2021/2022 Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality Bursaries Opened

Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality has opened its 2021/2022 Bursary program and is inviting all interested applicants to apply. In order to apply to this program, follow the details below.

CLOSING DATE: 30 September 2021


Students must be bona fide residents of Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality.

Applicants must:
• Be South African citizens, permanently residing in Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality.
• Have 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.


The student must have a matric with at least a D (50-59%) in English, C (60-69%) in Maths, Accounting, and Physical Science OR NCV Level 4 Certificate with Mathematics.

Selection criteria are 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 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 institution.

Certified copies of the following documents must accompany applications:
• Most recent academic record
• South African Identity Document and proof of residency in Buffalo City
A municipality or a letter confirming residency from the ward councilor.


The Municipality is offering financial assistance to students, in the form of study bursaries for the 2022 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.