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Notice: 2021 merit bursaries for senior students 

Dear student

In September 2020, the University Management Committee approved a preliminary revision of the merit bursaries that may be paid to senior students in 2021. The preliminary changes were included in the Payable Fees booklet that has been published on the NWU website. Covid-19 has a serious impact on the financial stability of the university, and as such various measures had to be put in place to ensure that we remain within the budget allocated for merit bursaries, as well as within the broader university budget.

We also acknowledge the negative financial impact of Covid-19 on all our stakeholders and continuously explore a range of options that have the potential to lead to long-term and sustainable solutions. It must be emphasised that the revision is still in progress and final communication will follow once all the 2020 academic results are captured and the financial impact of the merit bursaries for the university is clear.

Regards

Prof. Robert Balfour

DVC: Teaching-Learning

 

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Undergraduate bursaries and loans

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

Postgraduate bursaries and loans

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

External bursaries

BURSARS AT BRMO

ASSMANG Pty Ltd – Manganese Division requires the services of Bursars at their Black Rock Mine Operations situated 80km North-West of Kuruman in the Northern Cape. Bursaries, inclusive of tuition fees, accommodation and prescribed books, are available in the following fields of study:

  • Mining Engineering – (Bachelor of Technology: Mining Engineering / Advanced Diploma: Mining Engineering Bachelor of Science: Mining Engineering)
  • Rock Engineering – (Bachelor of Technology: Mining Engineering or Geology or Physics / Advanced Diploma: Mining Engineering or Geology or Physics / Bachelor of Science: Mining Engineering or Geology or Physics)
  • Industrial Engineering – (Bachelor of Technology: Industrial Engineering / Advanced Diploma: Industrial Engineering / Bachelor of Science: Industrial Engineering / Bachelor of Engineering: Industrial Engineering)
  • Electrical Engineering – (Bachelor of Technology: Electrical Engineering / Advanced Diploma: Electrical Engineering / Bachelor of Science Engineering)
  • Mechanical Engineering – (Bachelor of Technology: Mechanical Engineering / Advanced Diploma: Mechanical Engineering /Bachelor of Science Engineering)
  • SHERQ – Safety Management (Bachelor of Technology: Safety Management / Advanced Diploma: Safety Management / Bachelor: Safety Management)
  • SHERQ – Occupational Hygiene (Bachelor of Technology: Occupational Hygiene / Advanced Diploma: Occupational Hygiene / Bachelor: Occupational Hygiene)

SELECTION CRITERIA

Matriculants

  • The minimum qualifying level for Matriculants is a Bachelor pass / University exemption with outstanding achievements in both Mathematics and Science in the final-year examination.
  • Preference is given to learners who have University acceptance for the new academic year within the specified fields of study mentioned.
  • Preference is given to learners from a disadvantaged background with financial constraints and in terms of the company’s Employment Equity requirements.
  • Preference is given to learners from the local community within the Northern Cape province.
  • Applicants already receiving a bursary or financial aid from another institution will not be considered.

University Students

  • Students enrolled in full-time studies at a South African University or University of Technology.
  • Students studying towards a Bachelor’s Degree, Advanced Diploma or Bachelor of Technology, within their 2nd, 3rd OR 4th year of study.
  • Applicants who are currently enrolled in a field of study specified above.
  • Sound academic record with an average B-symbol and pass mark for all subjects, including final-year examination results plus admission to the University.
  • Preference is given to learners from a disadvantaged background with financial constraints and in terms of the company’s Employment Equity requirements.
  • Preference is given to learners from the local community within the Northern Cape province.
  • Applicants already receiving a bursary or financial aid from another institution will not be considered.

DOCUMENTS & APPLICATION

Documents to be submitted as part of the application:

  • An updated CV and supporting documents of achievements (including Identity document).
  • Recent academic record as well as an academic record of years of study completed thus far (where applicable) OR Matric school report of last written November/ December examinations.
  • Proof of current registration at the University or University of Technology OR Proof of having completed Matric (Grade 12).
  • Official proof of residential address.

Appointment notes:

  • Shortlisted candidates will undergo an interview, psychometric evaluation and medical fitness assessment as per the Mine Health and Safety Act 29/1996.
  • Shortlisted candidates will be required to authenticate information provided in CV’s.
  • Contractual obligations will be communicated upon appointment.

Applications closing date: 23 March, 2021

  • Late applications will not be entertained.
  • If you have not been contacted within 21 days after the closing date, please consider your application to be unsuccessful. Correspondence will only be limited to shortlisted candidates.
  • Assmang Limited reserves the right not to appoint.
  • Only fully completed applications with all relevant documents required will be considered.

Interested applicants are requested to submit their CV’s and supporting documents via email to Recruitment3@assmang.co.za or hand deliver to Main Guard House.

 


Gauteng City Region Academy (GCRA) 2021 Bursary Applications

Applications are open for the following:
  • Students who completed matric and reside in Gauteng –proof of residence required.
  • Students intending to study an undergraduate programme and have been accepted at an accredited PSET institution of learning and/or is currently registered for such.
  • Students who want to pursue Post-Graduate studies and have been accepted at an accredited institution of higher learning.
The following students automatically qualify, but must also complete the application forms online:
  • Top Achievers from Gauteng schools
  • Top 3 learners from no-fee paying schools in Gauteng
  • Top 3 learners from LSEN schools in Gauteng
To qualify for a GCRA bursary award you must be:
  • A South African citizen
  • Youth residing in Gauteng between the ages of 18 to 35 years

Key requirements:

  • Certified copy of South African ID (by birth)
  • Proof of Gauteng residence
  • Matric certificate and or latest academic results (certified)
  • Proof of income from parent/s or guardian/s or affidavit
  • Letter of motivation (not more than 2 pages)
  • Proof of registration or acceptance letter from PSET institution
  • Disability/ medical report (where applicable)
 

Please note that no face to face consultations. Only online applications will be accepted. Online applications are available on:
https://gcrabursary.gauteng.gov.za
NB: Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Bursaries are awarded in line with our GCRA Policy. [ Terms and conditions apply ]

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS ON 31 MARCH 2021