2025 Cullinan Diamond Mine Bursary Opened

Cullinan Diamond Mine has opened its 2025 Bursary programme and is expecting all interested applicants to apply now.

Cullinan is the top global source of very rare blue diamonds. The mine is well known for discovering the largest rough gem diamond ever found, at over 3 000 carats – it was named the Cullinan diamond and was cut to form the two most important diamonds in the British Crown Jewels. In fact, the mine produces many of the world’s most famous diamonds.

Below are the procedures to apply:

ENDING DATE

This bursary programme will end on 8 November 2025.

LOCATION: N/A

BURSARY REQUIREMENTS:

This bursary will be given to applicants within the following fields:

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering

Before you apply, make sure you fall within these specifications and requirements:

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must be currently in Matric or you must have completed Matric
  • You must be studying or intend on studying towards one of the Degrees listed above in 2025
  • You must be studying or have been accepted to study at a recognised University or University of Technology in South Africa, in 2025
  • Current Matric students: you must receive a favourable psychometric assessment report
  • Current University or University of Technology students: you must have a strong academic record
  • You must pass the panel interview assessment
  • You must satisfy the minimum standard, as per the Company Vetting Policy and medical requirements
  • You must be interested in pursuing a career within the mining sector
  • You must be willing to relocate to operations in rural areas if required
  • Preference will be given to candidates who achieve a minimum Admission Point Score (APS) of 35
  • Preference will be given to children of permanent employees, applicants on the Company scholarship programmes, students from local and labour sending areas
  • Preference will be given to suitable candidates from designated groups (in line with the Company’s Employment Equity Policy and Plan)

BURSARY COVERAGE:

This bursary program covers tuition fees, accommodation in residence or allowance for private accommodation, meal allowance, a bi-annual cash allowance, and a travel allowance for vacation work.

METHOD OF APPLICATION

To apply, download the application form here

NB: Attach copies of the following documents when submitting your application.

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Qualifications completed (certified copy)
  • Full academic record, including most recent results, if currently studying (on institutions letterhead)
  • Curriculum Vitae

Applications must be submitted via email to: Clive.Gounden@petradiamonds.com

(Insert the words “Cullinan Diamond Mine Bursary Application 2025” in the email subject line).


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.