Mining Engineering Bursaries

There are a number of institutions or organizations in South Africa that offer mining engineering bursaries for students studying mining engineering related courses. We will look at some of them in this post;-

1. MQA Bursaries

The Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) is a Sector Education Training Authority for the Mining and Minerals Sector. Ever since its formation, it has strategically accelerated the provision and administration of skills development projects and programmes for the Mining and Minerals Sector.

The MQA offers bursaries to help increase the numbers of learners taking up careers in the mining and minerals sector. It does this through the bursary system where it assists the learners by giving them an opportunity to study for these careers at Higher Education and Training (HET).

The bursary covers:-

  1. Full tuition,
  2. Meals
  3. Accommodation
  4. Book allowances.


One needs to have a very solid academic record and obviously be in need of financial assistance.

Core Mining courses supported include-

  • Mine Survey
  • Mining Engineering
  • Environmental Health and Management
  • Metallurgical Engineering (Extractive only)
  • Geology

Closing Date for applications is usually on March. Late applications are not considered.

Application Link: Here

2. AngloGold Ashanti Scheme

AngloGold Ashanti offers mining engineering bursaries to deserving students giving them an opportunity to concentrate on full-time tertiary studies in various fields. They offer bursaries to students that are studying in mining engineering and similar fields.

The bursary is open to external applicants and employees plus dependants of employees who are enrolled at a South African relevant tertiary institution for any of the above fields of study.?

What are the benefits of a Anglo Platinum bursary

  • Free laptop in the 1st year of study
  • One get sorted out in their tuition and residence fees (100 percent)
  • A good allowance to cover for buying books and personal expenses.
  • Work experience during vacation work
  • Personal attention by dedicated AngloGold Ashanti staff.

Application Forms 

Download the forms from their site and email them to

3. Anglo American Platinum Limited

The Anglo American Platinum Limited Bursary main objective is to give young professionals a foothold in their company. Students studying in mining engineering have a good chance of getting a bursary because mining is at the core of Anglo American business.

What is Covered?

Those that qualify get a full covering for their tuition and residence fees. They also get to enjoy an annual cash & book purchase allowance. They also get a R1000 calculator purchase allowance (2nd year) and a R10 000 computer purchase allowance (3rd year)

Application Dates

Closing date of applications is 31st May

Application forms must be submitted to:

  • The Bursary Department
  • Anglo American Platinum Limited Development Centre
  • P.O. Box 450
  • 0350
  • South Africa
  • Tel: 014 596 0190


  1. Informational Forms
  2. Application Forms
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