Bursaries and Awards - ONLY for study in SURVEY profession

Various bursaries are available for students to study at University or Universities of Technology studying towards Professional Land Surveyor or Engineering Surveyor, also diploma or degree is Geospatial Information Science.

Financial Assistance is only availble for students to study;

  • Bachelor of Science : Geomatics
  • Bachelor of Science : Surveying
  • National Diploma : Surveying and Cartography
Definitions Terms
Loan has a defined interest rate and is fully repayable plus interest
Fund may be structured like a scholarship or bursary
Bursary usually repaid in kind by working for the organisation for as many years as you have the bursary. Usually covers full fees, and often many other expenses
  Scholarship usually on the basis of academic merit or economic need – mostly non repayable but there may be certain conditions which must be met
  Awards offered to the best student .... see further details at bottom of page
   

SAGI Trust Fund

The SAGI Trust has been formed and will be in a position to offer bursaries to students, studying towards Professional Land Surveyor or Engineering Surveyor, starting in 2013.  Bursary award amounts are flexible and will be determined by available funds and the particular needs of applicants. 
Bursary awards may be renewed on an annual basis, depending on available funding. 
Request application form from : Mark van den Berg
P O Box 400, Westville, 3630. Email - Mark van den Berg

MANCO-Aurecon Joint Venture (MAJV)

The MAJV has established a training fund to support the survey, valuation and GIS industries.  Bursaries/scholarships are awarded on an annual basis to deserving students who show good academic abilities.
Bursary amounts are revised annually and are currently (2012) set at R50 000 per annum.  Bursary awards may be renewed on an annual basis, depending on available funding. 
Request application form from : Christelle le Roux,
Aurecon Academy, P O Box 74381, Lynnwood Ridge, 0040. Email - Christelle le Roux

Funds Administered by the South African Council for Professional and Technical Surveyors (PLATO)

Contact the following for the bulleted funds below: The Registrar, PO BOX 83018 South Hills 2136, tel: 011- 6261040 : fax 011- 6262007.

MIG Sulter Memorial Fund - tuition only 1 year, renewable, 4 years max. tenure
CCLS Bursary               - tuition + R500 1 year, renewable, 4 years max. tenure
PLATO Development Fund
  1 year, renewable, 4 years max. tenure
  SA Citizens. Proven financial need. Degree must be completed, otherwise bursary converts to a loan. All years.
Department of Rural Development and Land Reform Bursary

The Department of Rural Development and Land Reform is currently offering bursaries to students who are South African citizens to study in one of the following field: 

  • BSc in Geomatics/Land Surveying
  • BSc in Town and Regional Planning
  • National Diploma in Surveying
  • National Diploma in Cartogaphy
  • National Diploma in Town and Regional Planning

The bursary covers registration and university fees, accomodation fees, book allowance, meals and living allowance.

Tertiary institutions that offer the qualifications are

  • Universtiy of Cape Town (UCT)
  • Universtiy of KwaZulu-Natal (UZKN)
  • Tshwane University of Technology (TUT)
  • Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT)
  • Durban University of Technology (DUT)
  • Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT)

See detailed page for further information
Applications to be forwarded to:
The Bursary Officer,
Department of Rural Development and Land Reform,
Directorate: Human Resouce Development, Private Bag X833, Pretoria 0001

*• BURSARY OPPORTUNITIES
*• Surveying / Geomatics / Town and Regional Planning
*• Closing date - 31 October (check closing date)

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Department of Water Affairs and Forestry Bursary
  • 4 or 5 year tenure
  • Contact: Ms ED Magaigou or Mr MF Thahtsha, Dept Water Affairs and Forestry, Private Bag X313, Pretoria, 0001. Tel 012-3367405 Fax 012-3368846
  CETA: Construction Education and Training Authority
  • The Bursary Office, Construction Education and Training Authority, P.O. Box 1955, Halfway House,1685
  • Tel: 011 265 5900, Fax: 011 265 5924/5
Western Cape Provincial Administration Bursary

Included may be registration, tuition, residence and prescribed materials/books. Preference to persons who:

  • Permanently reside in the Western Cape
  • Study at an accredited Higher Education Institution outside the Western Cape due to the inability to obtain such a registration within the Province
  • Are historically disadvantaged individuals and/or
  • Study those fields that are recognised as scarce fields within the Dept
  • The Dept retains the right to the services of the bursar for vacation employment and post qualification employment according to a forma agreement.
  • Mail: The Assistant Manager: Tertiary Education Component: Education, Development and Training, Dept of Transport and Public Works, Private Bag X9185, Cape Town, 8000
  • email javeeden@pawc.wcape.gov.za
  • telephone: 021- 4834203 or fax 021- 4832019
  Eskom Bursary
  • Registration, tuition, residence and allowance
  • 1 year renewable
  • Contact: Student Development Manager, PO Box 1091, Johannesburg, 2000
  • Year for year service contract, SA citizens only, compulsory vacation training, All years.
City of Cape Town Bursary
  • Registration, tuition
  • Contact: Mr Mpendu on (021) 400 2696 or fax (021) 400 2104
  • Application forms only from August from all Metropolitan Local Council offices and CMC Office.
Transnet Bursary
  • Tuition and Residence and Allowance 1 year renewable
  • contact The Manager, Transnet Bursaries, PO BOX 23200, Joubert Park, 2044
  • SA citizens, year-for-year service contract and vacation training
University of Cape Town Scholarships and Bursaries
  • Entrance scholarships are available to new first year students based on merit for Matriculation. No applications are required, this is determined from your application form
  • Sports scholarships are available to new first year students who have represented their country at national school level. Send your sports CV and a list of references to : The Director, Sports and Recreation, UCT, Private Bag, Rondebosch, 7701
  • Various other bursaries are offered which may be general to BSc in the Engineering Faculty, or specific to Geomatics. A bursary booklet is available from UCT Administration, UCT, Private Bag, Rondebosch, 7701 detailing all bursaries offered. Look at the following Sections: All Faculties, Engineering and Science.

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Institute of Race Relations
  • Contact Mr Dennis Venter S.A Institute of Race Relations Bursary Dept P.O.Box 32597 Braamfontein 2017
  • S.A Citizens for study at an Academic Institution in S.A for first degrees only
  • Minimum D aggregate for school leaving and 50% aggregate for previous academic study
  • Academic merit, financial need and the requirements of various donors are required
 

Educational Loans / Bursaries / Scholarships

  • Interest free loans and scholarships are available with various terms and conditions.
  • One application form for all
 

Tobias van der Spuy Scholarship

  • Academic scholarship, non repayable
  • Minimum requirements: B aggregate Maths HG and Science HG for matric.
  • S.A. Citizens only.
  In addition to the above bursaries, prospective candidates should contact the following organisations as bursaries are sometimes, but not always, offered by them:
  • Local Municipalities
  • Local firms of Professional Surveyors
  Bank Loans

Student loans at preferential rates are offered by most leading banks. Repayment period is year for year.

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Awards
All these prizes are only awarded to the best student from all the Universities of Technology and applied for by the Lecturer.
  Optron Award (R5000)
Best student in ND Surveying (or ND Cartography) (S1 - S4 all subjects)
  GeoSystems Africa Award (R1000) and VI Instruments Trophy
Best First Year student in ND Surveying (or ND Cartography)
  Smarttech Award (R1000)
Best student in Surveying 1 and Surveying 2