Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) Bursary 2025/2026

Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) Bursary 2025/2026

The Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) Bursary Application for 2025/2026. Find below How to Apply for Mining Qualifications Authority Bursary 2025/2026.

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About the Mining Qualifications Authority: 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 aim to ensure that the countries mining and minerals sector is equipped with sufficient skills to improve employment equity, health and safety and productivity standards.

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Details of Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) Bursary

Field 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
  • Jewellery Design and Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering (extractive)
  • Mine 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

Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) Bursary Application Requirements

  • 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

Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) Bursary Application Procedures

  • 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)

Closing Date: 18 October

Contact Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) for more details about the Bursary and also check your status.

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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