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City of Cape Town Bursaries
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.

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.

The approved fields of study are:

  • 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)

You can also find a list of the approved fields of study and the application form (attached) at the municipal offices listed below and at City libraries.

The closing date is 31 August 2016.

Bursaries will cover registration, examination and class fees. Accommodation may be considered, based on a comprehensive assessment of individual cases and affordability.

For more information, contact the HR Service Desk on 086 010 3089 (option 6),
021 400 1404/2044/3619/3899.

Please note:

  • Late applications will not be considered
  • 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.

Municipal offices


Brackenfell Municipal Office

Cnr Paradys and Old Paarl Road, Brackenfell

Cape Town Human Resource Employment Counter

Concourse Level, Civic Centre, Cape Town

Helderberg Municipal Office

First Floor, Human Resource Division, cnr Main Road and Fagan Street, Strand

South Peninsula Municipal Office

Cnr Victoria and Main Road, Plumstead

Bellville Municipal Building

Voortrekker Road, Bellville

Parow Municipal Building

Voortrekker Road, Parow