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The City of Cape Town 2023 external bursaries for young South Africans

The City of Cape Town 2023 external bursaries

The City of Cape Town offers bursary opportunities to selected students each year. The financial support covers the cost of registration, examinations and class fees for their formal studies. The City is calling on interested residents in CapeTown who are registered at accredited academic institutions in South Africa to apply for these external bursaries.


  • Applicants need to be South African citizens residing within the boundaries of Cape Town
  • Applicants should possess their Grade 12 final / mid-year results with an average of 65% and above
  • Applicants need to provide a copy of first, second or third year academic transcripts
  • Applicants need to be registered for full-time study at an accredited tertiary institution and should be studying an undergraduate  or postgraduate qualification in one of the approved City of Cape Town scarce skills fields of study

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The 2023 City of CapeTown Scarce Skills List categories:

  •  Accounting (CA and Cost Management)
  • Artisan Training
  •  Auditing 
  • Contract Management
  • Data Science/Analytics (Statistics, Computer Science)
  • Economics
  • Engineering (Various fields, including Industrial Engineering)
  • Environmental (Specialists, including Air Pollution and Water Quality)
  • Fleet Management
  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Heritage


  1. Global Leadership Challenge 2022 for Young Leaders (Fully-funded to St. Gallen Symposium)
  2. AU/CIEFFA 5th Youth Capacity Building Workshop for Young Africans
  3. The Ocean Impact Pitchfest 2022 for startups worldwide
  • Information Systems and Technology
  • Legal (Various fields)
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  •  Project Management
  • Renewable Energy
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Technical Training/qualification in Electricity/Energy/Refrigeration/Electronic/Process control and Operations
  • Transport Management
  • Urban Design, Landscape, Planning, Surveying and Architecture
  • Municipal Finance Management Act Minimum Competence qualification
  •  Public Accountability
  •  Innovation

Application Process

Apply here

For More Information:
Visit the Official Webpage of the City of Cape Town 2023 external bursaries

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