SEIFSA Bursary South Africa 2022

 


ABOUT THE COMPANY – SEIFSA

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) was founded under the national umbrella organisation, the South African Federation of Engineering and Metallurgical Associations

(SAFEMA), in 1941 in Bloemfontein and in 1942 in Cape Town. SEIFSA is a national employer Federation which represents the engineering and metal industry. The company has, for the past 70 years, provided employer Associations with support and campaigned for policies to improve the business environment for their members.

SEIFSA’s main mission is to be the utmost respected advocate within the engineering and metal industry in Southern Africa, so that they may develop innovative businesses prospected for growth and working alongside stakeholders for the best interests of the country.
 

ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – FIELDS COVERED & COVERAGE VALUE

SEIFSA bursaries will be awarded for studies within the Metals and Engineering sector, to students with strong academic merit, with preference being given to employees of SEIFSA member companies and their dependents. Bursaries will be awarded within the following fields of study:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering

The bursary will cover the cost of tuition fees as a minimum – the remaining balance, after fees and other dues payable, will be paid to the student to help cover the cost of textbooks, transport and accommodation.
 

MORE ABOUT THE BURSARY PROGRAMME – RENEWABILITY, SERVICE CONTRACT & SELECTION

Bursaries are renewable each year based on satisfactory academic performance and availability of funds. Current bursary recipients must reapply for funding each year before the bursary deadline

Once students have graduated, they are expected to work within the steel and engineering manufacturing sector at a company based in South Africa. The service contract period is 6 months for every year of funding received.

Successful candidates will be notified before the end of December 2020 – if you do not receive any feedback, please regard your application as unsuccessful.
 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • South African citizen
  • Under the age of 35 years old
  • Completed Matric OR currently in Matric
  • Achieved a minimum overall average of 75% for Matric (including Mathematics and Science)
  • Studying or intend on studying full-time within one of the aforementioned fields of study (NOT for correspondence courses)
  • Studying or registered to study at a recognised University or University of Technology in South Africa
  • Passed your tertiary institutions standard aptitude test (or similar)
  • Current tertiary students: must have passed the current year of study and not failed more than 2 learning areas
  • Proven financial need
  • *Preference will be given to students from designated groups, as well as employees of SEIFSA member companies and dependents

 

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE BURSARY

Download and complete the SEIFSA Bursary Application Form (.pdf)

Students must also download, read and agree to all the SEIFSA Bursary T&C’s (.pdf) before applying.
 

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your completed application form (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Colour photo (passport size)
  • Matric latest results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Latest academic results transcript, if currently at teriary level (certified copy)
  • Proof of registration or proof of acceptance at your selected tertiary institution
  • Testimonial from someone of authority (school or employer)
  • Motivational letter explaining why you chose your field of study or career path and how you expect to make a positive contribution to society, if currently in Matric (maximum 1 page)
  • Summary of your results from previous year, if currently in your 2nd to 4th year of tertiary studies
  • Parents/ guardians proof of income (latest payslips if employed/ affidavit if unemployed/ proof of grant or pension if applicable)
  • Medical declaration, if required for your field of study

 

Applications must be submitted in one of the following ways:
1) Email: bursaryapplications@seifsa.co.za
(Insert the words “SEIFSA Bursary Application – Your Full Name” in the email subject line)

2) Fax: 011 298 9543

3) Post:
SEIFSA Human Capital and Skills Development Services
PO Box 1338
Johannesburg
2000

4) Hand delivered:
6th Floor
Metal Industries House
42 Anderson Street
Johannesburg
2000
 

CLOSING DATE

30 November 2021.
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)
 

CONTACT THE BURSARY PROVIDER

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact SEIFSA directly:
The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA)
Tel: 011 298 9400
Email: khanya@seifsa.co.za / info@seifsa.co.za

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