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SPEBS Bursary Application 2024/2025

Aspiring civil engineers facing financial hurdles can access vital support through the SAICE Patrons’ Engineering Bursary Scheme (SPEBS). This bursary assists academically deserving students pursuing National Diplomas or Degrees in Civil Engineering at recognized South African tertiary institutions.

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Eligibility requirements:

• South African citizenship: This bursary is only open to South African citizens.
• Academic background: National Diploma students must have passed their first level (S1) examinations, while Degree students must have completed their first year.
• Financial need: Applicants must demonstrate genuine financial need to qualify for the bursary.
• Study field: The bursary is exclusively for individuals enrolled in Civil Engineering programs.

How to apply:

1. Download the application form: The official application form can be found on the SAICE website, specifically on the SPEBS page (link:

2. Gather supporting documents: Prepare certified copies of the following documents:

  • Your Identity Document (ID)
  • Full tertiary academic record, including your most recent results
  • Proof of tertiary registration (successful applicants will require this document later)

3. Complete the application form carefully: Read and understand the eligibility criteria and answer all questions accurately and honestly. Provide proof of financial need and highlight any relevant achievements or community involvement.

4. Submit your application: Submit your completed application form and supporting documents before the closing date. Applications can be submitted electronically through the online portal or mailed to the address provided on the website.

Key points to remember:

  • Application deadlines: Deadlines for applications vary depending on the semester you are applying for. Check the SPEBS page on the SAICE website for the current closing date.
  •  Selection process: Applications are reviewed by a committee based on academic merit, financial need, and potential in the field of Civil Engineering.
  • Bursary value: The SPEBS bursary partially covers registration, tuition, and books. The exact amount may vary depending on individual circumstances.
  • Renewal: The bursary can be renewed for subsequent semesters based on satisfactory academic performance and adherence to the terms and conditions outlined in the bursary agreement.

By taking these steps and meeting the eligibility criteria, you can increase your chances of securing the SPEBS bursary and pursue your dream of a successful career in Civil Engineering.

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