TCTA (Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority) Bursary South Africa 2020 – 2021

  • Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority
  • Centurion, South Africa
  • Feb 11, 2020
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TCTA will be awarding 6 bursaries to students from a previously disadvantaged background who have shown academic excellence and the desire to succeed in their chosen field. 

Bursaries will be awarded for studies within the following fields of study:

  • Chemical Engineering (BSc or BEng)
  • Civil Engineering (BSc or BEng)
  • Electrical Engineering (Controls & Instrumentation) (BSc or BEng)
  • Mechanical Engineering (BSc or BEng)
  • Environmental Law (BSc)
  • Environmental Management (BSc)
  • Environmental Science (BSc)
  • Economics (B Com)
  • Commercial (B Com)
  • Financial Management (B Com)
  • Treasury & Investment (B Com)
  • *and related numerate Degree programmes 


The following expenses will be covered by the bursary: registration fees, tuition fees, prescribed books, accommodation, meals and a monthly allowance for living expenses.

Once your application has been received, it will be screened to ensure that you meet the criteria and that all information required is present.
Shortlisted candidates will then be contacted by TCTA and invited to an interview.
If you have not received any feedback within 30 days of the application deadline, you can regard your application as unsuccessful. 


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • South African citizen
  • In possession of a valid South African ID Document
  • Under the age of 35 years old
  • Currently unemployed
  • Completed Matric
  • In possession of a National Senior Certificate (with university entrance pass)
  • Must have achieved a minimum of 60% for all subjects in Matric
  • Studying (or have been accepted to study) full time at University in one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • Current University students must have achieved a minimum of 65% for all main subjects
  • Your parents income must not be more than R350 000 per year (before tax)
  • Your parents or close relatives must NOT be employed by the TCTA (as this is a conflict of interest)
  • NOT have any current bursary or sponsorship awards
  • Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply 


Download and complete the TCTA Bursary Application Form (.pdf) 

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • South African ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric National Senior Certificate (certified copy)
  • Latest University academic results, if currently studying at tertiary level (certified copy)
  • Letter of University acceptance
  • Invoice from your University if available (to include costs of tuition, textbooks, accommodation etc)
  • Parents or guardians proof of income (latest payslips if employed, affidavit if unemployed, death certificate if deceased, proof of grant if receiving a grant etc)
  • Complete the SARS Confirmation of Diagnosis of Disability (.pdf) if disabled 

Applications must be submitted electronically via email to Nomvula Mhlambi:
(Insert the words “TCTA Bursary Application – Your Full Name” in the email subject line). 


21 February 2020 (at 17:00).
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.) 


For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact TCTA directly:
Trans-Caledon Tunnel Authority
Contact Person: Nomvula Mhlambi
Tel: 012 683 1258

Experience level of the applicant we want

Some work experience, Graduate, Undergraduate, College / Sixth form, High School