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Undergraduate bursaries

Complete and submit the application forms for the relevant bursaries available for UNDERGRADUATE degrees.

Postgraduate bursaries

Complete and submit the application forms for the relevant bursaries available for POSTGRADUATE degrees.

External bursaries

AGRICULTURE, LAND REFORM AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT BURSARY AWARDS FOR 2023

The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) intends to award comprehensive bursaries to qualifying applicants pursuing and/or intending to further their studies in identified careers in the agriculture, land reform and rural development sector for the 2023 academic
year. The bursary will cover tuition, accommodation, books, meals and monthly allowance. The bursary awards target the previously disadvantaged and impoverished persons from poverty-stricken and rural communities.
Closing date for all applications: 31 October 2022
People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

BURSARY APPLICATION FORM

 

NOTES

  • Applicants must be South African citizens.
  • Applicants must complete the relevant bursary application forms available from the website address: www.dalrrd.gov.za (Click on vacancies).
  • Applicants who apply for fields of study that are not listed above will not be considered.
  • Please note that communication will be limited to successful applicants only. If you have not received any communication from the department within 14 days after the release of Grade 12 results and after the National Bursary Committee has finalised the selection process, consider your application unsuccessful.
  • The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development reserves the right to determine the total number of bursary allocations for the academic year based on the total budget available.
  • No late application forms will be considered.
  • Applicants who are not in possession of their University acceptance letter or Final results can submit their application while waiting for the said documents.
  • All completed bursary application forms together with certified copies of ID and certificates/performance results should be sent to ONLY ONE of the following addresses:

Postal address
The Director
Sector Education and Training
Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
Private Bag X250
PRETORIA, 0001

Physical address
Agriculture Place
20 Steve Biko (Former Beatrix) Street
Arcadia, Pretoria
0002

Standard Bank Student Loan Offers

Set your dreams in motion with a Standard Bank Student Loan Without Surety

Standard Bank is offering students an opportunity to get a Student Loan Without Surety – meaning you do not require a guardian or parent to be able to take up this loan. We understand that it may be stressful looking for funding, and that is why you need a bank that backs you.

Minimum Criteria

  • You must be a South African citizen.
  • Your Gross Household Income must be less than R600 000 per annum.
  • 3rd Year students and upwards within Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematic, Commerce, Health Sciences and 5th Year students in Medicine.
  • Open to existing Standard Bank Transactional Account holders. You may apply for one using our digital and other banking channels if you don’t have one
  • Study at one of our participating universities

How does it work?

  • The loan maximum is R120 000 per annum, which can be used to cover tuition, accommodation, books and study equipment.
  • There is no expectation of repayment on the loan while you are studying. However, you will be expected to start repaying the loan six months after completing your studies or as soon as you secure employment. Of course, it will be to your advantage to reduce your balance by making some payments while studying.
  • Monthly interest and service fees will be charged from the loan’s inception and will be added to the outstanding balance.
  • This loan can cover your existing university student debt up to R80 000 for each previous year that may be preventing you from completing your studies
  • Competitive interest rates apply.

MQA BURSARY SCHEME TARGETING UNEMPLOYED LEARNERS:

Applications Now Open for the 2023 Academic Year

The Mining Qualifications Authority (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 would like to invite learners who are currently in grade 12 or are already studying at a public university, university of technology, or a TVET college, to apply for an MQA bursary for the 2023 academic year. A total of 700 bursary opportunities will be available for the 2023 academic year. The bursary will cover tuition fees and allowances for accommodation, books, and meals.

PLEASE NOTE: The bursary is only available to South African citizens.

Qualifications funded by the MQA Bursary Scheme at universities, universities of technology:

  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Jewellery Design Manufacturing
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering
  • Geology
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Occupational Hygiene
  • Mine Surveying
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Operations Management
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Quality Management
  • Environmental Health and Management

Qualifications funded by the MQA Bursary Scheme at TVET colleges:

  • Boilermaker
  • Fitting (including Machinery)
  • Motor Mechanic (Diesel)
  • Instrumentation Mechanic
  • Electrician
  • Millwright
  • Fitter and Turner
  • Rigger Ropes man

Application Window and Forms

The application period will open from 01 August 2022 and close on 01 September 2022.

