NYDA Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship for South African Students, 2021-2022:

Applications are invited for the NYDA Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship for South African Students to study in South Africa. This scholarship is open to South African students to pursue an undergraduate degree at top public and technological universities in SA. This does not include FET and TVET colleges. South Africans who qualify are welcome and eligible to apply.

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 allow them to study in 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 a 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.

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This scholarship was established to create an environment for affordable studies for youth with an excellent academic background.


  • Tuition.
  • Accommodation.
  • Meals.
  • Study Books.

Documents Required:

  • A copy of Senior Certificate (if applicants have completed Grade 12).
  • A copy of applicants latest academic transcript or record on official letterhead or logo (if they are already at an Institution of Higher Education).
  • A copy of a valid South African identification document.
  • Copies of valid South African identification document of applicants parents or guardians.
  • Copies of salary slips of applicants parents/guardians or affidavit/s showing evidence of their financial status.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be applying for admission to one of the participating universities as a 1st-year full-time student.
  • High school students who plan to attend one of the participating universities after completing the National Senior Certificate are eligible.
  • Applicants must meet the University Admission Points Score (APS) and achieve an average of 70% in the NSC exams.
  • Applicants must be South African citizens between the ages of 14 and 35.
  • Applicants need to provide evidence of financial status: A combined household salary of less than R15,000 a month.
  • Applicants must be residents of rural/semi-rural areas.
  • Applicants should be willing to engage in community service.

Application Deadline:

16 January 2021.

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Application Process:

Interested applicants should visit the official link below for more information and apply:

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