Vulamathuba Empumelelo Bursaries 2023 / 2024

Vulamathuba Empumelelo Bursaries 2023 / 2024 – For details about eligibility, requirements, available positions, application procedure – how to apply, application form PDF download, interview questions/schedules, etc.

Are you looking for Bursary programmes in South Africa? Do you have the basic requirements to apply for Bursary programmes? If yes, you are welcome to this page.

This page contains information about the latest Bursaries programmes at the Vulamathuba Empumelelo for 2023/2024 and how to apply.

bursary is a monetary award made by any educational institution or funding authority to individuals or groups. It is usually awarded to enable a student to attend school, university or college when they might not be able to, otherwise. Some awards are aimed at encouraging specific groups or individuals into study.

Vulamathuba Empumelelo invites South African student to apply for Bursary Programme 2023 / 2024 academic year.

Bursary Application Closing Date: 31 May 2023

Bursaries will be awarded for undergraduate N4-N6 studies at public TVET colleges. Studies must be towards fields within the scarce or critical skills fields.

The bursary will provide cover, to the value of R45 000, for the following expenses: registration fees, tuition fees, textbooks, study-related materials relevant to your course and examination fees. Students will also receive quarterly-mentoring.

The bursary will NOT cover: electronic devices, stationery, outstanding study loans or tuition expenses.

Bursaries are awarded each year, and are renewed based on Vulamathuba Empumelelo’s discretion.

Vulamathuba will contact shortlisted candidates by no later than 19 June 2023. If you do not receive any feeback within 2 months after the application deadline, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

Successful bursary recipients will be required to sign an agreement with Vulamathuba Empumelelo.


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 OR have a Permanent Residency Permit/ Work Visa in South Africa
  • You must residing within the Cape Metro Region
  • You must be between 19 and 50 years old
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must be studying towards a N4-N6 academic or artisan qualification, on a full-time or part-time basis
  • You must be studying at a recognised and accredited public Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institution in South Africa
  • You must have proven financial need (this will be determined by a means test)
  • You must have a gross household income of NOT more than R350 000 per annum
  • You must be enthusiastic
  • You must be highly driven and motivated
  • You must have a positive attitude
  • You must be creative and innovative
  • You must have good communication skills
  • You must be a problem solver
  • You must be a team player
  • You must be willing and able to volunteer (see volunteer services on Section C of the application form)
  • Preference will be given to: students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds

How to apply

Download and complete the Vulamathuba Empumelelo Bursary Application 2023 (.pdf)

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document or passport (certified copy)
  • Permanent Residency Permit or Work Visa, if not a South African citizen (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Most recent academic results (certified copy)
  • Proof of application, registration (on institutions letterhead)
  • Proof of residence (certified copy)
  • ID document, Passport or Birth Certificate of all household members (spouse/ parents/ guardians and all other household members (certified copy)
  • 3 months most recent bank statements of all household members (your own, spouse, parents, guardians, and all other household members)
  • 3 months most recent proof of ALL income of all household members (your own, spouse, parents, guardians, and all other household members):
    • Latest payslips if employed (certified copy)
    • Affidavit if unemployed (certified copy)
    • Administration order, Court order, Divorce order, and Maintenance order, if applicable (certified copy)
    • Marriage Certificate if applicable (certified copy)
    • Death certificate if parent/s are deceased (certified copy)
    • Affidavit explaining circumstances if you are supported by someone, not a parent or legal guardian (certified copy)
  • Motivational essay (minimum 250 words – see page 2 of the application form for more info)

Note: documents must have been certified within the last 6 months.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted in either of the following ways
– Email: [email protected]
(Insert the following in your email subject line: “TVET Bursary Fund – First name and surname”).

– Hand delivery:
Vulamathuba Empumelelo Bursary Fund C/O Communicare/ Vulamathuba
Block A
Park Lane Office Park
Park Road
Cape Town

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