Richards Bay Coal Terminal Bursary Program

South African matric and university students are now welcomed to apply for the Richards Bay Coal Terminal Bursary Program. This funding is intended to help high achieving students in studying towards either a national diploma or bachelor qualification. If you are struggling with financial obligations then apply today!


Richards Bay Coal Terminal is located in the Richards Bay harbour. This coal export terminal was established in 1976 and as one of the world class terminals, it provides Coal Exporting Parties in SA with logistics service that help with the coal export. It is, in fact, the largest coal export facility in the entire Africa along with being one of the top coal export terminals all around the world. Today, it has 6 berths with annual cargo of 91 million tons and covers an area of 276 hectares. This year students are awarded with the opportunity to apply for the Richards Bay Coal Terminal Bursary Program. This funding is open to students who are still in Matric or University students. The bursary is available for the following field of studies:

  • Accounting (Bachelor of Commerce)
  • Electrical Engineering (National Diploma and Bachelor of Science
  • Mechanical Engineering (National Diploma and Bachelor of Science
  • Education with major subjects in Maths and Physical Science (Bachelor of Education)

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be considered for the bursary, applicants must meet all the following minimum entrance requirements.

  • Be a South African citizen
  • Must be in Matric or have completed Matric
  • Must intend on studying or currently studying as a full time student in one of the aforementioned subjects at a recognised South African tertiary institute
  • Must have excellent academic record
  • Must have proven financial need
  • Students who reside in the Uthungulu Distric Municaplity areas (King Cetshwayo District Municipality) will be given preference
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How to Apply

Applications must be submitted no later than September 28, 2018. No late not incomplete application will be taken into account.

Students who are interested in applying for this bursary can commence their application by downloading and completing the application form.

As an alternative, you are also allowed to obtain a copy of the application form from the Bursary Administrator via:

Mandy Smith
Email: [email protected]

Tel: 035 904 4297 / 035 904 4299
Post: The Bursary Administrator, PO Box 56, Richards Bay 3900

Application form is also available at the Richards Bay Library: Krugerrand Road, Richards Bay, Kwazulu-Natal, 3900

Please include the following important documents as well:

  • Certified copy of ID document
  • Certified copy of grade 11 final results and mid-year results for current matric applicants
  • Certified copy of matric certificate or final results for applicants who have completed matric
  • Certified copy of latest tertiary academic results for current university students
  • Certified copies of parents or guardians’ ID documents
  • Proof of registration or application at a recognised university or college if available
  • A brief CV with contact detail that shouldn’t exceed one page
  • Proof of income of parents or guardians such as affidavit if unemployed or latest payslips if employed

Correspondence for the Richards Bay Coal Terminal Bursary Program will be limited to shortlisted candidates who will be acknowledged and subjected to an assessment program. If you haven’t received any feedback by October 31, 2018 please take it to mean your application being unsuccessful.

Please send your application via email to [email protected] with the subject line “RBCT Application – your full name.

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