The application period for the 2018 TheMining Qualifications Authority (MQA) Bursary Scheme intake is now open and qualifying learners are invited to submit their applications.
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 2017 grade 12 examinations, 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.
The MQA is a Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) for the mining and minerals sector in terms of the Skills Development Act No. 97 of 1998.
The MQA Bursary Scheme funds the following:
1.Disciplines at Universities or Universities of Technology:
2.Trades at TVET Colleges:
NB: preference will be given to female learners, learners with disabilities and learners living in rural communities.
How to apply
Application close on 16 October 2017.
Short-listed learners must submit their final matric results by 13 January 2018. Continuing bursars must also submit application forms by 13 January 2018.