Closing Date: 11 November 2022
The Department of Science and Innovation (DSI) and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) invite South African students to apply for Bursaries Programme 2023 academic year.
The bursary will be awarded for postgraduate studies (Honours/ 4th year Engineering/ Postgraduate Diploma/ Masters/ Doctoral), in the following Thematic Research Focus Areas:
- Civil Engineering / Geotechnical
- Data Modelling and Machine Learning
- Electrical and Electronics Engineering (sensor design engineering)
- Energy and renewable energy
- Engineering Geology
- Environmental Engineering / Environmental Science
- Mechatronics Engineering
- Mining Engineering
- Rock Engineering
- Software Engineering (software design and integration)
- Systems Engineering
Inter-Bursary Support (IBS) programme was established by the DSI in order to support capacity development in key and priority areas, as identified in key departmental strategies. The bursary is supported by the CSIR, with the aim of supporting development of skills in these areas.
The bursary value will be determined by the level of study:
- Honours, 4th year Engineering and Postgraduate Diploma students will receive cover up to R100 000 per annum.
- Masters students will receive cover up to R120 000 per annum.
- Doctoral students will receive cover up to R140 000 per annum.
Bursary recipients will also receive a once-off laptop allowance of R10 000.
All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application within 2 months of the closing date – if you do not receive any feedback, please regard your application as unsuccessful.
Candidates must download and read the following documents before applying:
- DSI-CSIR Inter-Bursary Support Programme (IBS) General Guidelines (.pdf)
- DSI-CSIR Inter-Bursary Support Programme (IBS) FAQ’s (.pdf)
Applicants must satisfy the following minimum entry criteria before applying (please note that failure to satisfy all the requirements will lead to your application not being considered):
- You must be a South African citizen OR a South African permanent resident
- You must be studying or intend on studying full-time, towards a qualification in one of the Thematic areas listed above, to support the People Centred Mine Modernisation drive
- You must be studying or intend on studying at Honours, 4th year Engineering, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters or Doctoral level
- You must be studying or registered to study at a public university in South Africa
- You must find a suitable supervisor and ensure that the supervisor supports your application
- You must NOT be employed on a full-time basis
- Honours applicants: you must NOT be older than 28 years old and you must have achieved a minimum average of 65% for all major subjects in your final year of undergraduate study
- Masters applicants: you must NOT be older than 30 years old and you must have achieved a minimum average of 65% for all major subjects in your Honours level or final year of a 4 year degree
- Doctoral applicants: you must NOT be older than 32 years old and you must have achieved a minimum average of 65% at Masters level
- Preference will be given to students with disabilities and students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online at: DSI-CSIR Bursary Application 2023
All applicants will receive an email confirmation after their application has been received.