SANSA 2021 Postgraduate Bursaries application extended till March 15

The South Africa National Space Agency (SANSA) has extended the application deadline for its 2021 Postgraduate Bursaries project to March 15, 2021. The bursary ranges from R90,000 to R130,000

SANSA post-graduate bursary 2021

The South Africa National Space Agency (SANSA) has extended the application deadline for its 2021 Postgraduate Bursaries project. The application deadline is now March 15, 2021.

Through this project, SANSA provides post-graduate degree bursaries to contribute to the national target for qualified post-graduates in science and engineering. South Africa needs an increase in science and engineering graduates if we are to effectively resource the country with necessary and scarce skills to achieve the National Development Plan’s goals and ensure a successful and sustainable future for our citizens.

Scope of our projects:
This year’s Space Science project mandate includes but is not limited to the following aspects of Space Science (Hons, MSc, MPhil, PhD)

  • Solar physics
  • Space Weather forecasting and verification aligned to navigation and radiation applications
  • Antarctic radar studies of climate change
  • Multi-instrument studies of space weather
  • Modelling geomagnetically induced currents in power systems
  • Multiscale ionospheric physics, structure and dynamics
  • Ionospheric and radio propagation modelling
  • Theory of waves and solutions in plasmas
  • Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Software and systems engineering
  • Data Science
  • Field of your choice related to key SANSA objectives
  • Space, systems, antenna and RF engineering

For more information, visit SANSA’s research portal. Please visit our research portal for further information.

The main criteria used in selecting successful applicants are financial need, academic potential and career-oriented study programmes.

Please note the following:

  • An application will only be considered if it has been completed properly and in full.
  • Documents that accompany the application form must be uploaded and certified.
  • Testimonial form must be completed by the supervisor and uploaded to the application form.

For the 2021 academic year, successful applicants will receive bursaries with values as stated below:

  • Hons – R90,000 (one year).
  • Masters – R100,000 per year for two years.
  • PhD – R130,000 per year for three years.

Applicants may not hold a combination of bursaries that exceed these amounts. Should an applicant have another bursary of lesser amount, SANSA will consider providing a top-up amount to the student provided the student meets the criteria mentioned above.

Support for continuing years is not guaranteed and will depend on satisfactory progress during the previous year.

Apply now. All enquiries can be sent to grant(at)

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