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
- 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/
- Electronics (at Theory Level)
- Electronic Engineering (at Work Integrated Learning level)
- Mechanical Engineering (at Theory Level)
- Mechanical Engineering (at Work Integrated Learning level)
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.)
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
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.
For any bursary queries, please contact:
National Diploma, Undergraduate and Honours:
Annah Mashemola- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Postgraduate, Doctoral and Masters:
Loyiso Gura – Email: email@example.com