Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality: Bursary / Scholarship Programme 2017

Posted on :

17 Oct, 2016

Category :

Scholarships in South Africa

Closing Date: 28 October 2016

The Municipality is offering financial assistance to students, in the form of study bursaries for the 2017 academic year. This is an Executive Mayoral driven initiative which is done as part of 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 2017.

The following fields of study are considered:


Mechanical Engineerng Electrical Engineerng Civil Engineerng Analytical Chemistry Biochemistry


Valuation Supply Chain Management Accountancy and related fields


Land Survey City Planning Architecture Economic Development


Web development Program Analyst


Rural Development Farming

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 30 November 2016 for a personal interview.


Students must be a bona fide resident of 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.


Selection criteria is based strictly on academic merit and successful
applicants are able to renew their bursaries annually 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 clear bias towards
underprivileged individuals and is targeting young people from 14 – 35 years of
age. The Municipality is committed to advancing Employment 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 personally responsible for their admission to a tertiary

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 councillor.

How To Apply

Application forms are available at any Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality
Youth Advisory Centers within the Community Support Centers in Buffalo City
Metropolitan Municipality, i.e. Mdantsane Library Complex, King William’s Town
Civic Centre, Duncan Village Art 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.O. Box 134 East London, 5200.

Please note that no late applications will be considered and if you have not
been contacted regarding your bursary application before 15 December 2016, your
application has been unsuccessful.

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

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