Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Bursary 2024

About Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is one of the 8 metropolitan municipalities of South Africa. It includes the city of Port Elizabeth, the nearby towns of Uitenhage and Despatch, and the adjacent rural area; it is on the Algoa Bay shoreline in the Eastern Cape Province.

The Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality, which came into existence on 5 December 2000, is an administrative district that includes Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha), the neighboring cities of Kariega (Uitenhage), Despatch, and the adjacent agricultural lands. One hundred and twenty people make up the municipality council chosen by mixed-member proportional representation.

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Bursary

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Bursary 2024

The Nelson Mandela Municipality is making a call for applications for its external bursary program for the upcoming academic year. This bursary programme is especially for areas of study termed as critical and scarce by the LGSETA (Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority).

The bursary will be awarded to students residing in Gqeberha, Kariega and Despatch, deserving applicants studying in any of the following fields of study:

  • Business Administration (Masters & Postgraduate Diploma)
  • Civil Engineering (Bachelor’s Degree)
  • Computer Science (Bachelor’s Degree)
  • Development Finance (Postgraduate Diploma)
  • Electrical Engineering (Bachelor’s Degree)
  • Electrical Engineering (National Diploma)
  • General (Bachelor of Arts)
  • Graphic Design (Bachelor)
  • Horticulture (National Diploma)
  • Human Resource Management (Advanced Diploma)
  • Human Settlement Management (Bachelor of Administration)
  • Internal Audit (Bachelor)
  • Journalism (Diploma)
  • Law (Bachelor)
  • Marketing (Bachelor of Business Administration)
  • Mechatronics (Bachelor)
  • Public Administration (Postgraduate Diploma)
  • Safety Management (National Diploma)
  • Visual Communication Design (Bachelor of Arts)

The bursary will provide coverage for the following expenses:

  • Tuition fees
  • Book fees
  • Registration fees

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for the bursary, applicants must meet the following entry-level requirements. Failing to which their applications might get rejected:

  • You must be under 30 at the time of applying.
  • You must be a national of South Africa.
  • You must live in Gqeberha, Kariega and Despatch to apply.
  • You must not have an employment source.
  • You must have a Matric certificate with valid results.
  • You must prove the requirements for financial assistance.
  • You must plan to study full-time in one of the above fields.
  • You must study at an accredited South African university.
  • You must have a minimum of 60% in academic records and specific subjects related to your field for 2023.
  • Have a minimum academic average of 60% in the year that they are applying for the bursary.

How to Apply?

Applicants interested in applying for the bursary, download and complete the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Bursary Application Form.

Applicants must deliver the forms to the following address:

Skills Development and Employment Equity
15th floor
Starport Building
Govan Mbeki Avenue

Documents Required

To apply for the bursary, applicants must submit copies of the following mandatory documents. Failing to submit any of the mandatory documents may cause your applications to get rejected:

  • A certified copy of your ID or Passport document
  • A certified copy of your valid Matric results
  • Proof of acceptance on the university’s letterhead.
  • Course outline and timetable along with the duration.
  • Quotations from the designated university for all expenses
  • A motivational letter in 500 – 1000 words supporting your application (read our tips on how to write a motivational letter for your bursary application)
  • If under 18, copies of parents’ IDs need to be submitted.
  • Account statements and proof of residence.

Closing Date

The last date to apply for the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Bursary is 23 January 2024 till 14:00 hours, after which applications will not be accepted.

Contact Details

To inquire further about this bursary programme, applicants can contact at the details below:

Name: Ms. Zodwa Jikeka
Phone: 041 506 2886

Please do not send any questions after the closing date. View our other bursaries/scholarships open for application here:

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