Bursaries opened at Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) 2022

Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) has opened their 2022 Bursary program and they are inviting Interested applicants to apply now using the details below.

Bursary Application Closing date is 30 September 2021

The MQA would like to invite learners who are presently in Grade 12 or already studying at a public university, university of technology or a TVET college to apply for an MQA bursary for the 2022 academic year.

A total of 1 000 bursary opportunities will be available for the 2022 academic year and for those that commenced with their studies in the second semester of 2021 academic year.

Applicants must be South African citizens.

For Universities and universities of technology:

Onlny the following Fields of study are funded:

  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Jewellery Design Manufacturing
  • Electro Mechanical Engineering
  • Geology
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Occupational Hygiene
  • Mine Surveying
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Environmental Health and Management

For TVET colleges:

Onlny the following Fields of study are funded:

  • Boilermaker
  • Fitting (including Machinery)
  • Motor Mechanic (Diesel)
  • Instrumentation Mechanic
  • Electrician
  • Millwright
  • Fitter and Turner
  • Rigger Ropes man

Note: This bursary is not available for students pursuing post-graduates studies.

The bursary will cover:

  • Tuition and allowances for accommodation,
  • Books
  • Meals.

Preference will be given to the following aspects in the selection of candidates:

  • HDI’s applicants;
  • Financially needy applicants – with a combined income of not more than R600 000 per annum;
  • Female applicants;
  • Applicants living in rural communities;
  • Applicants who have applied to study at their local tertiary institutions;
  • Good academic performance.

How to apply

Download Bursary Application Form

Applications forms and supporting documents must be submitted to email: bursaries@mqa.org.za

Please note that communication will be limited to successful applicants only. If you have not received any communication from MQA by 15 December 2021, then please consider your application as having been unsuccessful. 

Late applications will not be accepted.

Further information regarding the bursary applications can also be obtained from the following MQA Regional Offices:


MQA Head Office7 Anerley Road, Block C, Parktown, 2193 (physical address)

Tel: 011 547 2600

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


Sekhukhune TVET College, CN Phathudi Campus

Stand No. 2659, Praktiseer,

Tel: 087 095 0267


Nkangala TVET College, Mpondozamkomo Campus,

1 Moses Kotane Drive, Ferrobank,

Tel: 013 696 8120 / 2121

North West:

Old Shopping Complex , 53 Karee Street,


Tel: 014 555 8860

Northern Cape:

Northern Cape Rural TVET College, Kathu Campus,

Hans Coetzee Drive, Kathu,

Tel: 053 723 0100