Gold Fields Bursary Programme 2014 (Massive Opportunities)

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11 Jun, 2013

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Bursaries in South Africa

Gold Fields Bursary Programme 2014

Eligibility for Consideration

Candidates must be:

  •  South African citizens and under or turning the age of 21 during their first year of study (applicants for first year of undergraduate study) and under or turning (or have been under the age of, or turned) the age of 23 during their second year of study (applicants for second and subsequent years of undergraduate study)
  •  studying or intending to study full-time towards a degree at a recognised South African university that is acceptable to GFL
  • able to provide proof of their academic results for grade 11 and progress in grade 12 or alternatively be in possession of a grade 12 exemption certificate with acceptable symbols or tertiary results
  • intending to study for a bachelor’s degree full-time commencing in the year after the application ismade
  • accepted by the university for the degree course as recorded on the bursary application form

Bursaries Available

In terms of the projected manpower requirements, bursaries will only currently be considered for the following degrees:

University Bursary Scheme Technikon Bursary Scheme
  • BSc Mining Engineering
  • BSc Mechanical Engineering
  • BSc Electrical Engineering
  • BSc Metallurgical Engineering
  • BSc Geology Honours
  •  * BSc Chemical Engineering
  • Finance
  • Mining Engineering
  • Extraction Metallurgy
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Finance
  • Environmental Management
  • Mine Survey
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current and Light Current)

How to Apply

* In the geology discipline, bursaries are not considered for undergraduate studies only.


(1) Application forms will be sent to those applicants intending to study or already studying in a field related to the Group’s projected manpower requirements (see above). The closing date for applications is 30 June. Late applications will not be considered.
(2) Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and will be required to undergo psychometric testing as well as a panel interview. In addition, all candidates are required to undergo a medical examination, and be in possession of a valid Medical Certificate of Fitness for the appropriate
category of work for the duration of their bursary and subsequent employment with GFL or its nominee.
(3) After completion of the selection process, bursary awards are determined at the discretion of GFL Mining Services Limited. All awards are subject to the applicant gaining acceptance, or gaining promotion to the year of study applied for, for the course at the institute of technology and for the
commencement year / semester stipulated in their bursary agreement. Selected candidates will be notified in writing.
(4) Selected candidates will be required to sign a bursary agreement in acceptance of the award.
(5) The Bursar will be required to provide surety for the agreement.
Bursars must be prepared to sign the Institute of technology Bursary Agreement and to take up employment for a minimum period of one year prior to attending institute of technology on the bursary scheme. (Bursars will attend institute of technology as bursars and not as employees)



Bursars receiving financial study assistance from another source must disclose this immediately on applying for a GFL bursary. The company’s approval for such assistance is required prior to the award of a bursary (and approval is entirely at the company’s discretion). This condition does not prevent a Bursar from receiving assistance from parents or relatives out of purely private means.



The Bursar undertakes to work for GFL or its nominee for a year for each year (or part thereof) of studies which GFL has made bursary payments, e.g. a 3-year bursary gives rise to a 3-year obligation to serve GFL or its nominee.



The value of the bursary is reviewed on an annual basis and is at the discretion of GFL. It normally covers (but does not exceed) the cost of the following:

(1) Institute of technology registration and tuition fees (which will differ across institutes of technology).
(2) A living-out allowance, which is paid to the Bursar for each semester at institute of technology. This allowance contributes towards the cost of residence fees or private / other accommodation.

Closing Date: 30 June 2013

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