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VBKOM – Bursary for 2023

Closing Date: 08 January 2023

VBKOM: Bursary Programme for 2023

VBKOM invites students to apply for the 2023 Bursary Programme.

Who are we looking for?

Mintek has a strong interest in students who intend to pursue / are currently pursuing undergraduate degrees, honors degrees or BTech diplomas in the following fields:

  • Chemistry (Analytical or Geochemistry)
  • Chemical Engineering (Minerals Processing option)
  • Electrical Engineering (Process Control Systems or Electronics)
  • Geology (majoring in Mineralogy, Petrology, Applied Geology or Economic Geology)
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering

Bursary Requirements:

  • If currently in Grade 12 or already matriculated but not studying yet: Minimum of Level 5 / 60% / C symbol in: Mathematics HG / Mathematics (not Mathematics Literacy), Physical Science HG / Physical Science and English, having taken these subjects in Grade 10-12 and having achieved a minimum of Level 5 / 60% / C symbol in these subjects.
  • If currently at University: Studying towards any of the above-mentioned degrees with an overall average of 60% and no failed courses or subjects.
  • Must be a South African citizen.
  • Must meet the university entry requirements and be accepted at a recognised South African university for full-time studies

What the bursary covers:

  • Full payment of registration, tuition, residence and meal fees (or equivalent of university residence and meal fees if staying in private accommodation), plus a R15,000 p.a. allowance.
  • The bursary is awarded for the length of the prescribed course provided that the bursar passes the registered subjects and still complies with the Mintek bursary contract.

Bursary obligations

  • A year-for-year service obligation to Mintek upon graduating, i.e. the bursar needs to work one year at Mintek for every academic year (or part thereof) that the bursar is supported.
  • Vacation work at Mintek is compulsory at the end of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd years of study

How to Apply

Download Application Form

Required Documents:

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Certified copy of proof of identity (ID or passport).
  • If in Grade 12 currently or already matriculated but not studying yet: Certified copies of final Grade 10 & 11 school reports and most recent Grade 12 school report. (Optional but recommended: Certified copy of proof of registration or acceptance at a recognised university.)
  • If currently at University: Certified copies of Matric certificate and official university transcript / certificates / registration.

Completed application forms with supporting documentation must be submitted to Mintek’s Academic Liaison Officer as follows:

  • Via post: Mintek Bursary Office, Private Bag X3015, Randburg 2125
  • or Via E-mail: bursaries@mintek.co.za
  • or Via Fax: 011 709 4465
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