The Globeleq Scholarship Fund

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 R13.1 million has been awarded in bursaries.

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About the Scholarship

The GSF aims to:

The GSF is focused 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 48 beneficiaries have been selected each year.

See the criteria for each focus stream below.

1. The GSF Engineering

GSF Engineering Sciences

N3 – N6 Electrical/Mechanical

Wind Turbine Service Technician (Must meet SARATEC requirements)

National diplomas or BTech degrees in mechatronic /electrical/mechanical engineering (applications open nationally).

B. Eng/BSc Electrical/Mechanical/Mechatronic (applications open nationally).


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


The GSF Engineering is open to students who:

2. The GSF Scarce Skills

Education (Mathematics & Science)



Bursaries are offered for certificates, National diplomas, and degrees for Eastern and Northern Cape students. (priority in Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics)


The GSF Scarce Skills is open to students who:

3. The GSF Communities

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


The GSF Communities is open to students who:

Click here to access the application portal to apply for one of our three focus areas. Please complete the application form relevant to you.


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 expense

Students tutoring and mentoring support


The Scholarship includes a service obligation, on behalf of the student, for 12 months.  Scholarship recipients undergo a further selection process for the Internship, towards the completion of their BTech or National Diploma. 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.


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.


Complete your online application, 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 an interview.

A final selection will be made, and all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application.


Enquiries can be emailed to who are managing the bursary programme on behalf of Globeleq South Africa Management Services.