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Postgraduate Bursaries for Science and Engineering from the South African National Space Agency (SANSA).

Postgraduate Bursaries Available in South Africa

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82 Bursaries for Honours Degrees

List of Government and SETA Bursaries for Honours:

  1. Agricultural Research Council (ARC) Bursary
  2. BANKSETA / UKZN Outstanding Student Debt Fund
  3. Council for Geoscience Bursary
  4. CPGR Bursary
  5. Critical Food Studies Postgraduate Scholarship
  6. CSIR Bursary
  7. Dept. of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) Bursary
  8. The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) Bursary
  9. Dept. of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) Bursary
  10. Department of Tourism Bursary
  11. Department of Transport Bursary
  12. Dept of Water & Sanitation Bursary
  13. DSI-CSIR Bursary
  14. DSI-NRF Postgraduate Scholarship
  15. Energy Mobility Education Trust Scholarship
  16. HWSETA Postgraduate Bursary
  17. Imfundo Enhle Education Trust Bursary
  18. INSETA Bursary
  19. LGSETA Bursary
  20. Mhlathuze Water Bursary
  21. Poliomyelitis Research Foundation Bursaries
  22. Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) Bursary
  23. SANBI Biological Invasion Bursary
  24. SANBI Joan Wrench Scholarship
  25. SANRAL Bursary
  26. SANSA Bursary
  27. South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) Bursary
  28. Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) Bursary.

University Bursaries for Honours Degrees:

  1. The UCT Centre For African Studies: Jack Simons Bursary
  2. UCT Department of Information Systems Bursary
  3. UCT International and Refugee Scholarship
  4. UFS Honours Bursary
  5. UKZN Archbishop Denis E. Hurley Scholarship
  6. Unisa Postgraduate Bursary
  7. UWC/ INSETA Bursary.

Private and Corporate Bursaries for Honours Degrees:

  1. Ada & Bertie Levenstein Bursary Analyze Consulting Bursary
  2. Aon Bursary
  3. AWS Skills Development Bursary
  4. Babette Taute Scholarship
  5. Baker Hughes Bursary
  6. FirstRand Foundation Honours Bursary
  7. Fulbright Foreign Student Program South Africa
  8. Garden Cities Bursary
  9. Genesis Educational Foundation Trust (GEFT) Bursary
  10. Gold Fields Ltd Bursary
  11. Golder Bursary
  12. GreenMatter Fellowship PhD at University of Cape Town
  13. Guy Butler Research Award Scholarship
  14. Harry Crossley Foundation Research Fellowship
  15. HCI Foundation Bursary
  16. IIE-Vega School Bursary Competition
  17. Inscape Scholarship
  18. John Davidson Educational Trust Bursary
  19. Keaton Energy Mining Bursaries
  20. Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship
  21. Mastercard Foundation Scholarship
  22. Minds Scholarship
  23. MiWay Bursary
  24. Netflix Scholarship
  25. Potato Industry Development Trust Bursaries
  26. Quantum Foods Bursary
  27. Rhodes Trust Scholarship
  28. Royal Bafokeng Holdings Bursary
  29. Rothschild & Co Foundation Scholarship
  30. RSM Education Trust Bursary
  31. SA Cultivar & Technology Agency (SACTA) Bursary
  32. SA WISE Angus Scholarship
  33. SAAFoST Aubrey Parsons Study Grant
  34. SAAFoST Foundation Bursary (for Part-Time Students)
  35. SAMAC Bursary
  36. Sibanye-Stillwater Bursary
  37. SKA South Africa Bursaries
  38. Tomorrow Trust Bursary
  39. Toyota Tsusho Africa Bursary.

