SEIFSA: Student Bursay for 2021

Company: SEIFSA
Location: South Africa
Closing date: 14 March 2021

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SEIFSA: Student Bursaries for 2021

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) support and promotes the development of skilled human capital relevant to the Steel and Engineering industry. SEIFSA grants bursaries every year to learners who are pursuing a career related to the Steel and Engineering sector.


The financial assistance is awarded to qualified full-time students registered for approved undergraduate Engineering programmes at South African University or students studying towards a National Diploma in Engineering at University of Technology (UoT).


SEIFSA bursary is offered for the following  fields of study:

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


Requirements and Eligibility

  • Be a South African citizen
  • 35 years old or younger
  • Good academic results for Mathematics and Science with a minimum of 75% average on Grade 12 / Matric
  • Studying or registered (accepted) to study at a recognized University or University of Technology in South Africa
  • Passing a standard aptitude test or similar as required by the institution
  • A gross household income of more than R350 000.00, but less than R650 000.00 per annum.
  • The individual does not receive any other/further bursary for costs covered by the SEIFSA bursary;
  • Preference will be given to applications from designated group, as well as employees of SEIFSA member companies and dependents.
  • Relevance of the course to the Metals and Engineering industry and areas that fill the gaps in terms of scarce and critical skills


Please note:

  • SEIFSA’s Bursary is only for students taking full-time courses in one of the above mentioned courses, is paid per annum and is awarded in the first instance for a one year period only. 
  • Full bursary amount will be paid directly to the institution. Costs related to supplementary exams will NOT be paid for by SEIFSA.
  • Bursaries are renewable each academic year, based on SEIFSA’s decision which is according to fund availability and recipient’s academic results. Bursary recipients are responsible for providing academic progress reports to SEIFSA and failure to do so may results to termination of bursary.

Contractual Commitments

  • Upon successful completion of studies, bursary recipients will be expected to do vacation work in companies relevant to the steel and engineering sectors in South Africa for a timeframe equivalent to the awarded bursary duration. Confirmation about the employment should be reported every year by the students to SEIFSA.
  • Experiential learning for the student will be arranged by SEIFSA.
  • Failure to comply with the SEIFSA bursary terms and conditions, withdrawing from the course, misconduct in terms of institution rules, unsatisfactory academic performance and not informing SEIFSA about other funding sources received will results to termination of bursary.
  • Should the student fail to meet the terms and conditions of the bursary and/or withdraw from the course of study and/or obtain financial assistance from somewhere else without advising SEIFSA, the bursary will be terminated.


General Conditions

  • Bursaries are not awarded for correspondence courses.
  • Bursaries awarded must be taken up at the relevant institution calendar year otherwise they will be forfeited.
  • SEIFSA must be informed immediately of any change of address and/or contact details.
  • No change of course will be allowed without the prior written permission of SEIFSA.



  • The SEIFSA bursary will only cover the cost of tuition fees
  • Students are liable for all other study costs (accommodation, meals, stationery, books,etc)

How to Apply

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Date listed: 2021-03-11 10:42:45 | Closing date: 2021-03-14 | Bursary/Accommodation | Location : Nation wide South Africa