 or email: [email protected]
LIST OF BURSARIES FOR 2024