2023 Mayoral Bursary Fund

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, meals and accommodation.

Successful applicants are expected to study at any accredited South African Tertiary Institution Preferably Eastern Cape based in 2023. Preference will be given to students who have been admitted to a TVET College. The closing date for applications is 31 October 2022. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 28 January 2023 for a personal interview.

The following scarce skills are considered, Engineering, Finance, Planning and Economic Services and Science. The identification of pertinent scarce skills is guided by Directorate: Corporate Services. In addition to the Bursary Fund providing financial assistance, the fund also provides beneficiaries with an opportunity to participate in experiential learning placements and or internships within the Metro without creating an expectation that said beneficiaries would be absorbed as employees within the Metro. Since inception of the Bursary Fund in 2008, 92 beneficiaries have graduated 16 graduated beneficiaries are on Internship programme within the Metro BCMM Mayoral Bursary Fund have produced a wide range in academia: Doctorates with PhD in Animal Science, Chattered Accountants, Engineers, Architects, Scientists etc. Most of the graduated BCMM Mayoral Bursary Fund recipients are employed within BCMM region and throughout the Country in different sectors. The City wishes to advise that students are personally responsible for their admission to a tertiary institution.

Application forms are available at any Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality Youth Advisory Centers within the Community Support Centres in Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality. ie. 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. Download forms on the link https://bit.ly/3RpsNvy


For more information related to the bursary, please contact: Nandi Zikalala on 043 705 1013.