South African SKA Project (SKA SA) Bursary Programme

Call for applications for bursaries for 2018

The South African SKA Project (SKA SA) is a project of the Department of Science and Technology, administered by the National Research Foundation. SKA SA is responsible for South Africa’s bid to host the Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope, the design and construction of the Karoo Array Radio Telescope (MeerKAT) and the development of high-level capacity in radio astronomy and the engineering disciplines relevant to radio astronomy. SKA invites applications for 2018 Undergraduate and Honours bursary opportunities.

The following students are eligible for an SKA SA undergraduate or honours bursary

1. South African citizens and permanent residents ONLY
2. Students who wish to study, or are studying, towards any one of the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Electronic Engineering
  • Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Mechatronic Engineering
  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics / Applied Mathematics AND Physics
  • Bachelor of Science in Physics and Electronics
  • Bachelor of Computer Science, with co-major in Mathematics / Applied Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Science – Honours – Physics and Electronics / Astrophysics / Astronomy / Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science – Honours – NASSP (National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme)

3. Students who have achieved a minimum 70% in Mathematics and Physical Science in Grade 12, or a minimum average (grade-point average) of 60% at undergraduate level.

How to apply

Closing date for applications is 31 July 2017. Click here to register and apply online

For enquiries contact Annah Mashemola at