Mining Qualifications Authority Bursary Scholarship Programme 2022

Applications are open for interested and suitably qualified candidates for the Mining Qualifications Authority Bursary Scholarship Programme 2022. The full application details for the Mining Qualifications Authority Bursary Scholarship Programme can be accessed below.

Mining Qualifications Authority Bursary Scholarship Programme

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 1000 bursary opportunity 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
University Qualifications

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
TVET Qualifications

PLEASE NOTE: The MQA may allocate 20% of the total bursary allocations for the 2022 academic year for qualifications that 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-graduate 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.

How to Apply

Bursary Application Form: Unemployed Bursars

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

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:

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 1063
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,MooinooiTel: 014 555 8860
Northern Cape:
Northern Cape Rural TVET College, Kathu Campus,Hans Coetzee Drive, Kathu,Tel: 053 723 0100


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