SKA South Africa Bursaries Application 2023-2024

By | January 10, 2022

SKA South Africa Bursaries Application 2023-2024

SKA South Africa Bursaries Application 2023-2024

SKA South Africa Bursaries Application

Profile of SKA South Africa

  • The National Research Foundation manages the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) (formerly known as “SKA SA”) (NRF).
  • SARAO will soon be known as the creators of the world’s largest multi-radio telescope, which will yield science that will help us understand the universe better. SARAO will be built in Africa and Australia, with the African one in South Africa and eight other African countries. The SARAO is expected to start construction in the first quarter of 2019, with a total collection area of 1 km2 and starting observations in 2022. The project’s base of operations is in the United Kingdom.

About SKA South Africa Bursaries

Students who excel in their studies and want to join research teams at the cutting edge of technology can apply for postgraduate scholarships, grants, and fellowships through the South African SKA project.

SARAO will examine proposals from academically good students who want to do postgraduate research related to the SKA and MeerKAT radio telescopes’ scientific and technological goals, and who are:

  • South African citizens, or permanent residents of South Africa; or
  • Citizens of Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, and Zambia.

Fields of study

  • Computer Engineering (Bachelor of)
  • Electrical Engineering (Bachelor of)
  • Electronic Engineering (Bachelor of)
  • Mechanical Engineering (Bachelor of)
  • Mechatronic Engineering (Bachelor of)
  • Computer Science (majoring in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics) (Bachelor of Science)
  • Mathematics or Applied Mathematics and Physics (Bachelor of Science)
  • Electronics and Physics (Bachelor of Science)
  • Astronomy or Astrophysics and Physics (Bachelor of Science)
  • NASSP (National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme) (Bachelor of Science: Honours)
  • Physics and Electronics or Computer Science or Astronomy or Astrophysics (Bachelor of Science: Honours)

Documents required 

  • ID document (certified copy)
  • Matric certificate (certified copy)
  • Latest tertiary results (certified copy)
  • Proof of University registration

Eligibility criteria for the bursary

  • South African citizen or a permanent resident of South Africa,
  • Currently enrolled in or planning to enroll in one of the aforementioned fields of study
  • A minimum of 70% in Mathematics and Physical Science in Matric OR a minimum overall average of 60% in tertiary studies
  • Have read the SARAO Undergraduate and Honours Scholarship Guide and agree to all of its terms

How to apply for the bursary

Qualified and interested persons should follow the provided to access and complete the application process

Contact details

Contact Person: Annah Mashemola
Telephone: 011 442 2434

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