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IThemba LABS – SAINTS Prestigious Masters and Doctoral Scholarships 2023

Closing Date: 30 December 2022

iThemba LABS: SAINTS Prestigious Masters and Doctoral Scholarships 2023 

iThemba LABS (www.tlabs.ac.za) is a national facility of the National Research Foundation (NRF) with its main campus close to Somerset West, Western Cape and its satellite campus close to the University of the Witwatersrand.

The Southern African Institute for Nuclear Technology and Sciences (SAINTS) is a division of iThemba LABS focusing on the provision of education, training and professional development for students and staff linked in the first instance to iThemba LABS.

The SAINTS is inviting academically outstanding students to apply for full–cost Masters and Doctoral scholarships (in fields of Science and Engineering) to do their research full-time in one of the following fields:

  • Basic nuclear physics (study of nuclear reactions, shapes and more),
  • Applied nuclear physics (study of radiation effects on matter, environmental radiation, accelerator mass spectrometry and more),
  • Materials science (materials characterization),
  • Nanoscience (new materials development),
  • Radiobiology (studying effects of radiation on the body),
  • Radiochemistry (development of novel radioisotopes for use in nuclear medicine and more), and
  • Advanced control systems for accelerator components and detector instrumentation (Engineering, Computer science).

NB. A list of available projects and associated research supervisors at iThemba LABS for 2023 is available at the following link: https://tinyurl.com/SAINTS-2023-AvailableProjects


  • An above-average academic record, especially for the degree before the one planned to be pursued in 2023,
  • Must be a South African citizen,
  • Must register at a South African University for full-time studies from 2023
  • Must be supervised/co-supervised

How to Apply

To apply: E-mail the following documents in one PDF file:

  • your up-to-date CV;
  • copy of your full academic record;
  • copies of all your degree/diploma certificates to date;
  • letter in which you indicate your selected research project, your motivation for selecting this project, your choice of institution to register for your studies, and your career goals;
  • copy of your ID document;
  • two letters of support (one from your current or most recent lecturer/supervisor); and the following as separate PDF file attachments:
  • copies of any research publications/reports you have authored or co-authored,
  • copies of your dissertation (MSc) or mini-dissertation (BSc (Hons) / BSc (Eng)).

Send Documents to: saintsadmin@tlabs.ac.za by no later than 30 December 2022

For further information contact:

  • The SAINTS Office,
  • iThemba LABS,
  • TEl: +27 (21) 843 1411,
  • E-mail: saintsadmin@tlabs.ac.za

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