Transnet Bursary South Africa

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:

Specialist Commercial Bursary (Degree & National Diploma):

Current tertiary students and matric learners are encouraged to apply for one of the full-time comprehensive bursaries in the following disciplines :

  • Actuarial Science/Statistics
  • Business Information Systems
  • Data/Computer Science
  • Information Technology/Informatics
  • Safety / Risk Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Logistics/Transport Management
  • Human Kinetics & Ergonomics
  • Management Accounting
  • Accounting/ Finance
  • Human Resource Information Systems /Analytics
  • Social Work /Industrial & Organisational
  • Psychology/Psychological Counselling
  • Cyber Security
  • Security Management/ Policing
  • Property Man/Real Estate/ Town Regional Planning
  • Environmental Management

Engineering Bursary (B.Eng or BSc Engineering):

Current tertiary students and matric learners are encouraged to apply for one of the full-time comprehensive bursaries in the following disciplines :

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Electrical (Heavy Current)
  • Industrial
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Marine Engineering

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
  • Must have completed Matric or you must be currently in Matric
  • Must be studying or intend on studying full time towards a qualification in one of the fields listed above, in 2023
  • Must be studying or intend on studying at a recognised tertiary institution in South Africa
  • Specialist Commercial Bursary: must have achieved a minimum of level 5 (60%) for English and relevant subjects in line with the criteria for your course of study, in Matric
  • Engineering Bursary: must have achieved a minimum of level 5 (60%) for Mathematics, Physical Science and English in Matric

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:
    • A certified copy of your ID document
    • A certified copy of your Matric latest results, if currently in Matric
    • A certified copy of your Matric certificate, if completed Matric
    • A certified copy of your full academic record, including most recent results, if currently studying
    • Proof of tertiary registration or acceptance (on institutions letterhead)
    • Shortened Curriculum Vitae
  3. Send your applications to (one of the following way):
    1. By email: or
    2. By fax: 0865827236.
    3. By post:

Transnet Academy
Faculty of Leadership and Functional Development
15 Girton Road
Inyanda 2
3rd floor

Communication for interviews 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

19 September 2022

Contact Details


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

Telephone: (011) 308 1246
Fax: 0865827236

Please do not send any questions after the closing date. View our other bursaries/scholarships open for application here:

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  1. Motshidisi says:

    Can’t we apply online?

    1. 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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