Gauteng City Region Academy (GCRA) Bursary 2021

About Gauteng City Region Academy (GCRA)

The Gauteng City Region Academy (GCRA) is a branch of the Gauteng Department of Education that aims to promote skills development in Gauteng. This is done through the establishment of learnerships, internships, bursaries and career guidance programmes. The Gauteng youth, business sectors and Gauteng government employees are the major beneficiaries of the GCRA.

The GCRA has developed an Unemployment database in order to identify participants for development programs. The employment opportunities will come from Gauteng Provincial Government departments, municipalities, government agencies and the private sectors. Interviews, as well as other application procedures and results, will be used as a basis for program selection.

 

GCRA Bursaries 2021

The Gauteng City Region Academy (GCRA) is inviting all qualified applicants who are residents of Gauteng.  The GCRA bursary programme is open to all qualifying youth, who wish to study for an undergraduate and/or post-graduate programme at an accredited and registered Post School Education and Training institution in South Africa.

GCRA bursary covers the full cost of study, with conditions, as stipulated in the bursary contract.

 

GCRA Bursary Requirements and Eligibility

  • A South African citizen
  • Students who completed matric and reside in Gauteng
  • Youth residing in Gauteng between the ages of 18 to 35 years.
  • Students studying or intend on studying towards an undergraduate qualification at an accredited PSET institution.
  • 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 complete the application forms

  • 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

 

How to Apply and Application Details

CRA bursary online application is available for the applicants at https://gcrabursary.gauteng.gov.za/

You will be required to Register an account before you can Login and apply for the bursary online.

Prepare the following document to accompany your application:

  • Certified copy of Matric Certificate (not more than three months) and results if doing a semester course.
  • Certified copy of Identity Document (not more than three months)
  • Acceptance letter from Institution
  • Proof of address (either a Water and Electricity bill, stamped ward councilors letter or in case of rural areas a recognized letter from traditional authority)
  • Motivation letter (Indicating why they require and deserve financial assistance)
  • Proof of parents financial standing if employed (both parents salary advices). Affidavits will be required for the following:
    • If single parented
    • Unemployed parents
    • Guardianship – an affidavit and proof of guardianship
    • Orphans – include death certificates
    • Applicants whose surnames are different from parents and/or guardians

 

Closing Date

 31 March 2021 .

 

Contact Details

For any queries related to this GCRA bursary programme, please contact the Gauteng City Region Academy directly:

Tel:
0800 000 789 or 011 355 0000
Address:
17 Simmonds Street, Marshalltown, Johannesburg, 2000

E-mail: gdeinfo@gauteng.gov.za
Facebook: www.facebook.com/GCRAcademy

To learn more about the Gauteng City Region Academy (GCRA) Read these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) as well.

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Surprise Brian Zwane

i would love to be part of that life changing opportunity

Sam

Great, Apply now. GCRA bursary application is currently open for the 2021 study year.

Lerato Matlanyane

Good day, I was awarded with a bursary in August and submitted the the contract however the payment has not been made yet. As a result I have outstanding fees for 2020. This is really stressing me out because I am supposed to complete my degree this year (2021). Please, I humbly ask you to settle my fees because I depend on this bursary for my education development and for the completion of my degree

Sam

For any queries related to this GCRA bursary programme, please contact the Gauteng City Region Academy directly at 0800 000 789 / 011 355 0000
Email: gdeinfo@gauteng.gov.za

fortunate

GOOD MORNING
IM CURRENTLY USING GCRA FR THIS YEAR ONLY AND ONE OF THE POST SAYS THAT FOR 2021 IT WILL OPEN IN NOVEMBER, N TODAY ITS THE 30 OF NOVEMBER, WHEN CAN I APPLY FOR 2021 / WHEN IS GCRA OPENING FOR 2021

Sam

Gauteng City Region Academy (GCRA) 2021 bursary applications is open now for the 2021 study year. You can apply now online by following the above-mentioned application method.

fortunate

hello
i saw a notice that says for 2021 gcra will open applications in November, its almost month end
i wanted to ask which day in november

Sam

This year GCRA postponed the date to March 2021. The 2021 bursary is open now for application. You can now apply online by following the above-mentioned application method.

