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South African SKA Project :Bursary Programme 2015
June 19, 2014 Bursary

Closing Date: 15 August 2014

The South African SKA Project (SKA SA) is a project of the Department of Science and Technology, administered by the National Research Foundation. SKA SA is responsible for South Africa’s bid to host the Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope, the design and construction of the Karoo Array Radio Telescope (MeerKAT) and the development of high-level capacity in radio astronomy and the engineering disciplines relevant to radio astronomySouth African Square Kilometre Array Project invites applications for the 2015 Undergraduate and Honours Bursary Programme.The following students are eligible for an SKA SA undergraduate or honours bursary

  • South African citizens ONLY.
  • Students who wish to study, or are studying, towards a Bachelor of Science degree; majoring in Physics and Mathematics, at a South African university.
  • Students who wish to study towards a Bachelor of Science – Honours degree at a South African university; and who majored in Physics and Mathematics at undergraduate level,
  • Students who wish to study, or are studying, towards a Bachelor of Engineering degree (Electronic Engineering or Mechanical Engineering only), at a South African university.
  • Students who have achieved a minimum C in mathematics and science in Grade 12, or a minimum 60% for major subjects at undergraduate level.
  • Students who intend to pursue postgraduate research in radio astronomy, or in an engineering discipline relevant to radio astronomy.

How to apply

Click here to apply online

NOTE: Students who wish to study towards an honours degree through the National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme (NASSP), must apply directly to NASSP, and NOT through the SKA SA. See: www.star.ac.za

Contact Rose Robertson at Rose@nrf.ac.za




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