SANRAL (South African National Roads Agency Limited) is excited to unveil the launch of its bursary program for 2025! SANRAL is dedicated to fostering talent and empowering the upcoming generation of engineers.

Through the SANRAL bursary program, they offer aspiring students the chance to access top-tier education and unlock their fullest potential in the realm of civil engineering.

SANRAL Bursary Program Coverage

Based on the Means Test outcome, SANRAL may provide either a full or partial bursary:

Full Bursary includes coverage for

  • Registration and tuition fees
  • Accommodation expenses
  • Study materials and equipment
  • Food allowances

Partial Bursary covers

  • Registration and tuition fees
  • Accommodation costs
  • Access to wellness programs
  • In our future plans, we aim to introduce additional support services, including tutoring programs and assistance with obtaining learner’s and driver’s licenses.

SANRAL Bursary Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for a bursary, applicants must:

  • Hold South African citizenship and be under the age of 35.
  • Fulfill the academic prerequisites for their selected course.
  • Attain a specified academic performance:
  • Tertiary institution students: Maintain a 60% overall average.
  • Matriculants: Attain a 70% overall average.
  • Enroll at an accredited South African tertiary institution (privately-owned universities are ineligible).
  • Plan to pursue full-time studies (part-time or distance learning programs are not accepted).
  • Complete the application form thoroughly and include all required supporting documentation.

Limited bursary awards are available for both postgraduate and undergraduate levels in the following fields:

  • Human Resource
  • Civil Engineering
  • Finance
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Supply Chain & Procurement

SANRAL Bursary Program Requirements:

  • Bursaries are offered for both undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
  • Selection of recipients is in line with SANRAL’s Employment Equity (EE) Transformation Policy objectives.
  • Evaluation of applicants’ financial circumstances will be conducted.
  • Candidates currently benefiting from other bursaries will not be considered.
  • Students with disabilities are urged to apply.
  • Bursary recipients will have the opportunity to pursue on-the-job training opportunities.

SANRAL Bursary Program Application Process:

Required documents:

Letter of Motivation:

  • provide a brief overview of yourself and articulate why you are seeking a SANRAL bursary (1 page).

Certified Copies of Documents

  • For high school applicants: Certified copies of Term 1 and 2 results.
  • For tertiary level applicants: Certified copy of full academic record from current tertiary institution.
  • Proof of tertiary registration.
  • Your South African ID document or birth certificate.
  • ID documents of your parents/legal guardian.

Proof of Residence

  • A certified copy of a water and electricity bill from the local council in the name of your parents/legal guardian.

Important Information

  • Proof of income should not be older than 3 months from the submission date.
  • All copies must be certified as true copies within 3 months of submission.
  • If supported by a guardian, include the death certificate of parent(s) or a letter from social services.
  • Include proof of registration of sibling(s) studying at a tertiary institution.
  • If your family is fostering a child, please include a court decree.
  • Marriage certificate of applicant’s parents, if married, and marriage certificate of the applicant.
  • Only fully completed application forms will be accepted.

SANRAL Bursary offers a transformative opportunity for students to pursue their academic aspirations in the field of civil engineering. By investing in education and fostering talent, SANRAL is committed to shaping future leaders in infrastructure development. We encourage all eligible candidates to seize this opportunity and embark on a journey of academic excellence and professional growth with SANRAL. Together, let’s build a brighter future for South Africa’s roads and communities.

Apply now and be a part of our mission to drive innovation and sustainable development in the infrastructure sector.