Transnet Bursary Scheme for South African Students

Transnet Bursary Scheme for South African Students

Deadline: July 31, 2016

Transnet Bursary Scheme is aimed at assisting young South Africans make their dreams come true. Full-time bursaries are awarded annually according to the employment needs of the company. All the full-time students are viewed as potential employees – depending on vacancies being available after successfully completing their qualifications.


The comprehensive bursary covers the following:

  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Book Allowance
  • Experiential training

What Will Transnet Expect From You? (Contractual Obligations)

  • Students are required to render one year’s service for every year of financial aid received from Transnet after acquiring the qualification;
  • Subjects failed must be repeated at student’s own cost. Termination of the bursary will be in consultation with the student and the training institution;
  • If the student fails to comply with the requirements of the bursary agreement, the bursary becomes payable in terms of the agreement;
  • The bursary will be renewed annually if the student’s academic performance is satisfactory.


Students should study at a South African University of their own choice who offers the relevant fields of study.

  • Industrial Engineering (Ref no: 60000173);
  • Metallurgy (physical) (Ref no: 60000170);
  • Electrical Engineering (heavy current) (Ref no: 60000167)
  • Electronics (Ref no: 60000171);
  • Mechanical Engineering (Ref no: 60000169);
  • Civil Engineering (Ref no: 60000175).


After the screening of applications by the Transnet Bursary Department, candidates – based on academic performance on secondary or tertiary level – will be invited to be interviewed. The interviews will take place in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Cape Town and Durban. The final selection and award is subjective to the following: Interview, Satisfactory academic results and Medical fitness

Application Process

Download and complete the Application Form.

Send application package to:

Bursary Office
Room 4206
Carlton Centre,
150 Commissioner Street, Johannesburg.

For more information, visit Transnet Bursary Scheme.