Transnet is a focussed and integrated freight transport company which is essentially driven by five operating divisions Transnet freight rail, Transnet rail engineering,
Transnet national ports authority, Transnet port terminals
and Transnet pipelines.

These operating divisions supported by Company-wide specialist functions give meaning to our philosophy of “One Company, One Vision”.
It is with pride that we announce that our business philosophy of “delivering on our commitment to you” not only applies to our business practices but also to you as one of our prospective future bursary holders.
We welcome the interest you have shown in Transnet as a prospective future employer and trust that we can through our bursary scheme assist you to make your dreams come true.

Full-time undergraduate

Full-time bursaries are awarded annually according to the employment needs of the company. All our full-time students are viewed as potential employees – depending on vacancies being available after successfully completing their qualifications.

Bursary Value

The comprehensive bursary, covers the following:
  • Tuition fees
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Book Allowance
  • Experiential training
Students are allowed to study at a South African University of their own choice who offers the relevant fields of study.

Field of study
  • Industrial
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Mechanical
  • Civil
  • Electro-Mechanical
  • Metallurgy
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Environmental Management


After the screening of applications by the Transnet Bursary Department, candidates - based on academic performance on secondary or tertiary level - will be invited to be interviewed. The interviews will take place at Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, Cape Town and Durban.
The final selection and award is subjective to the following:
  • Interview
  • Satisfactory academic results
  • Medical fitness

What will Transnet expect from me? (Contractual Obligations)

Students are required to render one year service for every year of financial aid received from Transnet after acquiring the qualification.
Subjects failed must be repeated at student’s own cost. Termination of the bursary will be in consultation with the student and the training institution.
If the student fails to comply with the requirements of the bursary agreement, the bursary becomes payable in terms of the agreement
The bursary will be renewed annually if the student’s academic performance is satisfactory.

Vacation work

Vacation work is available during June/July or December/January holidays.
The following information must be supplied.
  • Required period
  • Preferred location
Accommodation arrangements are the student’s responsibility and must be paid for by the student with the allowance received.

University of Technology Students:

Transnet provides work integrated to students who have a completed S4 in-order to obtain the qualification in line with the requirements set by the training institution.

Contact the number below for more information on how to apply.

Bursary Office Address
Room 4206
Carlton Centre
150 Commissioner Street
  • Tel (011) 308 2799
  • Fax (011) 774 9235
  • Toll free 0800601226
Students are allowed to study at a South African University or University of Technology (technikon) of their own choice who offers the relevant fields of study.

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