Bursaries for South African students

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Standard Bank CSI Bursary

Sugar Industry Trust Fund for Education (SITFE) Bursary

Anglo Operations Ltd Bridging Programme Bursary
Value Amount varies
Duration 1 year renewable
Tenable Any university offering these degrees
Who can apply? For current matriculants or current university students wishing to study engineering. Matriculants must have Mathematics and Science with a minimum of 60%
Service contract None
Closing date 30 December annually

Arcelor Mittal (Engineering) Bursary
Value Tuition fees (differs per university). • Accommodation including meals. • A cash amount for books. • A scientific calculator. • A personal computer.
Duration 1 year renewable annually
Who can apply? Candidates currently in Grade 12 who have obtained at least 70% (Depending on the university requirements) in Grade 11 for both Mathematics and Physical Science. An aggregate of at least 60% is also required for the rest of Grade 12 with the minimum symbols as above.
Service contract One year’s service for each year of study
Closing date 28 February annually
Apply Online www.arcelormittalsa.com/careers/bursaries.aspx

Anglo Platinum Bursary (Accounting, Engineering and Mining)
Value Full tertiary registration and tuition, book allowance, once-off computer allowance, medical and death benefit cover, residence fees, plus personal allowance
Duration Renewable annually for the duration of the course
Tenable Company-approved tertiary institutions
Who can apply? A Grade 12 academic level with a minimum of 60% achieved for Pure Mathematics, Physical Science and English is required for applicants to be considered for a bursary in Mining Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical /Metallurgical Engineering, Geology, Rock Engineering, Analytical Chemistry, Mine Surveying and Finance and Information. (Physical Science is not required for Finance and Information).
Service contract Employment contractual obligation of one year for every year of bursary funded
Closing date 15 May annually
Apply Online www.angloplatinum.gradx.net

CSIR (CS) Bursary
About The CSIR is one of the leading scientific and technology research, development and implementation organisations in Africa. Constituted by an Act of Parliament in 1945 as a science council, the CSIR undertakes directed and multidisciplinary research, technological innovation as well as industrial and scientific development to improve the quality of life of the country’s people.
Value Tuition fees, residence fees, book allowance.
Duration 1 year renewable
Tenable Any South African university
Who can apply? Full-time BSc, BScEng or BSc Honours students, not currently permanently employed at the CSIR or any other organisation, are eligible. The minimum requirement is a 65% average at the current level of study. South African citizens are the CSIR’s first priority but international students are strongly encouraged to apply.
Service contract Graduates will be required to work for a period which corresponds to the duration of the bursary. Vacation Work
Closing date 31 July annually
Apply Online www.csir.co.za/bursary/poster_2.php
Contact CSIR Recruitment Centre, Tel: +27 12 841-4774/ Fax: +27 12 841-3951/ Email: recruitmentqueries@csir.co.za

Goldfields Bursary Scheme
Fields of study
• Chemical Engineering
• Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current and Light Current)
• Mechanical Engineering
• Extraction Metallurgy Engineering
• Mining Engineering
• Mine Survey
Value The value of the bursary is reviewed on an annual basis and is at the discretion of GFL. It normally covers (but does not exceed) the cost of the following:
(1) Institute of technology registration and tuition fees (which will differ across institutes of technology).
(2) A living-out allowance, which is paid to the Bursar for each semester at institute of technology. This allowance contributes towards the cost of residence fees or other accommodation.
Duration 1 year renewable
Service Contract A year for each year of study.
Closing Date 30 June annually
Human Resources: Tel: +27 11 562 9700 / Fax: +27 11 562 9838
The Bursary Administrator
Gold Fields Business and Leadership Academy
Private Bag X11
Apply Download application form: www.goldfields.co.za/pdf/other/university_bur_p043_12032010.pdf

Aveng Grinaker-LTA Ltd (Engineering / Building Science / Accounting) Bursary
About For students in the fields of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying, BCom Accounting, or NDip / BTech in Building Science / Built Environment.
Who Can Apply Grade 12 learners or current university students, in engineering aor building disciplines.
Value Amount varies
Duration 1 year renewable annually
Service Contract Work for company during vacations and after completion of studies, graduates will be expected to work for a period which corresponds with the duration of the bursary
Closing Date 31 July annually
Contact Tel: +27 11 923 5000 / Email: bursaries@aveng.co.za
Learning and Development Officer
204 Rivonia Road

