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Lonmin Mining group offers wide-ranging bursaries, renowned within the industry.  They award these to talented, deserving candidates wishing to chase a profession in the mining field or any related field.  This bursary scheme has been brought into effect not only to aid in the development of the community but furthermore to assist those with a talent and willingness to learn the opportunity to do so.

This bursary scheme has changed many lives and can do the same for you.  If you are interested in studying further within the mining related disciplines, Lonmin may have what you need.  They offer rewarding opportunities to deserving candidates.

Their bursaries are quite competitive and offer the candidates a range of perks.  These bursaries are however only awarded to exceptionally talented individuals who show their willingness to learn and have a passion for what they do.

Bursaries are offered on a binding service contract, this implies that each candidate will work for the company, an equal time frame as that of the bursary.  This work contract will commence upon successful competition of studies.

Lonmin Bursaries include the following:

  • University fees for Tuition
  • The Registration fees of candidate
  • Any Exam fees that is required
  • University fees for Accommodation
  • Fees for Resident meals
  • Book fees as are required
  • Candidates will also receive an allowance

Lonmin offers not only bursaries but also full-time employment.  For a career with many prosperous aspects, join the Lonmin team today.


The following fields of study are available with a bursary from Lonmin:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mine Surveying
  • Mine Engineering
  • Geology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • Metallurgy


To study with a bursary from this scheme, candidates must have the following:

  • Candidate must be a South African citizen
  • Candidate must be in Grade12 or have just completed Grade 12
  • Candidate must have English with exceptional grades
  • Candidates must have Mathematics and Science as subjects, with great grades
  • Candidates must have pre-acceptance from an Institute of Higher Learning


Online bursaries applications are available on their web page, visit Lonmin Bursaries for more information.  Their new application process for this current year has not opened yet, therefore, if you are interested, keep an eye on their page and be prepared.

They offer candidates a perfect learning experience, so when the time comes, go to their webpage and click on the “register” button.  Please completed all fields, create a password for yourself and use this when logging in.  Once you have filled in everything, click “register”.

Please note that each e-mail address is only entitled to one registration, no more.

You will in turn now receive a confirmation e-mail.  Use this to verify your e-mail address and complete your registration.  The link within the e-mail will take you to the “log in” screen and you will now be able to continue.  Click on “user login” and proceed.

Now you can select between the bursary option and the experimental learning option.  Please note, you can only apply for one!  Once selected it will open the application.  Complete all fields and submit the application.  Here you can also attach all required documentation, do not forget to do so.

If you feel you would like to alter something on your application, please log in and click on “change”.  Make adjustments and “submit”.

For any queries please contact Evelyn Rabolele at Lonmin via e-mail at bursaries@lonmin.com


Closing date for applications are usually around the end of March each year and shortlisted candidates will be contacted by the end of July.  Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an interview, thereafter the selection process will commence.

Candidates who have made the cut will be notified, thus if you do not hear from the company, your application was unsuccessful. However, there are no bursary opportunities for 2016 available.

May your bursary hunting pay-off and bring you knowledge beyond your wildest dreams.  Good luck to all.