The 2025 Hatch Engineering Bursaries Opened

Hatch has opened its 2025 Bursary program and is inviting all students to apply now. All interested applicants should apply using the details below.

Bursary Application closing date  is 31 August 2025

Hatch are inviting Engineering students to apply for their bursary programme for the 2025 academic year. Bursaries will be awarded specifically for studies towards the following Engineering qualifications:

  • Chemical Engineering (BSc or BEng)
  • Civil Engineering (BSc or BEng)
  • Electrical Engineering (BSc or BEng)
  • Mechanical Engineering (BSc or BEng)

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses: tuition fees, accommodation and allowances. Students will also be able to take part in vacation work and will receive extra support services during the course of their studies.

Hatch bursary recipients will also receive the following benefits:

  • Receive formal and informal mentorship from leaders and authorities within the industry
  • Work alongside people from different cultures and countries across the global organisation
  • Acquire project experience in South Africa and around the world
  • Be offered opportunities to pursue career paths in Energy, Infrastructure Mining & Metals or Digital sectors after graduation
  • Take part in local Professional Development Programs after graduation
  • Join an exciting working environment which will allow you to use your Engineering qualification in traditional sectors or emerging and innovative industries

Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their applications by 30 September 2025.
 

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 be a South African citizen
  • You must be studying or intend on studying towards one of the following Engineering qualifications:
    • Chemical Engineering (Bachelor of Science in Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering)
    • Civil Engineering (Bachelor of Science in Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering)
    • Electrical Engineering (Bachelor of Science in Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering)
    • Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor of Science in Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering)
  • You must be studying or you must intend on studying at a recognised tertiary institution in South Africa
  • Tertiary students: you must have achieved and maintained a minimum overall average of 65%
  • Grade 12 students: you must have achieved and maintained a minimum overall average of 90%

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online for the following positions:
Hatch Chemical Engineering Bursary
(Reference number: 42003)

Hatch Civil Engineering Bursary
(Reference number: 42000)

Hatch Electrical Engineering Bursary
(Reference number: 42001)

Hatch Mechanical Engineering Bursary
(Reference number: 41999)

You will be required to Register an account before you can Login and apply.
 

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your online application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application be disregarded):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Grade 11 final results AND Matric latest results, if currently in Matric (certified copies)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Proof of acceptance from a recognised tertiary institution (on tertiary letterhead)
  • Full tertiary academic record/ transcripts, if currently at tertiary level (on tertiary letterhead)
  • Full Curriculum Vitae

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.