The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) support and promotes the development of skilled human capital relevant to the Steel and Engineering industry. SEIFSA grants bursaries every year to learners who are pursuing a career related to the Steel and Engineering sector. The financial assistance is awarded to qualified full-time students registered for approved undergraduate Engineering programmes at South African Universities or students studying towards a National Diploma in Engineering at University of Technology (UoT).

 The following prescribed fields of study are accepted to the SEIFSA bursary scheme: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering or other related Engineering coursesThe SEIFSA bursary will only cover the cost of tuition fees (students are liable for all other study costs such as accommodation, meals, stationery, study material, etc)


Applicants will have to fulfill the following criteria:

  • Be a South African citizen
  • 35 years old or younger (Youth)
  • Good academic results for Mathematics and Science with a minimum of 75% average on Grade 12 / Matric
  • Studying or provisional acceptance into an undergraduate course at South African University or University of Technology in South Africa
  • Registered to study at a recognized South African University or University of Technology in South Africa
  • Must be enrolled to study any of the engineering courses or related engineering courses stipulated above

Note: Preference will be given to employees of SEIFSA member companies and dependents.



STEP1: Download and complete the SEIFSA Bursary Application Form

STEP2: Email completed bursary application form and supporting documentation to bursaryapplications@seifsa.co.za (insert the words “SEIFSA Bursary Application – Your full name in the email subject line)

Note: Applicants will be notified of the results of their applications before the end of 31 January 2024. An award letter will be given to the successful candidate. The institution will be notified regarding the awarding of the bursary


1st of November 2023 to 30th November 2023


For any queries regarding this specific bursary program, contact the Bursary Project Administrator; Mabandla Nhlapo

TEL: 011 298 9425

EMAIL: bursaryapplications@seifsa.co.za