Musina Local Municipality Bursary South Africa 2025 – 2025

The Musina Local Municipality, located in the north of Limpopo and close to the Beit Bridge border, consists of 12 wards and 24 councilors.

The town of Musina was developed around the copper mining industry, but today their economic strengths include diamond mining and game farms (Kruger National Park, Musina Nature Reserve, the Big Tree and Mapungubwe National Park), as well as tourist attraction sites.

With a population of around 132 000 people, Musina has been declared a growth point by the Provincial government, although most of the population reside in townships, farms and rural settlements.
 

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

The Musina Local Municipality will be awarding bursaries, known as the Mayor’s Bursary Fund, within the following fields of study:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Auditing
  • Financial Accounting
  • Public Administration
  • Project Management
  • Information Technology
  • Town Planning
  • Economic and Business Management
  • Tourism
  • Agriculture
  • Environmental Science

MORE ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE, SERVICE CONTRACT & SELECTION

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: registration fees, tuition fee, prescribed textbooks and accommodation.

Bursary recipients will be required to take up a service contract with the municipality after graduation – the contract period will be anywhere between 1 year and the number of years of funding received.

The bursary committee will contact successful applicants in writing and telephonically – if you do not receive any feedback, please regard your application as unsuccessful.
 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • South African citizen
  • Reside within the Musina Local Municipality
  • Currently in Matric OR have completed Matric
  • Studying or intend on studying within one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Studying or intend on studying at one of the following institutions: Capricorn TVET College/ Madzivhandila Agricultural College/ T.U.T (Polokwane Campus)/ Vhembe TVET College/ UNISA/ Univen/ University of Limpopo
  • Parents/ guardians earn less than R3500 per month/ are unemployed/ are classified as indigent
  • NOT a child of a councilor or official
  • *Preference will be given to students who have completed Matric

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY

Download and complete the Musina Local Municipality Bursary Application Form (.pdf)
 

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

  • ID document/ birth certificate (certified copy)
  • Matric June results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Proof of application/ acceptance to study at one of the above institutions
  • Proof of residence (rates account/ statement of water and lights)
  • Parents/ guardians ID documents/ birth certificates (certified copies)
  • Parents/ guardian affidavit
  • Reference letter from school principal

Applications must be posted to:
Mayor’s Office
21 Irwin Street
Musina
0900
 

CLOSING DATE

18 December 2025.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
 

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the Musina Local Municipality directly:
Contact Person: Mulalo Ndou
Tel: 072 383 1341 / 015 534 6100
Email: info@musina.gov.za


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

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.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.