Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality Mayoral Bursary Fund 2024

Are you a resident of Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality with dreams of pursuing higher education in specific fields? If so, the Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality Mayoral Bursary Fund for the Academic Year 2024 might be your ticket to realizing those dreams. Here’s what you need to know:

Fields of Study

This bursary is open to students aspiring to study in the following fields for the academic year 2024:

Engineering: Choose from Mechanical, Electrical, or Civil Engineering.

Planning: Options include Quantity Surveying, Town and Regional Planning, Facilities Management, Building, Architecture, and Land Surveying.

Scientific Fields: Explore fields like Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Analytical Chemistry.

Finance: Pursue studies in Economics or Accounting.

Application Deadline

Mark your calendar – the closing date for applications is October 31, 2023.

Who Should Apply?

To be eligible for this bursary, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Residency: You must be a bona fide resident of Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality.
  • Citizenship: Applicants must be South African citizens, permanently residing in Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality.
  • Proof of Residence: You should have proof of residence when applying for the bursary.
  • Income Proof: Provide proof of your family household income.

Selection Criteria

Academic merit is at the forefront of the selection process. To qualify, you need a matric with at least a D (50-59%) in English and a C (60-69%) in Maths, Accounting, and Physical Science, OR an NCV Level 4 Certificate with Mathematics.

Successful applicants have the opportunity to renew their bursaries annually based on their academic performance in the previous year.

A Focus on Empowerment

The bursary fund is dedicated to empowering underprivileged individuals, specifically targeting young people aged 14 to 35 years.

The Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality is committed to promoting Employment Equity, including persons with disabilities. Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply to the Bursary Fund.

Taking the Next Step

Applicants are responsible for securing their admission to a tertiary institution.

When applying, make sure to include certified copies of the following documents:

  • Most recent academic record.
  • South African Identity Document.
  • Proof of residency in Buffalo City Municipality or a letter confirming residency from the ward councillor.

How to Apply

Application forms are available at any Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality Youth Advisory Center within the Community Support Centers in Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality. These include locations such as Mdantsane Library Complex, King William’s Town Civic Centre, Duncan Village Art Centre, and East London Trust Centre Building 7th Floor (office number 706).

Completed applications can be hand-delivered to the Special Programs Unit Trust Centre Building, 7th Floor.

For further inquiries about the bursary, please contact Nandi Zikalala at 043 705 1013.

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