PAMSA Engineering Bursary Programme 2021

The Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa is calling on suitable Engineering students who are interested in submitting an application and qualify for its annual Engineering Bursary Programme offering for 2021.

Established in 1992, PAMSA represents over 90% of South African paper, tissue and packaging manufacturers and has been furthering the interests of the industry since its inception. As the collective voice of the South African pulp and paper industry, it pushes for the utilization of paper as a recyclable and renewable material for packaging, communication and a vast number of other applications.

A number of its members are on the list of top 20 pulp manufacturers in the world. This makes the South African pulp and paper industry a well regulated, robust and highly developed sector. Despite the fact that some member companies enjoy a global footprint, their humble beginnings are firmly rooted in the country as land and forest owners as well as paper and pulp producers.

PAMSA Engineering Bursary Programme

The Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa, through its Process Research Unit, is awarded to a select number of BSc Chemical Engineering students to further their Master’s Degree in Engineering studies. Beneficiaries will receive bursary support amounting to R130,000 per year for a period of two (2) years. In addition, the successful candidates may look forward to acquiring a high level of expertise if the fields of chemical analysis, wood science, energy and material balance, material flow analysis including separation techniques and process modeling.

Who should apply?

The ideal candidate must be able to meet these minimum requirements in order to be considered eligible to apply:

  • Holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering qualification or in the final year of studies pursuing the same
  • Must be pursuing or intending to pursue a Masters degree in any of the following universities
    • Stellenbosch
    • Pretoria
    • North West
    • WITS
  • Must have a keen interest in Masters degree in Biotechnology related to the paper, pulp and packaging industry
  • Completed their BSc qualification within 5 years or even less
  • Must have a solid academic background with at least a 60% GPA in the final year of study

How do I apply?

Eligible applicants who wish to move forward with the application will need to apply online on the PAMSA website. Click here to get started.

Applicants will need to confirm their areas of interest e.g. renewable energy, energy efficiency, biopolymers, etc

Application Deadline?

The deadline for the submission of applications is on 22 June 2020. Late or incomplete submissions are unacceptable.

Contact Information

For enquiries, contact PAMSA directly by sending them an email at

Click the link to view a PDF copy of the PAMSA Bursary Programme 2021 advert.

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