Gauteng City Region Academy Bursary 2021

About Gauteng City Region Academy (GCRA)

The Gauteng City Region Academy (GCRA) is a branch of the Gauteng Department of Education that aims to promote skills development in Gauteng. This is done through the establishment of learnerships, internships, bursaries and career guidance programmes. The Gauteng youth, business sectors and Gauteng government employees are the major beneficiaries of the GCRA.

The GCRA has developed an Unemployment database in order to identify participants for development programs. The employment opportunities will come from Gauteng Provincial Government departments, municipalities, government agencies and the private sectors. Interviews, as well as other application procedures and results, will be used as a basis for program selection.

GCRA Bursaries

The Gauteng City Region Academy (GCRA) is inviting all qualified applicants who are residents of Gauteng as well as unemployed students to apply for its bursary program by registering on the GCRA Database. GCRA bursary covers registration fees, tuition fees and academic books to any recognized Higher Education Institution (HEI).

Should the academic expenses exceed the GCRA maximum bursary amount, bursary holders are encouraged to apply to other additional sponsorship. GCRA bursaries holder will also be required to render 40 hours of community service from their 1st year of study until graduation.

GCRA Bursary Requirements and Eligibility

  • A South African citizen
  • Students who completed matric and reside in Gauteng
  • Youth residing in Gauteng between the ages of 18 to 35 years.
  • Students studying and/or registered and have been accepted in an accredited institution of learning, including TVETs, Universities and Universities of Technology.
  • Students who want to pursue post-graduate studies and have been accepted at an accredited institution of higher learning

The following students automatically qualify but must complete the application forms

  • Top Achievers from Gauteng schools
  • Top 3 learners from No-fee paying schools in Gauteng
  • Top 3 learners from Learners with Special Education Needs (LSEN) schools in Gauteng

How to Apply and Application Details

GCRA bursary online application is available for the applicants. To do so, register a profile on the GCRA website job center section.

Prepare the following document to accompany your application:

For First-Year Students

  • Certified copy of Matric Certificate (not more than three months) and results if doing a semester course.
  • Certified copy of Identity Document (not more than three months)
  • Acceptance letter from Institution
  • Proof of address (either a Water and Electricity bill, stamped ward councilors letter or in case of rural areas a recognized letter from traditional authority)
  • Motivation letter (Indicating why they require and deserve financial assistance)
  • Proof of parents financial standing if employed (both parents salary advices). Affidavits will be required for the following:
    • If single parented
    • Unemployed parents
    • Guardianship – an affidavit and proof of guardianship
    • Orphans – include death certificates
    • Applicants whose surnames are different from parents and/or guardians

For Senior Students

  • Certified copy of Matric Certificate (not more than three months)
  • Academic statement for previous year/s and current if doing semester course
  • Certified copy of Identity Document (not more than three months)
  • Acceptance letter from the Institution
  • Proof of address (either a Water and Electricity bill, stamped ward councilors letter or in case of rural areas a recognized letter from traditional authority)
  • Motivation letter (Indicating why they require and deserve financial assistance)
  • Proof of parents’ financial standing if employed (both parent’s salary advices). Affidavits will be required for the following:
    • If single parented
    • Unemployed parents
    • Guardianship – an affidavit and proof of guardianship
    • Orphans – include death certificates
    • Applicants whose surnames are different from parents and/or guardian/

Closing Date

09 October 2020 .

Note: Only Students Who Are Currently Studying and Unfunded for the 2020 Academic Year Must Apply. for the Year 2021, Applications Will Open in November 2020.

Contact Details

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the Gauteng City Region Academy directly:

Tel: +27 11 556 9000
Address:
 17 Diagonal Street, Old JSE Building 5th Floor, Marshalltown, Johannesburg, 2113

E-mail: GCRACommunications@gauteng.gov.za

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