Applications Open For The Department of Mineral Resources Bursary Programme

Applications Open For The Department of Mineral Resources Bursary Programme. The Department of Mineral Resources bursary programme is applicable to female learners from rural areas only, who are studying/ plan to study within one of the following mining related fields:

  • Chemical Engineering (Mineral Processing)
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electro-Mechenical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current)
  • Metallurgical Engineering (Extractive)
  • Mining Engineering
  • Mining Survey
  • Geology
  • Environmental Health and Management

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by 17 January 2020 at the latest – if you do not receive any feedback, please regard your application as unsuccessful.


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):

  • South African citizen
  • Female
  • Currently in Matric OR have completed Matric
  • Achieved a minimum level 6/ HG “B” symbol for Science AND Mathematics
  • Studying or intend on studying full-time within one of the aforementioned fields of study (undergraduate studies only)
  • Studying or intend on studying at a University or University of Technology in South Africa
  • From a previously disadvantaged background
  • From a rural area
  • In financial need
  • Not employed
  • *Preference will be given to first year students

How To Apply

Download and complete the Dept of Mineral Resources Bursary Application Form (.pdf)

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric latest results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Latest academic transcript, if at tertiary level (certified copy)
  • Proof of registration/ letter of acceptance from a university (certified copy)
  • Parents/ guardians ID documents (certified copies)
  • Parents/ guardians death certificate, if deceased (certified copy)
  • Affidavit if you do not know your parents whereabouts
  • Parents/ guardians proof of employment (payslip if employed/ affidavit if unemployed)
  • Proof of residence (utility bill/ sworn affidavit/ stamped letter from a tribal authority) (certified copy)
  • Motivational letter

Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Email: GirlLearnerBursary@dmr.gov.za

2) Delivery:
The Director:
Ms Nondumiso Zulu
The Department of Mineral Resources Trevenna Campus
70 Meintjies Street

3) Post:
Private Bag X59

Closing Date: 29 November 2019

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