Mintek Undergraduate Bursary South Africa 2017 – 2018



Mintek is a proudly South African provider of mineral processing and metallurgical engineering products and services, founded in 1934. To give back to the South African community, Mintek is offering bursary programmes to enable financially disadvantages students to pursue their tertiary education – in line with Mintek’s business sector.



Bursaries will be awarded to students within one of the following fields of study (Undergraduate/ Honors degrees or B.Tech diplomas):

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Geology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Physical Metallurgy / Materials Science
  • Mathematics

The following expenses will be covered by the bursary scheme: tuition, registration, meals and accommodation, as well as a R15 000 allowance per year.
The bursary will cover the full duration of the prescribed qualification, on condition that the student passes the required modules and adheres to the Mintek bursary rules.

Students will also be required to partake in vacation work at the end of each year, for which they will receive payment. On completion of their studies, students must work for Mintek for a duration equal to that of their bursary award.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • South African citizen,
  • Satisfy university entrance criteria,
  • Accepted to study full-time at a recognised South African university,
  • Current tertiary students must be studying in one of the aforementioned fields, have a minimum average of 60% and not have failed any subjects.
    • (Please note that Mintek bursaries are not applicable to first year students or those studying a National Diploma).


      Download and complete the Mintek Bursary Application Form (pdf).

      The following documentation must also be submitted:

      • ID document (certified copy),
      • Latest academic record (certified copy),
      • Matric certificate (certified copy),
      • CV.


      Complete application forms and supporting documents must be submitted in one of the following ways:
      1) Post:
      Mintek Bursary Office
      Private Bag X3015
      2) Fax: 011 709 4465
      3) E-mail:


      31 July annually.


      For any bursary queries, please contact:
      The Academic Liaison Officer
      Tel: 011 709 4648

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