Bursary : CSIR Bursary Scheme

CSIR Bursary Scheme

Closing Date : September.

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Field of Study:

  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Geosciences
  • Chemistry

Bursary Details:

The bursaries are designed to be especially attractive to those students that are considering a career in research, with a value that will comprehensively cover all the normal costs associated with university studies, such as registration, tuition, books, accommodation, meals, laptop, etc.

A generous living expenses allowance is an additional part of the package, to assist all selected students with incidental costs.

Both academic merit and financial need will be considered during the selection process, as well as the imperative to increase the participation of women and black people in SET.

The CSIR invites applications from students wishing to register for undergraduate (all levels) and honours studies for this academic year in the following operating units and fields:

BSc/BEng undergraduate studies in the built environment fields:

  • Civil
  • Architecture
  • Geo Information Systems(GIS)
  • Construction Management
  • Mathematics
  • Oceanography
  • Mechatronics
  • Mechanical

BSc/BEng undergraduate and postgraduate studies in the defence and security fields:

  • Electronic
  • Electrical (light current)
  • Mechanical
  • Aeronautical
  • Industrial
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics and Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biomedical Engineering

BSc/BEng undergraduate and postgraduate studies in the information and communication technologies fields:

  • Electronic
  • Software
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Information Systems
  • Computational Linguistics
  • Information Technology
  • Remote Sensing

Areas of Interest include: Speech analytics (audio and text), Wireless technologies, High Performance computing, Hybrid broadcasting and broadband technologies, Software development, Mobile applications, Data Science and Visualisation, Sensor Networks

BSc/BEng undergraduate studies in the information security fields:

  • Applied Mathematics (physics) (first year)
  • Mechanical Engineering (first year)
  • Computer Science (third or fourth year)
  • Computer Engineering (third or fourth year)

BSc/BEng undergraduate studies in the natural resources and the environmental sciences fields:

  • Chemical Engineering (BTech or BEng) (fourth year)
  • Meteorology/ Climatology (Applied Mathematics/ Physics/ Mathematical Statistics provided with interest in Climatology & the environmental sciences) (third year)
  • Chemistry (fourth year)

BSc/BEng postgraduate studies in the natural resources and the environmental sciences fields:

  • Chemistry
  • Meteorology/Climatology (Applied Mathematics/ Physics/ Mathematical Statistics provided with interest in
  • Climatology & the environmental sciences)
  • Geography and Environmental Management with a focus on Waste management

BSc/BEng undergraduate studies in the laser technology fields:

  • Physics
  • Laser Physics
  • Photonics: Quantum optics/Laser optics
  • Classical optics

Should you not be contacted within one month of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Closing date: 15 September

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Bursary Programme
The bursary application system will be unavailable between 12 July and 15 July. Kindly re-visit this page from the 16th of July to submit your application.

Candidate Requirements:

  • A South African citizen
  • Planned enrolment at a South African university in 2014
  • An average of 65% for the current academic year

Your application must include: • A copy of your Identity Document • A copy of your CV • Latest transcripts (academic results).

Please note that the bursary programme is open to students studying at South African universities in all provinces.

How to Apply:

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