Mineral Resources Bursaries (Dept), Mineral and Mining

Department Mineral Resources Bursaries given bursary to South African citizen that are financially needy and deserving applicants from rural areas as they are faced with limited access to opportunities. These bursaries are aimed at enhancing transformation of the mining & minerals sector. The bursary is only available to applicants who want to pursue their studies at a South African University or University of Technology. Please note that the DMR bursary is for full time studies only and bursary agreements will only be entered into with successful applicants for the next year academic year who will register for full time studies. It will be required of successful applicants to provide confirmation of being unemployed for next year at the time of signing a bursary agreement.

The awarding of the mineral resources bursaries is the sole discretion of the DMR Bursary and communication will only be entered into with the pre-selected candidate(s). The Department reserves the right not to award a bursary to any pre-selected candidate(s). The vision of the Department of Mineral Resources is to enable a globally competitive, sustainable and meaningfully transformed minerals and mining sector to ensure that all South Africans derive sustainable benefit from the country’s mineral wealth. This is achieved within our legislative framework and as the legitimate custodian of the country’s mineral wealth.

If you are who looks for a bursary programme to support your education, this one may be what you need. DMR (The Department of Mineral Resource) offers a bursary programme for south africa citizen. Another things as considerations to apply for Department of Mineral Resources bursary, the field of study that you want to learn in your tertiary institution must be one from these following; Mine Surveying, Geology, Mine Engineering Field, Mechanical Engineering, Rock Blasting, Environmental Science, and other related-mining discipline.


First you should download and complete the Mineral Resources Bursary Application Form (.pdf)

Second Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric latest results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Latest academic transcript, if at tertiary level (certified copy)
  • Proof of registration/ letter of acceptance from a university (certified copy)
  • Parents/ guardians ID documents (certified copies)
  • Parents/ guardians death certificate, if deceased (certified copy)
  • Affidavit if you do not know your parents whereabouts
  • Parents/ guardians proof of employment (payslip if employed/ affidavit if unemployed)
  • Proof of residence (utility bill/ sworn affidavit/ stamped letter from a tribal authority) (certified copy)
  • Motivational letter

Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
Email: [email protected] or

The Director:
Ms Nondumiso Zulu
The Department of Mineral Resources Trevenna Campus
70 Meintjies Street

Private Bag X59

CLOSING DATE: 31 October 2019.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)

Those are not the only things, the applicants should have eligibility toward these following; you are a citizen of SA, have a disadvantaged background (your chance will be widen if you reside in a rural area) a curious learner, complete adequate pass rate in English (60%), Physical Science (75%), and Mathematics (75%). Finish with it, another thing which is necessary to apply for Department of Mineral Resources bursary. Before you send your application you need first to download the application form of this bursary opportunity from The Department of Mineral and Bursary website under Scholarship Programme page.