MQA Bursary Scholarship Programme 2022

MQA Bursary Scholarship Programme 2022 – How to Apply.


The Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) is a Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) responsible for the administration of skills development programmes for the mining and minerals sector in South Africa.  It was first established under the Mine Health and Safety Act No.29 of 1996 and later registered as a SETA under 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 the 2021 academic year. The bursary will cover tuition and allowances for accommodation, books, and meals.

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
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
University Qualifications

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

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

PLEASE NOTE: The MQA may allocate 20% of the total bursary allocations for the 2022 academic year for qualifications that 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-graduate 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.

How to Apply

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:

Gauteng: MQA Head Office7 Anerley Road, Block C, Parktown, 2193 (physical address)Tel: 011 547 2600
Eastern Cape: King Sabatha Dalindyebo TVET College, R61 Queenstown RoadCicira Village, Mthatha, Tel: 047 505 1063
Free State: Goldfields TVET College, 14107 Ndaki RoadTosa Campus, Thabong,Tel: 087 095 0266
Limpopo: Sekhukhune TVET College, CN Phathudi CampusStand No. 2659, Praktiseer,Tel: 087 095 0267
Mpumalanga: Nkangala TVET College, Mpondozamkomo Campus,1 Moses Kotane Drive, Ferrobank, Tel: 013 696 8120 / 2121
North West: Old Shopping Complex , 53 Karee Street,MooinooiTel: 014 555 8860
Northern Cape: Northern Cape Rural TVET College, Kathu Campus, Hans Coetzee Drive, Kathu, Tel: 053 723 0100
Regional Offices

Application Deadline: 30th December 2021.