Department of Mineral Resources Bursary South Africa 2023 – 2024
Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) Bursary South Africa
ABOUT THE COMPANY – DEPARTMENT OF MINERAL RESOURCES
Department of Mineral Resources Bursary South Africa | The Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) was formed in 2009 and is a department of South Africa’s national government. In fact, the department’s history dates back to the 1890s under the Department of Mining.
The DMR is responsible for overseeing South Africa’s mining industry and mineral resources. They currently employ over 1000 staff members.
Headquartered in Pretoria, the DMR also has regional offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Kimberley, Polokwane, Springbok, Welkom, Mthatha, Klerksdorp and eMalahleni.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF MINERAL RESOURCES AND ENERGY (DMRE) BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED
Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) is inviting students to apply for their bursary programme, for the 2023 academic year.
Bursaries will be awarded to students from disadvantaged backgrounds, for undergraduate studies within the mining and energy-related fields, preferably the following fields:
- Bachelor of Science (Physics)
- Chemical Engineering (Mineral Processing)
- Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current)
- Electro-Mechanical Engineering
- Environmental Health and Management
- Industrial Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Metallurgical Engineering (Extractive)
- Mining Engineering
- Mining Survey
- Rock Engineering
MORE ABOUT THE DMRE BURSARY PROGRAMME – SELECTION
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted no later than 31 January 2023 – if you do not receive any feedback by this date, please regard your application as unsuccessful.
Zabusaries.com is committed to keeping you up to date with the latest bursary opportunities, and this article covers all details about the DMRE Bursary.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DMRE BURSARY
Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
- You must be a South African citizen
- You must be currently in Matric or have completed Matric
- You must be studying or intend on studying full-time within one of the fields of study listed above (undergraduate studies only – postgraduate qualifications will NOT be funded)
- You must be studying or intend on studying at a University or the 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 and students with disabilities
HOW TO APPLY FOR THE DMRE BURSARY
Download and complete the DMRE Bursary Application Form 2023 (.pdf)
Enter “Zabusaries.com” in the field asking how you heard about the DMRE bursary.
Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):
- ID document (certified copy)
- Matric certificate or Matric latest results (certified copy)
- Latest academic transcript/ record, if currently studying (certified copy)
- Proof of tertiary registration or acceptance (on institutions letterhead)
- Parents’ or guardians’ ID documents (certified copies)
- Parents’ 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 (read our tips on how to write a motivational letter for your bursary application)
Note: students currently in Matric must send their final matric results and final acceptance letters within the first week of the release of matric results.
Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
– Email: GirlLearnerBursary@dmre.gov.za
The Director: Ms. Nondumiso Zulu
The Department of Mineral Resources & Energy
70 Meintjies Street
Private Bag X59
CLOSING DATE FOR THE DMRE BURSARY
30 November 2022.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER
For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) directly:
Contact People: Ms Morongwe Madisha / Ms Olga Sedibe
Tel: 012 444 3860 / 012 444 3309
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