This exceptionally global resource company offers the right candidates bursaries to further their education and also provides them with excellent work opportunities. They have operations in twenty-five different countries around the world. Except for mining and processing they also have oil & gas productions. They currently have many facilities in South Africa, Richards Bay, Mpumalanga, Meyerton in Gauteng and Hotazel in the Northern Cape are some of the bigger operations. They employ more than 41,000 people and they mine Aluminum, Diamonds, Base Metals, Coal, Iron Ore, Petroleum and Uranium. If you are interested in these resources then you have come to the right place.

About BHP Billiton Bursaries

Bhp Billiton provides qualified students with exceptional bursaries every year. Bhp Billiton is one of South Africa’s top companies in the Coal Energy field and provides young South African’s the opportunity for growth and stability. They offer full-time bursaries at Universities and at the University of Technology. Have a decent look at all that they have to offer you and then make an informed decision about your future. The company has so much to offer the right candidates and if you are interested in the Coal Energy field then a position with Bhp Billiton might just be what you are looking for.

Qualifying BHP Billiton bursary students are required to sign an employment contract with the company for a period equal to the bursary term. Bhp Billiton now also offers you the BECSA Full Bursary Scheme. There are many bursary programs available but by incorporating the BECSA Bursary scheme into their system Bhp Billiton has taken a leap into the future. Full details and the bursary form are available online via their site.

Bhp Billiton Bursaries Available

Their bursaries include the following:

  • Full University study fees
  • Full registration fees
  • Full examination fees
  • University accommodation fees
  • University meal fees
  • Required Books and pocket money
  • Computer allowance for purchase of a computer only available in 2nd year

Study Fields

They offer study in the following fields:

  • Mining Engineering
  • Extractive Metallurgy
  • Electrical Engineering (Light & Heavy)
  • Mine Surveying
  • Geology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering (Mineral Process)

Mining Engineering students will also have to gain a Mine Manager’s Certificate.
Both Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Students will be required to study further to obtain their National Certificate of Competency (Government Issued).

Bhp Billiton Bursary Requirements

To apply for one of Bhp Billiton’s great bursaries you need to have the following requirements:

  • Matric Certificate
  • Mathematics with a ‘C’ symbol
  • Science with a ‘C’ symbol
  • A Valid South Africa ID document
  • Must be a citizen of South Africa

Bhp Billiton Bursary Application

It is not possible to apply online,  but you can  download the form here:

Bhp Billiton Bursary Application Form

Or E-mail: [email protected]
Or visit their website:

Fill in the bursary application form and post it to:
Bhp Billiton Bursary Department / Scheme, Career Wise (Pty) Ltd, P.O. Box 30632
South Africa

Ensure that you have added certified copies of all required documents along with your application. It is always a good idea to think ahead and include an ID photo of yourself as well as a short letter telling the Bhp Billiton why you feel you deserve the bursary and a bit of background information on yourself. This is however not compulsory but might add to you qualifying. Preferably you should send it via registered mail to ensure delivery.

Bhp Billiton Bursary Closing Date

These bursaries close the end of May each year and selected candidates will be notified during July and August of the same year. You will need to partake in a panel interview, psychometric testing and a medical examination. You must be in possession or be able to obtain a medical fitness certificate. Interviews will take place during October and November of the same year and also January of the following year where after candidate will be selected.

If what you have read here interests you then apply now for an exciting and fulfilling career with Bhp Billiton. Take a look at their BECSA opportunities and decide whether you want to go down that path. Let Bhp Billiton help you with your education and give you a decent foot to stand on. Education helps prevent poverty and decreases the unemployment rate. Together we can build a better, educated future.

Please keep in mind that if you have not had any feedback within 8 weeks in connection to your application that you have not been chosen and no further contact will be made. You can try to re-apply the next year and maybe then qualify but be sure to have a look at other bursaries as well if you do not get right with this one it does not mean you will not be able to acquire another. Keep trying and never give up on your dreams.