Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA): Bursary Programme

MQA: Bursary Opportunities 2021 / 2022

MQA: Bursary Opportunities 2021 / 2022

Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA): Bursary Programme

MQA: Bursary Opportunities 2021 / 2022

Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) invites students to apply for the bursary programme for the year 2021 / 2022.

About Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA):


The Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) was established under the Mine Health and Safety Act No.29 of 1996. It is a Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) which is responsible for driving transformation in the South African mining and minerals sector, by way of skills development programmes. The MQA aim to ensure that the countries mining and minerals sector is equipped with sufficient skills to improve the employment equity, health and safety and productivity standards.

About The MQA Bursary:


MQA are inviting unemployed students, to apply for bursary funding for the 2022 academic year. MQA will be awarding 1 000 bursaries, for studies at public Universities, Universities of Technology and TVET Colleges, in the following fields:
University and University of Technology students:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering
  • Environmental Health and Management
  • Geology
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Jewellery Design and Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering (extractive)
  • Mine Survey
  • Mining Engineering
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Occupational Hygiene
  • Occupational Medicine

Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College students:

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

Note: MQA may also fund other qualifications which are necessary for the mining and minerals sector.

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: tuition fees, book allowance, accommodation allowance and a meal allowance.

Successful applicants will receive feedback by 15 December 2021 at the latest – if you do not receive any communication, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

Minimum Requirements For The MQA Bursary:


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 unemployed
  • You must be currently in Matric or have completed Matric
  • You must be studying or intend on studying towards an Undergraduate qualification, in one of the aforementioned fields of study (postgraduate studies will NOT be funded)
  • You must be studying or intend on studying at a public University, University of Technology or TVET College in South Africa

Preference will be given to:

  • Female candidates
  • Students who live in rural communities
  • Candidates studying at a local tertiary institution
  • Those in financial need (with a total household income of less than R600 000 per year)
  • Students with a strong academic record
  • HDI’s applicants

Closing Date: 30 September 2021

How To Apply For MQA Bursary:


Download and Complete the MQA: Bursary Opportunities 2021 / 2022 Application Form (.pdf)
Applications must be submitted electronically via email to:
(Insert the words “MQA Bursary Application” in the email subject line).
Please note these important details when applying:

  • The applications form is in a fillable PDF format – you must complete it electronically (preferably on a desktop computer or laptop) and NOT by hand.
  • Supporting documents must be scanned and properly named – please do not take pictures of your documents with a cellphone or tablet.
  • Email your applications forms and all of your supporting documents in one email.
  • Ensure that all the information you provide in your application form is true and correct – submitting false information and documents will result in disqualification.

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