The Human Resources Manager
Grinaker-LTA Bursary Scheme
P O Box 1517
Kempton Park
Apply Download application form: www.aveng.co.za/sites/aveng.co.za/files/Bursary%20Application.pdf

Group Five Academy Bursary
About Group Five offers bursaries for studies at Universities, as well as Universities of Technology in BSc, BEng and BTech Building\Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Mechanical and Quantity Surveying.
Fields of study Building Science & Construction , Engineering, Quantity Surveying
Who Can Apply We look for students and graduates with leadership capacity and are results orientated. Other criteria include: Good academic results (an average of 60% and above for Maths and Science) Good communication skills Problem solving skills Strong analytical skills Computer literacy
Bursary Levels
Related Occupations Building or Construction Manager, Building Surveyor, Civil Engineer, Quantity Surveyor
Closing Date 30 September annually
Contact Tel: 27 (0) 10 060 1555/ Fax: +27 (0) 86 206 3885/ Email: groupfiveho@groupfive.co.za
No. 9 Country Estate Drive
Waterfall Business Estate
Jukskei View
Apply Online www.g5.co.za/careers_bursary_apply.php

Impala Platinum Bursary
About Impala Platinum Holdings Limited (Implats) is in the business of mining, refining and marketing of platinum group metals (PGMs), as well as nickel, copper and cobalt. Implats offers a number of bursaries in the following fields of study: Engineering Mining Metallurgy Chemical Mechanical Electrical (heavy current) Chemistry to honours level Geology to honours level Accounting to honours level Survey Human Resources BCom to honours level.
Fields of study Accounting, Chemistry, Engineering – Chemical, Engineering – Electrical, Engineering – Mechanical, Engineering – Metallurgical, Engineering – Mining, Geology, Human Resources, Surveying and GIS systems
Who Can Apply Implats bursaries are open to all candidates meeting the minimum criteria of a university exemption pass and a minimum C symbol in mathematics and science.
Value Implats bursaries cover: Registration and tuition fees for the duration of the course Residence fees Cash allowance Personal computer allowance from second year of study
Duration 1 year renewable
Service Contract Should you be awarded an Implats bursary, you will be required to work for the company for the full period of the bursary and to undertake vacation work at the company at the end of each year.
Closing Date 31 May annually
014 569 0088
2 Fricker Road
The Training Manager – Bursaries
P O Box 5683
Apply Online www.implats.co.za/implats/Careers-Bursaries.asp

Industrial Development Corporation (Engineering) Bursary
About The IDC provide finance for industrial development projects by promoting partnerships across industries within and outside our borders, promoting regional economic growth. The IDC provide bursaries to students who qualify for admission to a University or University of Technology or who are currently studying at a University or University of Technology.
Fields of study Engineering: Electronic, Agricultural, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial, Mechanical, Metallurgical and Mining.
Who Can Apply Applicants must have Grade 12 Maths and Science with a minimum of a B aggregate symbol.
• University or University of Technology students who have already successfully completed one or more years will be considered on their Grade 12 and most recent academic results.
• If you are already studying towards a degree course for which you are applying for a bursary, you must have passed all courses for which you have registered at the university for the study period already completed.
• Applications must be for full time studies towards an academic degree at an accredited South African university or university of technology. Fields of study in which bursaries are awarded have to be directly related to industry, and will only include the following: 1* Engineering: BSc Industrial, Chemical, Electrical, Electronic, Mechanical, Mining, Metallurgy, Civil, Analytical Chemistry and Geology. (University of technology level leading to BTech)
Value The value of the bursary for full-time undergraduate/ diploma studies comprises of the following:
• Boarding: In the case of bursars residing with their parents/guardians or privately, a stipend is granted. In the case of students residing in official University/ University of Technology residences, full residence fees are paid to the relevant institution (Catering/Self catering residences).
• Tuition and registration fees: A stipend for books and stationery is granted bi-annually.
Duration Bursaries are renewable annually, subject to acceptable proof of progress from the institution.
Service Contract Bursars may be expected to remain in the employ of the Corporation for a period equal to the number of years of the awarded bursary. Such employment is subject to the normal selection procedures and salary and employment conditions of the Corporation.
Closing Date 31 May annually
Contact Details
19 Fredman Drive, Sandown, Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa
Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) PO Box 784055 Sandton 2146
Fax no: 0862103653/3197
Email: bursary@idc.co.za
Tel: (011) 269-3000
Apply www.idc.co.za/careers/bursaries

