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
1 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.
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
8 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
9 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.
10 Nestle Future Talent Bursary Scheme Yes Yes Yes

Engineering: Mechanical, Automation, Instrumentation, Robotics, or Electronic, Mechatronic.

Data Analysts: Data Science, Data Communication, Datametrics.

Innovation: Management of Technology and Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Management, Innovation and Design Thinking.

Digital / e-commerce: Digital Marketing, Design and Digital Animation, Digital Media, E-Commerce Management, Brand Management, Social Media Marketing, Media Communications.

Agriculturalists: Agricultural Economics and Management, Commercial Farming, Food Science & Technology, Agriculture Economics and Farm Management, Management of Agroecosystems and Environment.

Yes but no guarantees as it will be based on availability upon graduation

South Africans

Grade 12 students should have a senior certificate with a minimum of a “B” aggregate (75%), for students planning to study engineering courses, the student must have Higher Grade (HG) Maths & Science in Grade 12. Tertiary students applying for the first time must have maintained a total average of at least 70% during the current study year.

Zimbabweans

Students should have attained qualification in the ZIMSEC/Cambridge examinations. All applicants must have passed at least five subjects, including English language at “O” level and at least two “A” level passes. *at “O” level only grades A, B and C are accepted.Minimum requirements for all undergraduate and diploma programmes are 5 ‘O’ level passes including English Language at grade C or better.

Kenyans

Students should have attained a qualification in the Kenya National Examinations Council. All applicants must have passed at least seven subjects, the three compulsory in the Kenya Certificate of Education(KCE) (English, Kiswahili, Maths), two science subjects (Biology, Physics, Chemistry), one subject from Humanities(Geography, History, Religious Education), one subject from Arts (Business Studies, Power Maintenance, Aviation). Minimum requirement for all undergraduate and diploma programmes are 7 KCE passes A, A-,B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-.

Yes

Full bursary covering: Registration and Tuition fee, Prescribed text books, Accommodation or Travel allowance and a Meal allowance.

Must be a South African, Zimbabwean, Kenyan citizen between the ages of 17 -25.

Must be applying to or already studying on a full-time basis at an accredited learning institution in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya.

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