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:
Metallurgical Engineering (Extractive only)
Environmental Health and Management
The following disciplines will also be considered through 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