The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Scholarship and Bursaries  

Postgraduate Scholarship » PhD and MSc Bursaries

The South African SKA Project is a project of the Department of Science and Technology and the National Research Foundation and comprises Africa’s bid to host the Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope (SKA), the design, construction and operation of the Karoo Array Telescope (MeerKAT) and a youth into science and engineering programme focused on supporting science and engineering students and postdoctoral fellows.

Postgraduate Scholarship Programme:

MSc and PhD bursaries have been awarded to South African students and students from other countries in Africa, studying at South African universities or at universities in the African countries that have partnered with the South African SKA site proposal.

Eligibility for bursaries from the South African SKA Postgraduate bursaries Programme:

The following students may apply for South African SKA Project postgraduate bursaries:

  • South African citizens and permanent residents of South Africa who wish to complete an MSc or PhD degree at a South African university.
  • Non – South Africans from other countries in Africa who wish to complete an MSc or PhD degree at a South African university.
  • Non – South Africans from other countries in Africa who wish to complete an MSc or PhD degree at a university in an South African SKA Partner Country: Namibia, Zambia, Botswana, Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius, Kenya and Ghana.

    Application Deadline; August.

    National Diploma, Undergraduate Bursary and Honours Scholarship Programmes:

    National Diploma bursaries:

  • Applicants must be South African citizens and must wish to study either Electronic or Mechanical Engineering in 2012.
  • Successful applicants must be prepared to undertake their studies at a University of Technology that offers a National Diploma in Electronic or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Successful applicants must be prepared to start with their studies in January.
  • Applicants must have achieved a minimum of a C in Mathematics, Physical Science in Grade 12.

    Undergraduate bursaries:

  • South African citizens who will be studying Physics and Mathematics (double major) or Electronic Engineering at a South African University at first year, second year, or third year level in 2012 may apply.
  • Applicants must have achieved a minimum of a C in Mathematics, Physical Science and English in Grade 12, OR a minimum of 60% for all major subjects at undergraduate level.
  • Applicants must demonstrate, through their letter of motivation, that they have the intention to pursue postgraduate research in astronomy / astrophysics or electronic engineering.

    Honours Scholarships:

  • Applicants who are South African citizens or citizens of one of the following South African SKA Partner countries (Namibia, Zambia, Botswana, Mozambique, Madagascar, Mauritius, Kenya or Ghana) may apply.
  • Students who wish to complete an honours degree in astrophysics through NASSP, at the University of Cape Town, must apply to NASSP at the same time as applying for a South African SKA bursary, AND MUST provide proof of acceptance to NASSP.
  • Applicants must have achieved a minimum of 60% for all major subjects at undergraduate level.
  • Applicants must demonstrate, through their letter of motivation, that they have the NRF/SA SKA Undergraduate Scholarship Application Form
  • intention to pursue postgraduate research in astronomy / astrophysics or electronic engineering.

    Application Deadline; September.

    For More Information and Application, Please Visit; The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Scholarship and Bursaries Website

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