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Cape Town City Bursary for Young South Africans

Cape Town City Bursary for Young South Africans

DEADLINE: 08 September 2023

Cape Town City Bursary for Young South Africans

When applying for a bursary, please note the following important considerations:

  • External financial bursaries are only open to residents of South Africa who live within the Cape Metropolitan Area
  • Prospective applicants must not be in possession of any other form of financial assistance (e.g. National Student Financial Aid Scheme)
  • You will need to provide a certified copy of your ID (not older than three months)
  • If you are a Grade 12 student, you are required to provide a copy of your Grade 12 / mid-year results (65% average)
  • If enrolled as a full-time student at an approved tertiary institution, you will need to provide copies of your first-, second- and/or third-year academic transcript
  • Your degree must be in the field predetermined and advertised by the City as being a scarce skill
  • Proof of financial status (affadavit of parent or guardian’s payslips or social grant slips)
  • Submitted applications will not be acknowledged in writing and copies of supporting documents will not be returned

Please use the following guide when applying.

Step 1: Download an application form or collect one from your nearest City library or from the following City facilities:

Step 2: Once you have completed the form, you can submit it along with all the supporting documentation to any of the facilities listed above, or email it to external.financialsupport@capetown.gov.za.

Supporting documentation to include:

  • a registration letter or provisional acceptance letter from your approved tertiary institution 
  • if you have matriculated, include a copy of your matric certificate
  • a certified copy of your Grade 12 results
  • any recommendations from teachers, mentors and peers
  • awards and certificates you have won
  • the contact details of two people who can be called on as references
  • a certified copy of your ID and that of your parent / guardian 
  • proof of residence 
  • payslip / certified proof of Government grant (if applicable)
  • any work you have already done in the field in which you are planning to study

Step 3: If your application is successful, you will be contacted by the City.

Document downloads

Bursary Application Form 14/08/2023, Application form – 705.6 KB

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