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The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, in its commitment to address the skills shortage in South African Economy, is offering bursaries to students who wish to study towards an Engineering qualification at a tertiary institution.


The Municipality’s Bursary Programme aims to provide access to quality and relevant education and training, as well as skills development opportunities, including workplace learning and experience, to prospective learners who wish to study and gain technical skills. 


Bursaries for study are available in the following Engineering disciplines (note additional qualifications for which bursaries are now offered):


  • Bsc/Civil/Electrical Engineering
  • BSc/BEng Mechanical and
  • Ndip in Civil/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering
  • BEngTech Civil/Mechanical/Electrical
  • BTech Civil/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering


Who can apply:


  • Grade 12 learners that have been accepted to university for any of the above Engineering programmes.
  • Matriculants that have obtained a Matric Exemption in Mathematics and Physical Science and have been accepted to a Tertiary institution to study any of the above listed programmes.
  • Current students at University already studying towards any of the above mentioned programmes.


The bursary will cover the following:


  • Tuition fees
  • Residence and Meal fees
  • Monthly Allowance


The successful candidate will be required to enter into a binding contract with the Council after graduation for a period equal to the tenure of the bursary.


Where bursars are required to undertake experiential training, as prescribed by the course, with the Municipality, an allowance will be paid to the bursar during this period.



Applicants must submit a detailed CV, accompanied by a certified ID copy. If currently in Grade 12, a copy of the applicant’s June Grade 12 results must accompany the NMBM bursary application form. If, however, an applicant has completed Grade 12, with an exemption, a copy of the Grade 12 Certificate must be attached, or a statement of results.


Applications must be marked for the attention of the Executive Director: Infrastructure and Engineering, P O Box 116, Port Elizabeth, 6000 or handed in to Miss Sinazo Rambuza at 9th floor Lillian Diedericks Building, Govan Mbeki Avenue, Port Elizabeth. For more information, contact the Skills Development Office at 041-506 3425. No faxed, e-mailed or late applications will be accepted.


Closing date for submission of applications: 28 SEPTEMBER 2018.


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