SANRAL Engineering Bursary

Posted on :

24 Apr, 2018

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Bursaries in South Africa

SANRAL is committed to developing skills of students who express an interest in studying and building a career within the Civil Engineering industry. They, therefore, invite candidates studying towards a university degree in BEng / BSc Civil Engineering to apply for bursaries.

Consideration will be given to needy students who have successfully completed their first year of undergraduate study or those currently registered for 2nd, 3rd, 4th year and postgraduate studies. However, strongly motivated applications from matriculants with at least 70% for mathematics and science students studying towards the above Engineering fields, and registered with a University will also be considered.

The Bursary Will Cover:

  • Tuition/Registration
  • Accommodation/Meals
  • Books/Equipment plus compulsory excursion and seminars
  • Living Allowance

Vacation Work & Internships:

  • SANRAL provides an opportunity for interns to use the workplace as an active learning environment
  • SANRAL provides opportunities for new entrants with a view to acquiring skills that would make them employable
  • SANRAL assists students to obtain required practical experience and to complete their qualifications
  • These programmes provide SANRAL with an opportunity to compile a database of prospective employees for future recruitment purposes

Positions At SANRAL:
To fulfill roles related to the expansion, maintenance, and development of the national road network, SANRAL needs to acquire professionals with a civil engineering degree
with the following qualifications:

  • Structural Engineering
  • Traffic and Transport Engineering
  • Road Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Hydrology and Stormwater Engineering
  • Hydraulic and Water Engineering

To fulfill the roles related to the Intelligence Transport System (ITS) including Electronic Toll Systems, SANRAL acquires professionals with qualifications in:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering

Requirements For Bursary:

  • A comprehensive CV
  • Certified copies of the recent academic record, confirmation of registration
  • Certified copy of South African Identification Document
  • South African Citizenship
  • Motivational letter
  • Parents’ or guardian’s certified copy of Identification Document
  • Parents’ or guardian’s proof of income

Requirements For Vacation Work & Internships:

  • A comprehensive CV or you can request an application form
  • An application stating your requirements
  • Provide duration of the assignment needed
  • The application must be forwarded approximately 2-3 months before the commencement date
  • A copy of your valid drivers’ license
  • You will be required to do a presentation after the assignment

How To Apply
Consideration will be given to needy South African students who have successfully completed their first year of undergraduate studies or those currently registered for 2nd, 3rd, 4th year and postgraduate studies. However, strongly motivated applications from first-year students studying towards the Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Engineering degree in Civil Engineering and registered with a university will be considered.

Bursary applicants will not be considered if they fail any subject in the current academic year. If in Grade 12 applicants should achieve the minimum of 70% in both Mathematics and Physical Science and minimum of 70% for English.


  • Applicants should not be a recipient of any other bursary or financial assistance from any institution
  • Applicants must be registered or about to register at a recognized Tertiary Education Institution in South Africa
  • Applicants must be South African citizens


  • Academic proficiency as proven by the latest academic report
  • Financial circumstances (Means test)
  • Field of study
  • Behavioral competencies
  • Representation (female, rural, disabled and race)
  • Validation of ID and qualification

All the required documents mentioned above must be directed to:

Ms. H.A Harper/ Ms R Erasmus

1 Havenga Street




Correspondence will be limited to successful candidates only. If an applicant has not been contacted by 31 January, it should be accepted that his/her application was unsuccessful.

Closing: 30 September 2018



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