How to apply for the Exxaro Bursaries?
Exxaro is a top 40 JSE constituent and a South Africa founded Mining group. This group is offering Matriculated South Africans the opportunity to obtain a degree or diploma in the mining industry. Their bursaries include registration fees, tuition fees, computer fees, book fees, housing and meal fees as well as extracurricular fees. Exxaro does not, however, provide for travel to the University from home or the other way round. This should, however, not prevent anyone from applying for a bursary as the other benefits are comprehensive.
They will ensure vacation work as prescribed by the Institution of Study for In-Training experience and also provide you with a brilliant career. They specialize in Coal, Base Metals, Ferro-alloys, Mineral Sands and Iron. Exxaro has mining operations throughout the world with the Africa continent, Asia, and Australia being the largest countries of concern. The mining industry is bursting at the seams and many opportunities are arising daily. If you really want to study in this line but are unable to do so due to financial strain then these bursaries are ideal. If you have a constant drive and passion in this line of education you should apply.
Exxaro Bursaries Available
If you are planning to study in any one of the following directions these bursaries are just what you need.
- Geology – Hons compulsory
- Mining Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Mining Technician – B Tech
- Mine Surveying – B Tech – MRM
Exxaro Bursaries Requirements
If you are currently still in grade 12 but would like to apply you will be pre-evaluated with your grade 11 levels and you can also apply if you have just matriculated.
To study for a degree, you will need to have a
- Grade 12 level of education with at least a level 6 in Mathematics and Science
- Level 5 for English
- Possess a South African ID
To study a diploma course, you will need at least a
- Level 5 in all three those subjects
- Possess a South African ID
More Exxaro Opportunities
You can apply for a BSc 4-year program if you are a historically underprivileged citizen of South Africa.
If you have passed your grade 12 or are in grade 11 at the moment you can be considered for this program. Exxaro will sponsor you for the first year and include the tuition, meal fees, housing fees, book fees and make contributions towards extra expenses. You can look for a development plan at the affiliated Exxaro Universities of Pretoria and after an effective accomplishment of the first year of the program, you will be eligible for the full bursary.
You will require the following:
- Level 4 Mathematics & Science
- Level 4 English
- Validation by the University
As part of this specific bursary, Exxaro will sponsor four teams (2 members in each team) full entry to the Absa Cape Epic race. This also includes free entry, pre-training support and training camps with some of the Absa Cape Epic race experts. This is a bicycle race and the idea is to help talented riders progress in finishing the race. Both competitors must be part of the Exxaro BCS 4 year program and be 26 or younger before the 31 December of the year they are participating.
Exxaro Bursaries Application
Please include your latest school results and certified copy of your ID. You can find more information on the Exxaro Bursary Site, download the application apply form, complete it and hand it in at the closest representative to you. You will find details to the representatives on the second page of the application.
Selected candidates will be contacted to complete a psychometric test and a NBT (National Benchmark Test. From here selected candidates will be asked to partake in an interview. Once this is completed the committee will select the candidates that will receive bursaries and these candidates will be notified in 3 weeks after the interview process. Candidates will then also have to complete a medical examination before receiving their bursary offer letter.
Exxaro Bursaries Closing Date
This bursary program usually opens every year with the start of February and closes for applications 29th March.
The bursaries available for students interested in these directions are very comprehensive and Exxaro still has the right to limit which fields will be available each year as is needed. Therefore, a limited amount of Exxaro bursaries will be accessible and due to the high demand you will need to submit your forms at the soonest possible time. Also indicate why you should be eligible for a bursary and what your interests are in the mining, science, and engineering field.
They assist underprivileged students and students with little financial assistance to grow. Exxaro expects the approved candidates to sign an offer of employment before studies commence for a period of time suitable to repay the bursary costs.