Transnet Bursary South Africa 2017 – 2018



Transnet is the biggest logistical freight company in South Africa, transporting tons of goods around South Africa on a daily basis, via rail; pipeline and port. Formed on the 1st April 1990, with headquarters in Carlton Centre in Johannesburg, Transnet has a staff force of over 49 000 employees.


Transnet is offering bursary awards to students who they believe will be the future of the company after they have completed their studies.

If you are a current full-time student or are in Grade 12 and are intended to study full-time next year, you have strong academic results and would like to become part of the country’s biggest freight company, you may be the perfect bursary candidate.

Students may be required to do vacation work at Transnet during the June or December holidays.

On completion of studies, the successful bursary candidate is required to work at Transnet for the equal duration of the bursary award. The bursary award will only be renewed should the student maintain a satisfactory academic performance.

The bursary will cover the following fields of study (BEng / BSc):

  • Electrical Engineering (heavy current)
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgy Engineering (physical)
  • Civil Engineering


The following expenses will be covered by the bursary programme: tuition fees, textbook allowance, accommodation, meals and experiential training.


The applications will be screened by the Transnet Bursary Department.
The candidates that meet the academic performance criteria will then be shortlisted and invited for an interview.
The interviews will take place in Cape Town, Durban, Bloemfontein and Johannesburg.
Candidates will then be selected based on: the interview outcome, their academic results and medical fitness.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • South African citizen
  • Completed Matric
  • Achieved a minimum 5 symbol for Mathematics and Physical Science in Matric
  • Studying full-time towards one of the aforementioned Engineering qualifications
  • Studying at a South Africa University



Download the Transnet Bursary Application Form (.pdf).

Alternatively, you may download a copy of the application form at:

Please attach copies of the following supporting documentation with your application form:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Latest academic record (certified copy)
  • Proof of tertiary registration or tertiary acceptance letter
  • Shortened Curriculum Vitae

Applications should be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Email:
2) Fax: 011 774 9235
3) Post: Carlton Centre, 150 Commissioner Street, Bursary Office, 21st Floor, Johannesburg , 2001


31 July annually
(applications open on 1 May each year).


For further bursary information, please contact:
Bursary Office
Tel: 011 308 1246
Fax: 011 774 9235

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