Gauteng City Region Academy (GCRA) Bursary

Applications Open
Closing Date:

Bursary Details

Applications for the Gauteng City Region Academy (GCRA) Bursary are NOW OPEN. Eligible youth in Gauteng are encouraged to apply from today, 01 November 2021 - 22 February 2022.

The Gauteng Department of Education through its Branch, the Gauteng City Region Academy (GCRA) is
responsible for facilitation of skills development initiatives to young people in the province.

The following students automatically qualify, but must also complete the appliction form online:

  •  Top Achievers from Gauteng Schools
  •  Top learner from no-fee paying schools in Gauteng
  •  Top 3 learner from LSEN schools in Gauteng

Candidate Requirements

Applications Are Open For Following:

  • Students who completed matric and reside in Gauteng - Proof of residence required
  • Students intending to study an undergraduate programme and have been accepted at an accredited PSET institution of learning and/or is currently registered for such.
  • Students who want to pursue Post-Graduate studies and have been accepted at an accredited institution of higher learning

To Qualify for a GCRA bursary award you must be:

  •  A South African Citizen
  •  Youth residing in Gauteng between the age of 18 and 35


How to Apply


You will also need to submit the following:

  •  Certified copy of South African ID(by birth)
  •  Proof of Gauteng residence (utility bill or letter from ward councillor)
  •  Matric Certificate and or latest academic results(certified)
  •  Proof of income from parent(s) or guardian(s) or affidavit
  •  Letter of Motivation(not more than 2 pages)
  •  Proof of registration or acceptance letter from PSET institution
  •  Disability or medical report(where applicable)
Field of Study: Any Field of Study


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