Gauteng Department of Education GDE Bursaries
The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) in South Africa offers bursaries and other kinds of financial assistance to students who are unable to meet their educational expenses. These bursaries are designed to help students in the Gauteng province to access and complete higher education.
Benefits of GDE Bursaries
GDE bursaries provide financial aid to learners who come from disadvantaged backgrounds and assist them in paying for tuition fees, textbooks, meals and accommodation for their studies. The bursaries provide important opportunities for learners who do not have access to funds to pursue their educational dreams.
Eligibility for GDE Bursaries
Applicants for GDE Bursaries must meet certain criteria:
- Must be a South African Citizen
- Must have applied or be admitted to a Gauteng University
- Must have an average of 60% or better in Grade 12
- Must have an annual household income of no more than R22 000
- Must be registered for at least 60% of the courses/modules
Gauteng Department of Education GDE bursaries
For more details about the Gauteng Department of Education bursaries and how to apply for the available Gauteng bursaries and GDE teaching bursaries, you can check through the links below.
Application Process for GDE Bursaries
Applicants must complete the GDE bursary application form and submit it with the necessary documentation, including an official South African Identity Document, certified copies of tertiary institution academic transcripts or certification, a letter of admission to tertiary institutions, and a letter of recommendation.
Applications must be sent to the GDE Bursary Administrator no later than the published closing date.
GDE bursaries provide an important opportunity to students in Gauteng who are unable to meet their educational expenses. The bursary is designed to help students pursue their educational dreams and meet the eligibility criteria. Applicants must submit the completed application forms before the closing date to be considered for the bursary. The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) bursary is a programme initiated by the Gauteng Province to provide financial aid for Gauteng-based students who wish to pursue tertiary education or further studies in the province. The scheme provides money to those students who have obtained good results in their Matric examinations and have applied for tertiary institutions in the Gauteng Province.
The GDE bursaries cover students considering to study at any tertiary institution in Gauteng, such as universities, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) colleges and private organisation programmes as long as they are accredited and situated in Gauteng. The bursary is also not limited to South African citizens, as international students are eligible to apply if they are studying within the Gauteng Province.
To be eligible for the GDE bursary, applicant must meet the application criteria for the university, TVET or private programme they wish to join. This includes meeting the set academic requirements, closing dates and submission of correct documents. Some programmes may require additional qualifying criteria specifically for the bursary. It is important to note that attending an information session about the programme may be part of the criteria for application for the GDE bursary.
Successful applicants of the GDE bursary are awarded up to a total of R20 000 depending on the type of programme they will be attending and subjected to a bursary panel’s assessment criteria, which include their academic results, financial need and other information supplied in the application forms, as they are expected to provide proof of financial difficulties.
In addition to the financial aid, the GDE bursary also offers additional support such as mentorship, counselling and career guidance.
For more information on the GDE bursary, prospective applicants and students should contact the Gauteng Department of Education at the following address:
Gauteng Department of Education
C/o. Pritchard and Sisulu Street
Phone: 011 355 0400
Fax: 086 662 0979