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Name of the Organization : KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education
Announcement : Kzn Youth International Scholarships
Head Office : KwaZulu-Natal
Website : http://www.kznyis.gov.za/
KZN Youth International Scholarships :
** The provision of scholarships is a critical intervention in assisting youth learners, especially those that are disadvantaged, to access educational and training opportunities.
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** Through a joint cooperation between the Office of the Premier, Department of Education, eThekwini Municipality, African Renaissance and Diplomatic Corps in KwaZulu-Natal, a programme to improve the access to bursaries and scholarships for youth in the province has been developed.
** A major goal of the project is to encourage students to study and extend their working experience beyond South African borders.
Objectives of the Programme :
** Identifying and developing the academic funding opportunities for deserving learners from the previously disadvantaged communities.
** Promoting career development in scarce skills and facilitating Student Development and Exchange Programmes.
** Empowerment of youth through the facilitation of and fund raising for skills development and training.
** Exchange of information and cultural experiences among the students.
** Development of skills and provision of training opportunities for youth in the areas of science and technology.
** Creation of partnerships between Education and Training Institutions in the Province of KZN (South Africa) and the other institutions abroad.
Through the project scholars and out of school youth will be assisted by :
** Identifying scholarships on offer
** Identifying learners matching requirements of scholarship programme
** Assisting learners prepare for any international college entry examinations where applicable
** Assisting learners with acquisition of passports, visas, medicals, transportation to the airport (where necessary)
** Creating and maintain database of all applicants and successful applicants
** Protocol and etiquette requirement of the country to be visited
** Support provided for students for the opportunities and challenges of being an international student
Selection Criteria and Placement of Students :
** These are guidelines on eligibility and selection criteria for scholarships that are available.
The following criteria will be followed for the selection and placement of students :
** Outstanding academic performance (4As for High-School students)
** Specific foreign country/institution requirements for post-graduate students
** Only South African citizens from KwaZulu-Natal are allowed to apply.
** Needy students from the previously disadvantaged communities will be given preference
** Fair and equitabl spread of students from all districts in KwaZulu-Natal
** Students with good conduct recommendation from religious and community leaders
** Students who undertake to be placed in their districts of origin for the first two years after completion of their studies
** Students willing to undertake courses that respond to the scarce and critical skills challenges in the Province
** Students will be expected to sign contracts with the KZN Provincial Government