Newcastle Municipality invites student to apply for Bursary Programme 2022 academic year.

Closing Date: 14 January 2022

The Newcastle Municipality is inviting students who reside within the Newcastle Municipality area to apply for the Mayors Bursary programme, for the 2022 academic year.

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


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):

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 2022

You must be from a previously disadvantaged background

You must be in financial need

Preference will be given to students with strong academic records.

How to apply:

Download and completed the:

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

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
South Africa

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

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