Creating opportunities for tertiary education

The Mulilo Bursary Programme

The Mulilo Bursary Fund provides financial assistance to South African citizens resident in the Northern Cape and covers all disciplines and sectors of study at any tertiary institution in the country including universities, Technicons and TVET Colleges.

The Bursary includes tuition, accommodation, textbook allowance and a monthly stipend for the duration of successful studies.

Since inception the programme has graduated teachers, lawyers, medical doctors, and engineers to mention just a few. We are also an inclusive bursary programme, accepting applications from recent as well as past matriculants. The only proviso being that bursary recipients are under age 35 when they apply.

To be considered you will need to comply with the following:

  • Be a South African citizen.
  • Reside in the Northern Cape.
  • Be age 35 or younger.
  • Have made an application to a South African tertiary institution.

Typically, applications open from October for placement in January of the following year. Notification of the opening of applications takes place on our various communications platforms such as this website and Facebook page.

Please ensure that all the requested documents accompany the application. The application will not be considered if any requested documents are missing. This includes:

  • Copy of your ID.
  • Latest school report or matriculation certificate.
  • Proof of application to a university, Technicon or TVET College.
  • Motivation essay of at least one page in length.


All shortlisted applicants must be available for a telephonic interview. After the telephonic interview, applicants still under consideration will be required to participate in a face-to-face interview before the final bursaries for that academic year are awarded.

Successful applicants are typically notified in the January of their study year.

If you need any further information regarding the application or process, please feel free to email: or alternatively please call Stacey-Ann Abrahams on 063 296 2908 

Download the application form by clicking the link below:

Bursary Application Form – July 2022