City of Cape Town: Bursaries 2017 in South Africa

City of Cape Town: Bursaries Programme in South Africa

The City of Cape Town is offering bursaries for full-time studies, at approved tertiary institutions, to people living in the greater Cape Metropolitan area. Students who will be registering for an undergraduate degree, postgraduate degree or a diploma in 2017 are welcome to apply for assistance. Each bursary value will be determined by the actual fees – registration, tuition and examination fees, and the cost of books to the value of R4 000.

Students have a choice of over 40 fields of study in areas where the City has identified critical and scarce skills shortages. Our external bursary programme is part of our commitment to building an opportunity city by encouraging further studies and supporting skills development. Successful applicants will not be required to repay the bursary, but a service obligation to the City is coupled to it. Candidates who will be registering for an undergraduate/postgraduate (PG) degree/diploma in one of the approved fields of study in 2017 are encouraged to apply.

Bursary Application closing date is 31 August 2016

Bursary Provider:  The City of Cape Town

Bursary Location: South Africa

Field of Studies

  • Architecture (B.A.S)
  • Auditing/IT Auditing (ND/BComm)
  • Atmospheric Science (BSc Honours/MSc)
  • BComm (Procurement Logistics)
  • Biotechnology (BTech/MTech/BSc Hons/ MSc)
  • Business Computing (BSc)
  • Building and Construction Development
  • Chemical Engineering (BTech/BSc/MSc)
  • Chemistry (BSc/BSc Hons/MSc)
  • Civil Engineering(ND/BTech/BSc/BEng/MSc)
  • Civil Engineering (Housing Projects Management)
  • Civil Engineering (Specialisation in Port and Coastal Engineering)
  • City and Regional Planning (Honours in City Planning & Masters in City and Regional Planning)
  • Computer Science (BA/BComm/BSc) (With Network subjects)
  • Conservation of the Built Environment/Heritage Conservation and Management ( PG)
  • Conservation Ecology/Biodiversity and Conservation (MSc)
  • B.Econ / BComm Majoring in Development Economics
  • Ecotoxicology (MSc)
  • Electrical Engineering (HC/ LC) (ND/BSc)
  • Electronic Engineering (BA/BComm/BSc) (With Network Subjects)
  • Environmental Health (Specialisation in Air Quality and Radiation) (BTech)
  • Environmental Science (MSc)
  • Law/Ethics/Risk/Auditing/IT/Accounting (Forensics)
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Geology, Hydrogeology (MSc)
  • Industrial Engineering (BTech/BSc)
  • Information Technology/Systems (ND/BComm/BSc)
  • Library and Information Science
  • LLB (Contracts/Labour Law Specialisation)
  • Local Economic Development (BA)
  • Materials and Road Pavement Engineering
  • Material Science (MSc)
  • Microbiology (MTech/BSc Hons/MSc)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Management (BTech)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Risk Assessment
  • Occupational Health Nursing (BTech)
  • Occupational Medicine (PG)
  • Psychology (Masters in Clinical or Counselling Psychology)
  • Quantity Surveying  (ND/BTech/BSc: Hons)
  • Social Work (PG)
  • Sustainable Development, Climate Change or Energy (PG)
  • Telecommunications (ND/PG)
  • Town and Regional Planning
  • Transport Economics
  • Transport Logistics
  • Transportation Studies
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Water Utilisation/Water Treatment (MSc)

How to apply

Click here to download the 2017 application form. You can also find application forms at the municipal offices listed below and City libraries:

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Applicants can contact the City of Cape Town’s Employment Service Desk for further information on 0860 103 089 (choose option six), or on 021 400 3601/3619/3899/2044.


Please note:
  • Received applications will not be acknowledged in writing
  • Copies of supporting documents will not be returned
  • If you have not received a response from us by 18 December 2016, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful.

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