Bursary applications awaited

The Gibela Rail Transport Consortium invites students with an interest in the fields of mathematics, science, engineering, technology and accounting to apply for bursaries.

Applications must be accompanied by a written proof of acceptance for admission to a South African university, university of technology or Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college.

Applicants must be South African citizens with a barcoded identity document who are enrolled or intending to enrol at a South African tertiary institution.

Applicants must also be able to demonstrate their potential for academic success and their need for financial assistance.

The prerequisites for applying for a bursary at a university and university of technology are matric (level 6) for Mathematics, Physical Science and Accounting, and English at level 5.

Bursaries are offered to students who wish to study one of the following degrees:

  • electrical, electronic, mechanical, metallurgical or industrial engineering;
  • computer science and information technology;
  • accounting; and
  • supply chain and logistics management.

The prerequisites for bursaries at a TVET institution are matric with Mathematics and Science, and English at level 4.

  • Bursaries are available for students of TVET institutions who wish to equip themselves for one of the following professions: boilermaker;) electrician;) mechanic;) fitter and turner;) millwright;) welder;) pattern maker;) vehicle builder;) plumber; and) control and instrumentation technician.

Bursary applications close on 15 February.

To apply, interested parties should send a short CV, a certified copy of their academic records and a certified copy of their South African identity document to gibelabursaries@­communityrail.co.za or fax these to 086-246-2666.

Only the applicants who make it through the first round of assessments will get a response.

Applicants who have not been contacted by 26 March 2022 should consider their applications unsuccessful.