MQA Bursary Application

This application form must only be completed by new bursary applicants. Existing MQA
bursars must complete the 2018 Continuation Bursary application form.

Please READ carefully the CRITERIA and INSTRUCTIONS below before completing, signing and
submitting the application form.

Failure to follow the instructions may result in the
disqualification of the application.


1. The bursary is available to financially needy and deserving applicants who are unemployed South
African Citizens not older than thirty-five (35) years of age.

2. The bursary is only available to applicants who want to pursue their studies at a South African
university, university of technology, or a TVET college. Applications to study at a private institution
will not be considered.

3. The bursary is not available to applicants who wish to pursue a post-graduate qualification.

4. Only applications to study MQA approved disciplines (qualifications) will be considered. Please
refer to page 5 for the list of MQA approved disciplines.

5. The awarding of the bursary is at the sole discretion of the MQA and communication will only be
entered into with the pre-selected candidates.

The MQA also reserves the right not to award a
bursary to any pre-selected candidate(s).

6. Successful candidates will be required to enter into a bursary contractual agreement with the MQA, and not to accept any other form of financial assistance from other source(s) to fund their studies, whilst being funded as an MQA bursar.


1. Ensure that this form is completed in full, and in BLOCK LETTERS. An application form that is
incomplete, and submitted with incomplete supporting documents, disqualified.

2. The application form must be submitted together with all the required supporting documents.

3. Completed application forms with the required supporting documents can be hand-delivered at,
or posted to, any of the address indicated on page 5.

4. Due to the expected large number of applications, the MQA will not be able to acknowledge
receipt of your application, and communication will only be entered into with the pre-selected

If you have not been contacted within two (2) months of the closing date of the 2018
applications, then please accept that your application was unsuccessful.

5. Late / faxed / e-mailed application forms will NOT be considered

The MQA bursary scheme funds only the following qualifications (disciplines) at universities and
universities of technology:

Mining Engineering

Metallurgical Engineering (Extractive only)

Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current only)

Mechanical Engineering

Chemical Engineering (Mineral Processing)

Environmental Health and Management

Mining Survey


Jewellery Design and Manufacturing

Geology Analytical Chemistry

Rock Engineering

Industrial Engineering

Any B-Tech qualification associated with the disciplines / courses listed above

Closing date for application: Monday 16 October 2017





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