What does the SANRAL scholarship pay for?

The scholarship covers the school fees, books and stationery, as well as school and sports uniforms of the learners. SANRAL also arranges for learners to attend beneficial, extra-curricular activities as well as mentoring and assistance.

Who can qualify for a scholarship?

The scholarship programme is for learners who want to follow a career in engineering, with particular reference to civil, transport, electronic/ computer and electrical engineering.

What are the academic requirements to qualify for the scholarship?

Learners must obtain an average of 75% for Maths, Physical Science and English and an overall grade average of 75% and above to qualify for the scholarship.

What is the scholarship application process?

You must complete the application form (available from www.sanral.co.za) and submit it along with motivational letters by both you and your parents, certified copies of your June exam results, your ID or birth certificate as well as your parents ID copies, and finally a proof of residence. For enquires, email address: sentletseg@nra.co.za.

What does SANRAL expect from me after I have received the scholarship?

You must maintain an average of 75% and above for Science, Maths and English and an overall grade average of 75% and above (Including the third paper for Maths) and submit all your results and evaluation by your teachers to SANRAL at the end of each term. You are also expected to become an ambassador for SANRAL and attend SANRAL functions upon invitation and prepare yourself for a career in Civil, electronic/Computer, electrical or Transport engineering.

Who is eligible for a SANRAL bursary?

Applicants should not be a recipient of any other bursary or financial assistance from any institution, must be registered or about to register at a recognised Tertiary Education Institution in South Africa and should be a South African citizen.


What does the SANRAL bursary cover?

The SANRAL bursary covers tuition/registration fees, accommodation and meals, books and equipment plus compulsory excursion and seminars and also includes a living allowance.

What are the requirements for the SANRAL bursary?

A completed application form must be submitted with a comprehensive CV, certified copies of a recent academic record and grade 12 certificate, confirmation of registration, a certified copy of your South African ID, a motivational letter, parents’ or guardian’s certified copy of ID, proof of residence as well as parents’ or guardian’s proof of income.

All the required documents mentioned above must be directed to the Corporate Services Executive, PO Box 415, Pretoria, 0001.

What is the selection criteria for the SANRAL bursary?

Academic proficiency as proven by the latest academic report, financial circumstances (Means test), relevant field of study, behavioural competencies, representation (female, rural, disabled and race), validation of ID and qualifications.

Bursary applicants will not be considered if they fail any subject in the current academic year. If in grade 12, applicants should achieve a minimum of 70% in both mathematics and physical science and a minimum of 70% for English.

When do I apply for a bursary or scholarship?

Interested students are required to apply between 1 July to 30 September of each academic year.

Where do I receive more information about bursaries and scholarships?

All information is available on the SANRAL website at www.sanral.co.za.