Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) Bursary 2020

About Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA)

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:

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

The following disciplines will also be considered through a limited number of bursaries:

  • Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering( Mineral Processing)
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • 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:

Submit copies of the following supporting documentation along with your application form (these documents are compulsory – if any of these items are missing, your application be disregarded):

For Employed Bursary Application:

  • Certified copy of Senior Certificate (Grade 12)
  • Full academic record – if you are already studying at a university or university of technology.
  • Acceptance letter from a university or university of technology for first time students.
  • Certified copy of a valid South African identity document – not older than three (3) months.
  • Letter of consent from employer to engage MQA bursary scheme (on company letterhead and signed by immediate supervisor.

The above documents must all be in PDF format and the pdf files must be saved as follows:

Example: ID Number_Surname_Identity Document.pdf

Example: 9506015238086_Dlamini_ Identity Document.pdf

All the other supporting documents must be saved and named in the same manner.

Please ensure that the supporting documents are not password protected.

The MQA may require additional documents or information during the evaluation of your application and may be required of you to submit additional documents or information.

For Unemployed Bursary Application:

  • Certified copy of Senior Certificate or Grade 11 report – if you are still in Grade 12.
  • Full academic record – if you are already at University or at TVET College.
  • Certified copy of ID.
  • Proof of Household Income – Salary Advice of both father and mother or guardian. If unemployed – submit an affidavit by father/mother/guardian or proof of SASSA payment.

The above documents must all be in PDF format and the pdf files must be saved as follows:

Example: ID Number_Surname_Identity Document.pdf

Example: 9506015238086_Dlamini_ Identity Document.pdf

All the other supporting documents must be saved and named in the same manner.

Please ensure that the supporting documents are not password protected.

The MQA may require additional documents or information during the evaluation of your application and may be required of you to submit additional documents or information.

The completed Application Form and supporting documents must be email to the bursaries@mqa.org.za e-mail address ONLY.

This e-mail address is the designated e-mail address for bursary applications and Applications Forms e-mailed to other e-mail address at MQA will not be considered.

The following information must be placed on the SUBJECT LINE of the e-mail as per the following example.

ID Number_Surname_Firstname_Employed Bursary Application.

9506015238086_Dlamini_ Nkosazana_Employed Bursary Application

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.

Closing Date

18 October 2020.

Contact Details

Address: 7 Anerley Road, Parktown
Post: Private Bag X118, Marshalltown, 2107
Email: info@mqa.org.za
Tel: 011 547 2600

Gauteng: 7 Anerley Road, Block C, Parktown, 2193 / Tel: 011 547 2600 / Post: Private Bag X118, Marshalltown, 2107

Eastern Cape: King Sabatha Dalindyebo TVET College, R61 Queenstown Road Cicira Village, Mthatha / Tel: 087 095 0497

Free State: Goldfields TVET College, 14107 Ndaki Road, Tosa Campus Thabong / Tel: 087 095 0266 / VutomiC@mqa.org.za

Limpopo: Sekhukhune TVET College, CN Phathudi Campus Stand No. 2659, Praktiseer / Tel: 087 095 0267 / DiiteleniT@mqa.org.za

Mpumalanga: Nkangala TVET College, Mpondozamkomo Campus, 1 Moses Kotane Drive, Ferrobank / Tel: 013 696 8120 / 2121

North West: Orbit TVET College, Mankwe Campus, Stand 230, Unit 2 Mogwase / Tel: 014 555 8860 / TebogoT@mqa.org.za

Northern Cape: Northern Cape Rural TVET College, Kathu Campus, Hans Coetzee Drive, Kathu / Tel: 053 723 0100 / JoshuaC@mqa.org.za

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