SEIFSA Bursary


Founded in Bloemfontein and Cape Town in 1941 and 1942 respectively, The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) is a employer Federation who represent the engineering and metal industry.


SEIFSA bursaries are intended for undergraduate Engineering students, who have been registered and accepted for an engineering field of study at a South African university or Universities of Technology.
Applicants who intend on studying within the following fields may apply:

  • University of Technology (UoT) Courses, National Diploma in:
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Metallurgical Engineering (Physical Metallurgy)
    • Industrial Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
  • University Courses:
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Electronics Engineering
    • Metallurgical Engineering
    • Industrial Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Chemical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Materials Science

The following expenses will be covered by the bursary award: tuition costs (for full-time National Diploma courses only). Bursaries are awarded for one semester, and thereafter renewed based on academic performance. The maximum period of bursary coverage may not exceed the general period of an engineering course at a recognised South African University of Technology (UoT).
Applicants must read the SEIFSA Bursary Terms and Conditions (pdf) before submitting applications.


Download and complete the SEIFSA Bursary Application Form (pdf).
Please include the following documentation with your complete application form:

  • Colour photo (passport size),
  • ID document (certified copy),
  • Proof of registration at the tertiary institution,
  • Matric results (certified copy),
  • Transcript of latest results (certified copy),
  • Testimonial from school/ employer/ someone of authority.

Application forms and documents can be emailed to: /
OR hand delivered to: SEIFSA, 6th Floor, Metal Industries House 42 Anderson Street, Johannesburg
OR posted to: SEIFSA, P O BOX 1338, Johannesburg, 2000
OR faxed to: 011 298 9504


31 October annually


For further information please contact:
Melanie Mulholland (Skills Development Manager)
Tel: (011) 298 9443
Gugu Shongwe (Human Capital Officer)
Tel: (011) 298 9404

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