Kumba Iron Ore Bursary Programme

Kumba Iron Ore’s bursary program is designed for people like you, people with the intent and desire to make a difference in their lives and keep the wheels of the South African economy turning. If you know who you are and where you are going, Kumba can be your vehicle to help you get there.

Our bursary program is exceptional and all-inclusive.

It covers for:

  • Registration fee
  • Tuition fee
  • Books allowance
  • Computer and calculator allowance
  • Accommodation and meals allowance
  • Excursion fee
  • Paid vacation work
  • 12 months experiential trainin
  • Personal development training

We offer bursaries in the following studies:

  • Mining engineering
  • Metallurgical engineering
  • Electrical engineering (Heavy current)
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Industrial engineering
  • Civil engineering
  • Geology (Honours)
  • Minerals Surveying (BTech)



  • Pure Maths & Science (Achievement level – 6 & 7)
  • English (Achievement level – 5)


  • Pure Maths & Science (Achievement level 5)
  • English (Achievement level – 5)

Applicants who meet all the selection criteria as determined by Kumba will qualify. Preference will be given to learners from our operational local communities (Sishen, Kolomela and Thabazimbi mines).

To apply: Print application form.

All completed application forms with academic results must be emailed to bursars@angloamerican.com or faxed to 086 645 5160.

Should you not hear from us a month after you have applied, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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