Apply for the CSIR bursaries 2022-2023 | FULLY-FUNDED

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is inviting applications for the 2022-2023 bursary programme which will financial supports full-time, unemployed students in obtaining tertiary qualifications.

Scholarlyafrica.com is excited to bring you this scholarly opportunity that can redefine your career path for the good.

The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, commonly known as the CSIR, is a world-class African research and development organisation established through an Act of Parliament in 1945. The CSIR undertakes directed, multidisciplinary research and technological innovation that contributes to the improved quality of life of South Africans.

The CSIR’s shareholder is the South African Parliament, held in proxy by the Minister of Higher Education, Science and Innovation.

About the CSIR bursary

The bursary is open to academically qualifying young people and aims to attract and increase participation of women and black people in science, engineering and technology, specifically in the areas mentioned below:

Areas for undergraduate Bursary

  • Computer Science
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Mining Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering

Areas for Honours Bursary

  • Computer Science
  • Information Technology
  • Information System
  • Geospatial Information Systems
  • Software Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering

Areas for Masters and Doctoral Bursary

  • Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

What the bursary covers

Note that this is a comprehensive bursary, and it covers all the costs associated with university studies, such as:

For undergraduates – Honours

  • Registration fees
  • Tuition fees
  • Books
  • Accommodation
  • Living Allowances
  • Once off laptop allowance

For Maters and Doctoral

  • Registration fees
  • Tuition fees
  • Living Allowances
  • Once off laptop allowance

Academic merit will be considered during the selection process, as well as the imperative to increase the participation of women and black people in science, engineering and technology.

Non-financial support

  • Full wrap around support and vacation work.

Note further that you are obligated to work back every year that the CSIR has funded

Who can apply for these bursaries?

For undergraduate – Honours Bursary

  • South African citizen
  • Must intend to enrol full-time for the degree of choice at a South African public university
  • English (Level 5)
  • Mathematics (Level 6)
  • Physical Science (Level 6)

Current university students

  • Must be a South African citizen
  • Planning to enroll full-time at a South African University for 2023
  • Must have passed all the courses for which you have registered for at the university for the study period already completed.

For a Masters and Doctoral bursary, applicants should be South African citizens who possess the following:

  • Good scientific writing skills;
  • Good organisational and time management skills;
  • Excellent academic record;
  • A drive to conduct research, self-motivation and the ability to work independently and within a team are essential;
  • The ability to formulate and carry out research;
  • Excellent technical abilities;
  • The ability to work well under pressure as part of a team and meet scheduled deliverables; Good communication skills both verbal and writing (e.g. with evidence of report and/or conference papers writing); and
  • Good report writing abilities.

Furthermore, the ideal candidate is an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual who takes ownership and initiative. He/she must also meet the entry requirements for Masters or PhD’s bursary at the selected university.

How to apply & further info

A call for 2023 intake is NOW open.

Click here to apply

Click here for more information on the Masters and Doctoral Bursary

Click here for more information on the Undergraduate – Honours Bursary


For more information on the CSIR bursary, please contact CSIR recruitment centre:
Tel: +27(12) 841 7518
Email: [email protected]

Visit the bursary original page at https://www.csir.co.za/bursaries


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