Bursaries at Provincial Treasury | Western Cape Government

Bursaries at Provincial Treasury

(Provincial Treasury, Western Cape Government)

Applications are closed, Applications to study full time in 2019 will open in July 2018 

The Western Cape Provincial Treasury offers bursary opportunities to Grade 12 learners and post- and undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in:

  • Economics.
  • Fiscal and Public Policy.
  • Accounting.
  • Public Finance (Expenditure and Revenue Analysis and Management).
  • Corporate Governance (Risk Management, Corporate Finance, Business and Public Administration).

How to apply for a bursary?

STEP 1: Click here to print the application form.

STEP 2: Complete the application form and attach the required supporting documents

STEP 3: Applications together with supporting documents must be addressed to Mr D van Aarde.

It can be posted to:

The Western Cape Provincial Treasury,

Corporate Services Relations Management,

Private Bag X9165,

Cape Town


or hand delivered to:

Legislature Building,

15 Wale Street,

Cape Town

It must be placed in the box marked: Provincial Treasury Bursary Applications: Full-Time Study 2018

The External Bursary programme was initiated in 2001. The Provincial Treasury aims to develop specifically identified external learners in scarce occupational classes to obtain qualifications or additional qualifications.

It gives historically disadvantaged students the opportunity to better their qualifications, to develop a pool of talent from which the department can recruit and attract potential employees in the scarce skills category and to develop skills in disadvantaged communities with particular emphasis on building economic empowerment capacity and to enable members of disadvantaged communities to compete in the labour market.

The advertisements for external bursaries are placed in external print media and the website in July or August yearly.

Minimum Requirements

The external bursary is offered to all South Africans between 17-35 years of age who reside in the Western Cape. Applicants must have obtained an average of 60% or higher for the previous year of study at high school, university or technikon and they should not be in possession of another bursary.

The Financial poverty index with regard to annual household income, in gradients of R150 000 and below, between R150 000-R300 000, R300 000-R450 000 and R450 000 plus is also considered with preference given to disadvantaged candidates. Postgraduate applicants should have already obtained a B. Degree within one or more of the fields indicated above.

Closing Date:
29 September 2018

Further Enquiries:
Nicolaas van Aarde
Tel: 021 483 3040
Email: Nicolaas.vanAarde@westerncape.gov.za


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