SKA South Africa Bursaries 2017 – 2018

 

ABOUT THE BURSAR

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project is an international project aimed at building the largest radio telepscope in the world.

The radio telescope would be built in South Africa and Australia and would have a one square kilometre collecting area.

SKA South Africa have 4 bursary programmes for students within related fields: The National Diploma Bursary, Undergraduate and Honours Bursary, Postgraduate Bursary, Doctoral and Masters Bursary.
 

ABOUT THE BURSARY

Bursaries will be awarded to students who are studying (or wish to study) one of the following qualifications
Undergraduate or Honours/ Undergraduate Block Grant
Bachelor of:

  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronic Engineering
  • Computer Science (with co-major in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics)
  • Science in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics AND Physics
  • Science in Electronics and Physics
  • Science in Astronomy or Astrophysics and Physics
  • Science: Honours – NASSP (National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme)
  • Science: Honours – Physics and Electronics or Computer Science or Astronomy or Astrophysics

Doctoral and Masters

  • Research relevant to SKA and MeerKAT radio telescopes technical and scientific goals

Research Project Proposals for Doctoral and Masters Research:

  • In the following areas: http://www.ska.ac.za/students/funding/prospective-supervisors/

National Diploma

  • Electronics (at Theory Level)
  • Electronic Engineering (at Work Integrated Learning level)
  • Mechanical Engineering (at Theory Level)
  • Mechanical Engineering (at Work Integrated Learning level)

 

BURSARY VALUE

Undergraduate or Honours applicants: the current bursary value is R121 000 per annum.
 

BURSARY DURATION AND RENEWAL

Undergraduate or Honours applicants:
Honour students/ fourth year students will receive a bursary for the duration of 1 year.
Third year students will receive a bursary for the duration of 2 years.
Second year students will receive a bursary for the duration of 3 years.
First year students will receive a bursary for the duration of 4 years.
(bursaries are renewable each year, based on satisfactory academic performance.)
 

ELIGIBILITY

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying:
Undergraduate or Honours applicants:

  • South African citizen/ permanent resident,
  • Currently studying (or intend on studying) within one of the aforementioned fields of study,
  • Achieved a minimum of 70% for Mathematics and Physical Science in Matric OR achieved a minimum of 60% for undergraduate studies

Doctoral and Masters applicants:

  • South African citizen/ SA permanent resident OR Namibia/ Kenya/ Mozambique/ Botswana/ Zambia/ Mauritius/ Madagascar/ Ghana citizen,
  • Excellent academic results,
  • Intend to pursue postgraduate research related to the technical and scientific of SKA.

National Diploma applicants:

  • South African citizen,
  • Achieved a minimum of 60% for Mathematics and Physical Science in Matric OR achieved a minimum of 60% for theory subjects

 

HOW TO APPLY

Apply online at: https://skagrants.nrf.ac.za

Applicants must “Register” an account before logging in and applying.

You are required to submit copies of the following supporting documentation with your bursary application:

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Latest Matric results, if currently in Matric (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate, if completed Matric (certified copy)
  • Latest tertiary results, if at University (certified copy)
  • Proof of University registration

 

CLOSING DATE

Undergraduate and Honours: 31 July 2017.
Undergraduate Block Grant: 31 July 2017
Doctoral and Masters: 15 August 2017.
Research Project Proposals for Doctoral and Masters Research: 15 August 2017
National Diploma: 30 September 2017.
 

CONTACT

For any bursary queries, please contact:
SKA SA
National Diploma, Undergraduate and Honours:
Annah Mashemola- Email: amashemola@ska.ac.za

Postgraduate, Doctoral and Masters:
Loyiso Gura – Email: lgura@ska.ac.za

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