Masakh’iSizwe: Bursaries Prgramme 2022

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Masakh’iSizwe: Bursaries Prgramme 2022

Masakh’iSizwe (MiS) invites students to apply for Bursary Programme 2022 academic year.

Bursary Application Closing date is 31 August 2021

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.

Who can apply for a bursary?

  • A South African citizen
  • Students accepted at the relevant tertiary institutions
  • Preference will be given, but not limited to:
    • Persons with disabilities, the financially disadvantaged, female learners and applicants from rural areas of South Africa

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.

Where can the bursaries be taken up?

  • University of Cape Town
  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Stellenbosch University

What does the bursary cover?

  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodation and
  • Support programmes meals (or transport costs)
  • All prescribed books and materials

How to apply

Download Masakh’iSizwe (MiS) Bursary Application Form (pdf)

Please submit completed applications as follows:

  • Hand Deliver: 23rd Floor, 9 Riebeeck Street, Atterbury House, Cape Town, 8001
  • Postal: Private Bag X9185, Cape Town, 8000

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