Dept of Tourism: Bursaries 2024 for South African students

Bursary Overview:

  • Application Closing Date: 20 October 2023
  • The bursary is available for South African citizens pursuing studies at the diploma, degree, honours, master’s, or Ph.D. levels.

The Department of Tourism in South Africa is offering a Bursary Programme for the 2024 academic year. This program provides financial support to South African graduates pursuing various fields of study.

About the Department of Tourism:

  • Vision: Leading sustainable tourism development for inclusive economic growth in South Africa.
  • Mission: To grow an inclusive and sustainable tourism economy through good corporate and cooperative governance, strategic partnerships and collaboration, innovation and knowledge management, and effective stakeholder communication.

2024 Bursaries: Required Study Fields: The Department of Tourism offers bursaries for various fields of study, including but not limited to:

  • Coastal and Marine Tourism
  • Communication (Graphic Design)
  • Contract Management
  • Data Science & Analytics
  • Construction Project Management
  • Economics
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Knowledge Management & Information Systems
  • Research Methodology
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain Management (Demand Management)
  • Systems Analytics
  • Customer Service Management

Duration: Successful candidates will sign a bursary contract. The contract will be for the remaining duration of their studies, renewable annually based on academic progress.

Bursary Requirements:

  • Bursary applications must be submitted via email or hand-delivered before the closing date.
  • Bursaries are available only for full-time studies at accredited institutions in South Africa.

How to Apply: Applicants must follow these steps to apply for the bursary:

  1. Complete the Bursary Application Form.
  2. Provide certified copies of certificates, academic transcripts, and an ID document.
  3. Include proof of registration and proof of the guardian’s income.
  4. Submit a motivational letter.

Application forms can be obtained from the Department of Tourism’s website or from the department’s reception.

Applications should be addressed to the Director-General and can be submitted in one of the following ways:

  • Hand-delivered to Tourism House, 17 Trevenna Street, Sunnyside, 0002.
  • Posted to Private Bag X 424, Pretoria, 0001.
  • Emailed to one of the provided email addresses with the subject title: “Bursary application: Ms/Mr….”

Make sure to review the specific application instructions and deadlines provided in the official documentation.


CareerStreet is a South African graduates and students website for latest bursary, scholarship, internship, apprenticeship, learnership and entry level job opportunities.

Articles: 3235