Applicants must download the correct form, “Bursary Application Form: Unemployed Bursars”, from the MQA website at www.mqa.org.za.

Late applications will not be considered. Further information is available on the MQA website.

NOTE: 20% of other disciplines not listed above may be supported which may be necessary to the sector.

 


BUILD A FUTURE WITH KUMBA IRON ORE

2023 BURSARY OPPORTUNITY
BURSARIES FOR 2023 ARE AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING FIELDS OF STUDY FROM 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th YEAR OF STUDY:

  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Geo-Tech
  • Mine Surveying
  • Geology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Occupational Hygiene
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Projects (SIB)
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Data Science
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mine Surveying
  • Corporate Affairs (B degree in Social Science or Business Science)

General:

  • The bursary contract period will be dependent on the candidates’ year of study.
  • The bursary is a comprehensive bursary that will cover all costs associated with formal studies including tuition fees, book fees, accommodation, and paid vacation work.
  • The bursar will be required to attend vacation work as per the Institution’s requirements. All vacation work will take place in the Northern Cape.
  • The candidate has to enter into a Bursary Loan Agreement with the Company.
  • Appointment into the graduate programme after successful completion of studies cannot be guaranteed and post graduate placement will be managed based on the Company’s needs and the bursars’ performance.
  • Short listed candidates will have to undergo assessments and interviews.

Requirements:

  • Proof of registration from the institution for the qualification in the relevant field of study
  • Provisional acceptance from a university
  • Academic results
  • Strong preference to students who originate from the Northern Cape
  • Optional requirements:
  • Driver's Licence: Code B (Light vehicle) must be obtained during the bursary period
  • Operational experience in the mining industry during vacation work periods

Applications:
Interested and qualifying applicants should apply using Career Wise website:
https://careerwise.co.za/bursaries/online-application/ and upload necessary documents.
Please use the promotional code: KIO2023 when registering profile. Closing date: 31 August 2022
Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applications will not be considered without the attachment of valid copies of ID, academic results and/or licences required as indicated in the requirements for the bursary.
All applicants are thanked for their interest. If you do not receive feedback from us within 4 weeks from the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful. Communication will be with shortlisted candidates only. Kumba Iron Ore shall apply the affirmative action principles as set out in the company’s Employment Equity policy.

Kumba Iron Ore is committed to supporting sustainable economic growth in the local community. We understand that investing in education, employment, skills and business development will help us achieve our commitment. Therefore, preference will be given to candidates that are local to the mining area communities in the Northern Cape that meet all the requirements.


SAAGA Bursary

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The South African Avocado Growers’ Association (SAAGA) makes bursaries available to individuals from historically disadvantaged groups for studies to towards a BSc (Agric) or equivalent degrees majoring in Horticultural Science or Agricultural Economics / Agribusiness.
 
Aim of bursary
To ensure that appropriately trained graduates of colour enter the South African avocado industry to enable continued growth of the sector.
 
Duration of bursary
For any one student, the bursary will be available for an initial period of one year, after which
progress will determine the extension of the bursary. If a student is awarded the bursary for the
first time, he/she will not automatically qualify for the bursary for the next year.
 
Obligations of recipient to the avocado industry
Students awarded a bursary by SAAGA will be required to work for the SA Subtropical Growers’ Association (Subtrop) for a period of one year for each year that the bursary is awarded, provided that a position is available. If no position is available at the time that the recipient completes his/her degree, there will be no obligation to Subtrop. If no position is available in Subtrop, the recipient will assisted in finding a placement with members of SAAGA. Subtrop is the umbrella organisation that manages the affairs of the SA Avocado, Litchi and Mango Growers’ Associations.
 
Recipients of the bursary will be required to focus their seminars and projects on
avocados where possible.
 