Kantey and Templer Bursary Scheme
About The Kantey & Templer Bursary and Educational Assistance Scheme has been created to provide financial assistance for the study of civil, mechanical or electrical engineering at tertiary level for persons who, through proven academic performance and personal circumstances, are considered deserving of support. Applications from previously disadvantaged individuals are encouraged.
Fields of study Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Who Can Apply Applications for financial assistance can be considered for study at any South African university or university of technology offering BSc degrees or technical diplomas in civil, mechanical or electrical engineering. Bursaries are normally provided for a first degree or diploma and could include the first year of study. Applications by students who have already successfully completed at least one year of tertiary study and have thus proven their academic ability, are preferred
Related Occupations Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineer, Civil Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Mechanical Engineer
Value The value of any approved bursary will be decided upon based on the merits of the application and on the costs of the course of study to be followed. It would normally include the full amount of academic fees as well as an allowance towards the cost of books or other study materials. Only in exceptional cases would the value include an accommodation allowance.
Duration Bursaries are awarded for one academic year at a time, but can be extended to subsequent years if academic performance is satisfactory.
Service Contract Successful applicants will be required to be available to work at an office of Kantey & Templer for a period of at least twelve months for each year a bursary had been awarded. Such period of employment would normally be after successful completion of the degree or diploma.
Closing Date 30 September annually
Tel: 021 405 9600
Apply Download application form:
www.kanteys.co.za/Assets/Careers/Bursary-Application-Questionnaire.pdf www.kanteys.co.za/Assets/Careers/Bursary-Application-Questionnaire.doc
Applications to be submitted together with the necessary supporting documents to:
Bursary Committee
Kantey & Templer (Pty) Ltd
P O Box 3132
Cape Town
or e-mail info@ct.kanteys.co.za or fax 021 419 6774 on or before 30 September annually.

MerSETA Bursary
About The merSETA is one of the Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) established to promote skills development in South Africa particularly amongst previously disadvantaged individuals. The merSETA encompasses Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services.
Field of study Engineering
Who Can Apply The merSETA bursaries may be awarded in the following disciplines offered at Universities and Universities of Technology in South Africa: University undergraduate programmes: BSc Engineering (Electrical – light and heavy current and Electronic); BSc Engineering (Chemical); BSc Engineering (Metallurgy and Materials); BSc Mechanical Engineering (including Mechatronics); BTech Production Management; and BSc Engineering (Industrial) Universities of Technology programmes: (Semester courses) National Diploma Chemical Engineering; Electrical Engineering (light and heavy current); Engineering Metallurgy; Mechanical Engineering (including Mechatronics); Industrial Engineering; Production Management; B. Technology Chemical Engineering; Electrical Engineering (light and heavy current); Engineering Metallurgy; and Polymer Technology
Closing Date 30 December annually
merSETA House
95 7th Avenue
Cnr Rustenburg Road
Tel: (010) 219 3000
Apply Online www.merseta.org.za/SkillsDevelopment/Projects/Bursaries/ProjectOverview.aspx

Mineral Qualifications Authority (MQA) Bursary
About The MQA bursary scheme was established to increase the number of learners taking careers in the mining and minerals sector. The bursary will be awarded to students enrolled in careers identified in the scarce and critical skills list, particularly in core mining related disciplines.
Fields of study Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Geology, Mine Surveying
Who Can Apply Bursars entering their first year of study who possess a South African Matriculation Certificate (or an evaluated equivalent qualification) in the subjects and with subject grades that are required by the academic institution (or such equivalent qualification as that the institution may determine), for undergraduate studies. In addition to the above, meet any other entrance criteria as prescribed by the academic. institution. Bursars entering their second or third year of study who meets the requirements as specified in this criteria. Bursaries will be awarded to students enrolled in the MQA identified scarce and critical skills list. Preference will be given to students enrolled in Mining disciplines. Special consideration to female or disabled applicants.
Value The MQA bursary covers full tuition, accommodation, meals and book allowances.
Duration Bursaries shall be granted for an initial period of one academic year and shall thereafter be renewable annually at the sole and absolute discretion of the MQA.
Service Contract The MQA carries a service obligation and successful applicants will be obligated to secure employment within the South African mining and minerals sector for the same amount of years as the sponsored bursary.
Closing Date 30 December annually
7 Anerley Road, Parktown
Private Bag X 118, Marshalltown, 2107
Tel: (011) 630-3551
Apply Online www.mqa.org.za/news.asp?upd=1&newsID=95&subID=9

