Scholarship Programme

The Renewable Energy Scholarship Fund 
Powering Training for the Future

Applications for 2018 are now open. Applications close 31 August 2017.


The Renewable Energy Scholarship Fund (RESF) was launched in 2014. Through the RESF, mechatronic, electrical and electro-mechanical engineering students are developed for the renewable energy and other engineering sectors. The RESF aims to help meet the demand in the renewable energy industry for qualified engineers, create a skills pipeline for our company and also support and contribute to the industry and the country as a whole.

The Scholarship is managed by Globeleq South Africa Management Services who, together with its consortium partners, owns three renewable energy facilities in South Africa. The RESF is funded by these three independent power producers (IPPs), namely the Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm, Droogfontein Solar Power and De Aar Solar Power. These three IPPs are among the very first large scale renewable power plants to be built in the country. To date, these plants have invested more than R6.6 million in the RESF.

The Renewable Energy Scholarship Fund is being offered nationally through institutions offering mechatronic, electrical or electro-mechanical engineering, namely;

Approximately 23 beneficiaries have been selected each year.


The Renewable Energy Scholarship Fund is open to students who:


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:


The Scholarship includes a service obligation, on behalf of the student, of 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. Thereafter, Interns are placed in an operational role for the remainder of the service obligation, reporting to one of Globeleq’s engineering managers. Salaries are paid in line with market rates.


At the end of this page , you will see a link, which will take you directly to the 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 by Thursday 31 August, 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 attend an interview, to take place at your institution or at a venue close by, during October 2017.

A final selection will be made and all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by January 2018.


Enquiries can be emailed to

Click here for the RESF Application form.