City of Cape Town: Bursaries 2023

City of Cape Town: Bursaries 2023

The city of Cape Town invites qualifying students to apply for Bursary Programme for the 2023 academic year.

The bursary online application closing date is 30 September 2022

Bursaries will be awarded to students who reside within the Cape Metropolitan Area/ Cape Town, for studies within these scarce skills fields

  • Accounting (CA and Cost Management)
  • Artisan Training
  • Auditing
  • Economics
  • Contract Management
  • Data Science/ Analytics (Statistics, Computer Science)
  • Engineering (various disciplines)
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Heritage
  • Information Systems and Technology
  • Innovation
  • Legal (various fields)
  • Municipal Finance Management Act Minimum Competence qualification
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Environmental (Specialists, including Air Pollution and Water Quality)
  • Fleet Management
  • Project Management
  • Public Accountability
  • Renewable Energy
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Technical training/ qualification in Electricity/ Energy/ Refrigeration/ Electronic/ Process Control and Operations
  • Transport Management
  • Urban Design, Landscape, Planning, Surveyors, and Architecture


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 be currently in Matric or 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 (including NSFAS)

How to apply

Download and complete the  City of Cape Town Bursary Application Form 2022/ 2023 (.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)
Grade 11 final results and Matric June 2022 results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
Proof of acceptance at a tertiary institution, if currently in Matric (on institutions letterhead)
Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
Full academic record/ transcripts, if currently studying (on institutions letterhead)
Awards or certificates won, if applicable
Recommendation letter from a teacher/ mentor/ peer, if applicable
2 contactable references (with their contact details)
Proof of work completed in your chosen field of study, if applicable
Proof of residence (not older than 3 months)
Parents or guardians ID documents (certified copies)
Parents or guardians proof of household income (latest payslips if employed, affidavit if unemployed, proof of government grant if applicable) (not older than 3 months) (certified copy)

Applications must be submitted in either of the following ways:

– Via email to: (Insert the words City of Cape Town Bursary Application” in the email subject line).

– Deliver to a Walk-in Centre:

  • 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

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