Newcastle Municipality Bursary 2025

The Newcastle Local Municipality, located within the KwaZulu-Natal of South Africa has opened its 2025 bursary application for interested applicants to apply by following the steps below:

Closing Date: 14th January 2025.

Bursary Requirements:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must be between the ages of 14 and 35 years old
  • You must have completed Matric and received University Admission
  • You must reside within the Newcastle Municipality area, in KwaZulu-Natal
  • You must be provisionally accepted to study at any government-recognised tertiary institution, in 2025
  • You must be from a previously disadvantaged background
  • You must be in financial need
  • Preference will be given to students with strong academic records

Burasary Coverage:

The Newcastle Municipality is inviting students who reside within the Newcastle Municipality area to apply for the Mayors Bursary programme, for the 2025 academic year.

Bursaries will be awarded for ANY field of study (especially scarce skills), at a government-recognised tertiary institution.

Method of Application:

Download and complete the: Newcastle Municipality Bursary Application Form (.docx)

Alternatively, application forms can be collected from the Newcastle Municipality Municipal Building (Office F36).

Supporting Documents:

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

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Most recent academic record/ results/ certificate (certified copy)
  • Proof of provisional acceptance to study at a tertiary institution (on institutions letterhead)
  • Parents or guardians ID documents (certified copies)
  • Parents or guardians proof of household income (latest payslips if employed, affidavit if unemployed, bank statements or company documents if self-employed, proof of grant or pension if applicable, death certificate if deceased)
  • Proof of residential address in Newcastle
  • Quote of fees from institution of study (on institutions letterhead)
  • Motivational letter to support your application (minimum 250 words)

Applications must be delivered to:
Office F36
Newcastle Municipality
37 Murchison Street
Newcastle
KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa
2940

Note: applications received via email or fax will NOT be accepted.


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.