Kumba Iron Ore Bursary 2024-2025
About Kumba Iron Ore:
Kumba Iron Ore is the largest iron-ore producer in Africa and the fourth-largest in the world. It is a South African iron-ore mining company that operates through open pit (open-cast) methods. Kumba Iron Ore sells its iron ore products both domestically to the ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) group and internationally to various countries, including Japan, China, South Korea, the Middle East, and parts of Europe.
The company was founded in 1990 and was listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in 2001. It is a member of the Anglo American plc group, with Anglo American holding a 69.7% share, while minorities hold 17.4%, and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) holds 12.9% of shares.
About the Kumba Iron Ore Bursary Program:
Kumba Iron Ore is offering bursaries for the 2024-2025 academic year to undergraduate students pursuing studies in various fields. The bursaries are available to students entering their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of study in 2024-2025. The fields of study covered by the bursary include:
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Corporate Affairs
- Data Analytics
- Electrical Engineering
- Human Resources Management
- Industrial Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Metallurgical Engineering
- Mine Surveying
- Mining Engineering
- Occupational Hygiene
- Occupational Medicine
- Projects (SIB)
- Safety Management
The bursary covers full tuition fees, book fees, and accommodation. Recipients will also have the opportunity to participate in paid vacation work in the Northern Cape as part of the bursary’s requirements. The duration of the bursary contract will depend on the student’s current year of study, and successful graduates may have the opportunity to join Kumba Iron Ore’s graduate program.
Eligibility Requirements for the Kumba Iron Ore Bursary:
To be eligible for the Kumba Iron Ore Bursary, applicants must meet the following minimum criteria:
- Be studying or intend to study toward an undergraduate qualification in one of the specified fields.
- Be entering the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of study in 2024-2025.
- Be studying or provisionally accepted at a recognized and accredited South African university.
- Have a strong academic record.
- Be willing and able to complete vacation work in the Northern Cape during university holidays.
- Have a valid Code B Driver’s License or be able to obtain it during the bursary period.
- Be willing to gain operational experience in the mining industry during vacation work periods.
- Preference will be given to candidates from local mining area communities in the Northern Cape and those who originate from the Northern Cape. Differently abled candidates will also receive preference.
How to Apply for the Kumba Iron Ore Bursary:
Applications for the Kumba Iron Ore Bursary must be submitted online using the provided application link. Applicants should use the promotional code “KIO###. Where(###) is year of application” when applying or tracking their application. It’s essential to include “Uni24.co.za” in the field indicating how you heard about the Kumba Iron Ore bursary.
Required supporting documents include:
- Certified copy of your ID document
- Certified copy of Matric latest results (if currently in Matric)
- Certified copy of Matric certificate (if completed Matric)
- Full tertiary academic record (if currently studying, on letterhead)
- Proof of university registration or provisional acceptance (on letterhead)
- Certified copy of Driver’s License (if applicable)
Closing Date for the Kumba Iron Ore Bursary:
The closing date for applications for the Kumba Iron Ore Bursary is 15 September. Ensure that your application is submitted before this deadline to be considered.
Contact Information for the Kumba Iron Ore Bursary Provider:
For inquiries related to this bursary program, please contact Career Wise, the bursary administrators, using the following contact details: