Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) Bursary 2018 – 2019

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 studying in 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 with the University, Further Education and Training institution (FET) and University of Technology. The awarded bursary is based on students 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 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

Complete the MQA Bursary Application Form (pdf) and send to contact details below.


Closing Date



Contact Details

Address: 7 Anerley Road, Parktown
Post: Private Bag X118, Marshalltown, 2107
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 011 547 2600

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