National Youth Development Agency: Inviting Applicants for Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship Fund

Deadline: 15 December 2017

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) is seeking applicants for its Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship Fund that is offering scholarships to youth under 35 years of age to give them an opportunity to study at public universities or university of technologies across South Africa.

The Fund seeks to avail financial support to youth to enable them to pursue quality education in an institution of higher learning with youth in rural areas as primary target.


  • To provide financial support to youth in the form of scholarships to increase their chances of accessing quality higher education in their field of study
  • To increase chances of employability or entrepreneurship based on the positive correlation between level of education and employability
  • Empower the youth (under 35 years) with education to enable them to compete favourably in the labour market.
  • Contribute to the development of critical and scarce skills

Eligibility Criteria

  • Students must be applying for admission to one of the public universities as a 1st year full-time student in a priority study (see below).
  • High school learners who plan to attend one of the public universities or universities of technology after completing the National Senior Certificate
  • Must meet University Admission Points Score (APS) and achieve an average of 70% in the NSC exams
  • Must be South African citizens under 35
  • Financial neediness – combined household income of less than R15 000 a month
  • Reside in rural/semi-rural areas/townships

How to Apply

Interested applicants must apply online via given website.

Eligible Country: South Africa

For more information, please visit Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship Fund.

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