City Of Cape Town Bursaries Now Open!

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30 Jan, 2018

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Bursaries in South Africa

Have you registered for a scarce skill undergraduate or postgraduate degree or diploma for 2018? We’re offering bursaries!

“I hope one day I will be able to help other students achieve their goals just as the City of Cape Town helped me.”
Lubabalo Manyi (National Diploma Electrical Engineering), bursary recipient, now permanently employed as a technician by the City’s Electricity Department


The City of Cape Town offers bursaries for full-time students, provided they meet certain requirements. Apply now

External City bursaries for 2018

We offer bursaries to full-time studies who live in the greater Cape Metropolitan Area.

To be eligible, you must be a full-time student at an approved tertiary institution, registered for an undergraduate/postgraduate degree/diploma in one of the approved City of Cape Town scarce skills fields of study in 2018.

The bursaries will cover costs relating to registration, examination and class fees. The closing date for all applications is Friday, 16 February 2018.

Scarce skills

To be eligible, you must be registered for an undergraduate/postgraduate degree/diploma in 2018 in one of the below:

Scarce skills fields of study

  • Accounting (CA and Cost Management)
  • Artisan Training
  • Auditing (for registration purposes)
  • Economics
  • Engineering (various fields)
  • Environmental Specialists (various fields)
  • Fleet Management
  • Forensics
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Heritage
  • Information Systems and Technology (Specialist)
  • Legal Specialisation (various fields)
  • Library Sciences (collections and acquisitions)
  • Medical Specialists
  • Nursing Specialists
  • Payroll
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Project Management
  • Renewable Energy
  • Supply Change Management
  • Technical training/ qualifications in Electricity/Energy Services/HVAC/ Refrigeration/Electronic/ Process Control and Operations
  • Urban Design, Landscape, Planning, Surveyors and Architecture Valuations

Students who are registered any of the following will also be considered:

  • A qualification relevant to the local government environment (including compliance-related qualifications)
  • Municipal Finance Management Act (MFMA) minimum competency qualification
  • Public Accountability qualification
  • National School of Government: Leadership Development Programme

A list of approved fields of study may also be viewed at all City libraries and the following municipal offices:

Brackenfell Municipal Office

Cape Town Human Resource Employment Counter

Helderberg Municipal Office

South Peninsula Municipal Office

Bellville Municipal Building

Parow Municipal Building

How to apply

Download the application form HERE

You can also access the forms at the offices listed above or at the City libraries.


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