Apply for SA Road Federation (SARF): Bursaries 2025

The South African Road Federation (SARF) is inviting students to apply for their Study Bursary for the 2025 academic year

Bursary Application Closing Date: 31 August 2024

Each year, SARF awards bursaries for studies in disciplines within the road transport sector.

Fields of Study for Bursaries:

  • Road Safety Engineering
  • Road Transport Economics
  • Road Transport Management
  • Road Engineering (including Civil Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Bridge Engineering, Pavement Engineering, Transportation Planning, Construction Management, Construction Materials, Storm Water, Environment, Construction Materials)

SARF Bursary Programme – Expenses Covered & Responsibilities:

The SARF bursary is a partial bursary to assist students with study-related expenses. The bursary value will be determined based on the student’s needs and the decision of the Council of the Federation.

Bursary Recipients Will Be Required To:

  • Make a presentation to your Federation local branch on your subject of study
  • Submit a report of study progress every 6 months
  • Enroll as associate members of the SARF

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Preference will be given to South African residents, but members of SADC countries can also apply (SADC includes Angola, Botswana, Comoros, DRC, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe).
  • Must be studying towards a qualification within one of the listed road transport fields.
  • Must be studying at a recognized and accredited tertiary institution in South Africa (University, University of Technology, or equivalent).
  • Application must be endorsed by the correct academic authority at your selected tertiary institute.
  • National Diploma students must have passed the first semester (S1) exams.
  • Degree students must have passed the first year exams.
  • Preference will be given to those studying at advanced levels (MTech, MSc, or higher), but undergraduate students can also apply.
  • Preference will be given to full-time students, but part-time and distance learning students can also apply.
  • Preference will be given to employees of SARF members.
  • Must intend on working within the South African road transport industry after graduation.

How to Apply:

Download and complete the SARF Bursary Application Form.

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

  • Certified copy of ID document
  • Certified copy of Grade 11 year-end results
  • Certified copy of Matric certificate
  • Most recent tertiary results (on institution letterhead)

Applications should be submitted to the South African Road Federation Head Office in either of the following ways:

Hand delivery: South African Road Federation
48 Gladiator Street
Kempton Park

Post: P O Box 8379

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