Transnet Bursary South Africa 2016 – 2017


Transnet is the biggest logistical freight company in South Africa, transporting tons of goods around South Africa on a daily basis.

Transnet is offering bursary awards to students who they believe will be the future of the company after they have completed their studies.

If you are a current full-time student or are in Grade 12 and are intended to study full-time next year, you have strong academic results and would like to become part of the country’s biggest freight company, you may be the perfect bursary candidate.

The chosen candidate may study at any of the South African Universities that offer qualifications in the relevant faculty.

What fields of study does this bursary cover?

  • Electrical Engineering (heavy current)
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Management
  • Quantity Surveying


What does the bursary cover?

  • Tuition fees
  • Textbook (to a certain allowance)
  • Accommodation and food
  • Training


How is the bursary candidate selected?
All applications will be screened by the Transnet Bursary Department.
The candidates that meet the academic performance criteria will then be invited for an interview. The interviews will take place in Cape Town, Durban, Bloemfontein and Johannesburg.
Candidates will then be selected based on: the interview outcome, their academic results and medical fitness.

Please note:
On completion of studies, the successful bursary candidate is required to work at Transnet for the equal duration of the bursary award.
The bursary award will only be renewed should the student maintain a satisfactory academic performance.

For further information, please contact:
Transnet Bursary Office
Physical Address
Room 4206
Carlton Centre
150 Commissioner Street
Tel: +27 11 308 2799
Fax: +27 11 774 9235
Toll free: 0800601226

How to apply
Transnet Bursary Application Form (pdf)

Download and complete the application form (in full). Completed application forms can be faxed or hand delivered to the details above.


Apply online at

Applications are open from 1 May to 31 July annually.