Rand Refinery Bursary

By Victoria N · Dec 11, 2023
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Rand Refinery Bursary is now accepting applications for 2024 academic year. applicants have until 15 December 2023 to submit their funding applications.



About Rand Refinery Bursary 

The Rand Refinery, a South African leader in precious metals refining, is committed to not only being an industry leader but also a leader in social upliftment. One of the ways they do this is through their Rand Refinery Bursary Programme. This program provides financial assistance and mentorship to talented South African students who are pursuing studies in fields relevant to the refinery's operations.


The bursary programme is open to students who want to pursue OR are pursuing undergraduate studies in the following fields:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemical Process Engineering
  • Commercial Studies (including Finance, Supply Chain, Law, IT and more)
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Quality Management Systems
  • Robotics and Advanced Control



To qualify for the Rand Refinery Bursary you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must be between 18 and 25 years old
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must be studying towards an undergraduate qualification, within one of the fields of study listed above
  • You must be in your first, second or third year of study
  • You must be studying at a recognised and accredited institution of higher learning in South Africa (University or University of Technology)
  • You must have achieved a minimum overall average of 70%, in your first year of study



  • Tuition fees,
  • Textbooks and other study materials
  • Laptops
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • A monthly stipend
  • Social Support



  • Your certified ID Document
  • Certified copy of  Matric latest results, if currently in Matric
  • Certified copy of Matric certificate, if completed Matric
  • Certified copy of Full academic record, if currently studying at tertiary level
  • Proof of tertiary application and/or registration
  • Fee statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Certified copies of parents or guardians ID documents


Benefits of the Rand Refinery Bursary Programme

The benefits of receiving a Rand Refinery Bursary go far beyond financial assistance. Bursary recipients gain valuable experience through:

  • Internship opportunities at the Rand Refinery
  • Exposure to cutting-edge technology used in the precious metals industry
  • Networking with industry leaders
  • Developing a strong work ethic and professional skills
  • Gain practical experience in a real-world setting
  • Develop your leadership skills
  • Make a positive impact on your community


How to apply for the Rand Refinery Bursary - 2024

 To apply for the Rand Refinery Bursary for 2024 follow the easy steps below:

Step 1: Download the Rand Refinery Bursary application form HERE

Step 2: Fill in your personal details 

Step 3: Attach the supporting documents

Step 4: Email the scanned form to the following email address: [email protected]

All applications should be sent via email. Applications not sent by email will not be considered for funding.



 The closing date for the Rand Refinery Bursary is on the 15th of December 2023. Late applications will not be accepted. For more information on the Rand Refinery Bursary visit the Rand Refinery website HERE.


The Rand Refinery Bursary Program shows how much the company cares about making South Africa's future better. They're putting their money into educating and growing young people, which helps make our workforce more skilled and successful. If you're a smart South African student who loves science, technology, or business, I suggest applying for the Rand Refinery Bursary. It might be the thing that helps you reach your full potential and really make a positive impact on the world.


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