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The application period for the 2018 Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) Bursary Scheme intake is now open and qualifying learners are invited to submit their applications.

The MQA would like to invite learners excelling in maths and science, who will be studying towards a career in the mining and minerals sector, to apply for an MQA bursary. The MQA Bursary Scheme is open to qualifying grade 12 learners or those currently writing their 2017 grade 12 examinations, and students who are studying towards a certificate, diploma, degree or BTech at a university or university of technology. Students at Technical Vocational, Education and Training (TVET) colleges also qualify.

The MQA is a Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) for the mining and minerals sector in terms of the Skills Development Act No. 97 of 1998.

The MQA Bursary Scheme funds the following:

1.Disciplines at Universities or Universities of Technology:

  • Mining Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering (Extractive only)
  • Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current only)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering (Mineral Processing)
  • Environmental Health Management
  • Mining Survey
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering
  • Jewellery Design and Manufacturing
  • Geology
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Industrial Engineering

2.Trades at TVET Colleges:

  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Fitter and Turner
  • Fitting including Machinery
  • Electrician
  • Boilermaker
  • Rigger Ropesman
  • Millwright
  • Instrumentation Mechanician

NB: preference will be given to female learners, learners with disabilities and learners living in rural communities.

How to apply

Application close on 16 October 2017. Click here to download the application form.

Short-listed learners must submit their final matric results by 13 January 2018. Continuing bursars must also submit application forms by 13 January 2018.

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