The following vacancies and scholarship opportunities may be of interest to students and prospective students.

UFS Honours Bursaries: Prospective honours students are encouraged to apply for the UFS Honours Bursaries for 2022. For more information, click here.

Scholarship Opportunities: One MSc and one PhD scholarship is available for commencement in January 2022. The scholarships are being offered by the Merensky group for Airborne Geological Image Classification (MAGIC). For more information and to apply, please click here.

Koffiefontein Diamond Mine: Koffiefontein Diamond Mine is offering a bursary for Rock Engineering / Geotechnical study at a tertiary institution from January 2022. For more information and to apply, please click here.

MSc Opportunity: A partially funded MSc project is available under the supervision of Dr Robert Muir. The project is entitled "Refining the age, sediment provenance and stratigraphy of several newly discovered fossil localities in the lower Elliot Formation, Eastern Cape, South Africa". Prospective students are encouraged to contact Dr Muir to apply.

MSc Scholarships: BIOGRIP currently has funding for 2 MSc scholarships to commence in the 2022 academic year. The funding will cover tuition and project running costs, but does not include living expenses. For more information and to apply, please contact Dr Robert Hansen. The closing date for applications is the 30th of September 2021. 

Harmony Gold Bursary Scheme: Students and prospective students are invited to apply for the Harmony Gold Bursary Scheme. The closing date for applications is the 30th of September 2021. The application form is available here.

Renergen Vacancy: A vacancy exists for a Junior Exploration Geologist with Renergen. The closing date for applications is the 20th of September 2021. For more information, click here. 

MSc / PhD scholarships: Two scholarships, sponsored by Boart Longyear SA, are available for MSc or PhD studies in 2022. Applicants from previously disadvantaged backgrounds may apply and should submit their personal details, a CV, academic transcripts, a personal motivation as well as a motivation from their intended supervisor to Prof Bisrat Yibas (HOD) and / or Ms Justine Magson (Programme Director) by no later than 31 August 2021. 

MSc scholarship: The department has an MSc scholarship available for a study entitled "The origin of transgressive dunites and iron-rich ultramafic pegmatoids of the western Bushveld Complex". Interested students should submit their CVs, academic transcripts and a letter of intent to Ms Justine Magson before 12 February 2021. 

Organisation: 
Florisbad Quaternary Research Station 
Position: Volunteer opportunities / Vacation work (18-22 January 2021) 
For more information, click here

Bursary opportunity:
Merit bursary available for honours tuition fees for 2021 for a student who has completed the GLGY3784 course successfully. Interested students should contact Dr Robert Hansen to apply.

Organisation: Gold One 
Position: Internship Opportunities 
Closing date: 27 November 2020
For more information, click here

Organisation: University of Cape Town
Position: John J Gurney Postgraduate Research Scholarship
Closing date: 30 November 2020
Click here for more information
Suitably qualified UFS students are welcome to approach potential co-supervisors in the department for assistance with the preparation of their research proposals, or should they wish to discuss the possibility of a joint degree


Organisation: National Research Foundation / DAAD
Position: DAAD scholarship information sessions - 29 October, 3 November and 5 November 2020
Click here for more information

Organisation:
Mining Qualifications Authority (MQA)
Position: Bursary Opportunities
Closing date: 18 October 2020
Download the application form on the MQA website and email it to bursaries@mqa.org.za

Organisation:
Anglo American Platinum
Position: Bursary Opportunities
Closing date: 14 July 2020
For more information, click on this link

Organisation
: De Beers
Position: Junior Geologist (Venetia Mine)
Closing date: 13 February 2020
For more information, click on this link

Organisation: Harmony
Position: Internships
Closing date: 3 November 2019
For details please check departmental notice board

Organisation: Sibanye Stillwater
Position: Intern Graduate Geologists
Closing date: 15 October 2019
For more information, click on this link

Organisation:
Council for Geoscience
Position: Bursary opportunities for the 2019 academic year
Closing date: 16 November 2018
For more information, visit: www.geoscience.org.za

Organisation:
National Research Foundation
Position: Internships
Closing date: 2 November 2018
For more information, visit: www.nrf.ac.za

Organisation: Council for Geoscience
Position: 3 x Junior Scientists (Engineering Geology)
Closing date: 29 June 2018
For more information, visit: www.geoscience.org.za


BLOEMFONTEIN CAMPUS FACULTY CONTACT

Elfrieda van den Berg (Marketing Manager)
T: +27 51 401 2531
E:vdberge@ufs.ac.za

QWAQWA CAMPUS FACULTY CONTACT

Dilahlwane Mohono (Faculty Officer)
T: +27 58 718 5284
E:naturalscienceqq@ufs.ac.za

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