The MQA Bursary Scheme in Mining and Minerals Sector in South Africa, 2013

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The Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) offers the MQA bursary scheme in the field of mining and minerals sector in South Africa. The Bursary covers full tuition, accommodation, meals and book allowances. The bursary is available for students enrolled in careers identified in the scarce and critical skills list, particularly in core mining related disciplines. Students should have strong academic records. Female applicants as well as applicants living with disabilities will be given preference. The students should secure employment within the South African mining and minerals sector. Application should be submitted online.. The MQA bursary scheme was established to increase the number of learners taking careers in the mining and minerals sector. Today the bursary scheme continues to assist learners by offering them the opportunity to study these careers at Higher Education and Training (HET).The MQA carries a service obligation and successful applicants will be obligated to secure employment within the South African mining and minerals sector for the same amount of years as the sponsored bursary.. Scholarships are offered to students enrolled in careers identified in the scarce and critical skills list, particularly in core mining related disciplines at Higher Education and Training (HET).
The research areas of this scholarship are: Mining disciplines such as Mining Engineering, Mine Survey, Metallurgical Engineering (Extractive only), Geology, Environmental Health and Management are supported by MQA. Students studying the following disciplines will also be considered, although there are limited bursaries available: Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current only), Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering( Mineral Processing), Electro-Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Analytical Chemistry, Jewellery Design and Manufacturing.
Who can apply to this scholarship?
· The minimum criteria required include a strong academic record accompanied by a need for financial assistance.
· Applicants must also have genuine interest in and knowledge of the mining and minerals sector.
· The MQA bursary supports the following core mining disciplines:
· Mining Engineering
· Mine Survey
· Metallurgical Engineering (Extractive only)
· Geology
· Environmental Health and Management
· Special consideration will be given to female applicants as well as applicants living with disabilities.
Benefits of the scholarship: The MQA bursary covers full tuition, accommodation, meals and book allowances. The bursary will be awarded to students enrolled in careers identified in the scarce and critical skills list, particularly in core mining related disciplines.
More information about the fellowship:
Duration: Not Known
Number of scholarships: Not provided

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