Columbus Stainless Bursary 2021-2022

The Columbus Stainless Bursary Programme aims to provide financial assistance to exceptional, professionally and academically minded students. Prospective applicants are those who enjoy the thrill of exciting and new challenges. The Columbus Stainless Bursary Programme is aimed at students who study and excel in engineering and other related sciences. 

Columbus Stainless (Pty) Ltd. has access to a vast stainless steel supply chain, spanning worldwide. Columbus Stainless (Pty) Ltd. operates the only steel mill in Africa and is a proud member of the Acerinox Group of Companies. The company is a major steel supplier based in Mpumalanga, producing high-quality stainless steel, ferritic stainless steel, and various duplex stainless products. Some Columbus Stainless (Pty) Ltd. notable clients include renowned companies such as BMW, Chrysler, General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Volkswagen, Nissan, and Renault. 

Closing Date of the Bursary 

Please note that bursary applications for the Columbus Stainless Bursary Programme will close on the 30 of April 2021.  

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered for the Columbus Stainless Bursary Programme. 

About the Bursary 

The Columbus Stainless Bursary Programme is meant for professionally and academically minded students studying in the field of engineering and other related sciences. Columbus Stainless (Pty) Ltd. prides itself in identifying and supporting students who boast a strong academic record. 

Applications are open to students studying a BSc. and B.Eng in:

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Physical Metallurgy
  • Material Science 
  • Chemical Engineering

Applications are open to students studying a National Diploma in:

  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Process Instrumentation 

Columbus Stainless Bursary Requirements and Eligibility 

Kindly note that prospective applicants need to satisfy all of the requirements of the Columbus Stainless Bursary to be considered for the programme:

  • Applications are open to South African citizens ONLY.
  • Applicants should be studying at an accredited South African tertiary institution.
  • Applicants who have successfully obtained their National Senior Certificate (NSC).
  • Applicants studying one of the above mentioned National Diplomas should be entering their second year of studies in 2021.
  • Applicants studying one of the above mentioned BSc. or B.Eng Degrees should be entering their second or fourth year of studies in 2021.
  • Applicants studying one of the above mentioned BSc. or B.Eng Degrees should boast an academic average of at least 60%.

Columbus Stainless Bursary Coverage 

The Columbus Stainless Bursary Programme will provide successful applicants with financial assistance to help pay for the relevant National Diploma or Degree costs. This may take the form of:

  • Assistance in paying for the tuition fees.
  • Assistance in procuring the relevant textbooks.
  • Assistance in paying for food and accommodation.

Successful applicants will be enrolled into an extensive in-house training programme upon the completion of the relevant National Diploma or Degree.

How to apply for the Columbus Stainless Bursary Programme 

Kindly note that students applying for the Columbus Stainless Bursary Programme can only apply online through one of the following links:

National Diploma Students studying: 

Second Year BSc. or B.Eng Students in 2021 studying:

Fourth Year BSc. or B.Eng Students in 2021 studying:

The following supporting documentation should be attached to the applicant’s application form:

  • The applicant should attach a certified copy of their ID certificate.
  • The applicant should provide a certified copy of their National Senior Certificate (NSC).
  • The applicant should provide proof of registration for the year 2021 on the institute’s letterhead
  • The applicant should provide proof of their complete academic history on the institute’s letterhead.

Failure to adhere to the Columbus Stainless Bursary requirements will result in the application being rejected.  

Please note that the granting of the Columbus Stainless Bursary is at the sole discretion of Columbus Stainless (Pty) Ltd.

Contact Information 

Kindly note that Columbus Stainless (Pty) Ltd. may be directly contacted for all relevant bursary-related queries. Columbus Stainless (Pty) Ltd. will not respond to any questions upon closing of bursary applications.

  • Tel: 013 247 9111
  • E-mail: commercial-enquiries@columbus.co.za
  • Address: Hendrina Road, Middleburg 1050

Students who have successfully qualified for the Columbus Stainless Bursary will receive the relevant notification shortly after the bursary closing.

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