KwaDukuza Municipality Bursary 2025

The KwaDukuza Local Municipality is situated within the KwaZulu-Natal Province, in the iLembe District has opened its 2025 academic year bursary application and is inviting all interested applicants to apply ASAP. APPLY NOW

The KwaDukuza Municipality is inviting students residing within the KwaDukuza area, to apply for bursary funding, for the 2025 academic year.

Closing Date: 15 February 2025 (at 15:00).

Bursaries are available for undergraduate (National Diploma or Degree) studies, within these fields:

  • Accounting
  • Architecture
  • Built Environment
  • Civil Engineering
  • Commerce
  • Community and Economic Development Studies
  • Construction Management
  • Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current)
  • Environmental Management
  • Horticulture
  • Housing
  • Internal Audit
  • Legal
  • Library Science
  • Local Government Management
  • Logistics
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Performance Management/ Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Property Valuation
  • Public Fnance
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Risk Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Town & Regional Planning

The KwaDukuza Local Municipality will be awarding bursaries in the following ratio: minimum of 60% of the available budget will cover non-scarce skills studies and the remaining 40% will cover the government scarce skills listed above.

BURSARY REQUIREMENTS:

To qualify, you must fall within this requirements:

  • You must reside within KwaDukuza area of jurisdiction
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must have achieved University entrance or endorsement in Matric
  • You must be studying or intend on studying full-time, towards an undergraduate National Diploma or Degree, in one of the fields listed above
  • You must be studying or intend on studying at a recognized and accredited public tertiary institution in South Africa
  • You must NOT be in receipt of any other bursary funding or NSFAS funding
  • You must NOT have completed any other qualification or degree or diploma
  • You must have a strong academic record
  • You must be in financial need
  • You must be from a previously disadvantaged background

BURSARY COVERAGE:

This bursary covers the following expenses: registration or admission fees to the value of R5 000.

METHOD OF APPLICATION:

Download and complete the  KwaDukuza Municipality Bursary Application Form 2025 (.pdf)

Alternatively, application forms can also be collected from the KwaDukuza Youth Centre, as well as libraries within the jurisdiction of KwaDukuza and other municipal offices.

Supporting Documents

Submit the following supporting documentation along with your completed bursary application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • New Students: Matric certificate and statement of results (certified copy)
  • Returning students: official progress report, with marks, symbols, percentages for all examinations written (certified copy)
  • Motivational letter stating why you should be awarded the bursary
  • Proof of tertiary admission/ acceptance/ conditional or firm offer (on institutions letterhead)
  • Curriculum from institution for selected course of study, stating number of years of study, number of modules/ subjects to be taken (on institutions letterhead)
  • Tuition fees statement from institution (on institutions letterhead)
  • Parents or guardians proof of income (latest payslips if employed, affidavit or letter from the Department of Labour if unemployed)
  • Parents or guardians list of monthly expenses
  • Proof of residents in KwaDukuza

Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Post to:
The Municipal Manager: KwaDukuza Municipality, P.O Box 72, KwaDukuza, 4450

2) Hand delivery to:
KwaDukuza Municipilty, Youth Development Office, 42 Goolam Suleman Street, KwaDukuza 4450

Note: applications must be marked “KwaDukuza External Bursary 2025” and should be in a sealed envelope.
 


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University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

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