Bursaries in transport, engineering and the built environment (Masakh'iSizwe Bursary Programme)

Description:
  1. What is the Masakh'iSizwe Bursary Programme?
  2. Which disciplines can I pursue with a Masakh'iSizwe bursary?
  3. What does the bursary cover?
  4. Will I have to pay anything back?
  5. Where can the bursaries be taken up?
  6. Who can apply for a bursary?
  7. How do I apply?
  8. Where can I find out more information?

 

1. What is the Masakh'iSizwe Bursary Programme?

At the beginning of 2006, the Department of Transport and Public Works established the Masakh'iSizwe Bursary Programme to make cohorts of professionals in engineering and built environment fields available to the province, the country and the continent of Africa. 

2. Which disciplines can I pursue with a Masakh'iSizwe bursary?

The Masakhi'iSizwe Bursary Programme offers bursaries for 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

3. What does the bursary cover?

During term time the bursaries cover:

  • Tuition fees.
  • all prescribed books and materials.
  • accommodation and meals (or transport costs).

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:

  • Attend workshops, learning events and meetings organised by the Programme.
  • Undertake academic vacation placements at sites determined by the Programme.
  • Participate in service learning and/or volunteer programmes organised by the Programme.

5. Where can the bursaries be taken up?Masakh'iSizwe

6. Who can apply for a bursary?

To apply for one of these bursaries you must be:

  • A South African citizen.
  • Be accepted at the relevant tertiary institution.

We will give preference to financially disadvantaged female learners from rural areas of South Africa.

Instructions:

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
Department of Transport and Public Works
Private Bag X 9185
Cape Town
8000

Fax: 021 483 2615

You can also download a bursary application form.

8. Where can I find out more information?

Lee Maggott
Bursaries Programme Administrator
Tel: 021 483 9545
Fax: 021 483 2615
E-mail: Lee.Maggott@westerncape.gov.za

Masakh'isizwe Bursary Programme

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The content on this page was last updated on 1 September 2016