Transnet Bursary in South Africa 2022

Transnet Bursary is targeted at South African students who they believe will be the future of the company. If this meets you right this could be the opportunity you have been looking for to move studies forward and be part of a big company. You are 2 minutes read away from grabbing this opportunity.


Transnet SOC Ltd was founded in the year 1990 and is the biggest logistical freight company in South Africa. Nevertheless, the year 1867 was the first time the country identified a need for railway services, upon the discovering of diamonds in Kimberly.

The company is responsible for transporting tons of goods around South Africa on a daily basis, via rail; port and pipeline.

The company has headquarters situated at the Carlton Centre in Johannesburg and has a staff force of over 49 000 employees. They aim to deliver safe, reliable, cost-effective, efficient, and integrated services in order to promote the economic growth of the country.

Transnet is composed of these operating divisions: railroad engineering (previously called Transwerk), freight rail (previously called Spoornet), vent terminals (previously called SAPO), a national ports authority (previously referred to as the NPA) and pipelines (previously called Petronet).

What You Need To Know About Transnet Bursary

Transnet is providing bursary awards to students who they believe will be the future of the company as soon as they’ve 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.

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The bursary will cover the following areas of research (BEng / BSc):

  • Electrical Engineering (Heavy Current)
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgy Engineering (physical)
  • Civil Engineering

Host Nationality

This Scholarship is to be taken in SOUTH AFRICA. If you are an international student and you wish to study in the UK, this is for your Complete Guide to Getting A UK Tier 4 Student Visa For International Students.

Eligible Nationality:

The Bursary is open to all South African students to study in any of the country’s universities. 

Read also if you wish to study outside your home country Simple and Detailed Answers about Applying and Winning a Scholarship.

Scholarship Benefits:

These expenses will be paid for by this bursary program: tuition fees, textbook allowance, accommodation, meals, and experiential training.

Students might have to accomplish vacation work in Transnet during the June or December holidays.

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


Applicants should meet the following minimum entry criteria before applying(please note that failure to meet each of the requirements will result to your application not being considered):

  • South African citizen
  • Completed Matric
  • Achieved a minimum 5 symbol for Mathematics and Physical Science in Matric
  • Studying full-time towards one of the aforementioned Engineering qualifications
  • Studying at a South Africa University


The applications will be screened by the Transnet Bursary Department.

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The candidates that fulfill the academic performance criteria will be shortlisted and 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.


DownLoad the Transnet Bursary Form (. pdf)

Please attach copies of the following supporting documentation with your application form:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Latest academic record (certified copy)
  • Proof of tertiary registration or tertiary acceptance letter
  • Shortened Curriculum Vitae

Applications should be submitted in one of the following ways:

1) Email:
2) Fax: 011 774 9235
3) Post/ delivery:
Transnet Freight Rail
Capacity Development Department
15 Girton Road
Inyanda 2
3rd floor

Deadline For The Application

31st July Yearly.
(applications open on 1 May each year).
(Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.)


For any questions related to this bursary program, please contact Transnet directly:

Tel: 011 584 1192
Fax: 011 774 9235


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