The MQA bursaries scheme was setup with the sole aim of increasing the number of students taking careers in the mining and minerals sector. Bursary scheme continues to assist students by offering them the opportunity to study these careers at Higher Education and Training (HET).
MQA Bursaries Available
Student that have enrolled with the University, Further Education and Training institution and Universities of Technology. The MQA bursary scheme covers tuition and registration fees; residence fees or out of residence living costs; books, stationary and toolkit allowance per bursar per semester.
Who Can Apply?
The minimum application criteria required include a strong academic record accompanied by a need for financial assistance. The MQA bursaries awards are also based on the student’s performance. The bursary continues for every year in which the student remains enrolled. However it is re-assessed by the MQA Bursary committee annually.
Metallurgical Engineering (Extractive only)
Environmental Health and Management
Students studying the following disciplines will also be considered, although there are limited bursaries availalble:
Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current only)
Chemical Engineering( Mineral Processing)
Jewellery Design and Manufacturing
Special consideration will be given to female applicants as well as applicants living with disabilities.
How To Apply for MQA Bursaries?
The bursary application forms can be found within the MQA Bursary unit upon request or the web site http://www.mqa.org.za
The MQA bursaries carry a service obligation and successful applicants will be obligated to secure employment within the South African mining and minerals industry for the period equal to amount of years as the sponsored student.