SANSA Bursaries 2023

SANSA Bursaries 2023 – For details about eligibility, requirements, available positions, application procedure – how to apply, application form PDF download, interview questions/schedules, etc.

Are you looking for Bursary programmes in South Africa? Do you have the basic requirements to apply for Bursary programmes? If yes, you are welcome to this page.

This page contains information about the latest Bursary programmes at SANSA for 2023 and how to apply.

bursary is a monetary award made by any educational institution or funding authority to individuals or groups. It is usually awarded to enable a student to attend school, university or college when they might not be able to, otherwise. Some awards are aimed at encouraging specific groups or individuals into study.

South African National Space Agency (SANSA) invites South African students to apply for Bursary Programme 2023 academic year.

Bursary Application Closing Date: 30 September 2022

SANSA will be awarding bursaries for Postgraduate studies (Honours/4th year, MTech, Masters, DTech and Doctoral), within these fields:

Earth Observation (Hons, MSc, PhD)

  • Remote sensing
  • Geospatial programme
  • Earth system science with remote sensing
  • Earth observations in ecosystems accounting
  • Applications of remote sensing in environmental management, agricultural and rangelands, water resource management, mineral resource and spatial planning

Engineering (MEng, MTech, MSc, PhD, DTech)

  • Software and software systems engineering
  • Aeronautical, aerospace, mechanical, electrical, electronic, mechatronic and computer engineering
  • Space, systems, antenna and RF engineering

Space Science (Hons, MSc, MPhil, PhD)

  • Solar physics and space weather forecasting
  • Antarctic radar studies of atmospheric gravity waves
  • Multi-instrument studies of space weather
  • Modelling geomagnetically induced currents in power systems
  • Multi-scale ionospheric physics, structure and dynamics
  • Ionospheric and radio propagation modelling
  • Theory of waves and solutions in plasmas
  • Atmospheric radiation studies
  • Verification of space weather forecasting

All SANSA divisions (Hons, MSc, PhD)

  • Computer science
  • Information systems
  • Software and systems engineering
  • Data science
  • Field of your choice related to key SANSA objectives

Bursaries will be awarded for the following duration of time:

  • Honours studies: 1 year
  • Masters studies: 2 years
  • PhD studies: 3 year

Masters and doctoral students must reapply for continued funding each year. Bursaries are renewable only if students achieve satisfactory academic results.

Bursary recipient may NOT be in receipt of bursaries that exceed the amount above – if applicants have another bursary of a lower amount amount, SANSA may provide a top-up bursary to the student and not the full bursary amount.

Requirements

Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):

  • You must be a South African citizen
  • You must have strong academic potential
  • You must be studying or intend on studying towards a postgraduate qualification, in one of the fields listed above
  • You must have proven financial need

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online at: SANSA Bursary Application 2023

Submit clear copies of the following supporting documentation along with your online application (the submission of these documents is compulsory – if any items are missing, your application may be disqualified):

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • June 2022 results or progress report of all subjects if no examinations were written (certified copy)
  • Full academic record (certified copy)
  • Fee statement for ALL study years (certified copy)
  • Completed SANSA testimonial by education official (.pdf)

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