This state company is offering all-inclusive bursaries to students – here’s who should apply

The South African National Roads Agency SOC Limited (Sanral) has opened up the application process for its bursary programme – starting 1 June 2022, and closing at the end of September 2022.

The state-owned company, responsible for the management, maintenance and development of South Africa’s national road network, said it offers financial support that looks beyond the traditional scope of engineering, to encompass the overall corporate structure.

The company said it aims to support deserving qualifying students in the fields of transportation infrastructure, engineering and its related professions in the built environment, smart technologies, public sector infrastructure development and administration and other professions related to its core business.

During the 2020/21 financial year, the state company awarded 220 scholarships at a total investment of R7 million – an average of R35,000 per scholarship.

Fileds covered in the 2023 bursary programme

Depending on the means test outcome, and following an in-depth application form, the bursary can be a full or partial sponsorship.

The bursary programme covers:

  • Registration and tuition;
  • Accommodation;
  • Study material and equipment;
  • Food;
  • A living allowance; and
  • Access to a wellness programme.

For a partial bursary, students will receive funds related to registration and tuition, accommodation, and access to a wellness programme.

Sanral said that in the future, it will look to provide tutoring services, and learner’s and driver’s licence lessons and testing.

Applications from deserving students will be considered if the following minimum requirements for the bursary are fulfilled:


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This state company is offering all-inclusive bursaries to students – here’s who should apply