Masakh’iSizwe Bursary

By Mihlali · Jul 4, 2024
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Are you a student who is passionate about following a career in the transport, engineering or built environment fields and need funding? Consider applying for the Masakh’iSizwe Bursary! Applications for the 2025 academic year are currently open and will close on the 31st of August 2024. 


Masakh’iSizwe Bursary - 2025

About the Masakh’iSizwe Bursary programme:

The Masakh’iSizwe was established in 2006 by the Western Cape Government of Transport and Public Works. The programme aims to develop and improve access to the transport, engineering and built environment sectors. The department felt these sectors are critical to the growth and economy of the Western Cape province, South Africa and Africa as a whole. While completing their studies bursars will have to work back the bursary by working in the public service industry for every year they are funded by the bursary. 



The bursary programme is open to students who want to pursue or are pursuing an undergraduate qualification in the following fields:

  • Architecture
  • Construction Management
  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current)
  • Quantity surveying
  • Town and Regional Planning
  • Transport Economics 
  • Geomatics
  • Property Studies.



To qualify for the Masakh’iSizwe bursary programme, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a South African citizen.
  • You must be in matric or you must have completed matric.
  • You must be accepted to study or intending to study a degree or diploma qualification in one of the above listed fields. 
  • You must be studying towards a degree or diploma qualification in one of the above listed fields. 
  • You must be accepted to study or intending to study at one of the following universities: University of Cape Town, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Stellenbosch University. 
  • You must have a strong academic record/results.
  • First priority will be given to but not limited to persons with disabilities,  people who are financially disadvantaged, female and other applicants from rural areas.



  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Study materials
  • Support Programme
  • Tuition Fees
  • Transportation costs.  



  • Certified copy of applicant's ID
  • Certified copy of applicants Matric certificate or latest results
  • Certified copy of latest academic record (if currently studying)
  • Full course outline
  • Study cost estimate
  • Proof of registration or application at a university. 
  • Parents/guardian/spouse proof of income or affidavit to support financial status. 
  • Proof of residence.
  • Motivation letter
  • Proof of financial aid , if applicable.
  • Proof of existing debt, if applicable.
  • Proof of disability, if applicable.
  • If you have a criminal record, please produce a SAPS police clearance. 


How to apply for the Masakh’iSizwe Bursary for 2025

Applications for the Masakh’iSiziwe bursary may be submitted online or physically:

  1. If you would like to apply online click HERE to access the online application form.
  2. You can also download the application form HERE, complete it and send your application through the following ways:
  • Courier/hand deliver (please deliver only on Wednesdays by 4pm)

Masakh’iSizwe Bursary programme

23rd Floor, The Box.

9 Lower Burg Street. 

Cape Town 



  • Email

[email protected] (REF: BursaryApplicaton2025)



The closing date for the Makh'isizwe bursary applications for the 2025 academic year is the 31st of August 2024. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered. If you do not receive communication from the programme by the 14th of February 2025, please consider your application unsuccessful. 



Have questions? Please contact the bursary programme:

Tel: 021 483 9545

Email: d[email protected]


Don’t miss this chance to apply for this amazing opportunity  with Masakh’iSizwe Bursary Programme. If you know someone who would be perfect for this opportunity don’t hesitate to share this article with them and if you are interested in applying for yourself, let us know how your application goes. Good Luck! 

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