Rio Tinto Bursary in South Africa 2024-2025

Rio Tinto Bursary in South Africa 2024-2025


The Rio Tinto Group are a British-Australian multinational firm founded in 1873. The company is one of the biggest metals and mining organisations across the globe.

The Group has numerous subsidiaries in countries around the world (partly and wholly owned) – the subsidiary in South Africa is Richards Bay Minerals (RBM). RMB are 74% owned by Rio Tinto and are producers of ilmenite.

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Each year 4 to 8 students are awarded bursaries for the duration of their tertiary studies. The bursary covers the full cost of study fees for a 1 to 4 year period.

Bursaries are awarded to students in the following fields of study:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Metallurgy
  • Geology
  • Instrumentation
  • Electronics Technologist
  • Land Surveying
  • Town Planning
  • Architecture
  • Occupational Hygiene
  • Medicine
  • Nursing Science
  • Chemist
  • Teaching

Once students have graduated, they will be required to take up a position as graduate-in-training at RBM. They will also be required to “work back” the bursary at RBM for an equal duration as that of their bursary award.

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Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:

  • South African citizen
  • Completed Matric
  • Achieved the following minimum results for Matric: Level 5 for English, Level 6 for Mathematics and Science
  • Studying or intend on studying full-time in one of the aforementioned fields of study



Applications must be done online at:
You will be required to create an account before you can login and apply.

You will be required to submit copies of the following supporting documentation when applying:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Full academic record
  • Proof of acceptance/ provisional admission to study at a recognised tertiary institution
  • Motivational letter
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For any bursary queries, please contact Rio Tinto (Gauteng branch):
Tel: 011 911 9700
Fax: 086 579 7635

 Learnerships : Bursaries :

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