SKA Undergraduate and Honours Bursary Programme

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The South African Square Kilometre Array Project supports undergraduate students majoring in Physics and Mathematics or Electrical / Electronic Engineering who wish to pursue a career or postgraduate research in radio astronomy.

South Africa has been short-listed to host the largest telescope in the world, the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), and is designing and constructing one of the world's most sensitive centimetre radio telescopes, the Karoo Array Telescope (MeerKAT).

The SKA and MeerKAT require engineers to work on the design and upgrade of the telescopes and astronomers to use the telescopes to make exciting discoveries about our universe.

Students studying Physics and Mathematics or Electrical / Electronic Engineering at first year, second year of third year level may apply.


  • Applicants must be South African citizens
  • Applicants who will be studying Physics and Mathematics or Electronic Engineering at a South African University at first year, second year, third year or honours level may apply
  • Minimum C in mathematics and science for Grade 12 or minimum 60% for major subjects at undergraduate level
  • Intention to pursue postgraduate research in astronomy or electronic engineering.

    Deadline: 31st August

    For more information and application, visit: SKA Undergraduate and Honours Bursary Programme Website

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