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Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality – Bursary 2023

Closing Date: 30 January 2023

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality: Bursaries 2023

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality invites South African students to apply for the 2023 Bursary Programme. 

Fields of study:

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s External Bursary Programme is aimed at providing academic funding to academically deserving students with financial needs. The bursary aims to address the priority skills and qualifications within the Municipalities areas.

Bursaries will be awarded for studies within the following fields to students residing in the Eastern Cape:

  • Building (National Diploma)
  • Construction Management (Bachelor of Technology)
  • Copywriting (National Diploma)
  • Creative Brand (Master of Arts)
  • Digital Marketing (Bachelor of Commerce)
  • Environmental Sciences (Bachelors Degree)
  • Geo Information Systems (Bachelor of Geography)
  • Graphic Design (Bachelor of Arts Honors)
  • Internal Auditing (Bachelors Degree)
  • Internal Auditing (Diploma)
  • Marketing (Bachelor of Business Administration)
  • Marketing (National Diploma)
  • Masters in Policy Development & Implementation
  • Mechanical Engineering (Diploma)
  • Public Administration (Postgraduate Diploma)
  • Stakeholder Management (Postgraduate Diploma)
  • Strategic Brand (Bachelor of Commerce with Honors)
  • Strategic Brand Communication (Bachelor of Arts Honors)


  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must under 30 years old when applying for the bursary
  • You must residing in Gqeberha or Kariega, within the Eastern Cape Province
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must be intend on studying full-time towards one of the qualifications listed above, in 2023
  • You must have been accepted to study at a recognised and accredited public university in South Africa
  • You must have achieved a minimum academic average of 60% in the 2022 academic year
  • You must have achieved a minimum academic average of 60% for the required subjects aligned with the qualification that you are studying towards, among the above listed
  • You must be unemployed
  • You must have a proven financial need (evidence will be required from shortlisted applicants)

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: Registration fees, Tuition fees and Book fees.

How to Apply

Download Bursary Application Form 2023 (.pdf)

Required Documents:

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric final results/ certificate (certified copy)
  • Proof of acceptance to a public university (on institutions letterhead)
  • Course outline and course timetable for duration of qualification
  • Quotation from institution for all study-related expenses
  • Motivation letter to support your application (between 500 and 1000 words)
  • Parents or guardians ID documents, if you are under 18 (certified copies)
  • Proof of residence (account statement or affidavit from ward councillor)

NB: documents must have been certified within the last 6 months.

Applications must be submitted to:
Executive Director: Corporate Services
Skills Development and Employment
Equity Sub-directorate
Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality
15th floor
Starport Building
Govan Mbeki Avenue

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