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City of Cape Town Bursaries 2022

Closing Date: 02 March 2022

The City of Cape Town is inviting students who reside within the Cape Metropolitan Area/ Cape Town, to apply for bursary funding for the 2022 academic year.

Bursaries will be awarded for studies within these scarce skills fields (at Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Honours, Masters and PhD level):

  • Accounting (CA and Cost Management)
  • Artisan Training
  • Auditing (for registration purposes)
  • Contract Management (Design and Implementation)
  • Data Science/ Analytics (Statistics, Computer Science)
  • Economics
  • Engineering (various fields, including Industrial Engineering – BSc or BTech)
  • Environmental (Specialists, including Air Pollution and Water Quality)
  • Fleet Management
  • Forensics
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Heritage
  • Information Systems and Technology (specialisation)
  • Legal Specialisation (various fields)
  • Library Sciences (Collections and Acquisitions)
  • Medicine (MBChB, Specialists and registration with HPCSA)
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialisation
  • Occupational Medicine (Practitioner)
  • Organisational Psychology (Registered with HPCSA)
  • Payroll
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Project Management
  • Renewable Energy
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Technical training/ qualification in Electricity/ Energy Services/ HVAC/ Refrigeration/ Electronic/ Process Control and Operations
  • Transport Management
  • Urban Design, Landscape, Planning, Surveyors and Architecture
  • Valuation

The bursary will provide partial or full cover for the following expenses: registration fees, tuition fees and exam fees.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted – if you have not received any feedback, please regard your application as unsuccessful.


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
  • You must reside within the Cape Metropolitan Area/ Cape Town
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must be studying or intend on studying full-time, towards a qualification within one of the scarce skills areas listed above
  • You must be studying or registered to study at a recognised and accredited tertiary institution in South Africa (University, University of Technology or TVET College)
  • You must be in financial need
  • You must NOT be in receipt of any other bursary awards or financial assistance

How to Apply

Download City of Cape Town Bursary Application Form 2022 (.pdf)

Alternatively, you may collect a copy of the application form at one of the City libraries or Walk-in Centres listed below.

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 (certified copy) (not older than 3 months)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Proof of registration or provisional acceptance at a tertiary institution (on institutions letterhead)
  • Full academic record or academic transcripts, if currently studying (on institutions letterhead)
  • Awards or certificates won, where applicable
  • Recommendation letter from a teacher/ mentor/ peer
  • 2 x references (with their contact details)
  • Proof of work completed in your chosen field of study, if applicable
  • Proof of residence
  • Parents or guardians ID documents (certified copies)
  • Parents or guardians proof of income (latest payslips if employed, affidavit if unemployed, proof of government grant if applicable) (certified copy)

Applications must be submitted to one of the following Walk-in Centres:

  • Bellville Municipal Office Walk-in Centre: Reed Street, Bellville, 7530
  • Brackenfell Walk-in Centre: Cnr Paradys and Old Paarl Roads, Brackenfell, 7560
  • Cape Town Civic Centre Walk-in Centre: Civic Centre, 2nd Floor Podium (Cash office & MVR), 12 Hertzog Boulevard, Cape Town, 8000
  • Parow Walk-in Centre: Civic Centre, Voortrekker Road, Parow, 7500
  • Plumstead Walk-in Centre: Municipal Office/ MVR, Cnr Victoria and Main Roads, Plumstead, 7140
  • Strand Walk-in Centre: Ground Floor, Municipal Office/ MVR Office, Cnr Fagan and Main Roads, Strand, 7140

Note: ensure that you mark your application “City of Cape Town Bursary 2022

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