Bursaries applicable for Masters degree studies

List of Government and SETA Bursaries for Masters:

  1. Agricultural Research Council (ARC) Bursary
  2. BANKSETA / UKZN Outstanding Student Debt Fund
  3. CETA Thapelo Madibeng Bursary
  4. Council for Geoscience Bursary
  5. CPGR Bursary
  6. Critical Food Studies Postgraduate Scholarship
  7. CSIR Bursary
  8. Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) Bursary
  9. Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) Bursary
  10. Dept. of Sport, Arts and Culture (DSAC) Bursary
  11. Department of Tourism Bursary
  12. DSI-CSIR Bursary
  13. DSI-NRF Postgraduate Scholarship
  14. HWSETA Postgraduate Bursary
  15. Mpumalanga Provincial Government Bursary
  16. National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) Bursary
  17. NRF Scholarship at UJ
  18. Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) Bursary
  19. Poliomyelitis Research Foundation Bursaries
  20. Potato Industry Development Trust Bursaries
  21. Railway Safety Regulator (RSR) Bursary
  22. SANBI Biological Invasion Bursary
  23. SANBI Joan Wrench Scholarship
  24. SANRAL Bursary
  25. SANSA Bursary
  26. South African National Seed Organization (SANSOR) Bursary
  27. South African Society for Animal Science (SASAS) Bursary
  28. Southern African Development Community (SADC) Scholarship
  29. SKA South Africa Bursaries
  30. South African Association of Botanists Scholarship
  31. South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) Bursary
  32. Southern African Transport Conference (SATC) Bursary
  33. TETA Scholarship at WMU
  34. Transport Education Training Authority (TETA) Bursary
  35. Umgeni Water Postgraduate Bursary
  36. University of Johannesburg W&RSETA Bursary.

University Bursaries for Masters:

  1. African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Bursaries
  2. Imperial Stellenbosch University Bursary
  3. Mandela Rhodes Foundation Scholarship
  4. Master Builders Association Western Cape (MBAWC) Bursary
  5. Queen Elizabeth Commonwealth Scholarships (QECS)
  6. Stellenbosch University Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholarship
  7. UCT Archive and Public Culture Postgraduate Bursaries
  8. UCT International and Refugee Scholarship
  9. UKZN College of Agriculture, Engineering, and Science Bursary
  10. UKZN Ethekwini Maritime Cluster Bursary
  11. The UKZN Mellon Spatial Humanities Scholarship
  12. UKZN Richard AD Turner Bursary
  13. UWC Faculty of Education Bursary.

Private and Corporate Bursaries for Masters:

  1. Ada & Bertie Levenstein Bursary
  2. African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) Bursary
  3. Africa Wetu Foundation Bursary
  4. Agbiz Centenary Bursary
  5. Aon Bursary
  6. Astron Energy Bursary
  7. AWS Skills Development Bursary
  8. Canon Collins Trust Mail & Guardian Scholarship
  9. Canon Collins RMTF Scholarship
  10. Canon Collins Scholarship for Economic Justice
  11. The Canon Collins Sol Plaatje Scholarship
  12. Canon Collins Tom Queba Scholarship
  13. Canon Collins Trust and University of London Scholarships for Distance Learning
  14. Cecil Renaud International Scholarship
  15. Cenfri Bursary
  16. David and Elaine Potter Fellowship
  17. Dudley D’Ewes Scholarship
  18. Embassy of France Scholarship
  19. Energy Mobility Education Trust Scholarship
  20. Erika Theron Trust Scholarship
  21. Ernst & Ethel Eriksen Trust Bursary
  22. FoodBev SETA Bursary
  23. Fulbright Foreign Student Program South Africa
  24. Gates Cambridge International Scholarship
  25. Genesis Educational Foundation Trust (GEFT) Bursary
  26. GreenMatter Fellowship PhD at University of Cape Town
  27. Guy Butler Research Award Scholarship
  28. Harry Crossley Foundation Research Fellowship
  29. HENSOLDT South Africa Bursary
  30. Imfundo Enhle Education Trust Bursary
  31. John Davidson Educational Trust Bursary
  32. Kader Asmal Fellowship Programme
  33. KAS-SAIIA-Scholarship
  34. MANCOSA Bursary
  35. Mastercard Foundation Scholarship
  36. MINDS Scholarship
  37. Mintek Bursary
  38. Maize Trust Bursary
  39. Mastercard Foundation Scholarship
  40. Meat Industry Trust (MIT) Bursary
  41. NESP Scholarship
  42. Netflix Scholarship
  43. NMU/ AIDC Postgraduate Bursary
  44. NMU/ AIDC Postdoctoral Fellowship
  45. SARB Scholarship
  46. Sasol Bursary
  47. Sasol Agriculture Trust Bursary
  48. Scatec Bursary
  49. South Africa International Maritime Institute (SAIMI) Bursary
  50. South African Road Federation (SARF) Bursary
  51. SAAFoST Brian Koeppen Memorial Scholarship
  52. SA Cultivar & Technology Agency (SACTA) Bursary
  53. SACCCS Bursary
  54. SAMAC Bursary
  55. SAMRC Internship Scholarship.
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SANSA Bursary For Science and Engineering

