By | 2018-01-04

Bursaries Available

The Municipality is uttering financial assistance to students. ln the form of study bursaries for the 2015 academic year. This is an Executive Mayoral driven initiative which is done as part ol Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality`s development of human capital. and applications are invited from students of previously disadvantaged backgrounds. The Bursary Fund is intended to assist current or prospective students and shall be used towards covering tuition and registration fees, prescribed books` study material and accommodation. Successful applicants are expected to study full time at any accredited South African Tertiary institution preferably Eastern Cape based in 2015.

Bursary Field of Study

The following fields of study are considered:

    Engineering Bursaries Available

  •     Mechanical Engineering
  •     Electrical Engineering
  •     Civil Engineering
  •     Analytical Chemistry
  •     Biochemistry

    Finance Bursaries Available

  •         Valuation
  •         Supply Chain Management
  •         Accounting and related fields

Planning and Economic Sciences Bursaries Available

  •         Land Survey
  •         City Planning
  •         Architecture
  •         Economic development

    Information Technology Bursaries Available

  •         Web Development
  •         Software Development

    Agriculture Bursaries Available

  •         Rural Development
  •         Farming
Short listed candidates will be contacted by 21 November 2014 for a personal interview.
Who Must Apply?Students must be a bona fide resident 01 Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality

Applicants must:

  •     Be South African citizens, permanently residing in Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality.
  •     Have a proof of residence when applying for the bursary.
  •     Provide proof of income of their family household.
  •     Be willing to work within Buffalo City after completing their studies.

Busary Selection

Selection criteria is based strictly on academic merit and successful applicants are able to renew their bursaries normally based on their academic performance in the previous year The student must have at least D in English C in Mathematics and Science. The bursary fund has a dear bias towards underprivileged individuals and is targeting people from 14 – 35 years of age, The Municipality is committed to advancing Empowerment Equity including persons with disabilities and encourages students with disabilities to apply to the Bursary Fund. Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality wishes to advise that students are responsible for their admission to a tertiary institution.

Bursary Application Form Requirements
Certified copies of the following documents must accompany applications:
  • Most recent academic record
  • South African Identity Document and proof of residency in Buffalo City Municipality or a letter confirming residency from the ward councillour.
How to ApplyApplication forms are available at any Buttalo City Metropolitan Municipality Youth Advisory Centers within the Community Support Centers in Buttalo City Metropolitan Municipality. i.e. Mdantsane Library Complex. King William’s Town Civic Centre. Duncan Village Business Support Centre and in East London Trust Centre Building 7th  Floor office number 706.

Completed applications can be hand delivered to the Human Resources Department. Buxton House,  Buxton Street or posted to the Human Resources Department P.0. Box 134 East London. 5200.

Please note that no late applications will be considered and if you have not been contacted regarding Í your bursary application before end November 2014, your application has been unsuccessful.

For more information related to the bursary, please contact: Nandi Mtwebana – 043 705 1013

Closing Date: 31 October 201.

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