Mintek (Undergraduate Bursary)
About The aim of Mintek’s Undergraduate Bursary Programme is primarily to ensure a steady supply of trained and highly skilled technical people to meet a major portion of Mintek’s operational, research, and development manpower intake needs, and also to provide appropriately-skilled graduates to the broader South African minerals and metallurgy sector. Mintek provides bursaries for undergraduate degrees, Honours degrees and BTech diplomas.
Fields of study Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Geosciences, Metallurgy, Science
Who Can Apply South African citizens with NSC with university exemption, 5 in Mathematics, Physical Sciences and English. Students already enrolled at university may also apply for a Mintek bursary, provided that the student does not have any financial support that entails a service obligation upon graduation, and can demonstrate acceptable academic performance.
Bursaries are awarded in the following fields of study: Catalysis, Chemistry (Analytical or Geochemistry), Chemical Engineering (Minerals Processing or Process Control), Electrical Engineering (Process Control Systems or Electronics), Extractive Metallurgy (Pyrometallurgy or Hydrometallurgy, including Bio-hydrometallurgy), Fuel Cells Geology (Mineralogy, Petrology, Applied Geology or Economic Geology), Mechanical Engineering, Minerals Processing, Mining Engineering, Mining-Focused Environmental Compliance, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Physical Metallurgy, Physics, Precious Metal-Based Drug Discovery.
Value Bursaries cover the full payment of registration, tuition and residence fees, plus an allowance, in return for a commitment to work at Mintek on a year-for-year basis.
Duration 1 year renewable
Service Contract On completion of their studies, bursars undergo an intensive training course that is aimed at turning them into career scientists. Mintek bursars are obliged to undertake vacation work at Mintek at the end of their first, second, and third undergraduate years for approximately 8 weeks.
Closing Date 30 June annually
200 Malibongwe Drive
Strijdom Park
Private Bag X3015, Randburg, 2125
Tel: (011) 709-4111
Apply Online www.mintek.co.za/?s=bursary&x=1&y=2

Municipal Infrastructure Support (MISA) Programme Bursary
About The Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent (MISA) is a government agency which aims to build the technical capacity of municipalities to undertake efficient planning, delivery, operations and management of municipal infrastructure. MISA strives for excellence in developing a pipeline of young Built Environment professionals and is hereby inviting applications for bursaries to interested individuals who wish to undertake undergraduate academic studies towards a National Diploma or Bachelors Degree in the fields of Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Town and Regional Planning as well as Geographical Information Systems (GIS).
Fields of study Engineering: Civil, Electrical, Surveying and GIS systems, Town & Regional Planning
Who Can Apply Matriculants meeting the minimum requirements or qualifying students in their 1st, 2nd 3rd or 4th year of study; Applicants must be South African citizens. Applicants must have already been enrolled or eligible for enrolment with the relevant tertiary institution. Applicants must be Matriculants with a C Symbol in Mathematics and Physical Science and already enrolled/ admitted for enrolment by the relevant university.
Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent
Capacity Building Unit
Letaba House
Riverside Office Park
1303 Heuwel Avenue
Apply Download application form at: www.cogta.gov.za or request it by be email: misacapacitybuilding@misa.gov.za or may be obtained from the MISA/ Provincial Cogta offices.
You can also submit your application quoting the relevant area of discipline for the attention of Ms. Nobuhle Latha at Municipal Infrastructure Support Agent, Capacity Building Unit, Letaba House Riverside Office Park, 1303 Heuwel Avenue Centurion 0046.
Mr Reginald Legoabe, Tel (011) 100 3123

