Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) Bursary 2024 – 2025

The Mining Qualifications Authority (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 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. The bursary will cover tuition and allowances for accommodation, books and meals.

MQA Bursary Eligibility

Applicants must be South African citizens.

1. The MQA Bursary Scheme only funds the following qualifications at universities and universities of technology:

Metallurgical Engineering

Analytical Chemistry

Jewellery Design Manufacturing

Electro Mechanical Engineering


Industrial Engineering

Mining Engineering

Occupational Health and Safety

Mechanical Engineering

Occupational Hygiene

Mine Surveying

Occupational Medicine

Electrical Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Environmental Health and Management

2. The MQA Bursary Scheme only funds the following qualifications at TVET colleges:


Fitting (including Machinery)

Motor Mechanic (Diesel)

Instrumentation Mechanic



Fitter and Turner

Rigger Ropes man

PLEASE NOTE: The MQA may allocate 20% of the total bursary allocations for the 2022 academic year for qualifications which are not listed above, which the MQA may deem as qualifications necessary for the mining and minerals sector.

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

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.

Application window

The application period will open from 08 August 2021 and close on 30 September 2021.

Application form

Bursary Application Form: Unemployed Bursars

Applications forms and supporting documents must be submitted to the following email address [email protected]

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 1063

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

How To Apply?

Apply Online For MQA Bursary

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