Mineral Qualifications Authority (MQA)


Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA)

The MQA bursary scheme was established to increase the number of learners taking careers in the mining and minerals sector. The bursary will be awarded to students enrolled in careers identified in the scarce and critical skills list, particularly in core mining related disciplines.
Bursary Fields

Engineering, Environment, Geology, Mine Surveying
Who Can Apply

The MQA would like to invite learners excelling in maths and science, who will be studying towards a career in the mining and minerals sector, to apply for an MQA bursary. The MQA Bursary Scheme is open to qualifying grade 12 learners or those currently writing their Grade 12 exams, and students who are studying towards a certificate, diploma, degree or BTech at a university or university of technology. Students at Technical Vocational, Education and Training (TVET) colleges also qualify.

Bursary Levels

School leavers (Year 12), Undergraduate
Which Countries can Apply?

South Africa
Related Occupations

Environmental Manager, Geologist, Mine Surveyor, Mining Engineer

The MQA bursary covers full tuition, accommodation, meals and book allowances.

Bursaries shall be granted for an initial period of one academic year and shall thereafter be renewable annually at the sole and absolute discretion of the MQA.
Service Contract

The MQA carries a service obligation and successful applicants will be obligated to secure employment within the South African mining and minerals sector for the same amount of years as the sponsored bursary.
Closing Date

31 January 2024
Contact Details

7 Anerley Road, Parktown
Private Bag X 118, Marshalltown, 2107
Application Address


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