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eThekwini Municipality Bursary Application 2024/2025

The eThekwini Municipality Bursary Programme gives financial support to South African citizens who are interested in pursuing undergraduate studies in specific fields related to the municipality’s needs.

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This initiative is to reduce the financial burdens on the said category of students. Below is the breakdown of the bursary programme:

Fields of Study:

The eThekwini Municipality Bursary covers the following fields of study:

  • BEng Civil Engineering
  • BEng Electrical (Heavy Current)
  • BEng Mechanical Engineering
  • BSc Architecture
  • BSc Quantity Surveying
  • BSc Town and Regional Planning
  • BCom Accounting
  • BCom Finance
  • BCom Information Systems
  • LLB Law

Eligibility Criteria:

There are many requirements for the eThekwini Municipality Bursary programme. Below are some of the eligibility requirements:

  • You have to be a South African citizen. The scheme will verify your citizenship through the documents you submit.
  • Have completed Matric OR currently in Matric.
  • Possess a strong academic record.
  • Be enrolled or accepted for full-time study in one of the specified fields of study.
  • Pursue or intend to pursue studies at a recognized public tertiary institution in South Africa.

Benefits of the eThekwini Municipality Bursary

  • The scholarship takes care of tuition and examination fees, accommodation fees, a book allowance, and a once-off computer allowance in the second year of study.
  • Internships and vacation work opportunities within the eThekwini Municipality.
  • Following completion, beneficiaries are expected to work for the eThekwini Municipality for a period equal to the duration of their bursary.

eThekwini Municipality Bursary Application

  • The application period for the 2023 bursary programme has already ended.
  • Applications for the 2025 intake will open in January 2024.
  • You can apply online through the eThekwini Municipality website or at any municipal customer service centre.

Go to the eThekwini Municipality Website: The official website is often the most reliable source for application details and updates. Head to and search for “bursary programme”

Required Documents:

  • Certified copy of your ID document
  • Matric results (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy, if completed Matric)
  • Full academic record (if currently studying at tertiary level, on tertiary letterhead)
  • Proof of acceptance to study at a South African public university (on tertiary letterhead)eThekwini Municipality Bursary Application

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