SANRAL: Bursaries 2023

South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) is inviting South African students to apply for Bursary Programme 2023 academic year.

SANRAL: Bursaries 2023

Bursary Application Closing Date: 30 September 2022

Bursaries will be awarded for Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies, within these fields:

  • Civil Engineering (Diploma / BSc / BEng / BEng Tech / PG Diploma / MEng)
  • Human Resources (Diploma / Advanced Diploma / BCom / BCom Hons)
  • Electronic Engineering (Diploma / BSc / BEng)
  • Environmental Science (BSc)
  • Supply Chain Management (Advanced Diploma)

Full and partial bursaries will be awarded (depending on the student’s need), to cover the following expenses:

Full bursary: registration fees, tuition fees, study material and equipment, accommodation, meals, a living allowance, and access to the wellness programme.
Partial bursary: registration fees, tuition fees, accommodation, and access to the wellness programme.

Scholars will receive a full or partial bursary depending on the outcome of the means test. The means test is a formula that is applied to determine the amount of financial assistance SANRAL will provide. A family contribution may be required, depending on the outcome of the means test.

Scholars will be selected based on these main criteria: academic performance and financial need (to be determined by SANRAL’s Bursary Policy’s requirements). SANRAL may also make use of other applicable conditions when making the final decision in awarding the bursary.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited to attend an interview. Successful candidates will receive award letters. Candidates who do not receive any feedback on 31 January 2023, should consider their application unsuccessful.

Requirements for SANRAL Bursaries

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to meet all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must NOT be older than 35 years of age
  • You must have completed Matric or be currently in Matric
  • You must be studying or accepted to study full-time towards one of the undergraduate or postgraduate qualifications listed above
  • You must be studying or accepted to study at a recognised and accredited public tertiary institution in South Africa (Universities, Universities of Technology, or TVET College)
  • Matric students: you must have achieved a minimum overall average of 70%
  • University students: you must have achieved a minimum overall average of 60%
  • You must have proven financial need
  • You must NOT be currently receiving any other bursary funding that covers registration, tuition, accommodation, travel, meals, and books (if applying for the full SANRAL bursary)
  • Students with disabilities are welcome to apply

How to apply for SANRAL Bursaries

Download and complete the SANRAL 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 or birth certificate (certified copy)
  • Comprehensive Curriculum Vitae
  • Current Matric students: 2022 term 1 and 2 results (certified copy)
  • Current Tertiary students: full academic record on institutions letterhead (certified copy)
  • Proof of tertiary registration for 2023
  • Motivational letter written by the applicant (stating why you deserve the bursary and about yourself: 2 pages)
  • Parents or guardian’s ID documents (certified copies)
  • Parents or guardians proof of income (recent payslips if employed, affidavit if unemployed or self-employed)
  • Parents or guardian’s proof of residence (water and electricity bill from the local council)

Applications must be submitted electronically via email to Ms R Erasmus at: externalbursaries@nra.co.za (Insert the words “SANRAL Bursary Application” in the email subject line).


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