De Beers Bursary 2025

De Beers company has opened its 2025 bursary application and all interested applicants can apply ASAP.

The De Beers Group of Companies specializes in diamonds and is involved in most steps of the diamond pipeline, including diamond mining; diamond exploration; diamond sorting; diamond trading; diamond retail; as well as industrial diamond manufacturing sectors.

Closing Date: 21st January 2025.

Bursary Requirements:

  • You must be from the Blouberg or Musina Municipality, in Limpopo province
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must have achieved a minimum APS score of 5 for Mathematics in Matric
  • You must have achieved a minimum APS score of 5 for Science in Matric
  • You must be studying towards a full-time, towards a qualification in one of the fields listed above
  • You must have completed your 1st year of study and entering your 2nd year of study
  • You must be studying at a recognised and accredited University or University of Technology, in South Africa
  • You must NOT be in receipt of any other bursary funding, from another company
  • Preference will be given to HDSA students – students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds

Bursary Coverage:

Bursaries will be awarded for studies at University or University of Technology, within these fields:

  • Accounting
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Human Resources Management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgy
  • Mineral Resource Management (Geology, Geotech, Survey)
  • Mining

This bursary covers for all study-related expenses, including the following:

  • tuition fees,
  • prescribed textbooks and accommodation.
  • Bursary recipients will also have the opportunity to parkae in paid vacation work, during university holidays.

Method of Application:

Students can apply by submitting clear copies of the following supporting documentation (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Full academic record, including most recent academic results/ transcripts (on institutions letterhead)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Proof of place of birth or proof of residence in Blouberg or Musina Municipality
  • Formal letter from the Blouberg Municipality or Musina Municipality or Tribal Council confirming that you are from the local area (on original letterhead and not older than 3 months)

Applications must be submitted in either of the following ways:
– Email to: dve.TSrecruitment@debeersgroup.com
(Insert the words “De Beers Bursary Application 2025” in the email subject line).

– Human Resources Office in Timbila

– Drop off boxes in the community

Note: there is no application form to be completed for this bursary application – students need only submit the list of above documents to apply.


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.