Gauteng City-Region Academy (GCRA) Bursary South Africa 2021 – 2022

What is Bursary 

Gauteng City-Region Academy GCRA Bursary South Africa | A Bursary is A grant, especially one awarded to someone to enable them to study at university or college.

How does it work?

Bursaries vary in amounts and professions and are given to students in order to further their studies. In return for funding your studies, the company may require you to repay them by signing a work contract with them. Another type of bursary is a donor bursary (a bursary awarded to a deserving candidate in a specific field of study or in recognition for his/her work in a specific field of study).

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ABOUT THE COMPANY – GCRA

The Gauteng City-Region Academy (GCRA) is a branch of the Gauteng Department of Education, a sector of the South African government which is responsible for skill development within the Province. The GCRA helps develop the skills of students within the province, by way of facilitation and coordination of bursaries, internships, learnerships and career guidance programs.

ABOUT THE GCRA BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED

The Gauteng City Region Academy (GCRA) is inviting students residing in Gauteng, to apply for bursary funding for the 2022 academic year. The GCRA bursary provides funding Undergraduate and Postgraduate qualifications, in ANY field of study.

ABOUT THE GCRA BURSARY PROGRAMME – COVERAGE VALUE & SELECTION

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: registration fees, tuition fees, accommodation in residence (to a maximum value of R65 000) or off-campus/ private accommodation (to a maximum value of R47 000), books, laptop and a living allowance for off-campus/ private accommodation.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 3 to 4 weeks after the application closing date – if you do not receive any feedback 4 weeks after the closing date, please regard your application as unsuccessful.
 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE GCRA BURSARY

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

 

Students who meet either of the following 3 criteria will automatically qualify for the bursary (but they must still submit an application):

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE GCRA BURSARY

Applications must be done submitted online at: GCRA Bursary Application 2022

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Applicants will be required to register an account before they can Login and apply.
 

The application process will include the following steps:
Step 1: Personal Profile, including: personal information, address and contact information, Matric final results and details, and parent or guardian details.
Step 2: tertiary institution results and details, information about any other sponsors, uploading supporting documentation and agreeing to the terms and conditions.

If you are unsure which type of bursary to apply for, please note the following:

If you need help with the bursary application process, please download the GCRA Bursary Application Guidelines (.pdf)
 

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR GCRA BURSARY APPLICATIONS

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your online application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

Note: ensure that your documents are labelled correctly (example: “ID copy” for the copy of your Identity Document), saved in PDF format and NOT bigger than 2 MB each
 

NOTES ABOUT THE GCRA BURSARY

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CLOSING DATE FOR THE GCRA BURSARY

28 February 2022.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
 

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the Gauteng City Region Academy directly:
New bursary queries:
Email: gdeinfo@gauteng.gov.za

Bursary renewal queries:
Email: Bursaries.Gcra@gauteng.gov.za

Please read these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) and answers before contacting GCRA.

 

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