Corporate Bursaries

These are awarded by companies who are aiming to attract potential skilled employees. They are therefore offering a bursary to enable you to complete your studies but you will need to sign a contract in terms of which you undertake to work for the company on graduation. The service commitment is usually on a year for a year basis. Should you not fulfill this obligation you will be obliged to repay the bursary funding, often with interest or administration costs added. The company will be evaluate you as a potential employee so it is important to find out as much as possible about the company, the type of work you will be expected to undertake as well as where their operations are. Do not apply for a company bursary unless you are suited and committed to this work obligation. You will usually be required to complete periods of practical training during your studies.

  Name of Bursary Grade 12 University University of Technology Sponsored fields of study Employment Obligation Academic merit Financial Need Other useful information
  Anglo Thermal Coal Bursary Yes No No Mining related: Mine Survey, Metallurgy, Geology, Engineering: Mechanical, Electrical and Mining Yes but no guarantees as it will be based on availability upon graduation Student needs to meet the minimum requirement for admission for course as per the University Not an important consideration Full bursary and students have compulsory vacation work annually for 6 weeks during Dec/Jan. Preference will be given to students from the surrounding areas where mine operates.
  Johannesburg Water Bursary Scheme Yes Yes Yes Civil Engineering and Information Technology Yes guaranteed upon graduation Overall average above 65% Yes Full bursary and students are offered vacation work or practical training during the course of their studies
  South African Reserve Bank Bursary Scheme Yes No No Commerce related: Economics, Accounting, Law, Business Science and Actuarial Science Yes but no guarantees as it will be based on availability upon graduation Overall average above 70% Yes Total value is capped at R95 000 per annum and annual vacation work based on availability. Upon graduation student will be eligible for the company's Graduate Development Program
  South 32 Bursary Scheme Yes Yes Yes Mining related: Mine Survey, Metallurgy, Geology, Engineering: Mechanical, Electrical and Mining. Yes guaranteed upon graduation Student needs to meet the minimum requirement for admission for course as per the University Yes Full bursary and students will be offered vacation work annually for 6 weeks during Dec/Jan. Preference will be given to students from the surrounding areas where mine operates. Upon graduation student will be eligible for the company's Graduate Development Program
  Petra Diamonds Bursary Scheme Yes Yes Yes Mining related: Mine Survey, Metallurgy, Geology, Engineering: Mechanical, Electrical and Mining. Yes guaranteed upon graduation Overall average above 60% Yes Full bursary and students will be offered vacation work annually for 6 weeks during Dec/Jan. Preference will be given to students from the surrounding areas where mine operates. Upon graduation student will be eligible for the company's Graduate Development Program
  Black Mountain Bursary Scheme Yes Yes Yes Mining related: Mine Survey, Metallurgy, Geology, Engineering: Mechanical, Electrical and Mining. Yes guaranteed upon graduation Student needs to meet the minimum requirement for admission for course as per the University Yes Full bursary and student needs to be from the surrounding areas where mine operates. Preference will be given to females
  Gibela Rail Bursary Scheme Yes Yes Yes Accounting, Logistics and Engineering: Electrical, Mechanical and Industrial Yes but no guarantees as it will be based on availability upon graduation Overall overage above 60% Yes Full bursary and students will be offered vacation work practical training annually
  Vodacom Bursary Scheme Yes Yes Yes Electronics, Computer Science, Actuarial Science, Information Systems and Computer Engineering Yes but no guarantees as it will be based on availability upon graduation Overall overage above 60% Yes Full bursary and students will be offered vacation work practical training annually. Upon graduation students will be eligible for the Graduate Development Program
  De Beers Bursary Scheme Yes Yes Yes Mining related: Mine Survey, Metallurgy, Geology, Engineering: Mechanical, Electrical and Mining Yes guaranteed upon graduation Overall overage above 60% Yes Full bursary and student needs to be from the surrounding areas where mine operates. Students will be offered vacation work practical training annually during course of studies
  PPC Bursary Scheme Yes Yes Yes Mining related: Mine Survey, Metallurgy, Geology, Engineering: Mechanical, Electrical and Mining Yes but no guarantees as it will be based on availability upon graduation Student needs to meet the minimum requirement for admission for course as per the University Yes Full bursary and student needs to be from the surrounding areas where mine operates.