Gauteng City Region Academy (GCRA) Bursary 2020

The Gauteng City Region Academy (GCRA) is a branch of the Gauteng Provincial Government that is tasked to advance quality education, skills and training development in their area of jurisdiction. The GCRA works to grow and further develop a diverse talent and skills pool essential for the ever growing and dynamic economy of Gauteng. This is done by implementing training and development interventions as well as leadership and management development programmes.  Among these is the GCRA Bursary Programme which seeks to help underprivileged Gauteng youth pursue tertiary level education.

In addition to extending aid to young Gauteng students, the GCRA also aims to empower local government workers and the Gauteng business sector.

GCRA Bursary Programmes

The GCRA Bursary Programme is targeted towards Grade 12 students without the financial capability to obtain a tertiary level education. The coverage of the bursary is comprehensive as it includes tuition fees, book expenses, food and boarding expenses and more. Additional funding can be acquired should the yearly school fees exceed the maximum bursary amount.

Career Options for GCRA Bursar

Students who are selected for the bursary programme are eligible to join internship programmes offered by the Gauteng Provincial Government as well as other strategic partners operating in the region.

Requirements or Eligibility

The Gauteng City Region Academy Bursary Programme requires the following qualifications to be considered for the selection process:

For Grade 12 students

  • must belong to the top three of their class
  • Studying in a no-fee South African government school
  • Will gain admission to a prescribed Higher Education Institution, or HEI
  • Will gain admission to a TVET College, or Technical and Vocational Education and Training

Learners 16 to 35 years of age

  • have finished Grade 9 to 12 in a technical school and intending to study at a TVET public college in Gauteng to pursue a vocational course
  • Must have been accepted at a Higher Education Institution for post graduate studies

Learners already studying at an HEI are required to render 40 hours of community work beginning for the duration of the bursary programme.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants are required to secure an application form from the GCRA office at the address listed below.:

Gauteng City Region Academy Office
17 Diagonal Street
5th Floor

Attach the required documents listed below:

  • Identity document (certified copy)
  • Grade 12 results or highest qualification results
  • Letter of acceptance from the HEI attended
  • Proof of residence

Once completely filled out, send the application form along with the required documents via post to the aforementioned address.

Only applications that meet the minimum requisites will be reviewed. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to come in for an interview. Acceptance into the bursary programme normally depends on the result of the interview.

Opening and Closing Dates

The bursary application closing date is not confirmed yet.

Contact Information

For bursary related questions contact GCRA via:

Email: GCRACommunications@gauteng.gov.ca

Telephone: 011 556 9000

Click the link below for the programme advert:


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  • Reply tinyiko khoza June 19, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    How long does it take to be called for an interview for gcra bursary

    • Reply Jerome June 19, 2019 at 1:33 pm

      Hello! It is highly recommended that you get in touch with the Gauteng City Region Academy regarding your concern. However, keep in mind that it states in the advert that only shortlisted applicants will be called in for an interview. Still, should you want to give them call, you can reach them at 27 11 556 9000. You can also check this link out http://www.gauteng.gov.za/services/education/Pages/Bursaries-and-Scholarships.aspx. Thanks and good luck!

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