Institute of Municipal Engineering of Southern Africa (IMESA) Bursary

Institute of Municipal Engineering of Southern Africa (IMESA) Bursary


The Institute of Municipal Engineering of Southern Africa (IMESA) was founded in 1961 with the aim of promoting the interests of those within the municipal engineering discipline.
The IMESA Bursary Scheme was initiated to provide financial assistance to students who would otherwise not be able to study within the Civil Engineering (or related) field.


Bursaries will be awarded to students within the Civil Engineering. Those who are studying within other engineering disciplines should also apply – to be considered by the IMESA Executive Council.
The bursary award will cover the following expenses: tuition fees and prescribed textbooks.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • South African citizen,
  • Current Matric students:
    • Accepted to study at a tertiary institution accredited by the ECSA in South Africa,
    • Accepted to study towards an Engineering qualification (degree/ dipolma),
    • Proven financial need.
  • Currently tertiary students:
    • Studying full-time towards an Engineering qualification,
    • Successfully completed the first year of studies.

*Students who are dependents of current IMESA members are also encouraged to apply.


Download and complete the IMESA Bursary Application Form (pdf).
Please include the following items in your application pack:

  • ID document (certified copy),
  • June exam results (certified copy),
  • Proof of enrollment/ acceptance at a recognised tertiary institution,
  • Undersigned statements declaring academic progress (issued by your University/ School),
  • Proof of students current financial situation,
  • Parents/ guardians proof of monthly income (affidavit).

Complete application forms and supporting documentation must be submitted via email to:


15 September annually.


For any bursary queries, please contact:
The Bursary Manager: Mrs Penny Pietersen
Tel: 031 266 3263
Fax: 031 266 5094

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