City of Johannesburg Bursary South Africa

City of Johannesburg Bursary South Africa


Johannesburg is the biggest city in South Africa, home to 23,7% of the South African population and covering an area of over 1600km2. Most of the Johannesburg (Jo ‘burg or Jozi) population are young (under 30 years of age) as it is the economic or commercial hub of South Africa.

The government sector i.e. the City of Johannesburg Municipality are offering 100 bursary opportunities to South African citizens, living in Johannesburg who wish to pursue full-time undergraduate studies.


The bursary programme will cover your tuition and registration fees, textbooks and/ or study material – to a maximum of R25 000 per academic year.

The bursary programmes will be renewed annually, based on the students academic performance.
The bursary will cover the following faculties of study:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Build Environment (Architecture, Construction Management, Quantity Surveying, Town and Regional Planning)
  • Commerce
  • Community Services (Disaster Management, Emergency Medical Technician)
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Management
  • Finance (Accounting, Auditing, Entrepreneurial/Small Business Management, Supply Chain Management, Treasury, Economists)
  • Health (Nursing)
  • Information Technology
  • International Relations & Protocol
  • Leadership
  • Law
  • Local Government Science/ Political Science
  • Logistics
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Production and Operations Management
  • Quality Assurance
  • Real Estate (Property Management, Property Valuation)
  • SAP (Systems Applications HCM, CRM, ISU, FI, SCM, Budgeting, Cost Control & Plant Maintenance)


Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements before applying:

  • strong academic merit,
  • intention to study at a recognised South African tertiary institution,
  • acceptance to study with your tertiary institution of choice,
  • the qualification must be long-term (no less than 1 year).


Please collect an application form from one of the following locations:
City of Johannesburg Customer Service Centre
Thuso House Customer Service Centre
61 Jorissen Street, Braamfontein
Tel: 011 988 0010

Reception Area, Ground Floor A-Block
Metropolitan Centre
Braamfontein (opposite the Civic Theatre).

download the latest application form online at:
Please include the following documents with your complete application form:

  • ID Document (certified copy),
  • recent academic record (certified copy),
  • proof of residency in Johannesburg (rates account/ utility bill) (certified copy).

Completed application forms and documents must be posted to:
The Bursary Office
Group Corporate and Shared Services
Employee Relations and Development
P.O. Box 1049

Hand delivered to:
City of Johannesburg Customer Service Centre
Reception Area, Ground Floor A-Block, Metropolitan Centre, Braamfontein (opposite the Civic Theatre).


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