Gibela Bursaries 2023: Financial Assistance for 1st and 2nd Year Students in University or University of Technology

About Gibela
The Gibela Rail Transport Consortium, or commonly referred to as Gibela, is a company that aims to revive the state of South Africa’s railway sector. Established in 2013, the Gibela has racked up various accomplishments as a black economic empowerment company. The entity is responsible for the manufacturing of 600 trains that will be utilized by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa. The company hopes that this advancement in the railway sector will provide quality commuter transport services for the South African general public who are living in urban areas.

Gibela has lent their services to the government in other sectors, such as technical support, supplying spare parts, and train maintenance. The trains are all produced at Gibela’s world-class factory based in the Ekuhuleni area, which is worth up to R1-billion in facilities. The company has a long history in job creation. Gibela has welcomed individuals of all different backgrounds, mainly historically disadvantaged South Africans and women. Everyone is given the opportunity to work on their skills within the manufacturing department. With this mindset, Gibela is bound to be a leading inspiration for other companies.

About the Gibela Bursaries 2023
Gibela is offering bursary opportunities to academically talented South African students who require immediate financial aid to pursue their education. The Gibela Bursaries is a great chance for young citizens to attain the assistance they need in order to chase after their ambitions. Gibela believes that investing their resources and extending their support to current generations of South Africans will provide positive outcomes in the country’s future. The company hopes that with the emergence of capable and bright students, they will grow up into contributors of their local communities.

The Gibela Bursaries is currently available for the following disciplines:
TVET College:

  • Millwrights
  • Electricians
  • Welders
  • Control and instrumentation technicians
  • Mechanics
  • Boiler-makers
  • Plumbers
  • Vehicle-builders
  • Fitters and Turners
  • Pattern-makers

University and University of Technology:

  • Information Technology
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Supply Chain
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Metallurgical Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Logistics Management
  • Accounting
  • Industrial Engineering

Selected bursars will be entitled to financial coverage for their student-related expenses. The bursary will cover full tuition expenses, prescribed study materials, accommodations costs and daily meals.

The Gibela Bursaries will only be awarded for a total duration of one (1) year. However, bursars have the option of renewing it on a yearly basis. This is provided that bursars show exemplary progress through their previous academic year.

If your are currently a 1st and 2nd year student, you are more than encouraged to give the Gibela Bursaries a shot.

Eligibility Criteria
The Gibela Bursaries welcomes anyone who displays impressive academic track records. However, there are other things that candidates must fulfill to be considered eligible for the programme. Before getting started on your registration, candidates must meet all of these requirements to guarantee a successful application. Failure to do so might possibly reduce your chances of getting accepted by the programme. Be sure to jot down all of these items for personal reference.

The Gibela Bursaries Eligibility Criteria are as follows:
1. Basic Requirements

  • Officially recognized as a citizen of South Africa (owns a South African bar-coded Identity Document)
  • Registered or plans to enroll at a University or University of Technology in South Africa
  • Requires immediate financial aid
  • N3/N4 students are welcomed to apply
  • Shows exemplary academic track records.

2. Prerequisite Requirements

  • Possesses a Matric qualification with these scores below:
    • Level 4 for Mathematics, Science, and English (for TVET student)
    • Level 6 for Physical Science, Mathematics, & Accounting, also level 5 for English (for University/University of Technology student)
  • Provides a written proof of acceptance for admission to a South African University or University of Technology.

Application Instructions
Apply via email: [email protected] (Gibela Bursaries 2023).

Candidates are required to send the following documents below:

  • A brief CV (Curriculum Vitae)
  • Valid copies of your academic records
  • A valid copy of your South African Identity Document.

Alternatively, candidates can send these documents via Fax: +27 86 246 2666.

By sending in your applications, you are hereby giving permission to have your personal information utilized for registration purposes.

Applications will be subjected to further evaluation and vetting procedures to verify the validity of candidates. Anyone discovered to be falsifying any aspects of their applications will automatically be disqualified from the registration process.

Candidates are to make their submission either through email or fax. Submissions made through other methods, such as hand delivery, will not be accepted by the selection committee.

Note: your CV should contain your strengths, skills, and accomplishments as a student. This information will help the selection committee get a better understanding of your academic records. Additionally, please indicate your correct contact information on your CV. The selection committee might need this information to follow up on you.

Closing Date
Applications for the Gibela Bursaries must be submitted before the closing date on 15 January 2023.

The selection committee has absolute zero tolerance for late submissions. Candidates found to be sending in their applications past the deadline will not be considered for the programme.

Announcements will only be made to shortlisted candidates. Should you not hear back from the selection committee by 28 February 2023, we regret to inform you that you have not been accepted.

Gibela reserves the rights to make an appointment or not during the recruitment process. All decisions made by the selection committee are final.

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  1. Thank u for allowing some of us to have this experience
    And the fact that i am here is a great start in the right directions

  2. ι aм looĸιng ғorward тo тнιѕ wonderғυl opporтυnιтy.. a нealтнy worĸer ιѕ a prodυcтιve worĸer.. –

  3. Hard working person who works well under pressure.
    I’m good with others and I have good communication skills.
    I’m a fast learner and I’m a very passionate person. I don’t have a favouritism when its to work.

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