SAICE Patrons Engineering Bursary Scheme

July 12, 2019

The South African Institution of Civil Engineering is calling on civil engineering and technical course students to apply for its comprehensive bursary programme called SPEBS, or SAICE Patrons Engineering Bursary Programme.

Initially established as the Cape Society of Civil Engineers the organization later changed its name to South Africans Society of Civil Engineers. By 1948, the group changed to its current name. The organization now has about 8,000 members from all over the country.

SAICE Patrons Bursary Programme

The bursary programme was established as a means of providing financial assistance to students pursuing a Civil Engineering qualification. The bursary award  amounts to R6,500 per semester and should take care of school-related  expenses such as :

  • Tuition and registration fees
  • Book fees
  • Other school-related expenditures

Career Options

The SAICE Patrons Engineering Bursary Programme does not guarantee job placement – permanent or otherwise – when the bursars finally complete their studies.

Requirements or Eligibility

To qualify for the bursary programme, applicants must satisfy the following minimum requirements:

  • Must be pursuing a Civil Engineering qualification or relevant National diploma course
  • Must have completed (with no failed marks) all subjects
  • Must have passed first year examinations (bursary will cover students in their second to fourth year of studies
  • Must be taking up studies at an accredited tertiary education institution
  • Solid academic record
  • Must be financially incapable of pursuing studies

How to Apply

Qualified  applicants will need to download the application form. In addition, clear copies of the following supporting documents will need to be submitted together with the application form:

  • Certified copy of ID
  • Certified copy of transcript of records
  • Selected applicants will need to submit a certified copy of their proof of registration at a tertiary institution

Download the application form by clicking the link below:


Fully accomplished applications and complete supporting documents may be sent using the following methods:

By post

Private Bag X200
Halfway House

By email:


By faxing:

011 805 5971

Opening and Closing Dates

Deadline for submission of applications (for 2nd semester) is on 31 July 2019.

Contact Information

For further enquiries, call 011 805 5947 or email it to fridah@saice.org.za / spebs@saice.org.za.

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