Engineering falls under scarce skills department in South Africa. Engineers with skills and experience are scarce in South Africa. Public and private companies are encouraging students to study Engineering so that the gap can be filled one of their ways to encourage them is by offering bursaries. They are many benefits in the bursaries one of them is employment. After students completed their studies, they will have to work for the companies that gave them bursaries.
In South Africa, mining and manufacturing are the top sectors that are offering engineering bursaries. Their bursaries are helpful, after the student has completed his/her degree/Diploma, the company is offering him/her a job/internship. Most of the students benefiting from this programme are students from poor background. If you are currently a engineering student and you cannot afford to pay your fees, I advise you to start applying for bursaries.
Before you can apply for engineering bursary, it is advisable to read the requirements below, and make sure you meet all of them. The reason of meeting the requirements is that, in South Africa we have many students who need financial help to pay for their fees. They have very good marks and they are from poor background, so when they select applicants they start with those who meet the requirements the the rest will follow.
You must have Grade 12
you must have Good marks in Maths and Science
You must be a South African Citizen
Attach Proof of admittance
You must be From Disadvantaged background
What is covered?
Books and study materials
What is good about engineering bursary is that after completing your career they promise you employment. Usually the duration of the employment is equal to duration of years they have been funding you. After you have worked for them for duration equal to the one they have been funding you, you can decide to either leave the company or sign another contract. It is advisable to use this engineering bursary to fund your studies, because many students they struggle to find jobs after completing their Degrees and Diplomas.