Globeleq Scholarship Fund Applications

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About Globeleq

Globeleq is a leading power production company in Africa that operates multiple power plants. The company also has investments in renewable energy sectors like solar and wind. The company was founded in 2002 and has a significant presence in Africa and the Americas.

In South Africa, the company operates as Globeleq South Africa since 2012. In the country, the subsidiary is responsible for managing eight power production projects in the renewable sector.

The South African government, along with Eskom, has a stake in the above projects. Several local community members and investors also own a part of them.

Globeleq Scholarship Fund 2022

Globeleq South Africa runs the Globeleq Scholarship Fund (GSF) to sponsor a certain number of students for their education. It is managed by the Globeleq South African Management Services (GSAMS) and funded by the independent power producers (IPPs), Globeleq Educational Trust (GET), and a handful of other shareholders.

The main goal of the fund is to meet the technical skill demand in the renewable energy sector of the country. Thus, it creates a skill pipeline for not only Globeleq but the entire industry. The bursary also contributes to the sustainability of the energy sector.

Since 2014, Globeleq selects approximately 36 deserving students for the bursaries.

There are three types of bursaries that are awarded each year, which are:

  • GSF Engineering Scholarship – Meant for students pursuing either Diploma or Bachelor’s in Technology in Mechatronic or Electrical engineering.
  • GSF Scarce Skills Scholarship – For students in Northern and Eastern Cape looking to study in agriculture, nursing, or education field.
  • GSF Communities Scholarship – It is for students in any field pursuing a degree or certificate course. But they must reside within a 50 km radius of where Globeleq operates.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria

Globeleq has certain eligibility criteria laid out for the bursary that students must meet. Since only 36 out of thousands of applications are picked, you need to make sure that you fulfill all of them. Failing to do with will result in rejection of your application.

The eligibility requirements for Globeleq Scholarships 2022 are:

For GSF Engineering Scholarship

  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Must have completed Matriculation
  • Should be pursuing either BTech or National Diploma in Mechatronic or Electrical engineering
  • Must be moving into their second or higher year of study in 2022 (bridging courses and extended programmes are excluded)
  • Must be studying at a recognized South African institute
  • Must have an inherent interest in the solar sector

For GSF Scarce Skills Scholarship

  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Must have either completed Matric or currently in Matric
  • Must be residing in either the Northern Cape or Eastern Cape province
  • Must be pursuing a degree or certificate in the field of agriculture, education, or nursing
  • Must be studying at a recognized institution in South Africa
  • Must be entering their first year of study in 2022

For GSF Communities Scholarship

  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Must have either completed Matric or currently in Matric
  • Must be residing within the 50 km radius of any of the following locations:
    • Aries Solar Power
    • Boshot Solar Power
    • De Aar Solar Power
    • Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm
    • Soutpan Solar Power
    • Konkoonies Solar Power
    • Klipheuwel Wind Farm
    • Droogfontein Solar Power
  • Must be studying at a recognized institution
  • Must be entering their first year of study from 2022

How to Apply?

If you meet all of the eligibility requirements, move forward with your application.

First, you need to complete the Globeleq Scholarship Application form online. You can access that by clicking here: Globeleq Scholarship Fund 2022

Select the appropriate bursary and fill out the necessary details.

Next, you need to upload and submit the following documents:

  • ID documents
  • Grade 11 final results or Matric certificate
  • Proof of acceptance into the university (on university letterhead)
  • Academic transcripts
  • Proof of university registration
  • Updated CV
  • Recommendation letter from someone who can attest your character and academic details
  • A one-page statement detailing why you choose your field of education
  • Proof of income of parents/guardians (payslips if employed, or affidavit if unemployed)
  • Consent form signed by your parent/guardian if under the age of 18

After a final review, upload all of the documents and submit your application.

Closing Date

The last date to apply for the Globeleq scholarships is 29 October 2021.

Contact Details

You can contact the bursary provider at:

  • Telephone – 079 013 5203
  • Email –

Please do NOT contact Globeleq South Africa if this bursary has already closed. View our other bursaries open for application here:

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