Bursary Applications for Unemployed Learners Now Open for 2022 Academic Year

Bursary Applications for Unemployed Learners Now Open for 2022 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 presently in Grade 12 or already studying at a public university, university of technology or a TVET college to apply for an MQA bursary for the 2022 academic year.

A total of 1 000 bursary opportunities will be available for the 2022 academic year and for those that commenced with their studies in the second semester of 2021 academic year. The bursary will cover tuition and allowances for accommodation, books and meals.

Applicants must be South African citizens.

1. The MQA Bursary Scheme only funds the following qualifications at universities and universities of technology:

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

2. The MQA Bursary Scheme only funds the following qualifications at TVET colleges:

 Fitting (including Machinery)
Motor Mechanic (Diesel)
 Instrumentation Mechanic
Fitter and Turner Rigger Ropes man

PLEASE NOTE: The MQA may allocate 20% of the total bursary allocations for the 2022 academic year for qualifications which are not listed above, which the MQA may deem as qualifications necessary for the mining and minerals sector.

Note: This bursary is not available for students pursuing post-graduates studies.

Preference will be given to the following aspects in the selection of candidates:

  • HDI’s applicants;
  • Financially needy applicants – with a combined income of not more than R600 000 per annum;
  • Female applicants;
  • Applicants living in rural communities;
  • Applicants who have applied to study at their local tertiary institutions;
  • Good academic performance.

Application window

The application period will open from 08 August 2021 and close on 30 September 2021.

Application form

Bursary Application Form: Unemployed Bursars

Applications forms and supporting documents must be submitted to the following email address [email protected]

Please note that communication will be limited to successful applicants only. If you have not received any communication from MQA by 15 December 2021, then please consider your application as having been unsuccessful. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Further information regarding the bursary applications can also be obtained from the following MQA Regional Offices:

Gauteng:MQA Head Office7 Anerley Road, Block C, Parktown, 2193 (physical address)
Tel: 011 547 2600
Eastern Cape:
King Sabatha Dalindyebo TVET College, R61 Queenstown RoadCicira Village, Mthatha
Tel: 047 505 1047
Free State:
Goldfields TVET College, 14107 Ndaki RoadTosa Campus, Thabong
Tel: 087 095 0266
Sekhukhune TVET College, CN Phathudi CampusStand No. 2659, Praktiseer
Tel: 087 095 0267
Nkangala TVET College, Mpondozamkomo Campus,1 Moses Kotane Drive, Ferrobank
Tel: 013 696 8120 / 2121
North West:
Old Shopping Complex , 53 Karee Street,Mooinooi
Tel: 014 555 8860
Northern Cape:
Northern Cape Rural TVET College, Kathu Campus,Hans Coetzee Drive, Kathu
Tel: 053 723 0100

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