ESKOM BURSARY APPLICATION FORM

ESKOM BURSARY APPLICATION FORM

General Information

Eskom Bursary is committed to ensuring that all qualified students have continued access to high-quality educational programmes that will provide them with the skills and expertise they need for their future success. The aim of the bursary programmes is to provide students with support in specific disciplines that are in line with our business needs. The bursaries are offered to students in technical colleges, technikons and universities, in particular to talented youngsters who could become future employees.

Eskom make use of a value chain of educational, training, and developmental interventions. The value chain ensures that a learning, training or development intervention is not undertaken in isolation, but benefit from or is supported by other interventions. The ultimate aim is to maximise the overall benefit for the student, while ensuring a sustainable pipeline of skills to meet business needs. The future electricity needs of the organization demand the availability of talented professionals in a variety of disciplines.

The value chain starts when the learners are still in secondary school, when the organization provides the necessary guidance and motivation to awaken in them an interest in the fields of science and technology.


After school they attend either universities or universities of technology, and then can return to work at Eskom as young professionals. The organization will put them on programmes to enhance their professional, technological and engineering skills, and to equip them with the necessary leadership abilities. The Eskom bursary scheme offers bursaries on the basis of a service-binding contract after graduation for a period equal to the tenure of the bursar. The bursaries are offered to students for tertiary education at universities, technical colleges, and technikons. The study support is in line with Eskom’s long-term skills requirements. However, the bursars are not guaranteed employment at Eskom on completion of their studies. The applicants need to apply for employment at Eskom.

Our emphasis on education, skills development, and training is based on the belief that the future growth and economic viability of our country and its people depend to a larger extent on the availability of sufficient professional people qualified in engineering and other disciplines. Our ever-expanding industrial, commercial., and mining activities as well as the increased demand on the existing infrastructure have already created an insatiable need for competent people, particularly in the fields of engineering, research, development, design, construction and production functions

Bursary eligible Criteria

To be eligible for Technical College Bursary you must:

  • have a Senior Certificate and written proof of acceptance for admission by a technical college and faculty
  • be an SA citizen have Senior Certificate / N3
  • have English HG (D) SG (C)
  • have Mathematics HG (D) SG (C)
  • have Physical Science HG (D) SG (C)
  • Any bursary awarded is subject to the condition that the candidate’ must obtain good results at the end of the study year
  • Applicant may not receive any other grant for the same qualification without prior written approval
  • The bursary will be suspended for one trimester if the student fails
  • The bursary will have to be paid back on cancellation of the course ( full value plus compound interest at prime rate)
  • Only training in accordance with the Eskom and Allied Industries Training Board ( EAITB) or other recognized training board will be allowed
  • Eskom’s long-term skills requirements will be taken into account in granting a bursary.
To be eligible for an Eskom university bursary , the following will apply:
  • Be SA citizenship
  • Have Matric exemption
  • Have English HG (C) Have Mathematics HG (C)
  • Have Physical Science HG (C)
  • Applicant may not receive any other grant for the same qualification without prior written approval
  • A service contract equal to the duration of the bursary
  • Allocation of bursary based on merits
  • Compulsory practical training
  • Maximum study of three years (further study in approved cases)
  • The bursary will be suspended for one semester if the student fails The bursary will be reinstated only once
  • The bursary will have to be paid back on cancellation ( full value plus compound interest at prime rate)
  • 100% of the prescribed university tuition fees, registration fees, and examination fees is paid
For Technikon bursary applicants must have the following:
  • Senior Certificate and written proof of acceptance for admission by the technikon and faculty
  • SA citizen
  • Senior Certificate / N3 English HG (D) SG ( C )
  • Mathematics HG (D) SG ( C)
  • Physical Science HG ( D) SG ( C)
  • Bursary is subject to good results at the end of the year
  • Applicant may not receive any other grant for the same qualification without prior written approval
  • Suspend one trimester on failure
  • Pay back on cancellation (full value plus compound interest at prime rate)
  • Training in accordance with Eskom and Allied Industries Training Board ( EAITB) or recognized training board 
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