Eskom Bursaries 2019 – 2020

Eskom Bursaries

Apply for Eskom bursaries and  start your career at Eskom

Employment Type

Electrical – Engineering

Various Positions


South Africa


About Eskom Bursaries

The company  was established in 1923 and is South Africa’s primary electricity supplier. The company generates approximately 95% of the electricity used in South Africa and approximately 45% of the electricity used in the African continent. It is wholly owned by the South African government and distributes electricity to industrial, commercial, agricultural and residential consumers.

Your career at Eksom starts today Through Eskom Bursaries

Eskom bursaries is open to candidates intending to study at recognized higher education institutions.

The following fields of study are accepted for the bursary:


  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Accounting
  • Supply Chain
  • IT
  • Computer Engineering
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Nuclear Engineering


  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metallurgy
  • Safety and Risk
  • Environmental Science

Further Education & Training (FET)

  • Boiler Makers
  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Electricians
  • Fitters & Turners
  • Mechanical
  • Millwrights
  • Welders
  • Plumbers
  • Bricklayers
  • Carpenters
  • Power Plant Operators

Eskom bursary schemes are offered in either:

  • This bursary is based   on business needs of the company.  The Full Eskom Bursary covers registration fees, tuition fees,  residence or accommodation fees, meals allowance, book allowance, PC allowance and vacation allowance.
  • Scholarships – This bursary is exclusively offered to Eskom employees children/beneficiaries. This covers registration fees, tuition fees,  residence or accommodation fees, meals allowance and book allowance

Eskom Bursary Requirements and Eligibility

  • Citizens of South Africa with valid ID number
  • Full time student at an accredited South African institution
  • Willing to undergo an interview and medical examination or health declaration
  • Students or intend to study in the fields mentioned above
  • For University applicants, minimum Code 5 for English, Physical Science and Mathematics
  • For Technikons/University of technlology applicants, minimum Code 4 for English, Physical Science and Mathematics
  • For Further Education and Training (FET) applicants, minimum Code 3 for English, Physical Science and Mathematics
  • For applicants already at higher institution, must have passed all registered subjects in the current 

How to Apply and Application Details

  1. Download and complete the Eskom bursary application formHJ van der Bijl scholarship form or the Straszacker scholarship application form, whichever applies.
  2. Prepare the following documents together with your application:
    • National Senior Certificate or equivalent
    • Written proof of acceptance for admission by higher education institution
  3. Send your applications through any of the following method:
    • Post: Student Development Department, PO BOX 1091, JOHANNESBURG, 2001
    • Hand Carried: MEGAWATT PARK, Maxwell Drive, Sunninghill, Sandton
    • Email:

Shortlisted applicants will be notified by phone and mail and will be invited for an interview as well as medical declaration/examination. Final selection and award will be based on the interview, satisfactory academic results and medical fitness. Selection results will be released from/between October to December of the current year.

Closing Date
 31 July each year 

Contact Details

Other information to take note of:-
Applicants may not receive any other grant for the same qualification without prior written approval from Eskom

  1. Vacation work costs will be borne by the relevant business units on approval by the same said business unit.
  2. The bursary is for maximum of five (5) years where bridging is applicable
  3. Failure on bridging/first academic year, bursary will be cancelled without an obligation
  4. From 2nd academic year onwards, failure to progress to the next academic year, bursary to be suspended
  5. The bursary will be suspended for one year (university) or trimester (University of technology) if the student fails. The bursary will only be reinstated once, thereafter on failure again automatic cancellation is applied
  6. The bursary will have to be paid back on cancellation (full value and compound interest at prime rate)
  7. Bursaries are only granted for undergraduate studies, postgraduate studies bursaries are not granted unless there is a need and approval is received from the relevant business units Divisional Executives