Apply Now | City of Cape Town External Bursary for Young South Africans – 2022

City of Cape Town External Bursary 2022 for Young South Africans. Apply below!

Application Deadline


30th September 2022. 

Tell Me About City of Cape Town External Bursary:

Cape Town offers bursary opportunities to selected students each year. The financial support covers the cost of registration, examinations and class fees for their formal studies. The City is calling on interested residents in Cape Town who are registered at accredited academic institutions in South Africa to apply for these external bursaries.

Which Fields are Eligible?

Below is a list of the various field of studies within the 2023 City of Cape Town Scarce Skills List categories:

  1. Accounting (CA and Cost Management)
  2. Artisan Training
  3. Auditing
  4. Contract Management
  5. Data Science/Analytics (Statistics, Computer Science)
  6. Economics
  7. Engineering (Various fields, including Industrial Engineering)
  8. Environmental (Specialists, including Air Pollution and Water Quality)
  9. Fleet Management
  10. Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  11. Heritage
  12. Information Systems and Technology
  13. Legal (Various fields)
  14. Nursing
  15. Occupational Health & Safety
  16. Project Management
  17. Renewable Energy
  18. Supply Chain Management
  19. Technical Training/qualification in
  20. Electricity/Energy/Refrigeration/Electronic/Process control and Operations
  21. Transport Management
  22. Urban Design, Landscape, Planning, Surveying and Architecture
  23. Municipal Finance Management Act Minimum Competence qualification
  24. Public Accountability
  25. Innovation

What Type of Award is this?


Who can apply for City of Cape Town External Bursary?

The City of Cape Town invites applicants who meet the following requirements to apply:

  • Applicants need to be South African citizens residing within the boundaries of Cape Town
  • Applicants should possess their Grade 12 final / mid-year results with an average of 65% and above
  • Applicants need to provide a copy of first, second or third year academic transcripts
  • Applicants need to be registered for full-time study at an accredited tertiary institution and should be studying an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification in one of the approved City of Cape Town scarce skills fields of study

Which Countries are Eligible?

South Africa

How Many Positions will be Given?

Not specified

What is the Benefit of City of Cape Town External Bursary?

The bursaries also include capped allowances for study-aid; transport and meals. In some instances where a proven need exists, the City may also cover a capped residence allowance, funding permitting.

How to Apply for Program?

To apply, residents can download an application form

Jobs-and-opportunities/apply-for-a-city-bursary or obtain the form from any City library or Walk-in Centre. Completed forms and supporting documentation must be submitted to any of the Walk-in Centres by Friday, 30 September 2022.


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