PRASA (Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa) Bursary


Founded in 1990, PRASA or Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa is a government-owned enterprise providing commuter rail services within the metropolitan areas of South Africa. PRASA also provides rail and bus services within the country as well.

The headquarters of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa is located in Johannesburg and is responsible for most of the passenger rail services in South Africa. PRASA comprises four branches, Autopax, Intersite, Metrorail and Shosholoza Meyl. The company reports to the Minister of Transport and currently boasts of 17,000 staff members.

PRASA aims to become a modern transportation public entity capable of providing passenger services on a sustainable basis. The company values the performance benchmark set by the founders and is determined to become the leader in passenger transport solutions.

PRASA believes in fairness & integrity, service excellence, performance, safety, communication, and teamwork. PRASA is committed to providing a superior communication experience that creates a lasting impression. It consists of some impressive salient features including 2228 kilometers of railway track countrywide, 585 train stations, a total fleet of 1311 motor coaches, and 3425 trailer coaches helping more than 5037 passengers commute each day. It also believes in propagating a sustainable business model that considers social equity and environmental quality.

PRASA (Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa) Bursary

PRASA (Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa) Bursary

Each year, PRASA offers bursaries for studies in Technical, Engineering, and Operation courses. The recipients of the bursary have to enter into a contract with PRASA. PRASA aims to emerge as one of the best railway networks in South America by expanding its fleet of trains and rail network countrywide. The company believes in the talent and determination of the youth of South Africa and therefore sows opportunities to bring their talent to the forefront.

The developing economy of South Africa is the indicator of prospects for the country, however, obtaining skilled labor is yet difficult to tackle. Therefore, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa awards bursaries, scholarships, and internships to guide the youth in the right direction.

Bursary Coverage

The PRASA bursary covers a wide range of expenses including:

  • Accommodation and meals on campus
  • Prescribed books
  • Registration fees
  • Tuition fees

Note: The bursary does not cover any outstanding debts or personal loans of the students.

The selected applicant needs to sign a contract with PRASA

PRASA can withdraw the bursary if the applicant has a bursary with any other organization.

Eligibility Criteria For The PRASA Bursary

Mentioned below are the eligibility criteria for the PRASA bursary.

  • Must be a South African citizen
  • The candidate must have completed Matric and must be pursuing full-time education in one of the fields mentioned in the bursary i.e., Technical, Engineering or Operation courses.
  • The applicant has to be a student of an accredited and recognized tertiary institute in South Africa.
  • The candidate must have an impressive and maintained academic award
  • The candidate must not receive any other bursary awards.


How to Apply?

To apply for the PRASA Bursary, the applicant can obtain their form from the PRASA office or the application can be requested through email (

You can also download and refer to page 27 of the PRASA career brochure.

Please deliver /post the PRASA bursary application to the following address:

The Bursary Department
Human Capital Management
Room No 214, 2nd Floor
1040 Burnett Street
Hatfield, Pretoria- 0083

Please note that applications sent through fax or email are not considered.

Documents Required

The documents required for registering the bursary are:

  • Certified copy of ID document
  • Certified copy of matric certificates
  • A certified copy of a recent academic record on the letterhead of the institution

Closing Date Of The PRASA Bursary

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

Contact Details

If experiencing any difficulties regarding PRASA bursary, contact the bursary department of PRASA.

Telephone: 012 748 7180/ 012 748 7181/ 012 748 7183


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