Transnet Bursary 2013

South Africa’s state-owned railway company, Transnet SOC Ltd., invites prospective students to apply their bursary for study in 2013.


The application process caters for those with internet access and those without it – i.e. the application can either be filled in and submitted online or via a printable form which can be posted back to Transnet.

Their bursary comprehensive in that it covers tuition fees, books, and accommodation and food. There is also experiential learning included with the bursary.

This a bursary is only available to students studying or wishing to study at a South African university.

Fields of study funded

This bursary will cover students wishing to study one of the following:

B. Engineering                B.Sc
Industrial                Quantity Surveying
Electrical                Environmental Management

To apply by post please click here to download the 2013 Transnet Bursary Application Form (APPLICATIONS FOR 2013 are now closed)

45 thoughts on “Transnet Bursary 2013

  1. Why do u only offer bursaries for students who have studied science?

    • As The Bursary Bin, we really do not know. But maybe it is because Transnet deals mainly with the engineering and maintenance of railway systems thus only subjects related to engineering are preferred. This, however, may not be the best answer as we are not speaking on behalf of Transnet and believe they can provide a better answer than ourselves. Please search for other bursaries using our search box towards the top right corner of your screen.

  2. Esther Hlongwane says:

    Why can’t transnet approve my qualification I also have a drivers license and I also have maths and science i am eager to study further. I’ve been applying.thank you

  3. I have a matric in commercial subjects and I would appreciate it if I can get a bursary at transnet as I’m a fast learner

  4. Sphephelo Hlongwa says:

    I am interested in studying further but my financial resources are keeping me from doing just that. I don’t know if I can get any sponsorship or bursary or any thing please.

    • Hi Sphe, there is always a way. Always. The Bursary Bin advices you to apply to study at a university of your choice for 2014 studies. Once that is done, if you do not get a bursary, we are sure NSFAS will fund you.

  5. I just want to study industrial enginiering but i do not have maths and science or to be a train driver what must i do.please help

    • Unfortunately without maths and science, studying engineering may just not be possible. On the train driver question; Transnet periodically advertises positions, please be on the lookout for the adverts.

  6. kevin mkhize says:

    I am in need of a bursay and I just passed my matric for
    2012,I’m interested in doing I.T electrical engineering.
    I did science and math at I’m kindly
    Asking for financial assistance!your help in anyway
    Wil be highly apreciated

  7. Nonhlakanipho Mazibuko says:

    Hi,i would like to get a feedback regarding the application i sent last year(4th december 2012) as a WAGON FITTER.thank you….7

    • Hi Nonhlakanipho, unfortunately we are just an information portal, Transnet may be the best subject to answer the question. This is their number: 011 308 3000. But we doubt they would be happy to get a call from you as adverts usually state that correspondence will only be entered into with shortlisted candidates. And from calculating, we think 3 months have not passed yet since you applied so they may still be processing the applications.

  8. Patrick mosamedi says:


  9. Lukhanyo Roto says:

    Hi, I applied last year for a bursary but never received feedback. I finished matric last year (2012) and I’ve been accepted a Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) for building engineering but my are unable to pay for my studies, I have already managed 2 get some money for my registration fee. Please consider my application, I’ll try again to apply this year

  10. No chemical engineers needed?

  11. I have electrical engineering n5 m looking 4 bursary right now I am unemployed

  12. katlego Ngobeni says:

    Hi, I have matriculated in 2012 and have applied to study for electrical engineering @ wits. My application has been accepted and I am in need of a bursary.

    • Hi Katlego, unfortunately this bursary is closed. Please visit the financial aid office at Wits, below are the details:

      Physical Address: Senate House, Ground Floor
      East Campus.

      The contact details of the main contact people below:
      1. Ms N Nteyi (NSFAS)
      Email: nombini.nteyi[at]
      011 717 1072

      2. Mrs S Letsapa (Supervisor, Scholarships/Donors & Merit Awards)
      Email: sheryl.letsapa[at]
      011 717 1075

  13. Thobani M Mthethwa says:

    Hi, if I’m not mistaken, Transnet has a logistics management department. I’m doing my second year diploma in Logistics management. I have been searching for bursary chances from transnet but I couldn’t find one, I’m in need for financial support badly. If I can get a positive response, my dream would have been succeeded.

