Eskom Bursaries

Eskom is South Africa’s energy provider and their importance to business and ordinary South Africans can not be understated. The Bursary programs main aim is to adequately prepare students to fill the skills shortage in South Africa, as this is a determining factor in the growth of our country.

One unique aspect of the Eskom Bursary is that they offer opportunities to students that want to study at Technical Colleges and Technikons, most bursaries only concentrate on University qualifications.

Admission Criteria

There are three different sets of admission criteria for each of the learning institution types

University 

  • Student must be a South African citizen and must have a matric exemption
  • Matric Pass requirements are at least a C symbol in English HGMathematics HG and Physical Science HG
  • The bursar cannot receive another bursary for the same qualification without written approval from Eskom
  • Bursaries are given on merit and the bursar will sign a service contract for the same period as the bursary
  • The bursar will have to undergo practical training
  • The bursary only covers three years of study unless further study has been approved
  • All the prescribed University Fees will be paid
  • Should the student fail, the bursary will be suspended for one semester but this can only happen once
  • Cancellation by the student will require the entire bursary fee and interest to be repaid to Eskom

Technikon

  • Student must be a South African citizen and must have written proof of acceptance from the Technikon
  • Matric Pass requirements are at least a C symbol SG or a D symbol HG in EnglishMathematics and Physical Science
  • The bursar cannot receive another bursary for the same qualification without written approval from Eskom
  • Bursaries are given on merit
  • Should the student fail, the bursary will be suspended for one trimester
  • Cancellation by the student will require the entire bursary fee and interest to be repaid to Eskom
  • All the in-service training required for the Technikon qualification must be done at an accredited training board

Technical College 

  • Student must be a South African citizen and must have written proof of acceptance from the Technical College
  • Matric Pass requirements are at least a C symbol SG or a D symbol HG in EnglishMathematics and Physical Science
  • The bursar cannot receive another bursary for the same qualification without written approval from Eskom
  • Bursaries are given on merit
  • Should the student fail, the bursary will be suspended for one trimester
  • Cancellation by the student will require the entire bursary fee and interest to be repaid to Eskom
  • All the in-service training required for the Technikon qualification must be done at an accredited training board

How does the bursary work

Once the student has completed their bursary they will be required to work in the amount of time that they have benefited from the bursary.

eskom

Eskom will provide the bursar will vital work skills during the work back period that will ultimately give the student a great head start in the job market. Eskom can not though guarantee employment after the commencement of the work back period.

What the bursary covers

  • Full prescribed examination, registration and tuition fees
  • Allowance for textbooks etc
  • Accomodation for prescribed training and trade test fees

Eskom bursaries are more focused on engineering thus anyone looking to pursue that field can have a look at their offering.

Please contact Eskom directly for updates on their bursary program

3 Responses to “Eskom Bursaries”

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  1. Bofelo says:

    Hi there… I would like to be one of the luckiest student to be funded this type of bursary ..Im currently doing matric and was wondering on how to apply fir yhis busary .

  2. kagiso manamola says:

    I really need this bursary

  3. Danica Steyn says:

    Hi there
    I just would like to find out if Eskom offers any thing such As a bursary to do a matric certificate I know a young man who is desperate to get his matric certificate so that he can further himself and his studies. He can not afford to do his matric but really does want to achieve his matric certificate, he is a hard worker and will be extreamly dedicated. Please may you get back to me if there is anyway I could apply for a bursary for him or if there are any places of which you know of where I could apply for such a thing.

    Thank you so much your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    Kind regards
    Danica Steyn.

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