Bursary Programme at Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) 2016

The Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) would like to invite applications for bursaries for the 2016 intake from financially needy learners who excelled in Maths and Science in Grade 11 and Grade 12, who internd to study towards a career in the mining and minerals sector.

The MQA Bursary Programme is open to qualifying Grade 12 learners or those currrently writing their 2015 Grade 12 examinations. Students studying towards a degree, diploma or BTech at a University, University of Technology or Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College may qualify. The bursary covers full tuition, accommodation, meals and book allowances.

The MQA is a Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) for the mining and minerals sector in terms of the Skills Development Act, No 97 of 1998.

The Programme finds the following

Disciplines at Universities or Universities of Technology:

  • Mining Engineering
  • Jewellery Design and Manufacturing
  • Electro Mechanical
  • Mining Survey
  • Environmental Health and Management
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Metallurgical Engineering (Extractive only)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Rock Engineering
  • Geology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Any BTech qualifications associated with the disciplines/course listed above

Trades at TVET Colleges:

  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Fitting including Machinery
  • Boilermaker
  • Millwright
  • Fitter  and Turner
  • Electrician
  • Rigger Ropesman
  • Instrumentation Mechanic

NB: Preference will be given to female learners, learner with disabilities and learners living in rural communities.

Applications close on 18 December 2015

How to apply

Click here to download the application form. For enquiries contact Ms Felicia Lekgwati, Tel. (011) 546-2674 or email

Application form can also be requested from, and submitted to the following offices:

* Gauteng, Johannesburg: Physical address: 7 Anerley Office, Parktown or Postal Address: Provate Bag X118, Marshalltown 2107
* Eastern Cape, Mthatha: King Sabatha Dalindyebo TVET College, R61 Queenstown Road , Cicirca Village, Mthatha, 5099
* Mpumalanga, Witbank: Nkangala FET College, Mpondozamkomo Campus, 1 Moses Kotane Drive, Ferrobank, Witbank, Tel. (013) 969-8120/8121
* Northern Cape, Kathu: Kathu FET College, Hans Coetzee Road, Kathu Campus, 8466
* Limpopo, Burgersfort: Sekhukhune FET College, CN Phathudi Cmapus, Stand No 2659, Praktisser, Tel. 087 095 0267
* North West, Mogwase: Orbit Fet College, Mankwe Campus, Stand 230, Unit 2, Mogwase, Tel. (014) 555-8860

Short-listed learners must submit their final matric results by 15 January 2016. Continuing bursars must submit a completed Bursary Continuation form before 15 January 2016

Via – MQA

Source: luckysters

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