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DSR has finally opened the scholarship applications

Kindly note that the DSR has finally opened the scholarship applications for the 2022 Academic Year.

Please see below criteria for applications:

Application Criteria:

  • Applicants must be South African Citizens, residing in KwaZulu-Natal and whose parents/guardians are residents of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • The Scholarship will be awarded to both learners in schools and tertiary institutions.
  • Talented athletes who have:
  • Represented the country and excelled at international sporting competitions in a specific code/s of sport.
  • Athletes who have recorded podium positions at national competitions.
  • In the case of team sport, applicants must have played sport at national level in the previous two years and where evidence can be provided.
  • Talented learners that have been identified through the implementation of the School Sport Programme and who must have represented the province at the National Primary and Secondary Schools Championships, Schools Winter, Summer or Autumn Games and where performances can be substantiated.
  • Talented athletes who have been identified for the Department’s Elite Athlete Development Programme (EADP) and/or Academy and Sport Focus School System.

All applications must be accompanied by certified Portfolio of Evidence – including, results, national and international ranking, etc)

  • Preference will be given to applicants who are able to demonstrate the potential for academic success and which must be substantiated by the appropriate academic record.
  • In the case of tertiary institutions applicants must also meet the requirements for enrolment in the relevant faculty or programme at a recognised Department of Higher Education, accredited tertiary institution (Universities, Universities of Technology, TVET Colleges, private colleges, etc.)
  • Sporting performances from the period 01 January 2020 to date (taking into account COVID19 regulations where sport was not permissible).
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are prepared to bind themselves contractually to serve the Province in their particular code/s of sport.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are historically disadvantaged individuals.
  • Applicants must declare if they have an existing bursary/scholarship/funding from any other public or private institution.


  • Include certified copies of your ID document
  • Include certified copies of your latest academic results for the 2021 academic year
  • Proof of registration for intended study in 2022
  • An affidavit confirming parents or guardian’s income
  • A portfolio of evidence detailing your sporting achievements, certified by your coach and/or the Federation
  • Declaration of any other bursary/scholarship/sponsorship for study purposes in 2022


Date: Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Time: 16h00

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Scholarship Application Form New 2022

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