Geraldine Mokhudu

I am trying to apply for a bursary as you said will open again in November ,yet November is almost over I can’t find anything

Sam

This year GCRA postponed the date to March 2021. The 2021 bursary is open now for application. You can now apply online by following the above-mentioned application method.

Nthabeleng

Hi I would like to apply for the year 2021 but when I try to register for the online logins it says registering is closed.. When exactly will the new application for the year 2021 be open? Can I please get a response I’ve tried calling and sending emails but I’m not getting any response from your Team

Sam

This year GCRA postponed the date to March 2021. The 2021 bursary is open now for application. You can now apply online by following the above-mentioned application method.

Siphosethu

I got the bursary, it’s November now and my fees nor accommodation have been paid. There’s no communication from the bursary and the year is almost over, please advice. I’m really struggling at the moment yet ‘i have a bursary’

MOOKODI MOKOATLE

I ended up cancelling the bursary as I could not apply for other means of sponsorship as GCRA was written on my name at the Financial Office.

Precious

I too have been waiting for communication from the bursary since signing the contract. My results are blocked and my application for on-campus residence has been rejected because of outstanding debt. I don’t know where to seek help as the academic year has closed already with the finance department on the 15th of December.

Enele

I was experiencing the same problem. I would advise you to call the Gauteng department of education and get the number of the person who is responsible for your institution as they can give you more information on what the delay is.

All the best

Thuli

Did you at least get help ?

NKOSINATHI MSIMANGA

same here I don’t know what to do hey….. I’m so stressed they are quite

Branden Matsila

Good Day

I have applied for a bursary under Bursary ID 5227, and submitted all the documents, including certified matric results and affidavit that i have a single guardian, however the portal still says the information is incomplete. Please help.

Dimpho Kekana

Hello. I need clarity about something. I had the GCRA bursay when l was doing my irst year at UJ in 2017 and l passed that year decided to go to UP and change my course. I then consulted with the administrator at GCRA about my decision and she said its fine bt they will cover my first year at UP when l am doung my secind yearthey will continue funding me from there onwards. It happened that in 2018 l didnt manage to make it to UP so l took a gap year and in 2019 l did my… Read more »

Kel-C Leigh Stainbank

Good day
I was requested to provide additional supporting documents on the GCRA Digital Portal but am unable to do so as I am only able to view the documents already added and am unable to add anything new. My application reference number is #1557. Please can you assist?

Unknown

It is with great shame to hear that GCRA are crooks and using young people to suffer through this program called COVID-19 YOUTH BRIGADES, how can you pay South Africans R3000 a month after risking their lives screening learners, sanitation, data capturing, monitoring social distancing and other related compliance of staff members, learners, visitors and contractors to the site at which you will be deployed at all the time?
If this is what you doing? You should be ashamed of yourself and will take you to social media and don’t forget EFF IS COMING

T S Shaku

My child is a top achiever in school fees paying government school. They say she not qualifying.

Nozipho

I am top 2 2017fron our school. I came to your offices in Jo’burg, two weeks back. I was told that I will receive a call, still, no response.

Precious

I was using GCRA last year but I failed my first year… will they still pay for me this year? Is my contract then terminated?

Monica

They will probably suspend it for a year until you pass that academic year.

Sam

Good day, kindly contact your bursary administrator.

ATALIA SAMBO

I am in Cape Town therefore visiting GCRA offices at 55 fox street is not as easy since I am at University of Cape Town.

Atalia Sambo

I am one of the top 3 and I did submit all the required documents in January but even now there is no responce

Sivenathi

Goodday..i matriculated 2018 and was in the top three but now i can’t go to their offices because iam in Cape Town..how can i apply…what can i do to ensure that i get the bursary?

lesego

go to their offices, 17 diagonal street next to old JSE.. iv used this bursary for 3 years.. even now I’m going to apply again to their offices

Sam

At this point I think you need to visit GCRA offices at 55 fox street, Johannesburg, to get information about your application.

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