Closing Date: 31 July 2014

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

Qualifications

Mintek has a strong interest in students who intend to pursue / are currently pursuing undergraduate degrees, honors degrees or B.Tech diplomas 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

Unfortunately Mintek does not provide bursaries to students studying towards their National Diplomas or students at year one (first year) of their study programme.

Requirements

  •  At University currently: Studying towards any of the above-mentioned degrees with an overall average of 60% and no failed courses or subjects.
  •  Must be a South African citizen.
  •  Application Form
  •  Must meet the university entry requirements and be accepted at a recognized South African university for full-time studies.
Postgraduate Bursary Programme

Mintek’s Postgraduate Bursary Programme further equips undergraduates through the development of research methodology skills at the Masters level, followed by the generation of original research that contributes new knowledge to a field at the Doctoral level.

Qualifications

Mintek has a strong interest in students who intend to pursue / are currently pursuing postgraduate degrees or diplomas in the following fields:

  •  Catalysis
  •  Chemistry (Analytical or Geochemistry)
  •  Extractive Metallurgy (Pyrometallurgy or Hydrometallurgy, including Bio-hydrometallurgy)
  •  Fuel Cells
  •  Geology (Mineralogy, Petrology, Applied Geology or Economic Geology)
  •  Mechanical Engineering
  •  Minerals Processing
  •  Mining Engineering
  •  Mining-Focused Environmental Compliance
  •  Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  •  Physical Metallurgy
  •  Physics
  •  Precious Metal-Based drug Discovery
  •  Process Control Systems or Electronics (Electrical Engineering or Chemical Engineering)

Requirements

  • Studying towards any of the fields above with an overall average of 60% and no failed courses or subjects.
  •  Must be a South African citizen.
  •  Must meet the university entry requirements and be accepted at a recognised South African university as a full-time student.
  •  Application Form
  •  A detailed outline (approx. 500 words) of your proposed research project. If you have not decided on a specific research project, give a general outline of you intended field of study.
  •  A recommendation (approx. 500 words) from your university supervisor, including his / her assessment of your academic achievements, your capabilities as a researcher and your proposed research project.

 Requirements

  •  Curriculum vitae.
  •  Certified copy of proof of identity (ID or passport).
  •  Certified copies of Matric certificate and official university transcript / certificates / registration.

How to Apply

Via post: Mintek Bursary Office, Private Bag X3015, Randburg 2125 or  E-mail: [email protected] or Fax: 011 709 4465

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