African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) Bursary

African Rainbow Minerals Bursary 2023 – Are you looking for African Rainbow Minerals Bursary online application 2023? In this article, I will provide you with details on the African Rainbow Minerals Bursary, how to submit your application online and other related information.

Application is currently open for African Rainbow Minerals Bursary 2023. African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) invites qualifying South African students to apply for its Bursary Programme 2023 academic year.

  • Closing Date: March 4, 2023.

African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) was founded by Patrice Motsepe, a South African mining billionaire businessman, as the first black-owned mining company in the country. Today, ARM is one of the top South African diversified mining and minerals companies, with operations in South Africa and Malaysia. The company is involved in the mining and beneficiating of iron ore, manganese ore, chrome ore, platinum group metals (PGMs), nickel and coal.

The company currently has 4 divisions, namely:
ARM Platinum, which is comprised of 3 operating mines: Modikwa, Two Rivers and Nkomati. ARM Ferrous, which owns 50% of Assmang (Pty) Ltd, whose operating divisions are based on 2 principal commodities: iron ore and manganese ore. ARM Coal, first formed in partnership with Xstrata Coal South Africa, and later merged to form Glencore. Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd, which operates and develops world-class gold assets in South Africa and Papua New Guinea (PNG).

African Rainbow Minerals Bursary Eligible Fields

African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) is inviting students to apply for bursary funding for the 2023 academic year. Bursaries will be awarded for undergraduate studies at the University of Cape Town and the University of Stellenbosch, within these fields:

University of Cape Town:

University of Stellenbosch:

What Does African Rainbow Minerals Bursary Cover?

The bursary will provide cover for the following expenses, for the entire duration of the course of study: registration fees, tuition fees, textbooks, laptop, accommodation in university residence, meals and a data allowance if necessary.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 21 days after the closing date – if you do not receive any feedback by this time, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

Candidates will be required to attend a panel interview and partake in psychometric assessments before final selection is made.

African Rainbow Minerals Bursary Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must have completed Matric
  • You must be studying at the University of Cape Town or the University of Stellenbosch, within one of the fields listed above
  • You must have completed your 1st or 2nd year of study
  • You must be entering your 2nd or 3rd year of study in 2022
  • You must have a strong academic record
  • You must NOT be currently receiving any other bursary funding

How to Apply for African Rainbow Minerals Bursary 2023

Students who meet the criteria, can apply by submitting clear copies of the following supporting documentation (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • University full academic record (on institutions letterhead)
  • University acceptance letter
  • Motivational letter to support your application (maximum 1 page)
  • Curriculum Vitae (maximum 1 page)

Note: there is no application form to be completed for this bursary application – students need only submit the list of above documents to apply.

Applications must be submitted via email to:
(Insert the words “ARM Bursary Application 2023” in the email subject line).

African Rainbow Minerals Bursary 2023 Closing Date

The closing date for the submission of applications for African Rainbow Minerals Bursary 2023 is March 4, 2023. Applications submitted after this date will not be accepted – please apply before the closing date to ensure your application is considered.

Contact information

For any queries related to this bursary programme, please contact African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) directly:

Please do NOT contact ARM if this bursary has already closed.