Masakh’iSizwe (WC Dept of Transport and Public Works) Bursary South Africa 2017 – 2018

 

ABOUT THE BURSAR

The Department of Transport and Public Works of the Western Cape founded the Masakh’iSizwe Bursary Programme in early 2006, as a way to help students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds by funding their tertiary studies. The Masakh’iSizwe Bursary was implemented with the aim of bridging the gap for professionals in the engineering and built environment field.
 

ABOUT THE BURSARY

Students studying within one of the following fields are welcome to apply for the bursary award:

  • Architecture
  • Construction Management
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Town and Regional Planning
  • Transport Economics
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

 

The bursary programme will cover the following expenses: tuition, prescribed textbooks, study materials, food and accommodation (or transportation). Upon graduation, students are required to work for the public service sector for the equal duration of their bursary award.

Bursary recipients must complete the following during their studies: take part in vacation work, attend meetings; events and workshops, take part in volunteer programmes and service learning.
 

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • South African citizen,
  • Intend on studying in one of the aforementioned fields of study,
  • Accepted at one of the following universities: University of Cape Town/ Cape Peninsula University of Technology/ University of Stellenbosch.

* Preference to be given to female students, from disadvantaged backgrounds.
 

HOW TO APPLY

Download and complete the Masakh’iSizwe Bursary Application Form (pdf)

The following documents must accompany your application form:

  • ID document (certified copy),
  • Parents/ guardians/ spouse ID document (certified copy),
  • Parents/ guardians/ spouse payslip (affidavit if unemployed and death certificate if deceased),
  • Proof of residence (account or utility bill),
  • Proof of registration or application at one of the aforementioned tertiary institutions,
  • Matric certificate (certified copy),
  • Latest academic results (certified copy),
  • Full course outline for upcoming year,
  • Study cost estimate for upcoming year,

 

Application forms and supporting documents must be submitted by post to:
Private Bag x9185
Cape Town
8000
 

CLOSING DATE

30 September 2017.
 

CONTACT

For any bursary queries, please contact:
Western Cape Government – Department of Transport and Public Works

Lee Maggott – Assistant Director: Stakeholder Relations
Tel: 021 483 9545
Email: Lee.Maggott@westerncape.gov.za

Thurston Highburg – Bursaries programme Administrator
Tel: 021 483 2963
Email: Thurston.Highburg@westerncape.gov.za

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