Recipients wishing to continue with postgraduate studies
Recipients wishing to continue with a postgraduate degree will be allowed to do so provided
that the research to be carried out will further equip the student to effectively serve the avocado industry as an employee of Subtrop. The bursary scheme will not make provision for postgraduate students, as SAAGA funds research carried out by postgraduate students, which in effect, amounts to a bursary.
 
Application
Applications should be forwarded to the offices of Subtrop, not later than 31 October of
the year preceding the academic year for which the bursary is applied. The attached application form should be completed and supporting documentation must be attached.
 
Applicants that have not been contacted by 31 December should consider their application unsuccessful.
 
Bursary awards and penalties
A panel appointed by SAAGA will evaluate all applications. Applicants will be advised of the decision timeously. Successful applicants will be required to sign a contractual agreement with Subtrop. The value of the bursary award will be dependent on each individual case and will be reviewed annually.
 
If a recipient does not pass the course for which the bursary has been awarded, he/she will be required to pay back the bursary over a period equal to the length of the bursary, repayment commencing at the beginning of the year after the year in which the bursary was awarded.

LINDSEY MILNE BURSARY SCHEME

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NAME AND DONOR
The Lindsey Milne bursary scheme is named after Dr DL Milne in honour of his vast and selfless contributions to the Subtropical fruit industry. Dr Milne served the subtropical fruit industry in many ways, as employee of the Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Fruit, as General Manager of Westfalia and after his retirement, as Chairman of the Subtrop group.  The SA Subtropical Growers’ Association (Subtrop), comprising of the South African Avocado Growers’ Association (SAAGA), The South African Mango Growers’ Association (SAMGA) and the South African Litchi Growers’ Association (SALGA), is the donor of funds to the Lindsey Milne Bursary Scheme.
 
AIM OF THE BURSARY
To assist students wishing to pursue a career in the Subtropical fruit industry in South Africa.  To this end, financial assistance will be provided to students studying towards a BSc (Agric) degree, preferably majoring in Horticultural Science or Agricultural Economics.
 
DURATION OF BURSARY
For any one student, the bursary will be available for an initial period of one year, after which progress will determine the extension of the bursary.  If a student is awarded the bursary for the first time, he/she will not automatically qualify for the bursary for the next year.
 
OBLIGATION OF RECIPIENT TO THE SUBTROPICAL FRUIT INDUSTRY
Students awarded a bursary by Subtrop will be required to work for Subtrop for a period of one year for each year that the bursary is awarded, provided that a position is available. If no position is available at the time that the recipient completes his/her degree, there will be no obligation to Subtrop. If no position is available in Subtrop, the recipient will assisted in finding a placement with members the various growers’ associations.
 
Recipients of the bursary will be required to focus their seminars and projects on subtropical crops (avocado, mango, litchi) where possible.
 
RECIPIENTS WISHING TO CONTINUE WITH POSTGRADUATE STUDIES
Recipients wishing to continue with a postgraduate degree will be allowed to do so provided that the research to be carried out will further equip the student to effectively serve the Subtropical industries as an employee of Subtrop.  The bursary scheme will not make provision for postgraduate students, as the Subtrop member associations fund research carried out by postgraduate students, which in effect, amounts to a bursary.
 
APPLICATION
Applications should be forwarded to the offices of Subtrop, not later than 31 October of
the year preceding the academic year for which the bursary is applied. The attached application form should be completed and supporting documentation must be attached.
 
BURSARY AWARDS AND PENALTIES
A panel appointed by SUBTROP will evaluate all applications.  Applicants will be advised of the decision timeously.  Successful applicants will be required to sign a contractual agreement with SUBTROP.
 
The value of the bursary award will be dependent on each individual case and will be reviewed annually.
 
If a recipient does not pass the course for which the bursary has been awarded, he/she will be required to pay back the bursary over a period equal to the length of the bursary, repayment commencing at the beginning of the year after the year in which the bursary was awarded.