South African National Space Agency Bursary:

Application Closing Date was 30 September 2023

Who is a postgraduate student? Qualify for the SANSA Bursary

A postgraduate is a student who has completed a bachelor’s degree and is now pursuing further studies at a higher level.

Postgraduate studies typically involve more advanced coursework, research, and academic writing than undergraduate studies. You may be required to submit and defend a thesis or dissertation in order to complete the program. As a result, Postgraduate degrees can provide students with specialized knowledge and skills that can enhance their career prospects and earning potential.

SANSA Bursary: Postgraduate Science and Engineering Degrees

SANSA provides post-graduate degree bursaries to contribute to the national target for qualified post-graduates in Science and Engineering. The bursaries offered are listed below:

1. Earth Observation Degrees (Hons, MSc, PhD): Postgraduate Bursaries

  • Remote Sensing
  • Geospatial programming
  • Earth system science with remote sensing
  • Earth observations in ecosystems accounting
  • Applications of remote sensing in environmental management. Including oceans and marine, agriculture and rangelands, water resource management, mineral resources and spatial planning.

2. Engineering Degrees (MEng, MTech, MSc, PHD, DTech): Postgraduate Bursaries

  • Software  and Software Systems Engineering
  • Aeronautical, Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic, Mechatronic And Computer Engineering
  • Space, Systems, Antenna and RF Engineering.

3. Space Science Degrees (Hons, MSc, MPhil, PhD): Postgraduate Bursaries

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

4. All SANSA Postgraduate Bursaries: Divisions (Hons, MSc, PHD)

Candidate SANSA Postgraduate Bursaries: Application Requirements

  • Only applications within the mandated STEM fields will be considered.
  • If you obtained a minimum average of 65% for your last academic year or qualification will be considered, in conjunction with the previous point.
  • Click this link for SANSA projects. All proposal submissions in the related study areas will be submitted, for consideration, to their bursary committees.
  • SANSA welcomes any new projects that relate to their listed projects and encourages applicants to contact their researchers for advice and assistance with their proposals.
  • Masters and doctoral bursars MUST reapply every year for continued funding.

Postgraduate Bursaries: SANSA Bursary Criteria

The main criteria used in the selection of successful applicants are:

  • Financial need,
  • Academic potential and
  • Career-oriented study programmes.

What the SANSA Bursary offers: Postgraduate Bursaries

How much is a SANSA bursary worth?

SANSA is currently revising the bursary values for 2024. SANSA funds the individual programmes as follows:

  • Honours – one-year R100 000 (excluding allowance to be determined on a case-to-case basis)
  • Masters – two years R120 000 (all inclusive)
  • PhD – three years R140 000 (all inclusive).

NB. Applicants may not hold a combination of bursaries that exceed these amounts. Should an applicant have another bursary of lessor amount, SANSA will consider providing a top-up amount to the student. This is provided that the student meets the External Bursary Policy criteria.

How to Apply for SANSA Postgraduate Bursaries:

You should upload all relevant documentation:

  • Full academic record
  • Fee statement for ALL study years
  • Proof of any undergraduate bursaries/funding
  • Only fully completed applications will be considered.
  • Documents that accompany the application form must be certified and uploaded.
  • SANSA or university testimonial forms must be completed by the supervisor and uploaded to the application form.

All Proposals for the SANSA Bursary must be submitted to: students@sansa.org.za by no later than 30 September 2023.

Complete your Online Application at: South African National Space Agency (SANSA): Bursary Application 2024

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