Transnet Bursaries

Transnet bursaries are awarded annually for full-time students according to the employment needs of the company. All our full-time students are viewed as potential employees – depending on vacancies being available after successfully completing their qualifications.

Transnet Bursary Value

  • The comprehensive bursary, covers the following:
  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Book Allowance
  • Experiential training

Students are allowed to study at a South African University of their own choice who offers the relevant fields of study.

Bursaries offered:

Industrial Engineering Bursaries
Electrical Engineering Bursaries
Electronics Engineering Bursaries
Mechanical Engineering Bursaries
Civil Engineering Bursaries
Electro-mechanical Engineering Bursaries
Metallurgy Bursaires
Quantity Surveying
Environmental Management Bursaries

Transnet Bursaries Selection Criteria:
After the screening of applications by the Transnet Bursary Department, candidates – based on academic performance on secondary or tertiary level – will be invited to be interviewed. The interviews will take place at Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Cape Town and Durban.

  • The final selection and award is subjective to the following:
  • Interview
  • Satisfactory academic results
  • Medical fitness

What will Transnet expect from me? (Contractual Obligations)
Students are required to render one year service for every year of financial aid received from Transnet after acquiring the qualification. Subjects failed must be repeated at student’s own cost. Termination of the bursary will be in consultation with the student and the training institution. If the student fails to comply with the requirements of the bursary agreement, the bursary becomes payable in terms of the agreement The bursary will be renewed annually if the student’s academic performance is satisfactory.

Vacation work

Vacation work is available during June/July or December/January holidays.
The following information must be supplied.
Required period
Preferred location
Accommodation arrangements are the student’s responsibility and must be paid for by the student with the allowance received.

Work Integrated Learning

University of Technology Students:
Transnet provides work integrated to students who have a completed S4 in-order to obtain the qualification in line with the requirements set by the training institution.

Transnet Bursary Application Forms