The Globeleq Scholarship Fund

Powering Training for the Future


Applications for 2020 are now open. Applications close 30 November 2019.

ABOUT THE SCHOLARSHIP


The Globeleq Scholarship Fund (GSF) was launched in 2014. It is managed by Globeleq South Africa Management Services (GSAMS) and is funded by GSAMS’ independent power producers (IPPs) and one of its shareholders, the Globeleq Educational Trust (GET). To date, approximately R10.3 million has been awarded in bursaries.

THE GSF AIMS TO:

  1. help meet the demand in the renewable energy (RE) industry for technical skills,
  2. create a skills pipeline for our company and the industry, and
  3. support and contribute to the long-term sustainability of the communities in which we operate, and the country as a whole.

The GSF is focussed on (1) mechatronic and electrical engineering degrees/diplomas, nationally; (2) education, agriculture and nursing degrees/certificates for Eastern and Northern Cape students; and (3) various degrees/certificates for students within the 50km radius in which GSAMS operates.
Approximately 36 beneficiaries have been selected each year.


See the criteria for each focus stream below.

1. The GSF Engineering


This focus stream is being offered nationally through institutions offering mechatronic or electrical engineering, namely;

  1. University of Johannesburg
  2. Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  3. Walter Sisulu University
  4. Cape Peninsula University of Technology
  5. Central University of Technology
  6. Durban University of Technology
  7. Mangosuthu University of Technology
  8. Tshwane University of Technology
  9. Vaal University of Technology

ELIGIBILITY

The GSF Engineering is open to students who:

  1. Are South African citizens
  2. Are studying mechatronic or electrical engineering
  3. Are studying a National Diploma or Bachelor's in Technology
  4. Will be doing their 2nd year or higher in 2019, excluding any bridging courses or extended programmes
  5. Have an interest in renewable energy

Apply Now

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2. The GSF Scarce Skills


This focus stream is being offered to students in the Northern and Eastern Cape, wishing to pursue degrees or certificates in education, agriculture or nursing.

ELIGIBILITY

The GSF Scarce Skills Scholarship is open to students who:

  1. Are South African citizens
  2. Currently resides in the Northern and Eastern Cape
  3. Are registering to study a degree or certificate in Education, Agriculture or Nursing at a South African higher education institution in 2020
  4. Will be doing their 1st year or higher in 2020.

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Remember to select the Globeleq Education Scholarship Fund radio button in order to apply for this bursary


3. The GSF Communities


This focus stream is being offered to students residing within a 50km radius in which Globeleq operates, wishing to pursue degrees or certificate of their choice.

ELIGIBILITY

The GSF Communities is open to students who:

  1. Are South African citizens
  2. Currently resides within a 50km radius of either Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm, De Aar Solar Power, Droogfontein Solar Power, Klipheuwel Wind Farm, Aries Solar Power, Konkoonsies Solar Power or Soutpan Solar Power
  3. Are registering to study a degree or certificate at a South African higher education institution in 2020
  4. Will be doing their 1st year or higher in 2020

Apply Now

Remember to select the Globeleq Communities Scholarship Fund radio button in order to apply for this bursary


SCHOLARSHIP OFFER


The amount of the Scholarship is not fixed, but instead takes each student's needs into account, together with the Scholarship budget. 
The Scholarship funding will cover the costs of:

Course Fees A variable amount, depending on what each student's registration fees are
Registration Fees
Accommodation and meal costs A fixed amount, based on the average cost across all institutions participating in the GSF and the type of studies
Books and other learning materials
Living expenses

SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT OBLIGATION


The Scholarship includes a service obligation, on behalf of the student, of 12 months.  Scholarship recipients undergo a further selection process for the Internship. Internships are not guaranteed for each scholarship recipient. 
The Internship includes an in-depth induction of the entire organisation (exposure to the solar PV and wind plants), technical training, in-house training and exposure to head office organisational functioning.  Salaries are paid in line with market rates.


HOW TO APPLY


Follow the links provided above, which will take you directly to the relevant online form. Please ensure that you complete this form as thoroughly as possible, as it is our only way of assessing your potential at this stage. Note that only online applications will be considered.


PROCESS AND DEADLINE


Complete your online application by Saturday 30 November 2019, including uploading all the necessary supporting documents. Late applications will not be considered.
If you meet the first stage of selection criteria, you will be invited to participate in a telephonic interview, to take place during December 2019. In person interviews will be scheduled for January 2020 for those applicants at final award consideration stage.
A final selection will be made, and all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application, by March 2020.


ENQUIRIES



Should you have any queries, please send an email to bursaries@excelatuni.com