July 18, 2024

Every year, the South African Road Federation invites students within the road transport sector to apply for the SARF Bursary Programme. For the 2022 academic year, bursaries will be awarded within these fields of study (National Diploma or Degree):

Road Transport Economics
Road Transport Management
Road Traffic Management (Accident Investigation/ Traffic Policing)
Road Engineering (Traffic Engineering/ Bridge Engineering/ Pavement Engineering/ Transportation Planning/ Construction Materials/ Storm Water/ Environment/ Construction Management)

The SARF bursary is a partial bursary, to assist students with study related expenses. The bursary value will be determined based on the students needs and the Council of the Federation’s decision.

Bursary recipients will be required to:

Make a presentation to your Federation local branch on your subject of study
Submit a report of study progress every 6 months

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):

Preference will be given to South African residents, however members of SADC countries can also apply (* see note below for list of SADC countries)
You must be studying towards a qualification within one of the aforementioned road transport fields of study
You must be studying at a recognised University or the University of Technology in South Africa (or equivalent)
Your application must be endorsed by the correct academic authority at your selected tertiary institute
National Diploma students: you must have passed the first semester (S1) exams
Degree students: you must have passed the first year exams
Preference will be given to those studying at advanced levels (MTech, MSc or higher), however undergraduate students can also apply
Preference will be given to full-time students however part-time and distance learning students can also apply
Preference will be given to employees of members of the SARF
You must intend on working within the South African road transport industry after graduation
* The Southern African Development Community (SADC) includes 16 countries, namely: Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Download and complete the SARF Bursary Application Form (.pdf)
Students applying in other SADC countries must apply through Road Federation or International Road Federation (Washington/ Geneva office).
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)
Grade 11 year end results (certified copy)
Matric certificate (certified copy)
Proof of tertiary registration (on tertiary institution letterhead)
Latest tertiary results (on tertiary institution letterhead)
Applications should be submitted to the South African Road Federation Head Office, in one of the following ways:
P.O.Box 8379

Hand delivery:
South African Road Federation
48 Gladiator Street
Fax: 011 394 7934

31 August 2021.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact The SARF directly:
South African Road Federation Head Office
Tel: 011 394 9025 / 011 394 1459
Email: sybul@sarf.org.za

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