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Masakh’iSizwe (MiS): Bursary Programme 2021

Masakh’iSizwe (MiS) invites suitable applicants for Bursary programme for 2021.

Location: South Africa
Closing Date: 31st August 2021.

In 2006, the Department of Transport and Public Works established the Masakh’iSizwe Bursary Programme in 2006, in partnership with the Higher Education Institutions, non-governmental organizations, and other professional bodies.

Fields of study

  • Architecture
  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Property Studies
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Town/City and Regional Planning
  • Transport Economics
  • Transportation Engineering

Bursary Benefits

  • Prioritises individuals who are financially disadvantaged when awarding bursaries, especially learners from rural communities, students with disabilities, and women.
  • Provides programmes for support services.
  • Secures opportunities for learning.
  • Secures opportunities for employment to those who graduate successfully.

The bursaries are offered on a work–back basis. In other words, you will have to work in the public service for one year for every year you have received a bursary. During your studies, you will also need to be:

  • Attend workshops, events and meeting
  • Partake in outreach programmes; and
  • Undertake academic experiential training


Applicants to the Bursary must attend any of the approved universities:

  • University of Cape Town
  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  • Stellenbosch University

Interested applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a citizen of South Africa.
  • Must get accepted at the tertiary institutions mentioned above.

How to apply

Students can apply for this bursary by downloading the Masakh’iSizwe Bursary Application Form. Students can find the instructions for submission on the form too.

Hand deliver to the following address:

Masakh’iSizwe Bursary programme
23rd Floor, Atterbury House
9 Riebeek Street
Cape Town


Masakh’iSizwe Bursary programme
Private Bag X9185
Cape Town

Required documents

  • A certified copy of the matric certificate and/or latest results
  • Proof of application/registration at the relevant Higher Education Institution
  • Full course outline for 2022
  • Estimation of study costs as supplied by the HEI
  • Full academic records at HEI (qualification and/or latest results)
  • Proof of financial aid (if applicable)
  • Proof of existing debt (if applicable)
  • Certified copies of ID(applicant/parent (s)/guardian/For deceased parents please provide a copy of the death certificate)
  • Salary slips or affidavits to support the financial status of parents/guardians/spouse.
  • Proof of Address (an account or bill not older than 3 months)
  • Medical proof (if disabled)
  • Letter of motivation


Address: 9 Dorp Street, Cape Town, 8001
Tel: 0860 212 414