Garden Cities was established in South Africa 1919 by businessman and politician, Richard Stuttaford. He took the initiative as proposed by Sir Ebenezer Howard, a British urban planner, who proposed the building of new towns, sustainable housing, and a better living environment for those people who lived in poorer areas in bad conditions during and after the first World War, providing owners a sense of worth.

Garden Cities have been involved for over 100 years in many attractive and well-built housing projects including: Pinelands Garden City, Elfindale Garden City, Edgemead Garden City, Dennemere Garden City, Square Hill Garden City and Victoria Park Garden City.

Suburbs are developed and include infrastructure such as schools, shopping centres, medical facilities and business facilities.

Profits that came from these projects were reinvested into the company and have been used to purchase land for future developments. These profits have been used to build school halls and provide science laboratories in schools lacking resources within the Western Cape Province. 

Closing Date of This Bursary

Applications and supporting documents must be submitted on or before the closing date which is 18 February 2022.  

About This Bursary

The Garden Cities Bursary offers financial assistance in the 2022 academic year for undergraduate and postgraduate students for the following qualifications:

  • Accounting
  • B Pharmacy
  • BCom Finance
  • BCom Gen
  • BSc Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
  • BSc Biotechnology
  • BSc Physiotherapy

What will the Bursary cover?

The Garden Cities Bursary will cover tuition fees and the amount granted will be at the discretion of Garden Cities. Any late applications will not be considered.

Who Can Apply?


Applicants who meet the following criteria may apply:

  • South African Citizen
  • Must be under 26 years old if a first time applicant
  • Preferably reside within the Western Cape Province
  • Must be currently studying toward a qualification specified 
  • Students up until their Honours degree
  • Not have applied for other bursaries such as ETDP SETA Bursary, NSFAS etc…)
  • Must have a total household income of R350,000 – R600,000 per annum 

All returning students need to re-apply for the bursary. Newly registered postgraduate students must submit all the above documents together with the application form.

How to Apply?

All the following documents must be certified when submitting your application and in clear copies. Any document that does not meet the requirements will not be considered.

  • Copy of Matric Certificate
  • Copy of Identity Document
  • Copy of University Progress Report / Study Record (Undergraduate students)
  • University Financial Statement
  • Proof of parents / guardians household income not older than three months 
    • If employed need proof of income such as a recent payslip  or letter of employment 
    • If unemployed a letter of unemployment or pension advice if applicable

The Application form can be downloaded via this link and once completed must be submitted to Mr. E. Johnson by email:

In the subject line, the heading should be “Garden Cities Bursary Application 2022”

Contact information

Should you have any queries regarding the Garden City Bursary Programme you can contact UWC directly via the following contact details: 

Contact: Mr. Ebrain Johnson