Bursaries in Transport, Engineering and the Built Environment (Masakh'iSizwe Bursaries)
1. What is the Masakh'iSizwe Bursary Programme?
At the beginning of 2006, the Department of Transport and Public Works of the Provincial Government of the Western Cape established the Masakh'iSizwe Bursary Programme with the vision to make available to the province, the country and the continent of Africa cohorts of professionals in engineering and built environment fields critical to the growth of the economy. These professionals will be characterised by excellence in learning, citizenship and service.
2. Which bursaries are offered by the Masakh'iSizwe Bursary Programme?
The Masakhi'iSizwe Bursary Programme offers bursaries for study towards a degree or higher diploma in the following disciplines:
3. What does the bursary cover?
During term time the bursaries cover:
Bursaries are renewed each year for the duration of the degree, subject to academic performance and fulfilment of the bursary conditions.
4. Will I have to pay anything back?
The bursaries are offered on a work-back basis. In other words, you will have to work for the public service for every year of the bursary. During your studies you will also need to:
5. Where can the bursaries be taken up?
6. Who can apply for a bursary?
To apply for one of these bursaries you must be:
Preference will be given to financially disadvantaged female learners from rural areas of South Africa.
7.How do I apply?
Bursaries are advertised in all leading and community newspapers from May each year. The closing date for applications is 30 September every year. Applications can be faxed or delivered to:
Masakh'iSizwe Bursary Programme
Fax: 021 483 2615
You can also download a bursary application form.
8. Where can I find out more information?
- Masakh'iSizwe Bursaries: Frequently Asked Questions (Public Information)