    • Yes it is true Transnet has a logistics department, but the study field is currently not their focus area most probably because it is not their business area. Please browse or search this website using the keyword “Logistics” there may be bursaries for your field from other companies.

  14. mzomhle nkosi says:

    I mzomhle nkosi was doing my matric last year 2012.I passed my matric with good mark,so I would like to b assist by transnet to further my studies to high level.these are my results:
    Life orientation:67%
    Life science:65%
    Physical science:75%
    Would like to hear from you soon

    • Hi Mzomhle,

      Unfortunately this bursary closed for applications last year. If you have already applied to university please visit the financial aid office at your campus. If you are meeting trouble along the away please email us at and we will assist where we can. Good luck

  15. When does transnet bursaries 4 2014 open?

    • We really cant predict but we believe it will happen after June. To ensure that you are informed when they open please subscribe to our email updates below (click on the green strip at the bottom of this page and enter your email address).

  16. Are there no bursaries avalible for students studying in FET colleges? Thank You

  17. Hi i’m a student at the university of kwazulu natal, where i will be doing my final year in Bsc chemistry and biochemistry. I seek for financial assistance,since our the university has informed us that NSFAS can no longer accommodate a huge percentage of students compared 2 last years.

  18. Hi i completed my matric in 2008 i cudnt go to school after completing my matric because of my situation at home i tried applyng for a bursary wasnt accepted in any.. am working as a cashier,i did maths and science at school i want to go to school please help

  19. Good day!
    I’m a student at UJ registered for Bcom Accounting and I’m interested in applying for Transnet bursary. I kindly request that you inform me when application for 2014 intake is open.

    Kind Regards
    L.R Ledwaba

  20. Good day!
    I’m a registered student at UJ enrolled for Bcom Accounting and I’m interested in applying for Transnet bursary. I kindly request that you inform me when there application for 2014 intake is open. Thanks

  21. Enoch Magagula says:

    I just passed my matric in 2012 with an ‘A’ symbol both in maths and science ,i applied bursaries which i still wait to get answers. i applied for Actuary course in UCT which is my first preference and industrial is my second choice, i dont have money to register to date i am shortlisted in the Uct,can u plz help me, my cell (REMOVED) i am stucked ’cause of my poor back ground thank you. Enock Magagula

  22. Mfundo Ngwenya says:

    Hi I would like to becum a train driver…dnt knw where to study.

  23. Hi, I’m currently studying freight handling at S.A Maritime I’d like to get a job in transnet, grindrod,bulk connections, bidvest at any level of employment a learnership would be a firm stepping stone please keep me posted on any new vacancies

  24. Greetings,Ineed your with bursary i’m doing grade 12 this year,iwish i could see my dream achirving.i’ll be glad if you’ll help me.

  25. i’m currently doing my matric…my grade 11 results were very dissapointing…bt i’m working hard…so i really hope that when i apply for your bursary i will get it…i know my results will be the answers for my appeal…

  26. SIPHIWE HADEBE says:

    Afer how long am waz lookng 4 the help? Am glad to see chances from TRANSNET cause it shows me that my drram wil come true.I have Matric and am was doing MATHS,SCIENCE,GEOGRAPhY etc and I passed very very well wth levels 5 and 4 only all my subject.I wish TRANSNET can help me with a bursary to do CIVIL noy studyng due to finacial problem but am glad nw cause TRaNSNET is here 2 make me shine.I wish my request will be successfully.THANKX TRANSNET

  27. Hai I am currently unemployed and not studying but I’m willing to study.I need a bursary ,I completed my Matric 2009.This are my subjects
    IsiZulu Home Language 73%
    English 1st Add language 63%
    Mathematics 52%
    Life Orientation 71%
    Agricultural science 65%
    Life Sciences 59%
    Physical Sciences 45%

  28. sanelisiwe Mncwabe says:

    Hi Just wanna find out if a student who want to study through UNISA can qualify for Transnet Bursary.I’m above 30 bt below 35years of age and I want to study environmental and would like a bursary.Will I qualify?

  29. Hi Editor
    I think Transnet is a bit unfair on only giving out bursaries to matriculants wanting to study towards engineering degrees; what happens to the rest of the faculties eg Communications/marketing etc. I think you guys should consider a percentage of the bursaries to be given to students wanting qualifications in other departments besides engineering.
    Ow if u need help responding to the emails sent I’m available 🙂
    Thank you

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