SA Bursaries

City of Johannesburg (CoJ) Bursaries 2024

City of Johannesburg (CoJ) is inviting South African students to submit applications for the Bursary Programme for the academic year 2024.

Bursary Application Closing Date: 15 November 2023

The City of Johannesburg (CoJ) is offering 200 bursaries for undergraduate studies to students residing in Johannesburg in various fields of study.

Fields of Study Supported: Bursaries are available for undergraduate studies in the following fields:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Build Environment (Architecture, Construction, Inspectors)
  • Commerce
  • Community Services
  • Curatorial Studies
  • Emergency Management Services/Disaster Management
  • Engineering (All Fields)
  • Environmental Management
  • Finance (All Fields)
  • Geo Information Science
  • Health (All Fields)
  • Information Management
  • Information Technology (All Fields)
  • International Relations and Protocol
  • Legal
  • Logistics
  • Marketing
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Municipal Governance
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Real Estate (Property Management, Property Valuation)
  • Town and Regional Planning

Coverage and Renewal:

  • The bursary covers registration fees, tuition fees, prescribed textbooks, and study materials, up to a maximum amount of R40,000 per year.
  • Bursaries are awarded for one academic year at a time and can be renewed each year, contingent on satisfactory academic performance.

Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible for the City of Johannesburg Bursary, applicants must meet the following minimum entry criteria:

  1. Citizenship: Must be a South African citizen.
  2. Residency: Must permanently reside in Johannesburg, Gauteng.
  3. Academic Status: Must be currently in Matric or have completed Matric.
  4. Field of Study: Must be studying or intend to study full-time for an undergraduate qualification in one of the specified fields (the bursary does not fund postgraduate studies).
  5. Duration: The qualification or course of study should be at least one year long.
  6. Tertiary Institution: Must be studying or planning to study at a recognized tertiary institution in South Africa.
  7. Academic Record: Must have a strong academic record.
  8. Other Funding: Must not be receiving any other bursary, grant, or form of funding for study purposes.

Application Process:

To apply for the City of Johannesburg Bursary, follow these steps:

  1. Complete the online application form, which can be found at the City of Johannesburg Bursary Application for 2024.
  2. In the field asking how you heard about the City of Johannesburg Bursary, enter “”
  3. Submit clear copies of the required supporting documents along with your online application. Compulsory documents include:
    • ID Document (certified copy)
    • Matric latest results (certified copy) if currently in Matric
    • Matric certificate (certified copy) if completed Matric
    • Most recent academic records (certified copy) if currently studying
    • Proof of residence in Johannesburg (rates account/utility bill)
    • Parents or guardians’ proof of income (latest payslips if employed/affidavit if unemployed/death certificate if deceased) (certified copy)

For the most accurate and up-to-date information, please visit the official City of Johannesburg Bursary website or contact the provided application portal.

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