Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) Bursary South Africa 2022

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Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) Bursary South Africa 2022 – 2023


The Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) was established under the Mine Health and Safety Act No.29 of 1996. It is a Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) that is responsible for administering South Africa’s mining and minerals sector skills development programmes. The MQA aims to ensure that the countries mining and minerals sector is equipped with sufficient skills to improve employment equity, health and safety, and productivity standards.


MQA will be awarding bursaries for studies that lead to a career within the Mining and Minerals Sector – specifically the following fields of study:

University and University of Technology students:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering (mineral processing)
  • Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current)
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering
  • Environmental Health and Management
  • Geology
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Jewelry Design and Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering (extractive)
  • My Survey
  • Mining Engineering
  • Rock Engineering / Seismology

TVET College students:

  • Boilermaker
  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Electrician
  • Fitter and Turner
  • Fitting (including Machinery)
  • Instrumentation Mechanic
  • Millwright
  • Rigger Ropes man


All applicants will receive a receipt of their application via email. If you do not receive further communication from the MQA by 31 November 2020, please regard your application as unsuccessful.


Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • South African citizen
  • Female
  • Reside within a rural community
  • Unemployed
  • Currently in Matric or completed Matric
  • Studying or intend on studying within one of the aforementioned fields of study (undergraduate studies only)
  • Studying or intend on studying at a public University/ University of Technology/ TVET College
  • Strong academic record
  • Proven financial need, with a household income of not more than R600 000 per year


Download and complete the MQA Bursary Application Form (NEW applications) (.pdf)

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Grade 11 final report, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Full tertiary academic record, if currently at tertiary level (on official letterhead)
  • Parents/ guardians proof of household income (latest payslips if employed/ affidavit if unemployed/ proof of SASSA payment if applicable)

Applications forms and supporting documents must be emailed to [email protected]

Please note these important details when applying:
1) The application form is a fillable PDF format – you must complete it electronically on your computer or smartphone and NOT by hand.
2) Save your completed applications form by naming it as follows: ID Number_Surname_Firstname_Bursary Application Form (example: 0205070044085_Ndlovu_Enzokuhle_Bursary Application Form)
3) Name each document starting with your ID Number (example: 0205070044085_Ndlovu_Enzokuhle_Matric Certificate)
4) Ensure that none of your PDF supporting documents is password protected
5) Email your application forms and all of your supporting documents in one email.
6) Apply well before the closing date to ensure your application is received – do not wait for the deadline before applying as the email server may be full.
7) See page 2 of the applications form for details which should be included in your application email.


For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact your nearest MQA Regional Office:
– Eastern Cape: King Sabatha Dalindyebo TVET College, R61 Queenstown Road Cicira Village, Mthatha (Tel: 047 505 1047)
– Free State: Goldfields TVET College, 14107 Ndaki Road, Tosa Campus, Thabong (Tel: 087 095 0266)
– Gauteng: 7 Anerley Road, Block C, Parktown, 2193 (Tel: 011 547 2600)
– Limpopo: Sekhukhune TVET College, CN Phathudi Campus, Stand No. 2659, Praktiseer (Tel: 087 095 0267)
– Mpumalanga: Nkangala TVET College, Mpondozamkomo Campus, 1 Moses Kotane Drive, Ferrobank (Tel: 013 696 8120 / 013 696 2121)
– North West: Old Shopping Complex , 53 Karee Street, Mooinooi (Tel: 014 555 8860)
– Northern Cape: Northern Cape Rural TVET College, Kathu Campus, Hans Coetzee Drive, Kathu (Tel: 053 723 0100)


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