he Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has extended its deadline for students who wish to apply for bursaries. The new deadline is Friday 30 September.

The bursaries will enable 250 students to apply to study engineering, and the opportunity be part of the new effort to boost the number of essential skills within the rail industry. Students will also gain practical experience through a minimum of four weeks vacation work per year at PRASA.

The PRASA Corporate Bursary Scheme offers students the opportunity to enroll at any South African university for full-time studies. Applicants may choose from any engineering disciplines, provided that subject choices are acceptable and advantageous to PRASA, i.e. electrical engineering (electronics), rolling stock (technicians), perway (rail maintenance), signalling (technicians), facilities and electrical.

Bursary courses that are covered include bachelor degrees in engineering or science, or an honour’s degree. The bursary covers registration and tuition fees, books, residence fees and meals. Bursary candidates must have at least a grade 10 D-symbol in
mathematics. Continuation of the bursary will depend on the candidate’s performance. Bursary holders required to repeat courses will do so at their own expense.

Applicants must be South African citizens and will be subject to PRASA’s normal selection process.

Apply by logging on to www.prasa.com and look under “opportunities” for bursaries.

For more information call 011773 1426 or send an email to [email protected].