Bursaries: Transnet Bursaries

Download Transnet Bursary Application Form

Transnet is a focussed and integrated freight transport company which is essentially driven by five operating divisions Transnet Freight Rail, Transnet Rail Engineering, Transnet National Ports Authority, Transnet Port Terminals and Transnet Pipelines. 

These operating divisions supported by Company-wide specialist functions give meaning to our philosophy of “One Company, One Vision”.

It is with pride that we announce that our business philosophy of “delivering on our commitment to you” not only applies to our business practices but also to you as one of our prospective future bursary holders. 
We welcome the interest you have shown in Transnet as a prospective future employer and trust that we can through our bursary scheme assist you to make your dreams come true.
Full-time undergraduate / diploma studies

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

Who can apply? All South African citizens who meet the entry requirements of the relevant tertiary institutions and the chosen field of study.
The closing date for applications is 31 July for each academic year.


Application forms are available here on the website as an online application form,
or download the Adobe Acrobat PDF form which can be printed and filled in,
or from the Transnet Bursary section:
Bursary Office Address Room 4206

Carlton Centre
150 Commissioner Street
Johannesburg

  • Tel (011) 308 2799
  • Fax (011) 774 9235
  • Toll free 0800601226
Students are allowed to study at a South African University or University of Technology (technikon) of their own choice who offers the relevant fields of study.
Bursary Value The comprehensive bursary, covers the following:

  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Book Allowance
  • A Computer – if a requirement from the 2nd year
  • Experiential training / Vocational work
Fields of Study This list may vary depending on the needs of the company:
B. Engineering :

  • Industrial
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Mechanical
  • Civil
  • Electro-Mechanical
  • Metallurgy
National Diploma :
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Marine Engineering
  • Metallurgy
Selection After the screening of applications by the Transnet Bursary Department, candidates - based on academic performance on secondary or tertiary level - will be invited, to be interviewed. The interviews will take place at Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth.
The final selection and award is subjective to the following:

  • Interview
  • Satisfactory academic results
  • Medical fitness

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