Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) invites students to apply for Bursary Programme 2022 academic year.

Bursary Application Closing date is 30 November 2021

The bursary is available to current and future undergraduate students, pursuing studies within mining and energy related fields, preferably the following:

Bachelor of Science (Physics)
Chemical Engineering (Mineral Processing)
Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current)
Electro-Mechenical Engineering
Environmental Health and Management
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Metallurgical Engineering (Extractive)
Mining Engineering
Mining Survey
Rock Engineering

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by no later than 31 January 2022 – if you do not receive any feedback by this date, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

Bursaries will be awarded at the sole discretion of the DMRE and the Department reserves the right not to award a bursary if a suitable candidate is not found.

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

You must be a South African citizen
You must be currently in Matric OR you must have completed Matric
You must be studying OR intend on studying full-time within one of the aforementioned fields of study (undergraduate studies only – postgraduate qualifications will NOT be funded)
You must be studying OR intend on studying at a University or University of Technology in South Africa
You must have achieved a minimum level 6 or HG “B” symbol for Science in Matric
You must have achieved a minimum level 6 or HG “B” symbol for Mathematics in Matric
You must be in financial need
You must be from a disadvantaged social background and from a rural area
You must be currently unemployed
Preference will be given to 1st year students
Preference will be given to female students
Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply

How to apply;

Download and complete the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) Bursary Application Form 2022 (.pdf)

Application notes:

Please ensure that the application form is completed in full, using block letters and marking the relevant boxes with an “X”.
Please only use the application form above – old and edited bursary application forms will not be accepted.
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

ID document (certified copy)
Matric certificate or Matric latest results (certified copy)
Latest academic record (certified copy)
Proof of university registration or acceptance
Parents or guardians ID documents (certified copies)
Parents or guardians death certificate, if deceased (certified copy)
Affidavit if you do not know where one or both parents are
Parents or guardians proof of income (payslips not older than 3 months if employed/ affidavit if unemployed)
Proof of residence (municipal utility bill not older than 3 months/ stamped letter from tribal authority/ sworn affidavit)
Motivational letter to support your application (on the application form)
Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
– Delivery:
The Director: Ms. Nondumiso Zulu
The Department of Mineral Resources & Energy Trevenna Campus
70 Meintjies Street

– Post:
Private Bag X59

– Email:

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