Transnet Bursary Applications

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Transnet Bursaries

Transnet bursaries are awarded annually as part of the company’s human capital development which in accordance with its employment needs. Bursaries are offered to applicants who wish to pursue studies in various fields in support of the Company’s Business Strategy.

Transnet bursary covers the following:

  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Book allowance
  • As well as experiential training

Students are allowed to study at a South African University of their own choice. Transnet offers bursaries to students pursuing studies in the following fields of study:

Specialist Commercial Bursary (Degree & National Diploma):

  • Actuarial Science/Statistics
  • Business Information Systems
  • Data/Computer Science
  • Information Technology/Informatics
  • Safety / Risk Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Logistics/Transport Management
  • Human Kinetics & Ergonomics
  • Management Accounting
  • Accounting/ Finance
  • Human Resource Information Systems /Analytics
  • Social Work /Industrial & Organisational
  • Psychology/Psychological Counselling
  • Cyber Security
  • Security Management/ Policing
  • Property Man/Real Estate/ Town Regional Planning
  • Environmental Management

Engineering Bursary (B.Eng or BSc Engineering):

  • Civil
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Electrical (Heavy Current)
  • Industrial
  • Mechanical
  • Marine Engineering

Bursaries are renewable every year depending on the bursary holder’s academic performance. Subjects failed must be repeated at the student’s own expense.

Full-time bursaries are awarded annually according to the employment needs of the company. All their full-time students are viewed as potential employees, depending on vacancies being available after successfully completing their qualifications.

Bursary holders may be required to perform vacation work for the company which is available during June/July and December/January holidays. Upon graduation, students will also be required to work for the company equivalent to the duration of Transnet financial aid.

About Transnet

Transnet is an integrated freight transport company that delivers goods throughout South Africa. It has five operating divisions namely Transnet Freight Rail (formerly Spoornet), Transnet Rail Engineering (formerly Transwerk), Transnet National Ports Authority (formerly the NPA), Transnet Port Terminals (formerly SAPO) and the Transnet Pipelines (formerly Petronet).

Bursary Requirements and Eligibility

  • South African citizens
  • Grade 12 Learners with excellent academic achievements
  • Minimum APS score of five in English, Mathematics and Physical Science

How to Apply and Application Details

  1. Download and complete the . (pdf)
  2. Attach certified copies of the following documents together with your application form:
    • ID
    • Acceptance Letter / Proof of Registration
    • Matric Certificate / latest Academic Records
    • Updated CV
  3. Send your applications to: or by fax at 0865827236.

Communication for interviews and selection will only be conducted to short-listed applicants. The interviews will take place in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Cape Town and Durban.

The final selection and award are subjective to the interview results, satisfactory academic results and medical fitness.

Also Apply for:

Closing Date

 5 November Annually

Contact Details


Transnet Freight Rail
Capacity Development Department
15 Girton Road
3rd Floor

Telephone: (011) 308 1246
Fax: 0865827236

If the bursary has already been closed, you are requested not to contact Transnet. View our other bursaries open for application here:

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