Sasol invites students to apply for Mining Bursary Programme 2024 academic year

Bursary Application Closing Date: 04 October 2023

Bursaries will be awarded to students residing in municipalities in Mpumalanga and the Free State, for studies within the following fields:

  • Electronic Engineering (BEng / BSc)
  • Electrical Engineering (BEng / BSc)
  • Geology (BEng / BSc)
  • Industrial Engineering (BEng / BSc)
  • Mechanical Engineering (BEng / BSc)
  • Mining Engineering (BEng / BSc)
  • Mine Surveying (BEng Tech)

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Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete an online psychometric testing as part of the selection process, before the interview phase.

Bursaries will be awarded on condition that students maintain their academic results and their year end results do not differ substantially from results submitted during the application process (Matric results if currently in Matric or final year University results if currently in University).

The bursary has a work-back / pay-back obligation.
 

Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must be a South African citizen (by birth only)
  • You must reside in one of the following Sasol Mining Fenceline communities:
    • Mpumalanga – Gert Sibande District – Secunda Fenceline:
      • Govan Mbeki Municipality (Bethal, Brendan Village, Davel, eMbalenhle, eMzinoni (Bethal), Evander, Kinross, Leandra, Legogang, Leslie, Secunda, Trichardt)
      • Lekwa Local Municipality (Holmdene, Morgenzon, Standerton)
      • Dipaleseng Local Municipality (Balfour, Greylingstad, Grootvlei, Siyathemba, Val)
      • eMalahleni (Ga-Nala, Kriel, Ogies, Rietspruit, Thubelihle, van Dyksdrift, Wilge)
    • Fezile Dabi District (Free State) – Sasolburg Fenceline:
      • Metsimaholo Local Municipality (Deneysvilles, Oranjeville, Sasolburg, Tshepiso, Vaalpark, Zamdela)
      • Ngwathe Local Municipality (Edenbille, Galeshewe, Heilbron, Koppies, Kwakwatsi, Parys)
  • You must have completed Matric OR be currently in Matric
  • You must be studying or intend on studying full-time, towards one of the undergraduate qualifications listed above
  • You must be entering your 1st or 2nd year of study in 2024
  • You must be studying or intend on studying at a recognised and accredited University in South Africa (or University of Technology if studying towards a Mine Surveying qualification) (the bursary will NOT cover studies at UNISA)
  • You must be registered for the degree course over the minimum study period and/or able to still complete studies in that minimum period, if currently studying (the bursary will NOT cover students who are on an extended study period or have added a year to the minimum study period, or students planning to register for an extended degree course)
  • BEng, BSc and Geology students: you must have achieved the following minimum academic results:
    • Level 6 (70 – 79%) for Mathematics (not Mathematics Literacy)
    • Level 6 (70 – 79%) for Physical Science
    • Level 5 (60 – 69%) for English First Additional language OR Level 5 (60 – 69%) for English home language OR Level 4 (50 – 59%) for English Second Additional language
  • Mine Surveying students: you must have achieved the following minimum academic results:
    • Level 5 (60 – 69%) for Mathematics (not Mathematics Literacy)
    • Level 5 (60 – 69%) for Physical Science
    • Level 5 (60 – 69%) for English First Additional language OR Level 5 (60 – 69%) for English home
    • language OR Level 4 (50 – 59%) for English Second Additional language
  • Geology students: you must intend on completing an Honours degree

How to apply

Applications should be submitted ONLINE only, by following these steps:

NEW USERS (who have not previously registered on the Sasol Bursary website), must follow these steps to apply:
1) Register on the Sasol Bursaries platform by filling in all the required information.
2) You will receive a email to activate your account – click on “Activate Account”.
3) You will then be directed to a screen to verify your email address and to create a password.
4) After verifying your email and creating a password, you will be directed to the Login page
5) Fill in your email address and password to login.
6) Click on “South African Bursary Application” in the top left corner.
7) Click on the bursary you wish to apply for (Undergraduate or Postgraduate).
8) Fill in all the required information – do not leave any fields blank.
9) Read and accept the disclaimer (the white button should turn blue).
10) You will then receive an email response on your application – once you receive the email, you may close the application.

Applicants who have PREVIOUSLY REGISETERED on the Sasol Bursary website, you may continue their application by Logging in

Applicants who have PREVIOUSLY REGISETERED on the Sasol Bursary website but have forgotten their password, may click on the Forgot Password – you will then receive an email to reset your password, after receiving your new password, you may continue your application from step 5 above.

Applicants who do not have internet access or access to an internet café, may contact Sasol Bursary Application Helpline at 086 010 6235 for support.
 

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation on your online application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Grade 11 final results and Matric latest results, if currently in Matric
  • Matric certificate and recent university results, if currently studying
  • Full academic record, if currently studying
  • Proof of permanent home residence (municipality and district)

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