DMRE (Department of Mineral Resources and Energy) Bursary Programmes 2020

DMRE (Department of Mineral Resources and Energy) Profile
The DMRE (Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has gone through so many years as one of the oldest governmental establishments that have been set up in the country of South Africa. After examining the high potential of the mining environment in the country, where it is oozing with opportunities to generate wealth, employment and contribute to other sectors, the DMRE  was set up since the year 1897 under the supervision of the Registrar of Mining Rights.

As part of the department’s goals, the DMRE aims to produce minerals of high-quality but are also environmentally friendly. The purpose behind making use of South Africa’s mining potential is not to exploit it, but to be able to contribute to the social welfare of the citizens by making good use of the said potential. Not only will this improve the economic levels of the nation, but also generate more employment opportunities as well.

About DMRE (Department of Mineral Resources and Energy) Bursaries 2020
The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) is providing multiple bursary schemes especially towards female students enrolled in South African universities. Additionally, as an inclusive bursary, the programme will be mainly looking for students originating from underprivileged groups. While this bursary is targeted towards students taking university courses, students who currently have a Grade 12 certification are also eligible for this bursary as well. The DMRE Bursary is only catered to these following list of university courses:

  • Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current)
  • Geology
  • Mining Engineering
  • Environmental Health and Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering (Mineral Processing)
  • Mining Survey
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering (Extractive)
  • Industrial Engineering

Find out more about the department through the Official DMRE Website.

DMRE (Department of Mineral Resources and Energy) Bursary Requirements
The DMRE Bursary programme is only eligible for applicants who are able to fulfill these following criteria below. Since the bursary will be providing financial assistance to support the young peoples’ academic careers, the programme wants to make sure that will only be giving out their bursary to talented students who truly deserve the funding. Therefore, it is highly advisable that all interested applicants stick to the criteria below before they sign up for the bursary. Check out the Official DMRE Website for more information about the department.

The DMRE Bursary Requirements are as follows:

  • Must be officially recognized as a citizen of South Africa
  • Originating from underprivileged groups who desperately require financial assistance for their studies
  • Are interested in the nation’s mining and minerals field
  • Currently enrolled or plans to enroll in a South African University/University of Technology
  • Priority will be given to first year university students
  • The bursary is not applicable for post-graduate students
  • Must be a full-time student with proof of unemployment
  • Selected participants will only be announced in private. DMRE holds all rights to now give out any bursary schemes to candidates who have been pre-selected for the programme.

How to Apply DMRE (Department of Mineral Resources and Energy) Bursary 2020
Once fulfilling all of the requirements above, candidates may now start on their applications for the DMRE (Department of Mineral Resources and Energy) Bursary. To do so, please kindly follow these listed instructions below:

  1. Download the Official DMRE Bursary Application Form
  2. Fill in the application form by using only BLOCK LETTERS and tick off the boxes with Xes
  3. Upload all of the necessary valid documents as per asked of by the committee
  4. Write down your motivation in joining the bursary scheme and attach all of your documents on Section D
  5. Applicants must have a score of at least level 6 for their key subjects in pure Mathematics and Science
  6. After completing your applications, pelase have them send in through these following methods:
    • The Director: Ms. Nondumiso Zulu The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy: Trevenna Campus, 70 Meintjies Street, Sunnyside
    • Private Bag X59, Arcadia, 0007
    • E-mail: [email protected]

Announcements will only be made to corresponding students who have been accepted into the bursary programme. Should you not hear back from the committee by then, we regret to inform you that your bursary application has not been accepted. If you come across any troubles with your application procedure,  you can direct your questions or concerns to  Ms. Morongwe Madisha on (012) 444 3860 or Ms. Olga Sedibe (012) 444 3309.

xxx Contact Address
Office Address:
Trevenna Campus, Building 2 C,
C/o Meintjes and Francis Baard Street
(Formerly Schoeman Street),
South Africa

Mail Address:

Tel: +27 12 444 3000
Email: [email protected]

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