Rheinmetall Denel Munition Bursaries South Africa

About Rheinmetall Denel Munition

Established in September 2008, Rheinmetall Denel Munition is known for manufacturing medium and large-caliber ammunition. It is a specialist in the field of design, development, and manufacture of ammunition and equipment like mortars, infantry systems, etc. They are also a globally leading organization in terms of plant engineering. The ownership of RDM is shared between Rheinmetall Waffe Munition GmbH (51%) of Germany and Denel Limited of South Africa.

Owned by Denal company of South Africa and Rheinmetall Waffe Munition of Germany, it provides business and supplies to NATO countries in Asia, South America, South Africa, the Middle East, and South African countries.

Rheinmetall Denel has been dominating the world market by setting world records which include the longest range achieved with a 155mm artillery round, a 34 caliber gun achieving a range of 54 km, and a 52 caliber gun achieving a range of 76 km. This organization aims to become the best producer of solid propulsion products and energetic material applications.

The manufacturing sites are located in Wellington (Western Cape), Boksburg (Gauteng), and Boskop (North West) while the head office is located in Somerset West (Western Cape).

Rheinmetall Denel Munition Bursaries

The Rheinmetall Denel Munition is providing an opportunity for postgraduate students with critical economic needs for the upcoming year. Students who want to pursue Master’s and Doctoral studies in the field of defense can apply for the programme. The purpose is to motivate youth to train as munition professionals.

The bursary covers all the costs such as:

  • Tuition fee coverage
  • Other program-related expenses
  • Accommodation costs, etc

The shortlisted candidates will be required to go through a suitability assessment check when contacted. Applications who don’t get communicated are requested to please consider their application as unsuccessful for the bursary programme.

Eligibility Criteria

Interested applicants must meet the following entry requirements to apply for the Rheinmetall Denal Munition bursaries. Please note that your application will not be considered if you fail to complete all of them. The students must be:

  • A citizen of South Africa
  • From a second-year programme
  • Hold an honours degree
  • Masters or Doctoral level
  • A student of reputable/creditable University of South Africa
  • Need financial aid
  • Not be funded by any other funding organization

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How to Apply?

After checking the eligibility criteria, interested candidates can apply online for the bursary.

Candidates need to submit a request for the application form by contacting Bilqees Abrahams who is an RDM training and development administrator. You can contact him by email:


In the subject of the email, write the following: “RDM Bursary Application Form Required

You must submit the form with all the relevant documents included, before the deadline date for submission.

Documents Required

Here is a list of documents required when applying for the Rheinmetall Denel Munition bursary programme. In case of failure to submit any of the documents, your application will not be considered.

  • Certified copy of ID documents
  • Copy of academic transcripts on institutional letterhead
  • Proofs of household income from parents or guardians. If available, proof of payslips, grants, pension, etc is required
  • A professional CV

Note: Individuals waiting for the final results or university acceptance letter can also apply in the absence of these documents. However, when the documents are received, they should be submitted right away.

Closing Date

Currently closed for application. Please check back later for the updated opening and closing date of this bursary.

Contact Details

If the candidates have any queries regarding the bursary application process they can send them via email to:

Contact person: Bilqees Abrahams
(RDM Training and Development Administrator)

Please do not send any questions after the closing date. View our other bursaries open for application here: https://allbursaries.co.za/notice/

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