National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) Bursary 2020

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa or NERSA is calling on qualified parties who are looking for bursary programmes to support their studies related to the energy sector. The National Energy Regulator of South Africa was established and mandated by the government to focus on several key roles such as:

  • Implement energy laws
  • Regulate petroleum and pipeline gas prices
  • Industry competition
  • Economic growth

Formerly called National Energy Regulation,, the organization’s name was changed to what it is now in 2005.

NERSA External Bursary Programme 2020

NERSA is offering bursaries to students who wish to study towards a Masters and Mid-PhD Degree.

Bursaries are awarded for fields of study that are relevant to NERSA’s regulatory mandate; namely,

  • The regulation of the electricity,
  • Piped-gas and petroleum pipelines industries.

The NERSA External Bursary Programme is calling on students who are intending to complete a Diploma/Degree or Postgraduate qualification related to the energy industry.

The NERSA External Bursary Programme 2020 will provide bursary coverage for the following:

  • Registration fees
  • Tuition expenses
  • Book fees and other school-related expenses

Requirements or Eligibility

The bursary programme requires applicants to meet the following  basic requirements:

  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Be admitted to and be in possession of an admission letter from a South African University or the University of Technology that is established or registered in terms of the laws of the Republic of South Africa for a Masters and Mid-PhD Degree.
  • Have an excellent academic record and demonstrate potential for academic success.
  • Not be a holder of any other bursary scheme.
  • Identifies as a previously disadvantaged South African.
  • Has an outstanding academic record
  • Proven financial incapacity

The approved bursary amount will be determined, within the maximum and minimum assistance figures, by a financial means test. Failure to meet all the requirements will lead to the application not being considered.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants will need to submit the following documents along with their CV:

  • Clear copy of certified  ID
  • An effective Letter of Motivation
  • Letter of admission from a recognized South African university
  • Certified, full copy academic record from tertiary level institution
  • Proof of household income

Keep in mind that applications with incomplete documents will not be considered.

All applications can be forwarded via email to: bursaries@nersa.org.za

or sent via post to:

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa
Human Resources Department
PO Box 40343

or hand-delivered to:

NERSA Offices
Kulawula House
526 Madiba Street

Opening and Closing Date

Deadline for submission of applications is on 10 January 2020

Contact Information

For further enquiries, get in touch with Ms. Lena Rankhumise at the telephone number (012) 4014600.

Should you need more information about the NERSA, click the link below to access its homepage.


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