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08 October 2010

Applications are open for the 100 bursaries the City hands out to students for tertiary academic study. They close on 15 October.

THE City of Johannesburg is offering 100 bursaries to South African citizens who are permanent residents of the city for full-time undergraduate studies.

Applicants can study at any accredited South African tertiary institution, but it is the student’s responsibility to seek admission to the institution.

The bursaries are for study programmes of no less than one year, and selection is strictly on academic merit. The bursaries are renewable annually, based on academic performance or results.

Applicants can apply for bursaries in the following fields of study:

  • Built environment - architecture, construction management, quantity surveying, town and regional planning;
  • Commerce;
  • Environmental health;
  • Environmental management;
  • Engineering;
  • Geo-informatics;
  • Information technology;
  • Logistics and supply chain management;
  • Nature conservation;
  • Political science;
  • Real estate or property management;
  • Transportation modelling;
  • Fire technology; or
  • Social work.

This bursary covers tuition and registration fees, prescribed books and or study material and is limited to R15 000 per student, per academic year.

Billy Baloyi, the officer in the City’s organisational capacitation department, says that each year Johannesburg offers bursaries to deserving young people willing to take up a career in the specified fields.

“The programme has been going on since 1992. The main aim of the bursary scheme is to plough back into communities and help those who do have the talent but cannot afford to pay for tertiary education.”

Through the scheme, the City has managed to help hundreds of young people, especially those from disadvantaged communities, he explains.

Bursary application forms are available from City Customer Service Centres around Johannesburg, the reception area on the ground floor of A block, in the Metropolitan Centre, Braamfontein – opposite the Joburg Theatre Complex – and online.

When applying, applicants should attach certified copies of their most recent academic record, their South African identity document and proof of residency in Johannesburg, such as a water and electricity account or a rates and taxes statement.

The completed application forms can be posted to The Bursary Office, Corporate and shared services (organisational capacitation), PO Box 1049, Johannesburg, 2000, or hand delivered to any Customer Service Centre in Joburg or to the reception area on the ground floor of A block, in the Metropolitan Centre, Braamfontein.

The closing date for submission of applications is 15 October 2010. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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