Gauteng eGovernment is offering IT-related bursaries for 2023

  • Bursaries for IT-related university courses are being offered by the Gauteng Department of eGovernment for 2023.
  • Financial assistance covered includes registration fees and tuition, as well as required learning materials such as textbooks.
  • There is a host of criteria that must be met before applying and applications will close on 28th November 2022, according to the department.

Gauteng’s Department of eGovernment says is offering financial study assistance to South African students between the ages of 18 and 35 for the 2023 academic year.

The bursaries offered by the department will only be rewarded to students residing in Gauteng for studies within the following fields:

  • Computer Engineering,
  • Computer Science,
  • Data Science,
  • Geoinformatics,
  • Graphic Design,
  • Informatics and Information Systems,
  • Information Technology (IT),
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT),
  • Multimedia and Interactive Media,
  • Software Engineering,
  • Software Development.

According to the department, the bursary will cover the expenses of registration, as well as tuition fees, prescribed books and other study materials.

No coverage of residential fees or living expenses is being offered.

Eligibility requirements for the eGovernment bursary include:

Applications that do not satisfy the following will simply not be considered:

  • You must be a South African citizen,
  • You must be between the ages of 18 and 35,
  • You must be a resident of Gauteng,
  • You have to currently be in Matric or have completed Matric,
  • You must already be studying or intend to study an undergraduate (tertiary) qualification within one of the IT-related fields listed above in 2023,
  • You must already be registered or admitted to study at a SAQA-accredited education institution within South Africa (a university or a university of Technology),
  • You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 65 percent for the subjects aligned with your chosen qualification,
  • Finally, you must be in financial need.

If you meet all of these criteria then you can apply for the eGovernment bursary. First, download the Gauteng Department of eGovernment Bursary Application form [PDF].

The application will have to be printed and filled out, and must be accompanied with the following documentation:

  • ID document or card (along with a certified copy),
  • Matric mid-year results if currently in Matric (and a certified copy of the results),
  • If you have completed Matric you must present your Matric Certificate (along with a certified copy),
  • If currently studying with a tertiary institution, you must present your full academic results for 2022 (with a certified copy),
  • Proof of admission to a tertiary institution (on the respective institution’s letterhead),
  • Proof of residence in Gauteng,
  • Proof of household income of parents or guardians such as three-months worth of latest payslips, or proof of SASSA grant. If inapplicable, you can send in an affidavit detailing your financial situation or perhaps a proof of death certificate (with certified copies),
  • Finally, you will need a motivational letter stating why you are enrolling for your selected qualification, signed by yourself or a parent or guardian.

Once you have completed the form and have collected all the documentation, you must deliver your application to the Directorate: Human Resource Management at Imbumba House – 75 Fox Street, Marshalltown, 2109.

Applications for these bursaries close by 28th November 2022 so if you’re interested in applying do not hesitate as time is running out.

We have been covering bursary offers from other institutions during this exam period. If you’re looking for another bursary you can check here.

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