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The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) is facilitating full time bursaries for the academic year 2024. The bursary is targeting eligible South African scholars from disadvantaged social backgrounds currently doing or have completed grade 12. The bursary recipients should be studying towards mining or energy related fields preferably in the following disciplines:

  • Bachelor of Science (Physics and Chemistry) 
  • Chemical Engineering  
  • Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current) 
  • Electro-Mechanical/ Mechatronics Engineering
  • Environmental Health and Management
  • Geology
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering (Extractive) 
  • Mining Engineering
  • Mining Survey
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Rock Engineering

Please take note of the following:

1.    Criteria and Instructions as outlined in the application form.

 2.    2024 Bursary application forms can be downloaded from www.dmre.gov.za

 3.    Submit application form with attachments to: The Director: Ms. Nondumiso Zulu, The Department of Mineral Resources & Energy Trevenna Campus, 70 Meintjies Street, Sunnyside, OR post before .the closing date to Private Bag X59, Arcadia, 0007 or Email to GirlLearnerBursary@dmre.gov.za. For any enquiries call Ms. Morongwe Madisha on (012) 444 3860 and Ms. Olga Sedibe (012) 444 3309

4.    Old and altered bursary application forms will lead to automatic disqualification.

5.   Closing date for the applications is 30 November 2023. Should you NOT be contacted on or before the 31 January 2024 consider your application to be unsuccessful.

6.    High school applicants are encouraged to send final matric results and final acceptance letters within the first week of the release of matric results.

7.  First preference will be given to females and applicants with disabilities.

FORM: Application for a Full-Time Study Bursary 2024