Knysna Municipality Bursaries 2024/2025 | How to Apply

All South African students are welcome to apply for the 2024 Knysna Municipality bursaries. All South African students can apply for the bursary at The Knysna Municipality Bursary 2024 application process, financial assistance, funding, bursary application forms, eligibility, requirements, and student loan application guide for the 2024 academic year are all covered in this guide.

Understand What Is Bursaries?

The term bursary is like a scholarship, but it’s typically based on financial need rather than academic achievement. It’s a form of financial aid or support given to students to help them pursue their education. Bursaries can come from various sources, such as educational institutions, government programs, or private organizations. They’re a great way to make education more accessible to those who might face financial barriers.

Knysna Municipality Bursaries Application Details

The Knysna Municipality is offering the Mayoral Bursary Fund for the 2024 academic year to students residing within the Knysna Municipal District (Western Cape). The bursary aims to support students studying in scarce skill areas such as engineering and science.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must reside within the Greater Knysna Municipal Area, in the Western Cape Province
  • You must be currently in Matric (in 2023) or have completed Matric
  • You must be studying or intend on studying full-time towards a qualification within a scarce skills sector in 2024
  • You must study or intend to study at a SAQA-accredited tertiary or TVET institution in South Africa
  • Preference will be given to students in financial need and those from historically disadvantaged communities

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses:

  • Registration fees,
  • Tuition fees (partial cover),
  • Book allowance (up to a certain amount),
  • Examination fee,
  • Accommodation (if students can prove they require it).
  • Awards will be paid directly to tertiary institutions

NB: Bursaries are awarded based on merit and financial need.

How to Apply

Download Bursary Application Form 2024 (.pdf)

Required Documents:

To apply for Knysna Municipality Bursaries, Submit clear copies of the following supporting documents along with your completed application form:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae and cover letter
  • Matric latest results/certificate (certified copy)
  • Most recent college, University or tertiary results, if currently studying (on institutions letterhead)
  • Proof of acceptance at a tertiary institution, for the 2024 academic year (on institutions letterhead)
  • Proof of parents or guardians household income (latest payslips if employed, affidavit if unemployed, pension
  • advice if on pension, proof of grant if applicable) (certified copies)
  • Proof of residence
  • Institutions banking details (on institutions letterhead)

Applications must be submitted in either of the following ways:

Via Post to:
P.O. Box 21


Via Hand delivery to:
Mayor’s Office
Clyde Street
Western Cape
South Africa

Note: Applications received via email or fax will not be accepted.

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