Imerys Refractory Minerals SA: Bursaries 2025

Imerys Refractory Minerals South Africa invites students to apply for Bursary Programme 2025 academic year.

Bursary Application Closing Date: 23 July 2025

The Imerys Refractory Minerals SA Head Office in Centurion is highly focused on learning and skills development, as part of their company’s overall objective. The company will be awarding bursaries for studies within these fields:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Finance
  • Geology
  • Human Resources
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Safety Management
  • as well other fields within the Mining Industry

Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must be registered to study within one of the aforementioned fields (related to the mining industry)
  • You must be registered to study at a recognised tertiary institution within South Africa
  • You must NOT currently be in receipt of any sponsorship or funding
  • You must be interested in pursuing a career in the Mining Industry

How to apply

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

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Latest academic record: Matric certificate or University transcripts
  • Proof of registration at a tertiary institution (university or college) for the 2025 academic year (on institutes letterhead)
  • Fee statement from your tertiary institution, for the 2025 academic year (on institutes letterhead)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Motivational letter to support your application

Applications must be submitted electronically via email to: bronwyn.harmse@imerys.com
(Insert the words “Imerys Refractory Bursary Application – Your Full Name” in the email subject line).
 

NOTES ABOUT THE IMERYS REFRACTORY BURSARY

  • Submission of this application does NOT guarantee that the applicant will be funded.
  • The outcome of this sponsorship programme will be dependant on the company’s compliance, objectives, as well as the availability of monetary funds and the number of applicants who meet the criteria.
  • The company’s Skills Development Committee will finalise the selection process.

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.