South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL): Bursaries 2025

June 11, 2024

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Bursary Description

South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) invites South African students to apply for Bursary Programme 2025 academic year.

Bursary Application Closing Date: 30 September 2024

Bursaries will be awarded for Undergraduate and Postgraduate studies, within these fields, which are fields that are critical to SANRAL’s operations:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Supply Chain Management

Full and partial bursaries will be awarded (depending on the students need), to cover the following expenses:

  • Full bursary: registration fees, tuition fees, study material and equipment, accommodation and meals.
  • Partial bursary: registration fees, tuition fees, accommodation and access to the wellness programme.

Scholars will receive the full or partial bursary depending on the outcome of the means test. The means test is a formula that is applied to determine the amount of financial assistance SANRAL will provide. A family contribution may be required, depending on the outcome of the means test.

Scholars will be selected based on these main criteria: academic performance and financial need (to be determined by SANRAL’s Bursary Policy’s requirements). SANRAL may also make use of other applicable conditions when making the final decision in awarding the bursary.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited to attend an interviews. Successful candidates will receive award letters. Candidates who do not receive any feedback 31 December 2024, should consider their application unsuccessful.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must NOT be older than 35 years of age
  • You must be currently in Matric or have completed Matric
  • You must be studying or accepted to study full-time, towards an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification in one of the fields of study listed above (the bursary does not cover part-time or distance learning)
  • You must be studying or accepted to study at a recognised and accredited public tertiary institution in South Africa (the bursary does not cover studies at private institutions)
  • You must meet the academic requirements for your selected qualification
  • Matric students: you must have achieved a minimum overall average of 70%
  • University students: you must have achieved a minimum overall average of 60%
  • You must have proven financial need
  • You must NOT be currently receiving any other bursary funding
  • Students with disabilities are welcome to apply

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online at: SANRAL Bursary Application 2025

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disqualified):

  • ID document or birth certificate (certified copy)
  • Current Matric students: term 1 and 2 results (certified copy)
  • Current Tertiary students: full academic record on institutions letterhead (certified copy)
  • Proof of tertiary registration (certified copy)
  • Motivational letter about yourself and why you should be awarded the bursary (1 page)
  • Parents or guardians ID documents (certified copies)
  • Parents or guardians proof of income (recent payslips if employed, affidavit if unemployed or self-employed) (certified copies and not older than 3 months)
  • Parents or guardians proof of residence (water and electricity bill from the local council)