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200 Gibela Bursaries At Universities And TVET Institutions In 2022 for South African Students – Call For Applications

Call For Applications For 200 Gibela Bursaries At Universities And TVET Institutions In 2022

When is the Application Deadline:

15th February 2022

Tell Me About Gibela Bursaries:

The Gibela Rail Transport Consortium, which has a contract to manufacture 600 trains for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), is calling for applications for 200 bursaries in 2022 in engineering, manufacturing, computer science, supply chain and logistics, and various trade fields – for both universities and technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions.

Gibela is revitalising South Africa’s railway industry by manufacturing state-of-the-art commuter trains in the country. It is heavily committed to upskilling and training South Africans to be able to participate in this industry in South Africa – that has the potential to grow.

Gibela is very conscious of uplifting the communities in which it operates, as well as having a broader social impact across South Africa in terms of education, skills development, local content production and ultimately economic empowerment. This is in addition to its core function of improving commuters’ experience through its trains.

According to a report by the World Bank, “Steering Tertiary Education: Toward Resilient Systems that Deliver for All”, tertiary education is vital for the development of human capital and innovation: “Strategic and effective investments in tertiary education can serve every country – from the poorest to the richest – by developing its talent and leadership pool, generating and applying knowledge to local and global challenges, and participating in the global knowledge economy.” It highlights important tertiary education sectors, and engineers, technicians and managers are among the professions mentioned as being key players in public and private sector development.

What Type of Scholarship is this?


Who can apply for Gibela Bursaries?

Bursary applicants must be:

  • South African citizens with a South African barcoded identity document
  • Enrolled or intending to enrol at a South African TVET institution (current N3/N4 candidates are encouraged to apply)
  • Enrolled or intending to enrol at a South African university or university of technology (current first- and second-year candidates are encouraged to apply)
  • Able to demonstrate potential for academic success
  • In need of financial assistance

How are Applicants Selected?

Gibela bursaries for study at a university or university of technology are available in the following disciplines:

  • Electrical, electronic, mechanical, metallurgical, and industrial engineering
  • Computer science and information technology
  • Accounting
  • Supply chain and logistics management

The prerequisites for applying for a Gibela bursary at a university or university of technology are:

  • A matric with level 6 for Mathematics, Physical Science and Accounting, and level 5 for English
  • Written proof of acceptance for admission to a South African university or university of technology

Gibela bursaries to study at TVET institutions are available for the following professions:

  • Boilermakers
  • Electricians
  • Mechanics
  • Fitters and turners
  • Millwrights
  • Welders
  • Pattern-makers
  • Vehicle-builders
  • Plumbers
  • Control and instrumentation technicians

The prerequisites for a Gibela bursary at a TVET institution are:

  • A matric with Mathematics and Science, and English at level 4
  • Written proof of acceptance for admission to a South African TVET institution

Which Countries are Eligible?

South Africa

Where will Award be Taken?

South Africa

How Many Scholarships will be Given?


What is the Benefit of Gibela Bursaries?

Gibela’s bursaries include full tuition and a book allowance. The bursaries are granted for one year and are renewable on an annual basis based on academic performance.

How to Apply for Gibela Bursaries:

The bursary applications close on 15 February 2022. Interested applicants should send a short CV, a certified copy of their academic records and a certified copy of their South African identity document to [email protected] or fax these to 086 246 2666.

Gibela will respond only to applicants who make it through the first round of assessments. Applicants who have not been contacted by 26 March 2022 should consider their applications unsuccessful.

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