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Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) Bursary South Africa 2017 – 2018

 

ABOUT THE BURSAR

The Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) are responsible for the skills development in the minerals and mining sector of South Africa. The Mining Qualifications Authority bursary programme was developed as a way to increase the amount of students studying towards and starting careers within the minerals and mining field.
 

ABOUT THE BURSARY

The bursary award will cover the following expenses: tuition fees, registration fees, accommodation, food and a textbook and stationary allowance. Students will be selected based on the fields of study in the scarce/ critical skills list of South Africa.
 

Bursaries will be awarded within the following fields of study:
Universities or Universities of Technology qualifications

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering (mineral processing)
  • Electrical Engineering (heavy current)
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering
  • Environmental Health and Management
  • Geology
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Jewellery Design and Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering (extractive)
  • Mine Survey
  • Mining Engineering
  • Mining Survey
  • *as well as any BTech qualification related to the above

TVET College qualifications

  • Boilermaker
  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Electrician
  • Fitter and Turner
  • Fitting (incl Machinery)
  • Instrumentation Mechanic
  • Millwright
  • Rigger Ropesman

 

ELIGIBILITY

Please ensure that you meet the following criteria before submitting your application:

  • South African citizen
  • 35 years old or younger
  • Strong academic record (especially in Mathematics and Science)
  • NOT currently employed
  • In need of financial assistance
  • Completed Matric or currently in Matric
  • Enrolled and accepted to study in one of the aforementioned fields at a University/ University of Technology/ TVET College
  • Show a genuine interest in the minerals and mining sector

* Preference will be given to disabled, female applicants and those living in rural communities.
 

HOW TO APPLY

Download and complete one of the following application forms:
New applicants: MQA Bursary Application Form (pdf)
Current MQA bursary recipients: MQA Bursary Continuation Application Form (pdf)
 

Please include the following documents with your application form:
New applicants:

  • ID document (certified copy),
  • ID document of parents/ guardians (certified copy),
  • Death certificate of parents if deceased (certified copy),
  • Affidavit if not in contact with parents,
  • Current Matric applicants: latest Matric results,
  • Matric certificate (certified copy) if available,
  • Current tertiary students: latest academic record or transcript on the official letterhead or logo,
  • Confirmation of registration/ acceptance letter from tertiary institution,
  • Payslips from parents or guardians less than 3 months old,
  • Affidavit if parent or guardian is unemployed.

Renewal:

  • ID document (certified copy),
  • Full Academic Record (including current year) stamped by your tertiary institution and on the official letterhead,
  • Latest bank statements (stamped).

Note: shortlisted students currently in Matric must submit their Matric certificate (certified copy) by 13 January 2018.
 

Application forms and supporting documentation must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) To an MQA Office:
– Eastern Cape: King Sabatha Dalindyebo TVET College, R61 Queenstown Road, Cicira Village, Mthatha
– Free State: Goldfields TVET College, 14107 Ndaki Road, Tosa Campus, Thabong
– Gauteng: 7 Anerley Road, Block C, Parktown, 2193 / Private Bag X118, Marshalltown, 2107
– Mpumalanga: Nkangala TVET College, Mpondozamkomo Campus, 1 Moses Kotane Drive, Ferrobank
– Limpopo: Sekhukhune TVET College, CN Phathudi Campus, Stand No. 2659, Praktiseer
– Northern Cape: Northern Cape Rural TVET College, Kathu Campus, Hans Coetzee Drive
– North West: Orbit TVET College, Mankwe Campus, Stand 230, Unit 2, Mogwase

2) To your tertiary institution (as listed below)
– Cape Peninsula University of Technology: Office 5.1 Administration Building, Cape Town Campus (Contact person: Ms Siphokazi Mthyobile)
– Mangosuthu University of Technology: Financial Aid Office (Contact person: Ms Cynthia Nkosi)
– Nelson Mandela University: Financial Aid Counters, North Campus (Contact person: Ms Buyiswa Yaya)
– University of Fort Hare: Financial Aid Office (Alice Campus) (Contact person: Ms Mandisa Mlilo)
– University of Cape Town: Fees Office, Kramer Building, Middle Campus (Contact person: Ms Noluvuyo Capsana)
– University of Stellenbosch: Undergraduate Bursaries and Loans Office, Admin A, Main Campus (Contact person: Ms Kaliie Sauls)
– University of Western Cape: Financial Aid Office (Contact person: Ms Genevieve Fisher)
 

CLOSING DATE

16 October 2017.
 

CONTACT

For bursary related enquiries, please contact:
MQA Offices
Eastern Cape branch – Tel: 047 505 1063
Free State branch – Tel: 087 095 0266
Gauteng branch – Tel: 011 547 2600
Limpopo branch – Tel: 087 095 0267
Mpumalanga branch – Tel: 013 696 8120 / 013 696 8121
Northern Cape branch – Tel: 053 723 0100
North West branch – Tel: 014 555 8860



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