Department of Public Works Bursary

Public Works bursary in the Western Cape is offered for diplomas and degrees in the engineering and built environment.

Department of Public Works Bursary

The Department of Transport and Public Works is calling on young people to help to make this vision a reality by studying for a degree or diploma in one of the following fields:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Land Surveying
  • Geomatics
  • Town and Regional Planning
  • Construction Management
  • Quantity Surveying and
  • Transport Studies

These professionals will be characterised by excellence in learning, citizenship and service. The purpose of the Bursary scheme is to provide selected South African citizens with sufficient financial aid to obtain skills and qualifications in the above-mentioned fields of study, through full-time study at one of the Universities in the Western Cape.

Bursaries are available from, but not limited to, the first year of study.

Bursary Value

Academic fees, registration fees, examination fees, the cost of prescribed study material that apply at the various accredited Higher Education Institutions and, in exceptional cases, reasonable accommodation or transport expenses.

Preference will be given to residents of the Western Cape who are:

a) Financially disadvantaged

b) Women

c) Persons who permanently reside in rural areas

The successful candidates will be required to enter into legally binding agreements with the Department which require service commitments during, and upon completion of their studies.

Closing date for applications 30 September 2013


Applications can be faxed or delivered to:

Masakh’iSizwe Centre of Excellence

Department of Transport and Public Works

Private Bag X 9185

Cape Town


021 483 2615

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