South African Geomatics Council Bursary Program 2019

If you are a South African who has completed Matric and wish to continue your study then apply for a fund through the South African Geomatics Council bursary program 2019. This award targets at interested candidates who wish to pursue either their national diploma or bachelor degree. Please read on if interested!

Bursary Description

The South African Geomatics Council, also previously known as the South African Council for Professional and Technical Surveyors (PLATO), is a committee of chosen members, of which all suitable Professional GISc Surveyors; Practitioners; Technologist Surveyors and Technician Surveyors must be registered with.

This year the committee is honoured to offer the new South African Geomatics Council bursary program 2019 for high achieving and deserving students. The bursary is available for students who are registering or currently registered in one of the study programs below:

  • GIS / Mine Surveying / Surveying (national diploma)
  • Surveying / Geomatics / Mine Surveying (BTech)
  • Geomatics / Surveying (BSc)

Note that, the bursary recipients who have completed their studies at the University, must register as a Professional GISc Practitioner or Land Surveyor in 4 years of completing their BSc degree. Meanwhile, students who have obtained their National Diploma qualification are required to register as a Survey Technician / Mine Survey Technician / GIS Technician in 2 years after the completion of their studies. Candidates can find out more about the bursary conditions on the application form (page 4 and 5).

Entry requirements

In order to be eligible for the award, applicants must fulfil all these eligibility criteria below. Failure to meet all these requirements will lead to the disqualification of your application.

  • Be a South African citizen who have completed Matric
  • Must be studying or intend to study towards one of the qualifications mentioned above at a recognised University of Technology or University in South Africa
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The following institutions in South Africa offer these qualifications:

  • Land and Engineering Surveying: University of KwaZulu-Natal, University of Cape Town, Durban University of Technology, Tshwane University of Technology, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Mangosuthu University of Technology
  • Geo-Information Science: University of Stellenbosch, University of Cape Town, University of Pretoria, Esri South Africa, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, University of the Free State
  • Mine Surveying: University of South Africa, University of Johannesburg

Bursary Application

Interested candidates must submit these documents in order to apply for the South African Geomatics Council bursary program 2019:

  • Application form
  • Certified copy of ID document
  • Certified copy of tertiary qualification certificates
  • Certified copy of matric certificate
  • Certified copy of November and June exam results
  • Provisional acceptance letter at University or University of Technology
  • Proof of registration at University of Technology or University

Forward your application via post to:

South African Geomatics Council
P O Box 83018
South Hills

Please complete and submit your application no later than January 7, 2019 in order to be considered. No late or incomplete submissions will be regarded. In case you need further information, please contact the bursary provider directly:

South African Geomatics Council
Contact Person: Mari Pater (Mari Pater)
Fax: 011 626 2007

Tel: 011 626 1040 /1080
Email: [email protected]