Mining Qualification Authority (MQA) 2017 Bursaries

The Mining Qualification Authority (MQA) would like to invite learners who excel in maths and science, who will be studying towards a a career in the mining and minerals sector, to apply for an MQA bursary. The MQA Bursary Scheme is open to qualifying grade 12 learners, or those currently writing their 2016 grade 12 examinations. Students who are studying towards a certificate, degree, diploma or B Tech at a University, University of Technology or Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College also qualify.

The MQA Bursary Scheme funds the following:

1. Disciplines at Universities or Universities of Technology:

  • Mining Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining Survey
  • Geology
  • Metallurgical Engineering (Extractive only)
  • Chemical Engineering (Mineral Processing)
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current only)
  • Environmental Health and Management
  • Jewellery Design and Manufacturing
  • Rock Engineering
  • Industrical Engineering
  • Any B Tech qualification associated with the discipline / courses listed above

2. Trades at TVET Colleges:

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

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

Application Window

The application period for the 2017 intake will open from 25 September 2016 and close on 31 October 2016.

Short-listed learners must submit their final matric results by 13 January 2017. Continuing bursars must also submit application forms by 13 January 2017.

Click here to download the 2017 Application Form

Learners can also request application forms from, and submit them to, the following offices:

Gauteng (Johannesburg)

7 Anerley Road


Tel: 011 547 2600

Eastern Cape (Mthatha)

King Sabatha Dalindyebo TVET College

R61 Queenstown Road, Cicira Village

Mthatha, Tel: 087 095 0497

Free State (Welkom)

Goldfields TVET College

Tosa Campus, 14107 Ndaki Road

Thabong, Tel: 087 095 0266

Limpopo (Burgersfort)

Sekhukhune TVET College

CN Phathudi Campus

Stand No. 2659, Praktiseer

Tel: 087 095 0267

Mpumalanga (eMalahleni)

Nkangala TVET College

Mpondozamkomo Campus

1 Moses Kotane Drive, Ferrobank

Tel: 013 696 8120 / 2121

North West (Mogwase)

Orbit TVET College

Mankwe Campus

Stand 230, Unit 2, Mogwase

Tel: 014 555 8860

Northern Cape (Kathu)

Northern Cape Rural TVET College

Kathu Campus

Hans Coetzee Road

Tel: 053 723 0100


For further information or assistance please contact Mr Tebogo Thankge on 011 547 2755, Mr Lesley Henderson on 011 547 2741, or send an e-mail to

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