A decision has been taken by the Board of Trustees that no bursaries will be provided until further notice. This decision was taken on the basis that the South African Government are providing free tertiary education.

Here are some useful links to apply for alternate bursaries:

Who was Eligible? (2015 - 2018)


Only applicants that fulfil the following criteria will be considered for Educational Grants:
  • Historically Disadvantaged Individuals from low-income households in the communities surrounding the South Deep Mine and/or the Labour Sending Areas;
  • students in their first three years of tertiary study (unless the trustees deem a particular case exceptional and decide in their discretion to award an Educational Grant to a post-graduate student);
  • only students applying to universities or TVETs who do not have existing bursaries, scholarships or other forms of funding;
  • applicants in any field which has application (technical or non-technical) in the mining sector in South Africa;
  • first time applicants must have achieved an average pass mark of 65% or more for the most recent year of study (excluding life orientation);
  • repeat applicants (those who have previously received an Education Grant from the Trust) must have passed the most recent year of study. In the event that such a student has achieved an average pass mark but has failed a particular subject, the Trust shall not pay for the repeat of that particular subject, and the student shall be responsible for the costs of the repeat
  • No dependents of Gold Fields employees or the trustees of the Trust may apply

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