City of Johannesburg (CoJ) Bursary 2024

About City of Johannesburg

The City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality is a municipality in South Africa responsible for governing Johannesburg and implementing local policies. It has several divisions and departments that provide government services to the community.

Some of the services of this metropolitan municipality include policing, traffic fines, water and sanitation, waste management, electricity, and public transport, among other things.

The City of Johannesburg municipality covers a large area, including the urban centers of Midrand and Johannesburg. Along with the two, there are 11 other urban centers like Sandton, Soweto, Melrose Arch, Roodepoort, Killarney, Diepsloot, Randburg, and Sunninghill.

City of Johannesburg (CoJ) Bursary

City of Johannesburg (CoJ) Bursary 2024

The core responsibility of CoJ is to uplift communities and address socio-economic problems. And one of the problems it’s addressing is to increase the literary rate among its citizens. It offers the City of Johannesburg bursary to a certain number of students who need financial aid for their education every year.

These bursaries are awarded in multiple fields of study. For the upcoming academic year, here are some of the fields of study eligible for the bursary programme:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Build Environment (Architecture, Construction, Inspectors)
  • Commerce
  • Community Services
  • Curatorial Studies
  • Emergency Management Services/Disaster Management
  • Engineering (All Fields)
  • Environmental Management
  • Finance (All Fields)
  • Geo-Information Science
  • Health (All Fields)
  • Information Management
  • Information Technology (All Fields)
  • International Relations and Protocol
  • Legal
  • Logistics
  • Marketing
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Municipal Governance
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Real Estate (Property management, Property Valuation)
  • Town and Regional Planning

The bursary will offer up to R 40,000 per annum depending on the need and study programme. It will cover expenses like registration fees, tuition fees, study materials, and prescribed textbooks.

Initially, the coverage will be for one year. Students can renew it for the following years based on academic performance.

Eligibility Criteria

To be selected for the bursary programme, students would have to meet the eligibility criteria laid out by the City of Johannesburg. Since the number of applicants often outnumbers the number of bursaries available, it will reject those that do not fulfill all the criteria.

The eligibility requirements for the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) bursary are:

  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Must reside in the Johannesburg metropolitan area permanently
  • Must have either completed Matric or currently studying in Matric
  • Must be pursuing or willing to pursue an undergrad qualification in one of the aforementioned fields of study (postgraduate qualifications aren’t considered)
  • The course’s duration shouldn’t be less than one year
  • Must have a strong academic record
  • Must be studying or willing to study at a tertiary university that’s recognized

Fulfilling all the criteria, however, doesn’t guarantee funding. It is at the sole discretion of the City of Johannesburg municipality. The list of bursars published by them will be considered final.


How to Apply?

Eligible students are encouraged to apply for the bursary by going through the application process. It’s a simple and quick process that shouldn’t take more than an hour to complete. However, you should be careful and not rush through it. Incomplete or erroneous submissions are rejected without further consideration. Follow the steps to apply for the CoJ Bursary:

The first step is completing the City of Johannesburg Bursary online application form. It’s an online form, and you’re not required to download it. The form asks specific questions about yourself and your academic details. Complete all the fields that have an asterisk mark.

Toward the end of the form, you’d be asked to write a statement clarifying that the information provided by you is truthful to your knowledge. Once completed, move on to the next and final step.

Documents Required

The next step is to submit the documents needed for this bursary. You’d have to upload them in the form. Here are the documents you need to prepare and upload:

  • ID documents
  • Matric results, if currently in Matric
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric but not studying yet
  • Full academic record, if completed Matric and are pursuing an undergrad qualification (must be on institution letterhead)
  • Proof of residence (like rates account or utility bill)
  • Proof of income of parents/guardians (payslips if employed; affidavit if unemployed; death certificates if deceased)

You need to submit only certified copies. Upload the documents and submit your application.

Closing Date

Currently closed for application. Please check back later for the updated opening and closing date of this bursary.

Contact Details

For more details on this bursary, please contact the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) directly::

  • Contact Person: Billy Baloyi
  • Telephone – 011 407 6979
  • Email –

If the bursary has already been closed, you are requested not to contact the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality. View our other bursaries open for application here:

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