The aim of Mintek’s Undergraduate Bursary Programme is primarily to ensure a steady supply of trained and highly skilled technical people to meet a major portion of Mintek’s operational, research, and development manpower intake needs, and also to provide appropriately-skilled graduates to the broader South African minerals and metallurgy sector. Mintek provides bursaries for undergraduate degrees, Honours degrees and BTech diplomas.
, Engineering - Chemical
, Engineering - Electrical
, Engineering - Mechanical
, Engineering - Metallurgical
, Engineering - Mining
Who Can Apply
Mintek has a strong interest in students who intend to pursue / are currently pursuing undergraduate degrees, honors degrees or
B.Tech diplomas in the following fields*: Chemistry (Analytical or Geochemistry), Chemical Engineering (Minerals Processing option), Electrical Engineering (Process Control Systems or Electronics), Geology (majoring in Mineralogy, Petrology, Applied Geology or Economic Geology), Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Physical Metallurgy / Materials Science, Physics. South African citizens with NSC with university exemption, 5 in Mathematics, Physical Sciences and English. Students already enrolled at university may also apply for a Mintek bursary, provided that the student does not have any financial support that entails a service obligation upon graduation, and can demonstrate acceptable academic performance.
School leavers (Year 12), Undergraduate
Bursaries cover the full payment of registration, tuition and residence fees, plus an allowance, in return for a commitment to work at Mintek on a year-for-year basis.
1 year renewable
On completion of their studies, bursars undergo an intensive training course that is aimed at turning them into career scientists. Mintek bursars are obliged to undertake vacation work at Mintek at the end of their first, second, and third undergraduate years for approximately 8 weeks.
30 June 2017
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