Transnet Bursary 2021 – 2022

Transnet Bursaries

Transnet bursaries are awarded annually as part of the company’s human capital development which in accordance with its employment needs. Bursaries are offered to applicants who wish to pursue studies in various fields in support of the Company’s Business Strategy.

Transnet bursary covers the following:

  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Book allowance
  • As well as experiential training

Students are allowed to study at a South African University of their own choice. Transnet offers bursaries to students pursuing studies in the following fields of study:

  • Actuarial Science
  • Business Information Systems
  • Computer/Data Science
  • Digital Media
  • InformationTechnology/Informatics
  • Logistics
  • Risk Management
  • Safety Management
  • Transport Management

Bursaries are renewable every year depending on the bursary holder’s academic performance. Subjects failed must be repeated at the student’s own expense.

Full-time bursaries are awarded annually according to the employment needs of the company. All their full-time students are viewed as potential employees, depending on vacancies being available after successfully completing their qualifications.

Bursary holders may be required to perform vacation work for the company which is available during June/July and December/January holidays. Upon graduation, students will also be required to work for the company equivalent to the duration of Transnet financial aid.

About Transnet

Transnet is an integrated freight transport company that delivers goods throughout South Africa. It has five operating divisions namely Transnet Freight Rail (formerly Spoornet), Transnet Rail Engineering (formerly Transwerk), Transnet National Ports Authority (formerly the NPA), Transnet Port Terminals (formerly SAPO) and the Transnet Pipelines (formerly Petronet).

Bursary Requirements and Eligibility

  • South African citizens
  • Grade 12 Learners with excellent academic achievements
  • Minimum APS score of five in English, Mathematics and Physical Science

How to Apply and Application Details

  1. Download and complete the Transnet Bursary Application Form. (pdf)
  2. Attach certified copies of the following documents together with your application form:
    • ID
    • Acceptance Letter / Proof of Registration
    • Matric Certificate / latest Academic Records
    • Updated CV
  3. Send your applications to: or by fax at 0865827236.

Communication for interview and selection will only be conducted to short-listed applicants. The interviews will take place in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Cape Town and Durban.

The final selection and award are subjective to the interview results, satisfactory academic results and medical fitness.

Also Apply for: Ernst & Young Bursary Program

Closing Date

 Currently Closed for application. 

2022 application process probably reopen in later 2021. We will update the bursary opening and closing date shortly when we will get any confirmation from the officials. Please check back later to get the update.

Contact Details


Transnet Freight Rail
Capacity Development Department
15 Girton Road
3rd Floor

Telephone: (011) 308 1246
Fax: 0865827236


(This Bursary/Scholarship Listing Last Updated on March 19, 2021)

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Transnet Bursary online application is not available. You need to download or print the Application Form.
Once you have completed the form you need to mail it to the address above.

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