Vhembe District Municipality Bursary Programme 2020

November 6, 2019

The Vhembe District Municipality is calling on qualified individuals who are interested in applying for its Executive Mayor’s Bursary Fund programme for the 2020 academic year.

A district of Limpopo province, Vhembe is in the northernmost region of the country. Originally settled by the now-expired Khoisan tribespeople, it was later on inhabited by the Venda people who now makes up the majority of the district’s population.

Vhembe District Municipality Executive Mayor’s Bursary Fund

The district’s Executive Mayor’s Bursary Fund programme is awarded to students who are from previously disadvantaged communities and are pursuing, or planning to pursue various fields of studies recognized by the Vhembe District Municipality.

For the 2020 academic year, the bursary is offered to undergraduate students pursuing either a National Diploma or Bachelor of Science qualification in any of the fields of study listed below:

  • Bachelor in Administration
  • Environmental, Waste and Disaster Management
  • Regional and Town Planning
  • Hydrology and Water Management
  • Civil, Mining, Electrical, and Chemical Engineering
  • B Financial Accounting
  • Finance
  • BCom Accounting or Auditing
  • Business Management
  • Economics
  • Agriculture
  • Tourism
  • Information Technology

Who should apply?

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum requirements:

  • A resident of Vhembe District Municipality
  • Must be from a disadvantaged background
  • Currently in matric or tertiary education institution
  • Planning to study or already pursuing any of the prescribed courses in any tertiary education institution in Vhembe

How do I apply?

Download the application form below:

Vhembe Municipality Executive Mayor’s Bursary Fund 2020 application form

The following supporting documents will need to be submitted along with your application:

  • Certified copy of Grade 12 results (month of June)
  • For undergraduate students, certified copy of transcript of grades
  • Proof/affidavit of unemployment from parents
  • Certified copy of South African ID and birth  certificate of applicant and parents
  • Reference letter from school principal (Grade 12 students)
  • Proof of Vhembe residence coming from Civic, SANCO or Head Man

All applications are to be sent by post to:

The Municipal Manager
Private Bag x5006

Application Deadline?

Deadline for submission of applications is on 29 November 2019. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. If you do not receive feedback three months beyond the deadline.

Contact Information

For other enquiries, call the Executive Mayor’s office at (015) 960 2008/2012 during office hours.

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