The Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) Bursary Scheme 2023 for South Africans

The Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) Bursary Scheme 2023 for South Africans

The Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA) is a Sector Education and Training Authority (SETA) for the mining and minerals sector in terms of the Skills Development Act No. 97 of 1998.

The MQA would like to invite persons who are CURRENTLY employed within the mining and minerals sector who would like to pursue studies for a qualification relevant to the mining related fields to apply for an MQA bursary for the 2023 academic year.

The bursary is not available to applicants presently on the Internship Programme or Work Experience (P1/P2) Programme as these programmes are not considered as employment at a host company. 

A total of 60 bursary opportunities for employed bursars will be available for the 2023 academic year and for those that commenced with their studies in the second semester of 2022 academic year.

The bursary will cover tuition and allowances for books ONLY. 

Application Window

The application period will open from 01 August 2022 and close on 01 September 2022. 

Application Form

Download2023 Employed Bursary Application Form

Late applications will not be considered.

Submission of Completed Forms

Applications forms and supporting documents must be submitted to the following email address:

[email protected]

Only applications received at the above mentioned by e-mail address will be considered.


  1. Communication will be limited to successful applicants only.
  1. If you have not received any communication from the MQA by 15 December 2022, please consider your application as being unsuccessful.

Further information regarding the bursary applications can also be obtained from the following MQA Regional Offices:


MQA Head Office7 Anerley Road, Block C, Parktown, 2193 (physical address)

Tel: 011 547 2600

Eastern Cape

King Sabatha Dalindyebo TVET College, R61 Queenstown Road

Cicira Village, Mthatha, Tel: 047 505 1047

Free State

Goldfields TVET College, 14107 Ndaki Road

Tosa Campus, Thabong,

Tel: 087 095 0266


Sekhukhune TVET College, CN Phathudi Campus

Stand No. 2659, Praktiseer,

Tel: 087 095 0267


Nkangala TVET College, Mpondozamkomo Campus,

1 Moses Kotane Drive, Ferrobank,

Tel: 013 696 8120 / 2121

North West

Old Shopping Complex, 53 Karee Street,


Tel: 014 555 8860

Northern Cape

Northern Cape Rural TVET College, Kathu Campus,

Hans Coetzee Drive, Kathu,

Tel: 053 723 0100

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