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exxaro-bursaries

Exxarro Bursaries

As is common for large, successful South African companies, Exxarro bursaries in South Africa are available for students looking for financial aid with specific career goals in mind. Based in South Africa, Exxaro is a business which mines primarily coal, mineral sands, metals and industrial minerals. The company operates mining sites around the world but especially in Asia and Australia as well as throughout the African continent. Beyond mining operations, Exxaro has also recently been investigating the option of entering energy markets and in combination with their current activities is a great place to work if a person has a background in geology or engineering.

As nationally offered government bursaries are fairly uncommon or tied up in the potential of having to repay loans, looking at companies like Exxaro to help a student round out their financial aid needs is always a good idea. Common to many other South African bursary programs, students should expect to work for the company during or after graduation as they repay their debt through time worked. While this sort of deal may seem like it benefits the company more than it does the individual student, in reality providing a relatively stable job and immediate post undergraduate experiences are extremely valuable to freshly graduated students. Should their job not pan out after their repayment period comes to a close, these experiences will give students a background which will enhance their abilities to be hired by companies in the future. All in all, bursary schemes are a great way to find financial aid, and bursaries at Exxaro are no exception.

Students interested in bursaries from Exxaro should first take a moment to understand the basic eligibility requirements. Basic eligibility requires that students be at grade 12 preparing to graduate from a secondary institution scoring high on the math and sciences portion of the matriculation examinations. Further students must also be residents of South Africa and be interested in obtaining a degree from a specific field. The fields which an Exxaro bursary accepts is engineering, commerce and science. The specific degrees that Exxaro is looking for include but are not limited to degrees in mechanical, electrical or mining engineering, finance, information technology, geology or metallurgy. Exxaro bursaries are also made available for those students studying mining or mine surveying. As with many other South African bursary programs, Exxaro always maintains the right to limit what programs they will give bursaries to based on economic need.

Comparing Exxaro bursaries to other schemes available in South Africa it becomes pretty clear that the available program is on par with the status quo. Exxaro bursaries cover university tuition fees, registration costs, exam fees, living arrangements, food and also provides for basic spending money. Unlike some other bursary programs there is no indication that Exxaro bursaries provide for travel between home and a student’s university of choice. Of course this should by no means deter interested applicants from applying to the program as, should they win an award, the amount which Exxaro bursaries do cover overall is still immense.

Students who receive an Exxaro bursary are expected to sign a binding agreement which requires them to work for Exxaro until the relative amount of the bursary has been repaid through hours worked. In order to apply for this bursary scheme students are expected to hand write their application. In order to accomplish this task, students should prepare a curriculum vita expressing their learning experiences and job history. Further students will be expected to submit their grade 11 scores for analysis by the Exxaro selection committee on top of which their later grade 12 matriculation scores will be assessed. Only a limited number of Exxaro bursaries will be made available every year so it is necessary, due to the highly competitive nature of the program, to craft a CV which will indicate to the selection committee a sincere interest in engineering, mining or geological sciences. The deadline for Exxaro bursary scheme applicants is April 1, 2011.

  41 Responses to “Exxaro Bursaries South Africa”

  1. I am looking for bursary and am doing my first year at University of johannesburg. I have tried many bursary, they never succed. I really want to further my studies.

  2. I am looking for bursary and i appled last year in Eskom but i never get any respond.

  3. I’m a current student at the University of Johannesburg,doing extended cource in Mechanical Engineering N:D. Im hoping to get a bursary, where must i apply?

    • Zamawelase,

      we high lite many high profile bursaries which you have to apply directly to the sponsor of the bursary for. Many private companies have bursaries but don’t advertise about them and you must ask them directly on how to apply for them. You can actually do this by emailing them or calling them on the phone – or even visiting their websites. Local libraries also have list which may be updated on a regular basis so visit them too.

  4. I am looking for bursarie to study at University of Johannesburg to study Biotechnology.

    • sanie,

      contact the University of Johannesburg financial aids office to apply for bursaries and other financial aid you may qualify for.

  5. IM DOING NCV (LEVEL 3) IN ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING. I AM LOOKING FOR BURSARY TO FURTHER MY STUDY AT UMFOLOZI COLLEGE

  6. Im a registered Student of Umfolozi College and Im doing Electrical Engineering Level 3,Im looking for Bursary to further my Study.

