Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship Fund - NYDA
National Youth Development Agency
The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) is a youth development agency aimed at creating and promoting co-ordination in youth development matters. To address the challenges of youth unemployment, access to education and shortage of scarce skills the NYDA is offering scholarships to youth between the ages of 14-35 to give them an opportunity to study a public universities or universities of technology across South Africa. The Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship Fund (SMSF) was established to provide 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.
The scholarship was established in honour of Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu who at the age of 23, was executed under the apartheid laws after being wrongfully accused of murder and terrorism.
All Fields of Study
Who Can Apply
Students must be applying for admission to one of the public universities of South Africa as a 1st Year full time student; High school learners (grade 12) who plan to attend one of the public universities after completion of the National Senior Certificate and plan to study in a scarce or critical skills field; Must meet University Admission Points Score (APS) and achieve an average of 70% in the NSC exams; Must be South African citizens between 14-35; Financial neediness: the combined household income must be less than R15000 a month.
Disabled , Graduates , School leavers (Year 12)
Which Countries can Apply?
Central University of Technology
, Durban University of Technology
, Mangosuthu University of Technology
, Nelson Mandela University
, North-West University
, Rhodes University
, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University
, Tshwane University of Technology
, University of Cape Town
, University of Fort Hare
, University of Johannesburg
, University of KwaZulu-Natal
, University of Mpumalanga
, University of Pretoria
, University of Stellenbosch
, University of the Free State
, University of the Witwatersrand
, University of Venda
16 January 2022
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