The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) continues to support and facilitate the development, availability and retention of skilled human capital directly related to the Steel and Engineering Sectors’ activities.

In terms of the SEIFSA Bursary Policy preference primarily relates to employers and employees within the ambit of the steel and engineering manufacturing sector who are affiliated to Associations federated to SEIFSA, however this does not preclude applications from eligible persons falling outside the ambit of the steel and engineering sector. Preference however will be given to applicants who are employed and/or are dependents of employees working in the sector.

SEIFSA awards bursaries each year for those entering an institution of higher education, and pursuing careers that will benefit the Steel and Engineering Industry. Bursaries are awarded annually to eligible students registered for approved undergraduate Engineering programmes at South African Universities as well as students studying towards a National Diploma in Engineering at Universities of Technology (UoT).

Through this scheme SEIFSA promotes balance and diversity in the skills pool of graduates by encouraging previously disadvantaged individuals to seek assistance through our SEIFSA Bursary programme.

Bursaries are awarded in the following fields of study at a relevant institution of higher learning.

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • SEIFSA’s Bursary is only for students taking full-time courses in one of the above mentioned courses, is paid per annum and is awarded in the first instance for a one year period only.

The bursary amount covers all or forms part of the cost for tuition fees only. Prescribed books/stationery, residence and meals as well as private accommodation and extra-mural activities will not be covered by the SEIFSA bursary.

The application window will open on the 1st of November 2018 and close on the 30th of November 2018.  Applications outside of the application window for the 2019 academic year will not be considered.
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For more information please contact:

Michelle Norris
Human Capital and Skills Development Executive
Tel:011 298 9425
Fax: 011 298 9525