Council for Geoscience (CGS) – Bursaries for 2023

Closing Date: 16 November 2022

The CGS hereby invites university students and Grade 12 learners to apply for a full-time CGS bursary for the 2023 academic year. The objective of the CGS bursary is to create, enhance and support expertise in geosciences and related technical fields.


  • Be a South African citizen.
  • Not be currently employed.
  • Be available for vocational work during studies and for work-back upon completion of studies, when required.
  • Planning to enroll full-time at a South African institution of higher learning for the 2023 academic year.
  • Either be enrolled for Grade 12 with both Mathematics and Physical Science as key subjects (for learners who are currently doing their Matric), or
  • Have completed Grade 12 with the achievement of Level 6 or higher in both Mathematics and Physical Science, and be a registered full-time student at a South African institution of higher learning (for learners who have completed their Matric).
  • Students currently at an institution of higher learning must have passed all the registered modules for the study period.

The CGS awards full-time bursaries in the following fields of study:

  • Geology
  • Engineering geology
  • Geophysics
  • Hydrogeology (focus on groundwater modeling)
  • Geochemistry
  • Economic geology
  • Geo-informatics
  • Remote sensing
  • Computational geosciences
  • Mineral economics
  • Mining seismology
  • Science communication.

NB: Only research topics defined by the CGS will be funded.

The bursary covers:

  • Registration and tuition fees
  • Accommodation and meals
  • Prescribed books
  • Excursions/research
  • Once-off laptop allowance for first-time bursars.


  • Motivation letter
  • Updated CV
  • Certified copy of your identity document (ID)
  • A copy of your latest academic record
  • A copy of your Matric results (for learners who have completed their Matric)
  • A copy of your Grade 11 final and mid-year results (for learners who are currently doing their Matric)
  • Acceptance letter from the university.

How to Apply

Complete the application form and attach the required documents.
NB: Failure to submit the required documentation will result in your application being disqualified.

Please forward your application and documents to with the reference ‘BursaryFT-2023’.

All enquiries should be directed to, or Tel: (012) 841 1020/1911. PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR BURSARY APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL, IT IS MEANT FOR ENQUIRIES ONLY.

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