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The Gauteng City Region Academy (GCRA) Bursary Applications are now open.

Applications are open for the following:

  • Students who completed Matric and reside in Gauteng – proof of residence required.
  • Students intending to study an undergraduate programme and have been accepted at an accreditated Post-School Education and Training (PSET) institution of learning and/or is currently registered for such.
  • 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 also complete the application forms online:

  • 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.

To Qualify for a GCRA bursary award you must be:

  • A South African Citizen
  • Youth residing in Gauteng between the ages of 18 to 35 years

Key requirements

  • Certified copy of South African ID (by birth)
  • Proof of Gauteng residence
  • Matric Certificate and/or latest academic results (certified)
  • Proof of Income from parent/s or guardians or affidavit
  • Letter of motivation (not more than 2 pages)
  • Proof of registration or acceptance letter from PSET institution
  • Disability/medical report (where applicable)

Please note that no face to face consultations. 

Only online applications will be accepted. Online applications are available on: https://gcrabursary.gauteng.gov.za 


NB: Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Bursaries are awarded in line with the Gauteng Department of Education’s GCRA Policy.

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