The IRTE has a duty to promote and develop new membership with a view to continually improving expertise and experience in the field of Road Transport Engineering. The Institute's aim is to encourage a continuous flow of new members, thus bringing state-of-the-art technology and new expertise into its ranks. To this end, the Jack Webster Fund was established to further the training and development of deserving young people who wish to build a career in Road Transport Engineering. To date 12 previous applicants have successfully completed the three year course and been awarded the final diploma.

Please Note: Processing of bursary applications is suspended until further notice.

Road Transport Management Post School Tutoring Jack Webster Memorial Bursary Fund

The IRTE (Institute of Road Transport Engineers), through the Jack Webster Fund, offers bursaries to young technically competent road transport persons to study Road Transport Management at the University of Johannesburg.

Applications are welcomed from suitably qualified young people and the Johannesburg Centre Committee will award a number of bursaries annually.

The prospective candidate should:

  • Hold a Matriculation or Grade 12 leaving certificate.
  • Have 5 years of verifiable experience in the industry.
In addition to a detailed CV the candidate must give a motivation as to why they want to attend a tertiary institution and how this qualification would affect their career path.

Submit CVs and motivation to: Jim Campbell (

The awarding of a Jack Webster Fund Bursary will be subject to the terms and conditions and at the discretion of the selection committee, whose decision which will be final.

Applications not in compliance with the selection criteria will not be considered.

You will be advised in writing of the decisions taken by the selection committee.

Interested persons meeting the requirements can contact Jim Campbell ( for further information.

Selection Criteria
  • Ideal candidates must hold a Matric/Grade 12 with an acceptable university entrance M-score.
  • Candidates should be qualified artisans with qualifications acceptable to the IRTE.
  • Candidates should be employed in the road transport sector for more than 5 years.
  • Candidates must support the application with a current curriculum vita and verifiable references.
  • Candidates’ applications should be endorsed by their employers.
  • Candidates should motivate their need for assistance.
  • Candidates must give a personal motivation indicating why they want to attend a tertiary indentation and how this qualification would affect their career path.
  •  Candidates must indicate their families’ support of their commitment to study.
  •  Candidates should indicate their state of health and disclose any illness or disability which may prevent them from finishing the course.
  •  Candidates must agree to the terms and conditions stipulated.