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Information about Transnet bursary 2017-2018


Transnet is the biggest logistical freight company in South Africa, transporting tons of goods around South Africa on a daily basis, via rail; pipeline and port. Formed on the 1st April 1990, with headquarters in Carlton Centre in Johannesburg, Transnet has a staff force of over 49 000 employees.


Transnet is offering bursary awards to students who they believe will be the future of the company after they have completed their studies.

If you are a current full-time student or are in Grade 12 and are intended to study full-time next year, you have strong academic results and would like to become part of the country’s biggest freight company, you may be the perfect bursary candidate.

The chosen candidate may study at any of the South African Universities that offer qualifications in the relevant faculty.
On completion of studies, the successful bursary candidate is required to work at Transnet for the equal duration of the bursary award. The bursary award will only be renewed should the student maintain a satisfactory academic performance.
The bursary will cover the following fields of study:

  • Electrical Engineering (heavy current)
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Electro-Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Environmental Management
  • Quantity Surveying


The following expenses will be covered by the bursary programme: tuition, textbook allowance, accommodation, meals and training.


All applications will be screened by the Transnet Bursary Department.
The candidates that meet the academic performance criteria will then be invited for an interview. The interviews will take place in Cape Town, Durban, Bloemfontein and Johannesburg.
Candidates will then be selected based on: the interview outcome, their academic results and medical fitness.


Transnet Bursary Application Form (pdf).
Download and complete the application form (in full). Completed application forms can be faxed or hand delivered to the details below.


Apply online at


Applications are open from 1 May to 31 July annually.


For further bursary information, please contact:
Transnet Bursary Office
Physical Address
Room 4206
Carlton Centre
150 Commissioner Street
Tel: 011 308 2799
Fax: 011 774 9235

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