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​​​​​The Roads Authority Bursary Scheme

The establishment of the Roads Authority places Namibia on the forefront of international Roads Management best practices. The Roads Authority commits itself to contribute towards building a national pool of qualified and skilled Namibians and/or labour market through the provision of bursaries in terms of its Training and Development Policy. 
Full-time undergraduate studies

The Roads Authority awards full-time bursaries annually according to its employment needs. All bursary students are viewed as Roads Authority potential employees depending on the availability of suitable vacancies after successfully completing their studies.

Who should apply?

All Namibian nationals who meet the entry requirements of the tertiary institutions and the chosen field of study will be supported by the Roads Authority. The closing date for applications is 30 September for each academic year.

Applications forms are to be filled and forwarded to the Roads Authority's learning and development section:

Bursary Office Address
The bursary application forms can be mailed to: 
The Head: Learning, OD & Performance
Roads Authority 
Private Bag 12030 

Alternatively, applications can also be hand-delivered to: 
The Head: Learning, OD & Performance
Roads Authority Head Office
c/o Mandume Ndemufayo & David Hosea Merero street
Southern Industry
3rd Floor, North Wing

Telephone:    +264 61 284 7058, +264 61 284 7025
Fax:         + 264 61 284 7152,+264 61 284 7653


View the latest available bursaries here

Bursary values

The Roads Authority bursary covers the following:

  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Book allowance

Fields of study

This may vary depending on the needs of the organisation:

Bachelor of Science (Bsc Degree) / Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech Degree) 
  • Civil
  • IT
National Diploma
  • Civil 
  • IT

Selection Process
The applications are screened by the Roads Authority Training section. Applicants with excellent academic performance on secondary or tertiary level will be invited to the RA Head Office for interview. 

The final selection and award is subject to the following:
  • Interview
  • Excellent academic performance
  • Students from previously disadvantaged communities (affirmative action)
  • Parents financial position / affordability

What Roads Authority expect from the students sponsored 
The Roads Authority expects absolute commitment and dedication from students receiving financial assistance. Upon completion of study students are required to render one service for every year of financial aid received from Roads Authority after acquiring the qualification. 

Subjects failed shall be repeated at student's own cost. The Roads Authority reserves the right to terminate the bursary in consultation with the student in the event of poor academic performance. If the student failed to adhered to the bursary agreement, the bursary becomes payable in terms of the agreement.


The annual renewal of the bursary is dependent on the satisfactory performance of the student.​

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The Roads Authority, whose core business is to construct and maintain Namibia’s road sector, plays a pivotal role towards road safety in Namibia. Namibia’s road network has been ranked among the safest, most efficient and sustainable, and is the envy of many countries.

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Telephone: +264 61 284 7000
Fax: +264 61 284 7158