The MQA would like to invite learners who intend on studying towards a career within the Mining and Minerals Sector, to apply for an MQA bursary.

The MQA Bursary Scheme is open to qualifying learners who are currently in Grade 12 and who intend to study during 2021 or current students who are already studying towards a certificate, diploma, degree at a public university, university of technology or a TVET College.

1. The MQA bursary scheme only funds the following qualifications at universities and universities of technology:

· Analytical Chemistry · Jewellery Design and Manufacturing

· Chemical Engineering (mineral processing) · Mechanical Engineering

· Electrical Engineering (heavy current) · Metallurgical Engineering (extractive)

· Electro-Mechanical Engineering · Mine Survey

· Environmental Health and Management · Mining Engineering

· Geology · Rock Engineering / Seimology

· Industrial Engineering

2. The MQA bursary scheme only funds the following qualifications at TVET colleges:

· Boilermaker · Fitting (including Machinery)

· Diesel Mechanic · Instrumentation Mechanic

· Electrician · Millwright

· Fitter and Turner · Rigger Ropes man


NB: Preference will be given to the following aspects in the selection of candidates:

· South African citizens only;

· Financially needy applicants – determined by household 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;

· Academic performance


Click on the link below to view and apply for the MQA Bursary:

To find out more contact us on 010 030 0080 or email