Applications Now Open for the 2018 MQA Bursary Scheme Intake
The application period for the 2018 MQA Bursary Scheme intake is now open and qualifying learners are invited to submit their applications.
The MQA would like to invite learners excelling in maths and science, who will be studying towards a career in the mining and minerals sector, to apply for an MQA bursary. The MQA Bursary Scheme is open to qualifying grade 12 learners or those currently writing their 2017 grade 12 examinations, and students who are studying towards a certificate, diploma, degree or BTech at a university or university of technology. Students at Technical Vocational, Education and Training (TVET) colleges also qualify.
1. The MQA bursary scheme only funds the following qualifications at universities and universities of technology:
• Mining Engineering
• Metallurgical Engineering (Extractive only)
• Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current only)
• Mechanical Engineering
• Chemical Engineering (Mineral Processing)
• Environmental Health Management
• Mining Survey
• Electro-Mechanical Engineering
• Jewellery Design and Manufacturing
• Analytical Chemistry
• Industrial Engineering
Any BTech qualification associated with the disciplines / courses listed above
Note: The MQA Bursary Scheme is not available for students who would like to pursue post-graduates studies.
2. The MQA bursary scheme only funds the following qualifications at TVET colleges:
• Diesel Mechanic
• Fitter and Turner
• Fitting including Machinery
• Rigger Ropesman
• Instrumentation Mechanician
NB: Preference will be given to female applicants, applicants with disabilities and learners living in rural communities.
The application period for the 2017 intake closes on 16 October 2017. Short-listed learners must submit their final matric results by 13 January 2018. Continuing bursars must also submit application forms by 13 January 2018.
Please take note of the following:
Learners who are applying for the first time for a MQA bursary must complete the form "2018 MQA Bursary Application Form - New Intake".
CONTINUING MQA BURSARS
Bursars who are currently being funded by the MQA must complete the form "2018 MQA Bursary Continuation Application Form", to be funded for the 2018 academic year.
Note: The applicant must ensure that they download and complete the correct application form. In the event that an applicant completes the incorrect application form, such an application will not be considered. Correspondence will only be entered into with the successful applicants. If you have not received further correspondence from the MQA by 30 November 2017, please consider your application as being unsuccessful. Late, e-mailed or faxed applications will not be considered.
Institution Contact person(s) Drop-offs
University of Western Cape Ms Genevieve Fisher Financial Aid Office
Could you kindly advertise the below link via the UWC Communications for the 2018 MQA Applications available.