The Masakh’iSizwe Bursary Programme was founded in 2006 by the Department of Transport and Public Works, in partnership with Higher Education Institutions (HEI), relevant professional bodies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
Every year, the Department of Transport and Public Works invites students to apply for the Masakh’iSizwe bursary award, for studies within the Transport, Engineering and Built Environment sector. For the 2022 academic year, students pursuing their studies at UCT, SUN or CPUT, in these fields (Degree or Diploma) may apply:
Town/ City and Regional Planning
MORE ABOUT THE BURSARY
The bursary programme will cover the following expenses: tuition fees, prescribed textbooks, study materials, food/ transport and accommodation in residence. Students will also have access to support services programmes and other learning opportunities.
During the course of studies, bursary recipients will be required to: attend workshops; events and meetings, partake in academic experiential training and partake in outreach programmes.
Upon graduation, students are required to “work back” the bursary – the requirement is 1 year of work within the public sector, for every year of bursary funding received.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted – if you do not receive any feedback by the end of February 2022, please consider your application unsuccessful.
Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
Must be a South African citizen
Must be currently in Matric OR have completed Matric
Must be studying OR accepted to study full-time, within one of the aforementioned fields of study (Degree or Diploma studies)
Must be studying OR accepted to study at one of the following universities: University of Cape Town/ University of Stellenbosch/ Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Must NOT be a current bursary recipient of the Masakh’iSizwe Bursary programme
*Preference will be given to financially disadvantaged students, female students, students with disabilities and students from rural communities
*HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY
*Download and complete the Masakh’iSizwe Bursary Application Form (.pdf)
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):
ID document (certified copy)
Latest Matric results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
Latest academic results, if currently at tertiary level (certified copy)
Full academic record (certified copy)
Proof of registration or application at one of the aforementioned tertiary institutions
Full course outline for the 2022 academic year
Study cost estimate for the 2022 academic year
Proof of residential address (recent account or utility bill – not older than 3 months)
Parents/ guardians/ spouse ID document (certified copy)
Parents/ guardians/ spouse proof of income (latest payslip if employed/ affidavit if unemployed/ death certificate if deceased)
Proof of any existing debt (if applicable)
Proof of any other financial aid received (if applicable)
Medical proof of disability (if disabled)
Motivational letter to support your application
Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
Masakh’iSizwe Bursary programme
23rd Floor, Atterbury House
9 Riebeek Street
Dial ext. 0964 / 9545 / 6553
Masakh’iSizwe Bursary Programme
Private Bag X9185
31 August 2021.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)