SAICE Patrons Engineering Bursary Scheme South Africa


The South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) is an association of civil engineering professionals that has around a thousand members. The Institution has expertise in the following sub-disciplines within the profession: transportation, railway and harbor, water, geotechnical, structural, construction, environmental, urban and rural, and information technology.

SAICE Patrons Engineering Bursary Scheme (SPEBS)

SPEBS is a bursary scheme established in  1992 by the South African Institution of Civil Engineering (SAICE) to help financially needy students with academic potential who wish to pursue their tertiary education. Bursaries are granted to National Diploma students after having passed their first level (S1) examination and to degree students after having passed their first-year examinations.

Bursaries are renewable every semester and are based on the student’s academic performance. The bursary scheme partially covers registration, tuition, and books. Currently, the bursary value amounts to a maximum of R6 500 per student per semester. The bursary amount is still dependent on the conditions set by the donors in which this amount could be more or less than R6 500.

Bursary Requirements and Eligibility

  • South African citizen
  • Completed all the subjects from previous study levels
  • Students who study towards the National Diploma or the Degree in Civil Engineering at a South African tertiary institution

National Diploma students:

  • Candidates who have already passed their first level (S1) National Diploma examination
  • S2, S3 and S4 civil engineering students only

Degree students:

  • Candidates who have already passed their first semester examinations
  • 2nd, 3rd and 4th-year civil engineering students only


How to Apply and Application Details

Download and complete the SAICE SPEBS Bursary Application Form. (pdf)

Attach certified copies of the following documents:

    • ID
    • Full academic record

Application form and required documents must be in one of the following ways:

  • Email:
  • Fax: 011 805 5971
  • Post:

    SAICE Career Guidance, Private Bag X200, Halfway House, 1685

Successful candidates are notified during March or September.

Certified proof of registration with a clear statement of registered subjects must be provided before funds are released.

Bursaries are paid to the tertiary institution to be credited to the bursary holder’s account.

Closing Date

Currently closed for application. Please check back later for the updated opening and closing date of this bursary.

Contact Details

Contact Person: Fridah Mahlangu
Tel: 011 805 5947 (Office hours)
Fax: 011 805 5971

SAICE Career Guidance
Post: Private Bag X200 HALFWAY HOUSE 1685

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