SACAP Bursary South Africa 2024


SACAP, or the South African Council for the Architectural Profession, is the regulatory body for professionals involved in the architectural sector of South Africa. The council was mandated by Section 15(5) defined in the Architectural Profession Act of 2000. Prior to 2000, SACAP was called the ‘South African Council for Architects.’

The main role of SACAP is to protect the interest of the South African citizens who are availing architectural services. It vets and approves the architects in the country. As per section 18(2) of the Architectural Profession Act 44 of 2000, no one is allowed to practise as an architect without registering themselves with SACAP. The council also helps the professionals become more competent and align themselves with the Code of Professional Conduct.

The South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) Bursary 2024

Besides regulating the architectural professionals in South Africa, the council is also managing a fund that’s set aside for the education and training of architects. The fund also covers the cost of continuing education and training of the registered members.

SACAP is offering financial assistance to a certain number of students every year who need it via bursaries. These bursaries encourage more students to take up architecture as their career field.

SACAP Bursary is meant for students who are already enrolled to pursue an architectural degree. However, it’s limited to students in the second year of their architectural degree up to Masters. You can study at any Architectural Learning Site as long as it’s recognised and accredited.

The value of the bursary will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Those with a higher financial need may get full coverage for their tuition cost. More will be communicated regarding the bursary to the shortlisted candidates within a few weeks after the closing date. If you do not receive any email or phone call, consider your application unsuccessful.

The South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) Bursary

Eligibility Criteria For The SACAP Bursary

To be selected for the bursary programme, applicants must fulfill all of the eligibility criteria. These are developed by SACAP to select and award deserving candidates. Failing to meet any of the criteria will lead to the rejection of your application. Therefore, always cross-check before applying.

The eligibility requirements for the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) Student Bursary:

  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Must have completed Matriculation
  • Must be studying towards an Architecture qualification
  • Must be in possession of a National Senior Certificate
  • Must have completed the first year of their Bachelor’s degree and proceeding to the second year or above in 2024
  • Must be in need of financial assistance
  • Household income shouldn’t exceed R 350,000 per annum (for applicants with disabilities, it is relaxed to R 600,000)

Fulfilling all of the requirements doesn’t guarantee funding. Preference is given to those applicants who belong to certain designated groups. Moreover, those with a superior academic track record will get priority over others. The decision made by SACAP regarding selection will be considered final.

How to Apply For The SACAP Bursary?

If you meet all the eligibility criteria, move forward with the application process and apply for the South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) Student Bursary.

To apply online, you must submit clear copies of the following documentation:

  • South African ID documents
  • A motivational letter supporting your application (explain why you’re applying for the funding)
  • Full academic records, including the most recent academic results
  • National Senior certificate
  • Proof of household income (three months payslips of student/parent/guardian, an affidavit if unemployed)
  • Bank statements of the last three months of student/parent/guardian
  • Medical note stating type of disability (if living with a disability)

Please submit certified copies only. Review your application and submit it.

There is no application form to be downloaded and completed for this bursary application. Students need only submit the list of the above documents to apply.

Applications must be submitted to the Manager, in either of the following ways:

(Insert the words “SACAP Bursary 2024” in the email subject line).

Hand delivery:

51 Wessel Road
Right Wing

By Post:

PO Box 1500

Closing Date Of The SACAP Bursary

The South African Council for the Architectural Profession (SACAP) Student Bursary is currently open, and the last date to apply for it is 29 February 2023 by 16:00 local time.

Contact Details Of The Bursar

For more details regarding the bursary, contact Kimberley Rowan at ‘’

If the bursary has already been closed, please do not make any queries if the bursary is closed. View our other bursaries open for application here:

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