Masakh’iSizwe Bursary Programme 2017 for Young South Africans

Application Deadline: 30th September 2017

The Department of Transport and Public Works established the Masakh’iSizwe Bursary Programme in 2006. It partnered with higher education institutions (HEI), non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and the relevant professional bodies to develop professionals in engineering and the built environment fields by offering bursaries to study towards a degree or higher diploma in the following disciplines:

  • Property studies
  • Transport economics
  • Transportation engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Electrical and/or electronic engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Construction management
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Quantity surveying
  • Town/City and regional planning
  • Architecture, etc.

The Masakh’iSizwe Bursary Programme:

  • Prioritises financially disadvantaged learners when awarding bursaries, especially women, students with disabilities and learners from rural communities.
  • Provides support services programmes.
  • Secures learning opportunities for Masakh’iSizwe bursars (i.e. interns).
  • Secures employment opportunities for graduates.
Masakh’iSizwe offers bursaries for studies towards a degree or higher diploma in the following disciplines:
  • Architecture
  • •Construction Management
  • •Civil Engineering
•Electrical Engineering
•Mechanical Engineering
•Quantity Surveying
•Town and Regional Planning

•Transport Economic

To apply for one of these bursaries you must be:
  • A South African citizen
  • Be accepted at the relevant tertiary institution.
  • Preference will be given to financially disadvantaged female learners from rural areas of South Africa
  • Tuition fees Support programmes all prescribed books and materials
  • accommodation and meals (or transport costs
How to apply
The closing date for applications is 30 September every year. Applications can be requested form:
Thurston Highburg
Bursaries programme Administrator
Tel: 021 483 2963
Fax: 021 483 2615
E-mail: [email protected]
Lee Maggott
Assistant Director: Stakeholder Relations
Tel: 021 483 9545
Fax: 021 483 2615
E-mail: [email protected]
You can also download the application at:
For More Information:
Visit the Official Webpage of the Masakh’iSizwe Bursary Programme 2017


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