Exxaro Bursary (2021-2022)

The Exxaro Bursary Programme is mainly aimed at 2nd, 3rd or 4th year Black South African students, studying undergraduate degrees in core mining industry disciplines. The aim of the Exxaro Bursary Programme is to establish a talent pool of young and highly motivated students. 

Financial assistance is provided to these students in order to prepare them for a career with the company.  Exxaro will provide bursaries to students studying: BSc Geology, Mine Surveying B-Technical Degree and related BEng Degrees.  

Exxaro is one of the largest Black-Owned mining companies in South Africa.  The company specialises in coal and heavy mineral extraction, boasting business interests in the USA, Europe and Australia.  Exxaro has made recent investments in the renewable energy sector as well as pigment manufacturing.  

Closing Date of the Bursary

Please note that bursary applications for the Exxaro Bursary Programme will close on the 30 of April 2021. Applications received after the closing date will not be considered for the Exxaro Bursary Programme.  

Applicants who have not received any feedback within a month of the closing date should consider their application unsuccessful.

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Prospective applicants need to satisfy all of the requirements of the Exxaro Bursary in order to be considered for the Programme:

  • Applications are open to South African citizens ONLY.
  • Applicants who have successfully obtained their National Senior Certificate (NSC).
  • Applicants who received a minimum Level 5 Grade for English HomeLanguage/First Additional Language in Grade 11 and 12.
  • Applicants who received a minimum Level 6 Grade for Mathematics and Physical Science in Grade 11 and 12.
  • Applicants who are full-time students at an accredited South African Tertiary Institution.
  • Applicants should be studying or intend to study one of the above mentioned degrees.

Exxaro Bursary Coverage

The Exxaro Bursary Programme will provide successful applicants with financial assistance which will pay for the costs of the relevant degree.  The bursary will cover the:

  • Registration fees of the successful applicant.
  • Tuition fees for the successful applicant.
  • Accommodation fees for the successful applicant.
  • Laptop allowance for the successful applicant.
  • Cash allowance for the successful applicant.
  • Meal allowance for the successful applicant

 Please note that successful applicants will also be provided with:

  • Assistance from senior industry role models.
  • Yearly work experience at Exxaro sites.
  • Administrative assistance.
  • Networking with Exxaro Bursary Programme recipients.
  • National Mining Indaba invitation.

How to Apply for the Exxaro Bursary Programme?

Kindly note that students applying for the Exxaro Bursary Bursary Programme should complete the following online application –

Exxaro Application Form 

The following supporting information will be attached to the applicant’s application form:

  • Their full name and surname
  • Their email address
  • Their phone number
  • Their ID number
  • Their age
  • Their ethnic group
  • Their gender
  • Their home province
  • Their hometown
  • Their year of matriculation
  • Their current year of study
  • Their estimation as to when they would finish their Degree
  • Their current Degree
  • Their academic average

Please note that prospective applicants are required to write a motivational letter stating why they believe they should be awarded with the Exxaro Bursary. 

Failure to adhere to the application requirements will result in the application being disregarded.

Shortlisted candidates are required to complete their National Benchmark Test (NBT) as well as undergoing a psychometric assessment.  

Selected applicants are required to appear for an interview at Exxaro Headquarters in Pretoria.  

Contact Information

Please note that Exxaro may be directly contacted for all relevant bursary related queries:

  • Tel: 012 307 5000
  • Fax: 012 323 3400
  • Address: Roger Dyason Road Pretoria West 0183 South Africa
  • Post: PO Box 9229 Pretoria 0001 South Africa

Please note that the granting of the Exxaro Bursary is at the sole discretion of Exxaro.

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