2023 Bursaries of Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality

2023 Bursaries of Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality

Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality is inviting qualifying students to apply for Bursary Programme 2023 academic year.

The Bursary Application Closing Date: 31 October 2022

Bursaries will be awarded to students residing within the municipal area, for studies within the following fields:

  • Accounting
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Architecture
  • Biochemistry
  • Building
  • Civil Engineering
  • Economics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Facilities Management
  • Land Surveying
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Town and Regional Planning

Note: Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 28 January 2023, and invited to attend an interview. If you do not receive any feedback by this date, please regard your application as unsuccessful.


Requirements you need to apply for the Bursary

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must be between the ages of 14 and 35 years old
  • You must permanently reside within Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality, in the Eastern Cape province
  • You must be from a previously disadvantaged background
  • You must have completed Matric OR an NCV Level 4 Certificate
  • Students who completed Matric: you must have achieved a minimum “C” symbol (60-69%) for Mathematics, a minimum “C” symbol (60-69%) for Accounting, a minimum “C” symbol (60-69%) for Physical Science and a “D” symbol (50-59%) for English
  • Students who completed an NCV Level 4 Certificate: you must have passed Mathematics
  • You must be studying or intend on studying towards a qualification in one of the fields of study listed above, in 2023
  • You must be studying or intend on studying at a recognised and accredited tertiary institution in South Africa (preferably within the Eastern Cape)
  • You must be willing and able to work within Buffalo City after graduation
  • Preference will be given to underprivileged students and students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Preference will be given to students who have been accepted to study at a TVET College
  • Note: Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply

How to apply for the Bursary

Download Application Form

Application forms must be collected from the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality, in the Community Support Centers, at one of the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality Youth Advisory Centers:

  • Mdantsane Library: Dunga Street, Duncan Village, East London, 5209
  • King William’s Town Civic Centre: 25 Taylor Street, Qonce, 5601
  • Duncan Village Art Centre: Duncan Village, East London, 5209
  • East London Trust Centre Building: 117 Oxford Street, East London CBD, East London, 5200 (7th Floor, Office 706)

Note: Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate or NCV Level 4 Certificate (certified copy)
  • Full academic record/ transcripts, including most recent results (certified copy)
  • Proof of residence within the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality or letter from the ward councilor confirming residency (certified copy)
  • Parents or guardian’s proof of household income (certified copy)

Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
Hand delivery:
Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality
Special Programmes Unit
7th floor
Trust Centre Building
117 Oxford Street
East London

Human Resources Department
P.O. Box 134
East London

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