  7. I’m a student at the University of Johannesburg, studying B.Com Logistics (not what I initially wanted to study). I want to apply to the Technical University of Tshwane and study a National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. How do I go about applying for a bursary? And does deregistering form one university to the next jeopradise my chances of getting a bursary or tuition funding?

    Thank you in advance.

    • Frank,

      visit the FinAids office at Technical University of Tshwane to inquire into all student aid you may qualify for – bursaries/grants/scholarships/need based programs etc.. I would apply to government bursary programs as a first option. You normally cannot get bursary funds unless you are enrolled into a school and monies are sent to the school to cover tuition.

  8. Am requiring a bursary am studying financial information system at vaal uiversity of technology and am doing my first year

  9. im doing chemical engeneering first year at mangosuthu university of technology and i need a bussary if anyone can help please contact me on 0744839963.thanks

    • sthembile,

      I suggest you talk to the FinAids office at mangosuthu university of technology to see what bursary programs they have or what local bursary programs they know about so you can apply to them.

  10. Am requiring a training on terex or any other training on site that you offer, i have completed my matric with geography,life science,mathematical literacy and english and i will like to accomplish my career with exxaro

  11. i’m looking for bursary to study at tut

  12. I failed my matric in 2008,all of my marks were good accept for maths and science,so i want know if its possible to change this two subject?

  13. I’m a first year student at university of Limpopo doing BSc,i need a bursary so that i can fullfil my dream of becoming either a biochemist or medical biologist

  14. I’m having electrical engineering N5 looking for the job please tell me what I should do because I’m applying but not getting response.

  15. Am am currently doing level 3 NVC at South west gauteng college , electrical infrastructure and would like to know if may be able to further my studies at the university of Johannesburg if I come from a college ?… And what are the minimum requirement at uj for electrical engineering when coming from a college please help thank you .

  16. I matriculated in 2008 i have been struggling to find a sponsor.I can not apply for finaid because my parents are not working so they can not afford the registration money or the expected family contribution.I would appritiate if some would pay my registration money that is R4400 at uwc.I do not care if i would be wearing my torn clothes as long i would be studing.My avarage is 67% with 66% in maths and physics.

  17. I NOMPUMELELO MALEBE AGED 21 IM HEREBY APPLYING FOR A BURSARY THAT WILL HELP FURTHER MY STUDIES IM STUDYING ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (N2) AT NKANGALA FET AT WITBANK CAMPUS

    • NOMPUMELELO,

      you must apply to any bursary first to see if you qualify for it. We do not sponsor bursaries but write about those you can apply to.

  18. HI IM NOMPUMELELO MALEBE STUDYING ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING (N2) AT NKANGALA FET COLLEGE IM HEREBY APPLYING FOR A BURSARY THAT WILL HELP ME FURTHER MA STUDIES

  19. I completed grade 12 in 2011.This year is my gap year,i didn’t know what to study until i attented openings at TUT.I know now which field of study to persue,i was facinated by Geology and i know that this is my calling.The only problem that i have is that i don’t have money to study this course.i applied to TUT and they already responded,basically i am admitted for Geology next next year.

    my grade 12 results are as follows: ISINDEBELE 72% , ENGLISH FIRST ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE 65% , MATHEMATICS 68% , LIFE ORIENTATION 75% ,PHYSICAL SCIENCES 67% ,LIFE SCIENCES 50% and TOURISM 77% .

    I REALLY NEED HELP WITH BURSARY APPLICATIONS.

    Thank you
    BAFANA

    • BAFANA,

      you must apply to bursaries to see if you qualify for them. We do not offer direct bursary programs but write about those who do. I recommend that you talk with the FinAids MANAGER at the college you attend to see what specific student aid programs you may be eligible for.

      Go to TUT student aid to read more online.

  20. haai,i am 27 yrs old nd i wld lyk to aply a bursary to one of ur cmpny althgh i hv a gud smbl in acc

    • siyabonga,

      you must apply to bursaries to see if you qualify for them. Go directly to the bursary sponsors website to apply. We do not offer direct bursary programs but write about those who do. I recommend that you talk with the FinAids manager at the college you attend to see what specific student aid programs you may be eligible for

  21. hi
    I want to apply for this bursary, so may you please email me the application forms.

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