Murray & Roberts Bursary (Undergraduate)
About Murray & Roberts offers bursaries for top South African achievers who desire to be part of a world class organization with a global presence. Bursaries are available for students studying towards a BSc, B Eng or B Tech qualifications in the fields of Engineering (civil; mechanical; industrial; electrical and mining), Quantity Surveying and Building/Construction Management. Awards are given to those students with financial needs and on academic merit.
Fields of study Construction, Engineering, Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Quantity Surveying
Who Can Apply To qualify for a Bursary the student must: Be a South African citizen or permanent resident; be studying full-time towards a relevant degree and at a recognised South African university that is acceptable to Murray & Roberts; able to provide proof of his/her current academic results and be in possession of a grade 12 exemption certificate with Maths and Science; be accepted by the chosen university or university of technology for the specific course; Students must maintain a minimum of 65% aggregate to be considered. No first year bursaries are available.
Value The benefits while studying full time include the following: The company pays to the institution concerned, an amount of money equal to the annual registration fees, costs of tuition & examination fees. The company pays for all prescribed books. The company pays for university provided (residential) accommodation and food or the student may receive an equivalent monthly allowance to assist with his/her living expenses and this must be utilised to cover accommodation, food and traveling expenses.
Duration Bursaries are reviewed after each examination based on the student’s academic performance and renewed annually.
Service Contract Successful applicants enter into a bursary loan agreement with Murray & Roberts. Vacation work required. Service contract corresponds to the duration of the bursary.
Opening Date 02 April annually
Closing Date 02 June annually
Douglas Roberts Centre
22 Skeen Boulevard
Republic of South Africa
P O Box 1000, Bedfordview; 2008
Tel: (011) 456-6200
Zazél Sale: zazel.sale@murrob.com / Client Service: 011 456 1144, clientservice@murrob.com.
Apply www.murrob.com/careers_bursaries.asp

NEET (National Economic Education Trust Fund) Bursary (Engineering)
About NEET was established to support the educational progress of high-potential students from disadvantaged backgrounds, with a special focus on maths and science learners. The NEET focuses on identifying and preparing Grade 12 students to be ready and to study at tertiary institutions, and to support students at tertiary level. Student is connected to a donor.
Fields of study Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Who Can Apply Students who want to study Engineering: Civil, Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical.
Value Amount varies
Duration 1 year renewable
Closing Date 31 August annually
3 Austin Road
Glen Austin
P O Box 786740, Sandton, 2146
Tel: (010) 224-0144
Apply www.neet.co.za

Richards Bay Minerals (Graduate Program) Bursary
About We strive to attract and develop the very best prospective employees as they graduate from universities. A dedicated two-year graduate development programme is designed to provide our graduate and post-graduate employees with genuine long-term career opportunities. Once selected for the graduate development programme, you will be given a job with real accountabilities, provided with a development plan, technical training and development both on and off the job, exposure to senior management, and assignments designed to broaden and enhance your capabilities. In your second year you will also be allocated an experienced mentor. RBM trainee graduates also may have the opportunity, from time to time, to meet and interact with other Rio Tinto trainee graduates hailing from internships at other Rio Tinto mines in other parts of the world.
Fields of study Engineering
Rio Tinto Head Office
2 Eastbourne Terrace
W2 6LG
United Kingdom
P O Box 401
Richards Bay
Tel: (035) 901-3111
Apply www.riotinto.com/diamondsandminerals/bursaries-internships-and-graduates-12979.aspx

SEIFSA Bursary
About SEIFSA bursaries are awarded to students registered for approved undergraduate Engineering courses at South African universities as well as students studying towards a National Diploma in Engineering at Universities of Technology (UoT). Preference is given to employees of member companies of an Association federated to SEIFSA and their dependants.
Fields of study Electronic Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering
Who Can Apply Students who are currently studying at a University or University of Technology in the following fields. Preference is given to employees of member companies of an Association federated to SEIFSA and their dependants: Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Electrical Engineering Electronics Engineering Industrial Engineering Materials Science Mechanical Engineering Metallurgical Engineering
Value A SEIFSA bursary covers tuition fees per semester for full-time National Diploma courses, S1 to S4. Each bursary is awarded for one semester initially and is renewable subject to satisfactory academic progress. The maximum period for any one bursary awarded may not exceed the normal period of the course to study engineering at a registered South African University of Technology (UoT).
Duration 1 year renewable
Service Contract No
Closing Date 31 October annually
6th Floor
Metal Industries House
42 Anderson Street
Tel: (011) 298 9443 / (011) 298 9404
Email: melanie@seifsa.co.za (Skills Development Manager)/ gugu@seifsa.co.za (Human Capital Officer)
Apply Online www.seifsa.co.za/skills-development/sdhc-products-and-services/bursaries-and-scholarships.html


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