Mintek: Bursary / Scholarship Programme 2016

Applications to Mintek’s Undergraduate Bursary Programme (including Honours) for 2016 are now open. The closing date for undergraduate applications is 31 July 2015. The bursary is offered in the following fields:

  • Chemistry (Analytical or Geochemistry)
  • Chemical Engineering (Minerals Processing option)
  • Electrical Engineering (Process Control Systems or Electronics)
  • Geology (majoring in Mineralogy, Petrology, Applied Geology or Economic Geology)
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Physical Metallurgy / Materials Science
  • Physics

Undergraduate Bursary Programme

Mintek’s Undergraduate Bursary Programme ensures a steady supply of trained and highly skilled technical people for Mintek to meet a major portion of company’s  operational, research and development manpower needs, and also to provide appropriately-skilled graduates to the broader South African minerals and metallurgy sector, as per Mintek’s Mission Statement.

The Mintek bursary covers the full payment of registration, tuition and residence fees, plus an allowance with a commitment to work at Mintek on a year-for-year basis. On completion of studies, bursars undergo intensive training is aimed at developing them into exceptional engineers/scientists.

Vacation Work

Mintek bursars are obliged to undertake vacation work at Mintek at the end of their first, second, and third undergraduate years for approximately 8 weeks. Vacation work affords Mintek the opportunity to impart to bursars the necessary knowledge, skills and experience that is needed for research, development and technology transfer to industry, and to evaluate them as potential employees. Through the placement of the bursars at the various technical divisions Mintek ensures that students’ get the essential exposure to high level project work relevant to the business and the minerals sector.

Mintek hosts only its bursars for vacation work, owing to limited supervisory capacity and project availability.


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