DMRE Bursary has Opened 2022/2023

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) has opened its 2022/2023 Bursary program and is inviting all interested applicants to apply now.

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy is a department of the South African government which is responsible for the mining industry of South Africa, exploitation of the country’s mineral resources, and the energy industry.

ENDING DATE: DMRE 2022/2023 Bursary will end on 30 November 2021.

LOCATION: South Africa


  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must be currently in Matric OR you must have completed Matric
  • You must be studying OR intend on studying full-time within one of the aforementioned fields of study (undergraduate studies only – postgraduate qualifications will NOT be funded)
  • You must be studying OR intend on studying at a University or University of Technology in South Africa
  • You must have achieved a minimum level 6 or HG “B” symbol for Science in Matric
  • You must have achieved a minimum level 6 or HG “B” symbol for Mathematics in Matric
  • You must be in financial need
  • You must be from a disadvantaged social background and from a rural area
  • You must be currently unemployed
  • Preference will be given to 1st year students
  • Preference will be given to female students
  • Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply


This bursary is available to current and future undergraduate students, pursuing studies within mining and energy-related fields, preferably the following:

  • Bachelor of Science (Physics)
  • Chemical Engineering (Mineral Processing)
  • Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current)
  • Electro-Mechenical Engineering
  • Environmental Health and Management
  • Geology
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering (Extractive)
  • Mining Engineering
  • Mining Survey
  • Rock Engineering


Please attach the following documents when applying for this bursary program:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate or Matric latest results (certified copy)
  • Latest academic record (certified copy)
  • Proof of university registration or acceptance
  • Parents or guardians ID documents (certified copies)
  • Parents or guardians death certificate, if deceased (certified copy)
  • Affidavit if you do not know where one or both parents are
  • Parents or guardians proof of income (payslips not older than 3 months if employed/ affidavit if unemployed)
  • Proof of residence (municipal utility bill not older than 3 months/ stamped letter from tribal authority/ sworn affidavit)
  • Motivational letter to support your application (on the application form)