The Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) is a Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) responsible for the skills development for the mining and minerals sector in South Africa. Not only the organization addresses skills training for the mining industry, it also deal with the increase of women participation in mining as well as the empowerment of disadvantaged communities.
Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) Bursaries
The MQA bursary was founded to assist students in studying mining and minerals fields by offering education opportunities at Higher Education and Training (HET). The bursary covers tuition and registration fees, residence costs, and books and toolkit allowance. The successful applicants will be obligated to work within the South African mining and minerals sector for the same amount of years as the sponsored bursary.
The bursary is available to students who are enrolled in the University, Further Education and Training institution (FET) and the University of Technology. The awarded bursary is based on the student’s academic performance and will continue for every year the student is enrolled.
The MQA bursary accepts the following mining fields of study:
Metallurgical Engineering (Extractive only)
Environmental Health and Management
The following disciplines will also be considered through a limited number of bursaries:
Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current)
Chemical Engineering( Mineral Processing)
Jewellery Design and Manufacturing
Female applicants, as well as applicants with disabilities, will be given special consideration.
MQA Bursary Requirements and Eligibility
Students of a University, Further Education and Training institution (FET) and University of Technology
Strong academic record
Proven financial need
Students studying in mining-related degrees
Consideration will be given to female or disabled applicants
How to Apply and Application Details
Download and complete the MQA bursary application forms below:
It is important that you followed the above instructions diligently and failure to comply with the instructions will result in your application be disqualified
You will receive a confirmation of receipt of your application form via e-mail. We will not confirm receipt of your application telephonically due to the large number of applications that they anticipate to receive. Please send your application as early as possible and do not wait for the closing date as the e-mail server may be overloaded and your application will not be received in time.